Dear Blizzard,Have you fixed the Sunfire macro bug yet?
Probably not, and it applies to Holy Priests and Affliction Locks as well. Macro parsing problems can't be fixed via hotfix.
Wish they'd also fix up the Trap Launcher one a bit more...yaknow.Oh well, can't have everything.
Miyari, wouldn't it be far simpler to have one large blog with the title of something like, "Cataclysm 4.0.6 Hotfixes (Updated (date)) and then just categorize them there? I'm sure there's some way to make the thread be seen. Possibly sticky each patch's list of hotfixes until the next patch?I just feel that having a new blog every day about 2-3 hotfixes is really.. obnoxious, and the thought of this continuing throughout the expansion makes my head hurt. On second, thought, has anyone on the Wowhead team thought of maybe just including a news board, sort of similar to mmo-champion? That would clear a lot of space. That way you could still have links to the blogs, and not take up the entire WoW General page.:P
Agree'd with HoleOfArt, I try to keep track of hot fixes as soon as possible but when I miss a day or two, there are suddenly a ton of tabs I got to open :P
I must say, the shaman buff was much deserved, and I have no idea why it wasn't in patch 4.06, because it should have been.Seems like more and more now, Blizzard is relying on hotfixes. I really hope this dies down as the expansion continues, because as it is its hard to know whats going on with your class and spec (much less others') unless you are keeping a close eye on blue posts. The worst part is that they can't update the tooltip in a hotfix, so its hard to tell what's up ingame unless you watch and calculate the output numbers.
Now PW:S is 25% base mana. At 85lvl priest have ~21k base mana. So it was around 5k to cast PW:S.With 33% increase it will be ~6.5k to cast PW:S.At 85 full T11 gear i have 110k mana.Now the funny part Rapture restores 6% once every 12sec. ~6.06k.Through those 12 sec you can cast 4 or 12 PW:S (if tallented) so it's = ~26k or 78k mana.Conclusion Rapture not enough mana return if PW:S will cost that mutch. Soul Warding no piont in having that at all :DDisc priest main spell is PW:S and now it seems that Blizz wants to change that cardinaly...
Three times hurray for new version of Purification . This will be a good boost for resto shamy. Thank you Blizz.
I'm confused Blizzyou give Disc the Mastery Mastery: Shield Disciplinebut you expect then not to use their only true bubble spell, Power Word: Shielddo you intend for Divine Aegis to be a mandatory talent?and you said you wanted to encourage them using other heals? what other heals do Disc priests use that are Disc and not Holy.sure you have done great for Holy in the past but Disc was just starting to feel viable again and distinct, when you decided that one of the two heals that make disc feel unique wasn't really what you want them to use.... what I think would be better was to balance it so that Disc has a number of unique heals that USE their mastery and make them feel like an absorption healer, instead of making them a Holy healer without the Holy talents to make it worth using and instead just has a slightly bigger panic button. (which is what a lot of us are reading from this) maybe make penance give a bubble for part of the move, or add a lot of other moves that will allow for Disc to use damage shields. If damage shielding is what they are intended to do then they should be able to do it well. If they are not intended to primarily do damage shielding then give them a different (and useful) mastery.I understand that you want them to feel fun and not just spam one move, so my suggestion is add talents or other base moves that allow them to use Disc heals instead of just Holy. I like the idea of penance being a big bubble. Though I agree they need to slowly be able to recover any health that is lost should their bubbles fail. But that should not be a primary concern, reinforcing bubbles should be the way they handle a situation, else (and I reiterate) they don't have a unique and fun play style.
I'm pretty sure Maloriak is bugged because our tank got Flash Freeze almost 5 times while trying to tank adds in our attempts on him last night. It made for a very hard encounter.
lol, yay moar feral nerfs :P
Im agreeWhy the hell blizz is doing that?Disc priest=absorbsHoly priest=big heals+AOEBlizzard is going to give to Disc priest some kind of AOE? NOOOOOOOOOODisc-Holy got two very diferent game play's, and now holy priest got a cheeper Shield and Disc? We got one more expensive hability, our primary hability...
lol, yay moar feral nerfs :PThat was a bug anyways lol.
Here's the rationale behind the PW:S change:The cost of Power Word: Shield is being increased by 33%. While we wanted Discipline priests to be able to utilize this spell more often and with better results, we also did not want it to be the main spell (and often the only spell) used while in groups. We don’t find this to be a particularly compelling playstyle and have found that it encourages players to avoid using other spells such as Penance. We believe that using a shield in a tight moment is totally appropriate, but we don’t want it to be incredibly efficient to do so with more frequency than that.They don't want Disc to stop using PW:S, they want Disc to stop using PW:S exclusively.
OMG whats with Disc priest hate Blizz, now that I finally have 93k mana and Im beginning to manage my mana, you go and make shields more expensive... I dont want to go holy, I have never liked it, I have always been disc and enjoyed it, stop sucking the fun out of healing!...we also did not want it to be the main spell (and often the only spell) used while in groups.wait, so because there are idiots out there who do nothing but spam PW:S and run out of mana quickly, you decided that punishing all disc healers was the best decision?We believe that using a shield in a tight moment is totally appropriate, but we don’t want it to be incredibly efficient to do so with more frequency than that.so, when in PUGs and considering that TOO OFTEN tanks decides that pulling without cc is the way to go (since they still think we are in Wrath), you dont want me to use my shields as often as possible, since that will be too efficient than wiping!Holy = healing damageDisc = damage reduction/absorptionDisc without shields is not disc, is a crippled form of holy!
Disc without shields is not disc, is a crippled form of holy!*uses Smite*=D
So... I thought Blizzard fixed us, then I looked at the Priest changes and I don't think I'm seeing this right.Power Word: Shield had its mana changed to 34% for Disc priests. Holy Priests had PW: S lowered by 25% if the target is afflicted by Body and Soul. So you're telling me you want Holy Priests to shield more and Disc Priests to focus less on damage mitigation and more on being a busted Holy Priest? While Blizzard is at it, how about making the CD of Penance 30 seconds so we have no choice but to heal with our 3 basic heals .Holy = healing damageDisc = damage reduction/absorptionDisc without shields is not disc, is a crippled form of holy!I thought about this and figured out a way to fix it. Now Glyph of Weakened Soul is looking like its not worth specing into anymore, so how about doing this...Strength of Soul no longer reduces the Weakened Soul debuff, Instead--If the target is afflicted by Weakened Soul, your heals will now cost 25% less mana, and do 5% more Healing. This way we're not necessarily spamming (though I know the majority of us don't) PW: Shield, but thinking of who really needs it most. If they do this then the mana increases on Shield doesn't seem that bad. They can also fix penance in a similar way.Penance now allows the caster to move while channeling and if the target is afflicted by Divine Aegis, Penance will now channel 2 more ticks (since Aegis doesn't last very long).I think this would be fair to us, but I can expect Blizzard to start listening to us soon XD.I think both Holy and Disc Priests would have to say "Please don't break Prayer of Mending, we like it the way it is"
your heals will now refund 25% of its base mana cost,More elegant solution.
On second, thought, has anyone on the Wowhead team thought of maybe just including a news board, sort of similar to mmo-champion? That would clear a lot of space. That way you could still have links to the blogs, and not take up the entire WoW General page.Blue Tracker?