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8-09-2009 @ 2:43PM
this is rediculous in patch 3.1 mages were being severely beaten by every other pure dps class and a bunch of hybrids by quite a large margin. and being specced fire are aoe is severely lacking compared to others even though blizzard considers us the masters of aoe. The change to living bomb periodic critical strikes raised are dps by a few percent closing the gap with other classes slightly but we were still far behind every other pure dps class. This change was not op and the fact that 18 hours after the change was impletemented it was nerf is a testament to the stupidity of the members of blizzards dev team. There is a forum thread that has been going on for a couple of days now that is closing in on the 600 post mark 95% of which is not people screaming QQ but constructive ways of fixing are class or at least LB such as a glyph that allows LB to crit and proc hotstreak but only be castable on one target. This thread has yet to recieve a blue post explaining the change and several people who have post ideas on the thread have received temporary bands. Blizzard then makes a blue post including mage info late last night saying "Mages aren't going to be top dps on every encounter, but they're usually up there. We're not at all worried about a Sunwell situations where mages were routinely replaced with warlocks (which let's not forget was partially because warlocks buffed Shadow damage instead of damage). I think this particular card is being overplayed" the post continues on about are diffrent trees and trying to make them all viable. Blizzard is obviously just avoiding the issue with mages entirely who cares if arcane and frost are viable in pve if are freaken most powerful pve spec doesnt compete with any other dps class as well as scaleing issues so the further the content the further we lag behind the rest of the pack. I could go on forever about this but i think ive said enough. Blizzard put some goddamn thought into our class maybe take some ideas from the mage forums they seem to know more about mage mechanics then you. sorry for the wall of text. /end rant
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