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6-20-2009 @ 9:45PM
"A pretty solid patch for shamans?"With zero changes for elemental. Sure the totem changes are great (and I really think they are great) but they address none of elemental's concerns -- concerns that even the devs know are huge issues as seen in the Q&A. The changes thus far do absolutely nothing to help our raid utility, our DPS or our mobility in PVE.
6-20-2009 @ 10:04PM
Mobility in PVE? Hellooo? Dropping all 4 totems in one GCD? That gives us one and a half GCDs to throw a lightning bolt and a half, say. Move, plop.Move, plop.Move, plop. HIYA! WOOHAH!Move, plop. EARTH, WIND AND FIRE, HEED MY CALL!Instead of...Move, plop...plop...pl-MOVE...plop...plo-MOVE...plop...plop... fight's over."B-b-b-b-ut...!"
6-20-2009 @ 10:43PM
Garmr -- while that certainly helps our buffing mobility -- it does diddly squat for our DPS-mobility. In fights that increasingly involve being on-the-run, the ability to drop buffs is only slightly helpful. It's convenient but that's all it is. In a situation where many of our buffs are given to other classes -- how often do you drop all 4 totems at all? For me -- boss fights, that's it. IF then. IF they're needed. I certainly don't drop them all on trash.A change that would be welcome and greatly improve our ability to DPS while on the move would be to make our fire-DPS totems castable at a target's feet, while granting the ToW buff to ALL fire totems so we don't gimp our own DPS in order to drop the once-amazing and now just so-so ToW.
6-21-2009 @ 2:45PM
"With zero changes for elemental. "Hmmph. I'm elemental, and I count four good, solid changes for me. Learn to count...
6-21-2009 @ 5:06PM
@Artificial -- please feel free to elaborate. There's nothing there specifically for elemental. For shamans in general, sure. The totem changes are a good change... but as I've said, so absolutely nothing to help the problems elemental has in PVE that even the devs acknowledge we have.
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