Aug 30th 2008 8:09PM @Splink:
I hope you aren't correct, and that we can get rep with any faction we choose.
But I fear you indeed are correct :(
Aug 30th 2008 6:39PM Actually, I'm a bit disappointed.
The original wording made it sound like we would be able to gain old-world rep via this championing system, but the wording described in this article makes it sound like it only applies to lv80 factions in lv80 content.
Perhaps this will be clarified further before release, I hope so.
Aug 30th 2008 6:34PM @Jewbanks:
I don't doubt he realises it's a bug, but he still chalks it up as a negative for the spell, which is "rediculous" [sic].
My point is that he completely ignores the amazing buffs the ability got and seem to judge it based on effects that are either completely new to the players (knockback) or is clearly bugged (explosion).
And when that spell can single-handedly kill a lv63 mob in 12 seconds, I'm fairly certain it's going to be a frequently used spell when levelling, knockback or no.
Aug 30th 2008 6:18PM Ok wtf? You are complaining about Living Bomb not knocking the opponent high enough into the air to get them to suffer fall damage and that the end explosion doesn't work?
First of all, it's an effect we didn't have on the original spell. Hell, on the original spell, it was self cast and did pathetic damage with a slightly less pathetic end blast.
Then it became on target and did actual damage.
Then the target gets knocked up into the air upon each tick (in the previous build, -each tick- gave the knock-up effect, not sure about latest).
I call that a giant buff to a previously useless talent, it's now a "must have" talent for anybody serious in the Fire tree because of the significant DPS increase it will provide, or PvP utility (if it's like Warlock DoT's, it'll still tick and explode even if you die).
Secondly, you're whining that the explosion "doesn't work more times than not" which is clearly a bug. How can any serious writer chalk that up as a negative with the spell?
That's like saying "Retribution in WotLK is dead." How about: no? If we see 3.0.2 live without any change to Ret's self mana restoration, -THEN- Ret is "dead".
Same with this spell. If they say it's intentional that the bomb doesn't blow up half the time, -THEN- it's a poor spell. Right now it's an awesome spell that has a bug introduced with it.