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10-20-2010 @ 11:10AM
Has Bliz commented on the combat mastery and the reasoning behind it? I know a lot of people will say other wise but I tend to think most of Blizzard's decisions and changes make sense, this one doesn't seem to... I hadn't actually thought about how backwards it was until this article, really disappoints an aspiring Combat Rogue.
10-20-2010 @ 1:34PM
I haven't seen any official word, but my guess is that they wanted it to be proc'd by the main hand so that it scaled better with gear and abilitiesi.e. your haste will effect how often it procs because more haste = more energy regen = more SSAlso, it will proc more while using Adrenaline rushAnd i think they had the proc trigger an Off-hand attack because they didn't want to code in that it couldn't proc itself. Otherwise there would be a chance of infinite hits at very high Mastery rating. (remembering vanilla pallys)So i predict they'll either keep it so that the main hand procs it, or change it so that both hands can proc it and just lower the proc chance. Also i think they'll change it so that the proc triggers a main hand attack and just make it so that the proc cant trigger another attack.
10-20-2010 @ 5:23PM
Maybe I'm crazy, but when I saw the new mastery, I thought it actually worked well with the simplification of stats. Once we get much more mastery gear at 85, it is conceivable (maybe with some buffing to mastery) that the benefit from mastery while using fast/slow could be comparable to the mechanic benefit of using slow/fast. This would mean that a new rogue unaware that weapon speed even means anything wouldn't be cheated out of DPS because he doesn't understand how weapon speed works, but it still allows the hardcore folks to number crunch to figure out EXACTLY what's going to give them a min/max effect. I could always be wrong, but that was my initial impression when I looked over it.
10-26-2010 @ 8:02PM
For what it's worth, Blizzard (I believe it was Ghostcrawler, specifically, but I don't remember for sure) said at BlizzCon that they are going to roughly quadruple the Combat mastery bonus. So hopefully that will make it actually worthwhile, now.
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