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8-30-2009 @ 4:16PM
Haste will be staying the same for Mages, Warlocks, Boomkins, and every other caster.It will be changing for Melee Classes, and Hunters.Basically the point of Haste is to allow players "Press more buttons", according to Blizzard. Casters currently do this, while generally melee only have faster auto-attacks, which isn't "fun".So now for other classes Haste will lower cooldowns and increase resource (Rage, Energy, and the new Focus) regeneration.
8-30-2009 @ 10:55PM
And why can't haste increase mana for mages and locks? Think about it, if haste is a resource regen for other classes and mages and locks don't get mana back from spirit, what's more likely; haste, a new stat, or no regen.
8-30-2009 @ 11:23PM
It isn't that haste can't be a regen stat and regen mana, it is that it won't be one for mages or warlocks. The point of Haste is to allow the player to push more buttons. Rhe reason why increasing the regen rate for focus, rage, runic power, and energy will allow those classes to press more buttons is that generally their abilities have no cooldowns and are only limited by the GCD and how much energy/rage/focus/runic power is available (not so much for DKs). Thus, by giving them more rage/energy/focus, they can use attack more often.If a mage was given more mana, they wouldn't press any more buttons than they normally do, they just might be able to press them longer. Additionally, if haste returned mana, there would be no need for spirit since healers use haste as well and if they could gain good enough returns on mana from haste then spirit would be as useless as it is now.
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