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8-21-2009 @ 11:36PM
I wonder if they'll mention anything about the Warlock Soul Shard change. I've been waiting for any information about that. It seems like we just heard, recently, that they're changing the hunter/mana mechanic and they've already got more info on that out but the Lock Shard System has been talked about for several months now and we still haven't heard anything new other than "we're working on it".
8-21-2009 @ 11:40PM
They actually talked about this immediately before announcing the change to hunters. Check out the live blog of the class panel today. Basically shards will be used only in combat, will not be in your bags, and will serve to "enhance" existing spells in various ways.
8-21-2009 @ 11:45PM
I'm pretty sure a few posts back, the ghostcrawler session made some rather detailed mentions of it.
8-21-2009 @ 11:49PM
Warlock * Soul Shards are no longer in your bags. The goal is to make them fun, not a hassle. * Soul Shards will be integrated to the user interface. (Just like Death Knight runes) * You get three shards per fight, they will regen very quickly out of combat. * It will be possible to get more for long fights or mistakes through Drain Soul. * Soul Burn (New Spell) : Cost 1 Shard, 30 sec cooldown, off the GCD. Empowers your next spell, many (not all spells) behave differently when empowered. * Empowered Searing Pain : Next 3 Searing Pains crit * Empowered Summon Demon : Instant Cast * Empowered Soulfire : Instant Cast * Empowered Fear : Instant Cast * Empowered Death Coil : Longer Horror, more healing received. * They are only used in combat, summons or demons won't use your shards. -from mmo-champion.com blue tracker4
8-21-2009 @ 11:59PM
@Four/wipes droolThat sounds much, much better than having to farm shards to activate your basic abilities.My orc warlock might be getting some love. Now, do I wait till the expansion... yeah, I think I will. Maybe even a goblin warlock. Hehe...
8-22-2009 @ 12:02AM
What will happen with soul bags, though..
8-22-2009 @ 1:20AM
Soul Bags will probably be as useful as quivers now
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