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5-14-2010 @ 4:11PM
imo mastery is just going to be a nob blizzard is going to use to toon classes. my big worry, other then the new rage system, is that we may get another ArP situation. where its not that great in the beginning and gets buffed then in later content since the gear is available you try to cap out at 100%. Alot of people are rather annoyed with ArP so much that its getting taken out of the game except thru mastery. can we cap out ArP once more? 51 talent points will get us 24% how many more on gear to get 50% 100%? will they nerf it back down with this nob? will that make mastery lack luster for warrior due to the new rage system.Mr. Rossi I do hope that they decide to give you a golden ticket to the beta. I may not be a good typer or poor at my ideas across but you are not :P you also have a firm grasp of the mech of warriors
5-14-2010 @ 4:30PM
No ArP is getting removed because it is so complex and non-linear that even Blizzard didn't understand it properly. IIRC ArP was the only game mechanic that was explicitly defined by Blizz because the EJ-types couldn't figure out the formula.Due to the fact that even Blizz didn't understand ArP properly it got out of hand. But it getting out of hand isn't the reason it is getting removed. Blizz wants the average player to be able to understand their class without resorting to 3rd party sites. The decision won't be between a higher tier piece of gear with no ArP and a low tier piece stacked with ArP (which currently might be a better choice) it will straight up be based on what basic stats your class/spec needs and mastery points.
5-14-2010 @ 10:20PM
There's no way to stack armor penetration, aside from the first 51 points you put in a tree that has that as a secondary mastery. No tree has armor pen as their primary mastery, which is the only one the mastery stat on gear can affect. While it seems not unlikely to vary up and down from one patch to the next as balance issues become more clear to the devs (and players), without the ability to stack it unbalancing amounts aren't really possible.
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