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11-18-2011 @ 2:24PM
One major benefit of this will the cessation of blanket nerfs to healers every tier due to raising gear levels to still keep mana meaning full to t12 geared folks which just hurts newly dinged 85's. DPS wise this will hurt arcane (it their current format) most. With rising mana levels certain classes like warlocks, and spriests, have to use mana regen abilities/low dps abilities less and less often, so they will be affected too, within the confines of this new model. (Assuming class mechanics remaining untouched, which we have few ideas about in the MoP system.)
11-18-2011 @ 2:47PM
As an active Arcane Mage, I am a bit worried though after reading this, I'll be ready for the change and adapt accordingly.Though those who use Gnomes for mana classes, will get a slight advantage with more throughput.
11-18-2011 @ 3:01PM
I disagree. You can't think in terms of how things are now, you have to think in terms of the "fixed mana pool" future. Right now, as gear improves and mana pools increase dramatically, Arcane is silly hard to try to balance, to the point where most mages are arcane now, and a tier ago none were. In theory, it should be much easier to balance all 3 specs of mage now. In MoP, as your gear improves, and you get more intellect and secondary stats, Arcane DPS should increase more linearly in regards to gear level, vs now where it is more exponential due to how mastery for them works in relation to the size of their mana pool.What I worry about in this situation, is that you could literally have a "perfect" rotation for arcane with this. There will be X number of arcane blasts, mixed with Y number of arcane missles, and go into a regen phase after Z seconds, because your class will play like a swiss watch.
11-18-2011 @ 5:19PM
Outside of unlucky failures to proc missiles, that sounds a whole lot like energy... a resource system that Blizzard has in the past claimed is a very hard system to avoid, because it's too easy to have everything fall into it.My guess is you'll end up with random mana procs or more chance at free spells, or something of the sort to vary it up a bit.
11-20-2011 @ 5:45AM
Task - it seems like a nerf to any gnome mana user who has over the new fixed cap or ever would've surpassed it, as Expansive Mind counts your gear too. But to be honest in this day and age the need for that extra 5% is pretty much 0 as I can't imagine anyone who has even the faintest clue about mana management will ever go oom.
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