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4-24-2010 @ 8:23PM
I fully disagree Mr. Pants.The whole point of Arcane Mages was that you spend your mana. Your Mana is there to be used. If I see myself Fireballing/Pyroblasting/Living Bombing/Scorching my foes and after a 10 minute battle I have 50% mana left, I know I have wasted 50% mana. I could have done more damage if my mana usage wasn't so 'safe'.With Arcane, you know you're actually using your mana. Why should we stop half way through the fight, causing our dps to become 0%, restore Mana through various ways, just so we could do more damage? By the look of things atm, we'll be in the same situation again, 50% mana left at the remainder of the fight, because we do more damage if we have more mana.I do not understand where Blizzard sees this whole 'mana management' thing, because as far as I know, we do not have one. Unless, however, you considering spam 1-1-1-1-2 throughout the fight is some form of management. Oh wait, the boss is at 50% and my mana is at 20% A simple Icy Veins + Evocation and a Mana Gem solves the problem and you generally don't have to use it any more. How is that mana management? It is not. It is just using your mana, which it used for. It is like telling a warrior that the less rage he has, the more damage he'll do and the more rage he has, the less damage he'll do. It makes no sense, none, nada, niento.Considering a mana gem only has 3 charges and doesn't restore that much mana, same for a mana pot and Evocation lasts 8 seconds without Icy Veins/other haste improvements, I fail to see how this would work. Unless Mana Gems would restore more mana, Evocation will work like Innervation, allowing us to continue DPS, instead of having to wait, I don't think this will ever work. I know I am being negative, but this makes just no sense to me, no matter how I look at it.As a mage, I want to use my mana, restore when/if I need to and just keep using my CDs conveniently and efficiently, which really doesn't require much planning. As Mana Adept is written now, it'll gimp dps, because we're constantly required to restore mana and with Evocation that means 0% dps for a few seconds.Long story short: Arcane Mages use mana, because it is there to be used. It is like telling a DK/Warrior/Rogue to only use their abilities when their Runic Power/Rage/Energy is 100. I hope Blizzard will change it to something else. I'm judgemental, but I cannot work out how this would work in any way. Even your options, Mr Pants, only cause unnecessary problems.
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