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11-26-2010 @ 8:20PM
Totally agreed about racials. It's a real, real damn shame; Blizz promised a revamp of racials, and did absolutely nothing to buff tauren, undead, gnomes, humans, dwarves, night elves, and blood elves against the minor but significant increases you get from trolls, orcs, goblins, worgen, and dranaei.Also agreed about Wild Mushroom. It's a great idea that just doesn't seem to fit at the moment.Loved the shout out to the other bloggers.Finally, I know I've been a bit critical in the past Tyler, but I think you really hit the nail on the head with your criticisms of blizzard's Moonkin design. I felt your critique of the Moonkin form itself was spot on, and again I believe you are spot on about racials that are absolutely unbalanced, as well as your criticism of Wild Mushroom."Starsurge and Solar Beam are two of these, and they are indisputably useful. Starsurge deals great damage, works into our rotation in an interesting way, and has some synergy with our DoTs; all in all, it is the perfect new addition to our toolkit."A few months ago I asked you to maybe put a little bit of "pewpew lazorchikn" in your articles. Well, I'm glad to see it. And for the rest of you out there, I'm going to translate the above passage from Tylerspeak into Doomchickenspeak:"Starsurge is for PEW PEW. And then I'm like 'oh no you aren't casting that arcane blast at mah frens' Solar Beam of fun 'shhhhhhh.' Now I's cast moonfire and insect swarm and purdy lite appears over mah hed and I go 't-pew... pew pew' so enemiez goes awayz and mah frens are safe.":))))
11-26-2010 @ 8:44PM
I would give you every other race you listed except Blood Elves needing a buff to racials. Tons of people sleep on Arcane Torrent's potential, but I have no idea why. In PvE, it's a bit of an underrated godsend for Arcane mages, particularly come level 85 when we'll actually have to start paying attention to blue bars again. Even before 4.0 when mana was even less of an issue, on longer fights like LK it was nice to basically have a free mana pot on a 2 min cooldown. I've been working it into my Conservative Mana Usage rotation in preparation for Cata, and it's super nice to have one more tool in the kit.In PvP, what's not to love about an AoE silence? I have a few warrior friends that race changed to Blood Elf on Tuesday as soon as they could. All in all, IMO Arcane Torrent fits that perfect niche where racials are concerned, it's not grossly overpowered like some of the others but it does have some really nice utility. I find myself missing it on my non-Blood Elves, probably more than I would a racial that's just a straight DPS increase.
11-27-2010 @ 11:16PM
They should have a version of "Path of the Titans" For the different races in each factions. that way we can gain rep with different factions and switch around our racials. Each race should get a utility ability that is race-only and every other racial can be switched around with "Reputation points".
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