Oct 13th 2009 10:23AM On top of the breaking news message, it is also the MotD in the game and it is the first thing you see at worldofwarcraft.com.
Oct 13th 2009 10:11AM Apologies if this was already said, but I feel this point should be clarified. The first excuse about hacking seems to be a point of some confusion. The notion that players are hacked once they convert their account is incorrect. What is happening is that the account thief is merging the account to their own e-mail address. Once merged, the WoW account has its e-mail address changed to the Battle.net address. As such, any attempts at resetting passwords or any other e-mail based communication from Blizzard goes to the compromiser.
Ultimately, if someone could compromise you while you are merged, they could have done it while you were not merged. It's not that Battle.net is insecure, it's that players need to take more steps to protect their account information. In short: Phishing FTL.
Jul 4th 2009 9:57PM Ah. I don't know what I was smoking, but Hot Streak is still restricted to certain spells. But still, the point remains: It's a tooltip clarification. ;P
Jul 4th 2009 9:50PM To be clear: The explosion at the end of Living Bomb, last I checked, is not considered periodic at all.
Addressing the two lines you quoted:
1. The non-periodics only proc'ing Hot Streak is just a tooltip clarifcation. There is no periodic damage that procs Hot Streak currently in live. I'm guessing this wordage is mostly to prevent confusion since any spell can proc Hot Streak in 3.2.
2. The ignite change was reversed, last I checked. However, I could be mistaken here. The brief searching on PTR data I did shows Ignite back to how it is in live.
Jul 4th 2009 9:39PM After reading this, my inner mage began to cry out. If you are a PvP dude, then disregard.
That said, if you aren't using Living Bomb in a PvE situation, I think the phrase is: "You're doing it wrong."
Living Bomb is one of the most effective DPSing spells in the Fire/Frostfire Mage arsenal.