Feb 19th 2012 8:36AM Arcane mages really need to read up on things like the new 'Arcane charge' before assuming any talents will be difficult to use. It won't be the current burn and conserve phases we have now, but something new and exciting (for me anyway). It'll change how we play and even have a buffed AOE as long as it stays how it's set now.
These new talent changes have given even more freedom of choice (which we severely lacked when they first came out) and it's made it a lot more interesting. A few of them even stack well together (Temporal shield and Cauterize for example) but still not making compulsory.
There's still some work that could be done, but this is proving they are listening and putting thought into it.
Dec 16th 2011 2:05PM Oh and you got the details about Cauterize wrong. Your details are how it is now. It'll be 40%, not 60% loss of health from the DoT, so it won't be enough to kill you after the 6 seconds.
Dec 16th 2011 11:23AM The arcane bomb in the last tier seems to be the weaker of the set.
Living bomb can be cast on 3 targets with 2004 DoT damage and then affects 3 nearby when it explodes causing 629 damage each. That's a lot of damage.
Frost is quite nice too. Less damage but having unlimited number of targets, as long as they're within 10 yards and with only a 5 second wait to pop, could actually be more damage in heavy groups. Plus the 4 seconds of 70% slow and 5 second proc, means you could have an army after you and you could just walk away keeping the frost bomb on one at all times. There would only be 1 second of normal speed for them. Very nice and tempted with that over LB tbh.
Arcane on the other hand, even if the instant damage did hit affect the jumped to target, Unless it just kept bouncing quickly between a big group of targets, would be pointless. An idea i had to improve this bomb is if you could cast on more than one target (like with LB) and perhaps if 2 jump to the same target or 1 jumps to an already affected target, a reaction happens. Either one multiplies itself (splits) or an instant AOE in that area equal to the remaining DoT damage and destroys the bombs in the process.
Dec 2nd 2011 2:03PM I just had a thought about Arcane barrage. The 2 things arcane is missing is movement dps and Dots. They could might arcane barrage a little like the moonkin's moonfire. A moving spell that gives an instant hit but also leave a dot. And so this doesn't give arcane an unfair advantage, they could make it so Arcane blast removes the current Dot, so it's only worth using in moving fights or if you ever get a completely oom moment. The Dot could even be called 'Arcane void' which would tie in with the removal of it.
Another spell I had a thought was having something like the 'mana void' which is in the 'Yor'sahj' fight. You set it out like flame orb, but it changes enemy hp into mana. If the enemy dies before the void is full, you lose any collected mana, but in longer fights if you time it well and finishes the collection, would help with mana conserve. This could be instead of the aol damage that's in the planned arcane orb or an arcane version of living bomb.
Oct 15th 2011 12:15PM The moonkin form is fine, but why can't they at least make it so the colours change as they do with the cat and bear form? I actually chose my troll's hair colour just so when i went cat or bear, i'd be blue and white. You get enough change and identity doing that, but standing next to another as moonkin, there's no difference at all. This annoys me as I now I prefer being balanced to feral.
We can't show off our gear, so at least let us show off our colours.
Mar 28th 2011 7:54PM Using arcane missiles while on a camel in HoO is pretty awesome to watch and as you say, would help solve the movement problem arcane has.
Multi-shot idea is pretty good. With blizzard getting a bit more strength back, the moving use sounds more appealing. I was even thinking of an 'arcane' aoe, as we seem to be left out in the range aoe department. Thought of a black hole style 'spacial rift' that slows and cases damage to mobs group. The black hole idea is used in many heriocs such as stonecore and grim batol. Would make sense that arcane can create them if they can make portals
Jan 21st 2011 9:32AM Not sure if anyone else has mentioned it before, but Guardians of Hyjal (Mt. Hyjal)
for exalted rep has Cord of Raven Queen, which is nice
May 27th 2009 2:05PM Another thing that bugs me is how many people laugh at people like her on show like x-factor. She would've been put through as she can sing but would've have made it to the end because she isn't good enough. She would've been remembered as the cute old lady and probably brought back later as entertainment for the back show.
She can sing but if you compare her singing to professional singers, you can't class her voice as a talent. Expecially if you look at other shows such as X factor and hear the live singing of people like Sean Ward or Leona Lewis. They sing flawlessly and without training.
In my opinion, Boyle is the weakest talent in the finals so far. The kid Shaheen is a much stronger singer and has pure talent. An opinion that Allen stated.
May 27th 2009 1:54PM I feel ashamed to be British when I read some of these comments. Instead of agreeing or disagreeing with Allen, people are mocking her and trying to tear her down if they don't agree with what she said.
Her opinion was her thoughts on Boyle and the show. Doesn't matter if she famous or not. She's never made out she was anything more than she is and all the people calling her names and saying she's wrong, should be concidered too retarded to even own a computer.
If you think she's wrong then voice your opinion on the subject. NOT your opinion on Allen who did nothing more than say a few things on twitter and not national news. The news dug up what she said, which was really just for her fans that want to know her thoughts.