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2-04-2010 @ 11:43AM
Well, I suppose we are mostly likely to blame for it. I mean, honestly, we did start the chain of events that lead to the current version of Eclipse. The changing of the cooldown itself was of little significance; that change was needed as it made Eclipse worth something. On it's original cooldown, Eclipse was an utterly worthless talent. The problem was that we steered Blizzard away from the original values.All of the values were originally 15%. This was fine, but, for Starfire, it was far too RNG heavy. Although 15% additional Crit is a lot, it just wasn't making the talent all that worthwhile since, at that time with gearing factors we knew about, you could very easily get RNG screwed with no gain from Eclipse. In fact, I recall plenty of times in Beta where I went an entire Lunar proc without a single Starfire Crit. So we made them buff Starfire to 30%. This, of course, ended up unbalancing the Wrath portion to the point that, aside form the Nature's Grace factor, it was a huge loss in DPS value to get a Solar porc. So it too had to be buffed to 30% in order to equalize it. And so on it went. Simply put, it and when Blizzard nerfs Eclipse, the Starfire effect cannot remain as a Critical Strike increase - it must be changed to something else. If not, then too low and the effect isn't noticeable enough - too high and the talent falls back into where it is today.
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