Jun 14th 2009 3:01AM Mana Shield Just make it regular shield for a flat mana cost.
Amp and Damp Magic. Take the negative effect off of amp and damp magic and cut the positive effect to 100. Or remove damp magic. Have amp magic decrease spell taken by 50 and increase healing taken by 50. Make it a raid wide buff.
Arcane Fortitude. This talent is the biggest joke since Wand Specialization. Remove it or have it buff something useful to mages.
Make Deep Freeze usable to PvEers. This talent is a joke.
Make Scorch Debuff apply full effect with one application without a glyph.
Make it so Mana Gems and Health Stones no longer share the same cooldown and increase the charges to 5.
I am awaiting the flames of how OP these changes would be. I only ask that you actually take an objective look at them. Consider that a few of them only benefit certain specs and take into account the actual math behind the buffs.
Feb 1st 2009 11:09PM "We're not perfect yet, and indeed the class needs a little more tweaking".
Your right, pallies do need tweaking. Not in the manner you suggest though......
Jan 10th 2009 2:17PM "But a machinima author should think more of what people will enjoy, not his own taste :P"
I don't usually flame, but you sir are an ignorant ass.
Nov 17th 2008 9:53PM Hey Alex, as usual a good article. I agree AoE grinding can be an excellent form to quickly level a toon. The only down fall is the boredom factor.
My best advice to anyone who wants to level quickly. Install a copy of quest helper. I my self turn off all of the extra features of quest helper and just have it mark the locations of mobs. That in its self is a great help.
On the term "gyp" I have never heard of this being a racial slur, nor have I EVER heard of anyone being offended by it.
As vanilla as this word is, someone who gets offended by it more than likely WANTS to be offended by it and simply needs to get over it. If I got upset every time someone used what could be considered daragtory against me, my race or religon I would have probably keeled over from a stroke by now. By looking at the word, I assume it has some relation to Gypsies or Egypt
Why am I bringing this up? I don't think it was necessary to call out the reader, professorrev on this trivial matter.
Another great article, keep up the good work.
Oct 29th 2008 11:25PM To lie is to knowingly present false information. I simply don't think that is the case with Ghostcrawler. He went by the numbers and facts that he had at the time and reported back to the fan base.
Any of you that is knocking him, calling him deceitful, a liar etc. are doing nothing but (I hate this term) QQing. Present some truth to where he has been less than honest, otherwise you are spewing out nothing but unsubstantiated banter.
As far as the Paladin nerfs go. Did the Retadins need a nerf? Hell yeah they did and this is coming from someone who plays that class and plays it well. To be able to endlessly attack with heavy burst dps with out losing mana, have the protection of plate armor and the ability to heal? Give me a break. Did they need to be nerfed as hard as the upcoming patch is presenting? Probably not. The numbers should show all in the end.
So go on bitch about a mans integrity. Blame any kind of class balancing that you do not like on him and just call him out for the dog that he is! One stipulation though. Provide proof. Show me the alleged deception. Show me how one man is responsible for an entire teams decision.
Any thing you say is nothing but a ten ton pile of kodo crap if you don't have the facts to back it up.
Sep 4th 2008 3:30PM I think these titles should be assigned by guild masters of guilds with a least x amount of players. Many guilds mark specific officers as class leaders anyway.
So the Guild Leader of, lets say, "Guild of 1000 truths" (which has 200+ members -not a real guild') appoints Drooddood as their guilds Druid leader, he would also get the title of Arch Druid.
Just my thought on these highly sought after titles.....
Aug 17th 2008 2:44AM Thank you for linking the Blink thread, Christian. I am a rather frequent visitor to Wowinsider and always look forward to reading one of your in depth reports!
Keep up the good work!
Aug 14th 2008 1:32PM @Badger Who gives a flying rat's rear end what the "preferred nomenclature" is? Most people do not describe a persons race in such a manner. You are what you are. I don't expect people to refer to me as a Caucasian American, I am just the White guy or dude over there.
You just wanted to use a big word, admit it!