It’s the only way to be sure.
I had a dream where I was a Discipline priest, healing my arse off in battlegrounds. Bubbles, Flash Heal, and Penance were hurled about like free candy.
There were even incredibly specific moments, like Mass Dispelling a mage out of Ice Block and keeping a warrior dispelled so he could kill it.
Hell, there was even the damn “Horde wins!” at the end, showing me as #2 on the healing meters. A Shaman beat me. Nerf imaginary Chain Heal.
Queued up again, and OH MAN the same warrior was there. I attached myself to him like some sort of cloth wearing leech. Big ol’ Tauren warrior named “Beefy McLargeHuge.” Apparently you can name yourself whatever you want in imaginary WoW.
Halfway through, my priest was literally just sitting in the guy’s head.
I’ve never played a Discipline priest, or a priest in PvP. What the hell, brain?
Arcane seems to be awesome for Heroics. Bosses aren’t going to be alive for long, so one can simply dump mana into them as fast as possible without really fearing running OOM.
Though, I think Arcane is going to be nerfed a little. Glyph of Arcane Blast seems the obvious choice, I mean, that thing is a huge DPS buff. Massive.
It probably just won’t stack anymore. I mean, really, 15% damage boost with three stacks? That can’t possibly be intended.
If it is, to whoever thought up and implemented the idea: call me. I’ll buy you cake.
I also expect arcane shattering to be nerfed, somehow, in the very near future. Having it consumed at the start of the spell seems the obvious thing, though it might simply be left alone. Blizzard doesn’t exactly have a good track record of fixing bugs related to Arcane Missiles.
It’s also possible to pull of an Arcane Shatter without clipping the fifth Arcane Missile. It requires the same timing as a standard frost shatter combo. Get Quartz, and time it just right. Lag will seriously bugger this up.
Just waiting for the mage forums to be swamped in QQ, once clever mages start hurling around three stack crits in battlegrounds.
Mage Armor is so borked right now. You know how it reduces the duration of all magic effects by 50%?
Take Corruption. Lasts 15 seconds, ticks every three seconds. Throw up Mage Armor, and now it lasts 7 seconds, ticking every three seconds. So it only ticks twice.
Or at least, it used to.
Now, Corruption lasts 7 seconds, ticking every 1.5 seconds. Thus still dealing the same amount of damage, only twice as fast.
Here you go, Warlocks, you finally got buffed.
Finally updated the talent guides to reflect the new stuff in 3.0.8. If anyone still uses them, they’re updated now.
I’ve considered rolling on different realms many, many times in the past. I really do love the blogging community, despite how reclusive I am about it.
I rarely leave comments (usually because I can’t think of anything non-retarded to say), so my community profile is really low. Or at least, that’s how it seems to me.
That, and I’m sort of a goofball. If you hosted a party, I’d be the guy who showed up and had the brilliant idea of getting drunk and watching “The Blair Witch Project” with the TV turned upside down.
Drenden is the obvious choice. There are something like a bajillion bloggers there, and every single one of them is completely insane. It’d be like the institution away from home.
Only problem is that I’d have to roll alliance. Gah, just thinking about it makes me cringe. Bring back dwarf mages, and I’m sold.
In case you didn’t read the comments for last post.
Arcane Meditation, Mage Armor (and the glyph), and Pyromaniac ALL stack. This means you can get 100% mana regeneration whilst casting. You can’t go higher than 100%, though.
If anyone is having trouble keeping track of Living Bomb, just do this:
/cast Living Bomb(Rank 2)
It’ll even play a convenient “ding” noise for you.