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2-19-2009 @ 9:37PM
This will hurt solo play the most, raiding next, and Lowbie instance running the most. If the regen outside of the 5sec rule is what gets nerfed . . . . .then casters with NO regen while casting will get hurt the most, they will recieve a nerf and no reciprocal buff to counter it. Imagine you are healing an all lvl 20-lvl 30 run to Van Cleef. . . you are OOM, and when you go OOM today you have 100 mp5, so cast, wait 5 secs start regening and then after a few seconds throw a heal out. If it is critical, use a potion. Then you have lost the ability to use a potion so you are screwed if you can't jump out of 5 sec rule to regen a bit and cast around it. Smart healers might be able to regen a little extra each time by throwing mana efficient large or DOT heals to carry through the 5 seconds. Maybe use a bandage or get the tank t use a health pot. when 3.1 hits now your MP5 will be 40 out of 5sec, which means it will take more than twice as long out of 5 sec to build mana to cast those same spells. Prob you will have a dead tank and a wiped run. Flash to my lvl 80 balance Druid, while lvling I was a beast, I would go for exteneded times without drinking or potting. I would go up to 15 minutes without every stopping to drink. My mp5 @ lvl 75 was about 600 outside of 5sec, and 200 while casting. I was able (with clearcasting etc) to go for a really long time without stopping, meaning lotsa kills with 0 downtime = faster lvling. I would use the time of traveling between mobs or groups of mobs to regen mana, and usually have enough to kill that group and have only slightly less mana than when i started killing them. So every 4 or 5 mobs I would ultimaltey have maybe 200 - 300 less mana per group. Every time innervate was up I would use it and I was able to go for 10- 15 minuteswithoutevery drinking. And usually after 10-15 minutes I would go back and turnin quests, so I didn't drink then either.I remember a long time ago in vanilla wow, I was specced and geared for max longevity and mana efficiency, my girlfriend had a mage with a lot of spell damage gear (hard to find in those days) and back then you paid dearly for spell mg, with loss of stats. so er stam and int were low but her DPS was high, for a few seconds at time. I remember her getting frustrated in PVP while trying for Grand Marshall, she would kill an enemy and sit and drink, and die, and kil an enemy and sit and drink and die. On my druid I would kill an enemy, kill an enemy or two, run away a little and kill another then die or drink and die.Thanks Blizz, now everyone will be slaves to water. Time to dust off my rogue and reinvest in my DK.
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