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Mirror Images given improved AI in Patch 3.1.2

Information on Patch 3.1.2 is starting to trickle out, and this has already become my favorite change of the patch:
  • Mirror Images: The images summoned by this spell will now target the creature that most hates the Mage, and should no longer cast Fire Blast or Frostbolt on targets that are affected by crowd control debuffs that break immediately on damage unless they are already casting these spells when crowd control is applied.
I don't even play a Mage and this pleases me. As much as I enjoyed mocking my raid's Mages when their Mirror Images peeled off from DPSing a boss to kill a nearby bunny, those things really needed some better AI. I knew their pain well back when the Shadowfiend was still as dumb as a box of rocks.

The Mirror Images not breaking Crowd Control is a huge plus, too. It was becoming an ability that you can't push during sensitive moments, and considering the nature of the spell, that's kind of silly! Those are the exact moments you would want to use this ability. I'm glad to see these changes.

Filed under: Mage, Patches, Analysis / Opinion

Patch 3.1.2 hits the PTR, premades available

We were all taken by surprise this afternoon when we heard the PTR has gone live for Patch 3.1.2, because we had little indication that it was going to have a public testing phase at all. It makes some sense looking at the content of the patch, because it seems they're trying to implement the Equipment Manager again, rather than waiting for the next full blown content patch. This patch also contains the new round of Argent Tournament mounts described a short while ago.

When full content patches hit the PTR, the developers generally do not allow premade characters to be created so it doesn't taint the data gathered from dungeon and raid testing. However, this PTR period doesn't have any content like that, so they are allowing premades. If you've been wondering how X or Y class plays at 80, this is a good chance to play around a little bit.

Filed under: Patches, Bugs, Mounts

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