Feb 10th 2009 10:48PM Simply awesome. Beautiful color palette and great mood. Love the hand-drawn animation. I could feel the characters longing for adventure. Too cool. Down with Machinima. Up with more traditional animation!
Feb 10th 2009 10:38PM I would argue that positioning and skill in moving intelligently is far harder than spamming a snare and then circle strafing someone to death. But I still won't put Death Grip in the same class as other forms of CC because Death Grip moves the target. It's an entirely different dynamic that throws up a big middle finger to people who have learned how to move as part of their tactical repertoire.
Feb 10th 2009 7:36PM I used to safety queue other battlegrounds to help avoid pugs. Now I do it to avoid DK heavy pugs. Truth.
Especially in SoTA where several DKs casting Deathgrip can keep tanks from getting ANYWHERE.
Now that we're on the subject, Deathgrip pretty much screws over anyone who knows how to use terrain to their advantage. I hate fighting a DK when I'm playing my Hunter. Positioning is everything for a Hunter to succeed and they just take that away from me.
When I was doing dev work for a miniature gaming company we wrote "The Tenets of Good Game Design" .#1 Never design a spell, ability or effect that allows a player to move or control their opponent's miniatures.
So to me, Deathgrip is PURE 100% FAIL on the part of the devs. At the least it should NOT affect enemy players or vehicles. However it's fine for PVE.
Feb 2nd 2009 1:17AM Wow. Several glaring errors. Please don't rush this stuff out on our account. I'd rather it be accurate than prolific.
Feb 1st 2009 8:35PM "Other than Borrowed Time and Improved Holy Concentration, there aren't any other healing talents that influence haste."
Enlightenment grants 1% spell haste per talent point up to five.
Jan 25th 2009 2:34AM "Playing an Arcane Mage is easy to pick up and challenging to master..."
Picking up a baseball bat and mastering hitting things hard is challenging to master...NOT.
Please get off the "mastering the subtleties of hitting people with a truckload of buses is hard" diatribe. It's getting effing old.
Jan 24th 2009 3:58PM Good points and information. Although it could be argued that scooting forward and backward to place Immolation Trap could cost a lot of auto-shot dps. That's why I asked about Freezing Arrow.
Jan 24th 2009 1:06PM I hope BRK is reading this because I have a few questions.
Why on earth wouldn't you use Freezing Arrow? Even if the target is immune to being frozen should it not proc L&L since they "stepped" into the trap?
Also, why Sniper Training? With that rotation and the short range you're never getting the benefit. Is it simply for 15% crit chance on KS? I thought that only applied if you were 30 yards away or further.
And finally Aimed Shot. I don't see it in your rotation--it seems like a weak nod to part time PvPing. You could drop this for 2/2 GFTT or you could lose 2 points from Mortal Shots and get 3/3 Focused Aim.
Thanks in advance for any feedback on these questions.
Jan 17th 2009 9:10PM We all love to be OP but Arcane mages don't require skill, their burst is tied to maybe 3 very easy to use spells and they need a huge nerf. Not buffs. The calls for reducing Arcane mage burst are not silly or vindictive. It is a fact that an Arcane mage can burst someone down inside the span of a counterspell silence even if they have close to 1K resilience. This is not balance. It's pure OP ridiculousness.
Anyone calling others silly for stating that Arcane needs to be toned down is either trolling or fooling themselves.
Jan 17th 2009 6:53PM "many are learning to fear and respect the power of a skilled Arcane Mage. Or at least they're learning to accuse us of face-rolling for the win, or to launch silly and vindictive "nerf Mages" campaigns on the official forums"
Welcome to two months ago.
Arcane Barrage crits you for 6K
PoM Pyro crits you for 8K
Arcane Barrage crits you for 7K
Um HELL YES FACEROLLING
Cries of nerf arcane dps in pvp are not silly. Thanks for trivializing the current burst problem in pvp. This article is full of ignorant junk.