My understanding of Arcane's DPS issue is that they can put out insane numbers for a phase then then have to regain mana, doing little to no damage, thus killing their sustained DPS.Mages are also the only class where with two DPS specs below 20k DPS according to State of DPS's adjusted totals for the top 200 25-man normals. The top third of DPS specs are within 2k of each other. The middle third of DPS specs are within 1k of each other, but 3k behind the top. The bottom third are 3k apart from each other, and this puts Arcane and Frost Mages 6k DPS behind the top of the pack.TL;DR - Arcane deserves this as much as Marks deserved it in 4.0.6.
No more corpse hunting, no more X class in my group, pet happiness gone, YEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!
Very happy they're getting rid of the pet happiness system. I'm thinking I'll replace that Glyph of Mend Pet"Greater Proportion" with Glyph of Revive Pet, though.
I mentioned just about a week ago how weak Blizzard was compared to Rain of Fire.Now look what happened to it.
Now correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the change to resurrections mean that a lone rezzer (druid with prowl preferably) could, in a battleground, sneak into the enemy base, have their team jump off a cliff, and rez everyone inside?
Every patch, blizz gives candies to mages, thats kind of cruel for the restwtb love :(
Bleh, more bandaid fixes for Arcane.
The change to chakra is... interesting... I wonder if blizzard'll nerf the 4-piece set bonus for holy priests.Druids need to maintain 3 stacks of lifebloom for it, which costs mana.Paladins need to use holy radiance, which costs a truckload of mana.Shaman need to use riptide constantly (which they do anyway, but still), which costs mana.Disc priests need to cast penance on targets with weakened soul, which costs mana. Holy priests get it for free! Yay!
Actually the sound doesn't come from the chakra state, but from the base chakra, that already lasts until cancelled.The only thing lasting longer now are the chakra states themselves (which make no sound, just a nice pattern around the priest) which you had to reactivate every minute, which was freakin annoying.If you hear the sound, tell your healer to use up their %^&*ing chakra or activate it shortly before using it up since it's not on the GCD anyway....It's what I do since I've played a holy priest myself. :x