Jun 19th 2007 10:57AM I'm leveling my warlock, I'm at 55 right now. Until last night, when I pulled a great "cloth pants of the eagle" off a mob in Winterspring, I was using level 27 cloth pants of the same stat type (eagle).
The level 27 armor had +8 stam and int. The Level 55 armor had +16 stam an int. While it's a nice upgrade (160 health and 240 mana), it wasn't a huge deal, and I was still killing things just fine.
The truly sad part is that IM A TAILOR, and even THEN I didn't have anything that was significantly better than my random level 27 pants of the eagle.
Mar 30th 2007 12:10PM The Magtheridon trash is pretty stupid. Granted, it's three static packs and a patrol, but clearing it is going to take 20 minutes or so.
Then you have time for maybe three attempts on Magtheridon before all the trash has magically respawned.
What that means is that our guild (which is currently learning Matheridon) is constantly getting irritated. Each failure on the boss edges us closer and closer to having to clear more trash.
We don't even get reputation for this instance. At least in Kara, you get Violet Eye rep.
Mar 8th 2007 8:51AM Speaking as a former shaman (before the 41 pt talent changes), I was familiar with the changes up to a certain point. I have this to say:
Elemental shaman seem to have gotten a talent that increases their mp5 (the mana regeneration most relevant to hybrids), as well as this change to clearcasting. If I'm reading it right, crits get you clearcast, which gives you another cast of the spell free. This is similar to paladins' Divine Illumination, which gives us the casting cost BACK in mana. It looks to at least partially resolve the problem.
Restoration shaman (read: most raiders, who need endurance mana) will have at least 31 points in resto. MTT should be a no-brainer. The 5 point pre-req in restorative totems kinda sucks, but you're going to use mana-spring totem anyway, so it's not a worthless investment. I think they should change it to a 2 or 3 point talent with the same effect, but that's neither here nor there.
Enhancement shaman SHOULD be the only ones with serious OOM issues, and you know what? That's the way it should be. Most of their DPS comes from melee, and even they have a talent that gives them a chance to regen some mana off hits.
Even if the class still has some issues with mana, it's still WORLDS better than it was back when I was a shaman, and we got "bus shocked" in the 1.11 patch. Eyonix has definitely lost a lot of credibility, and it's good to see Tseric taking a more active role with the Shamans. At least Blizzard is taking some steps to seem concerned.