Friday, October 12, 2007

Metagame musings...

k... patch 2.3 is coming out, and is intended to fix several imbalances in the game. This should be obvious.

Unfortunately, ArmsandFury is being a little clingy, warrior supremicist bitch. One of the major problems being adressed is that of the perpetual shortage of tanks and healers. So... expanded tankitude for arms and fury warriors. AND, changes to protect tree for paladins, so our noble holy damage guardians can survive longer. (Is that enough kissing up? Now go to A&F's page and leave derogatory comments. He insulted the pally nation!)

So... warriors can have a pvp/level build and still tank. And prot pallies should be able to sub for prot warriors about as well as feral druids can. This is a GOOD thing, even if Arms&Fury thinks that all tanking should be left to warriors. He just doesn't wanna see a class that bathes regularly compete for his job. He never complained this much about druids...

ALSO... 1/3 of plus healing gear will count as +damage. So a lot more dedicated healers will be wandering about...

I told magebert about this... "I'll have almost 1000 +spell damage on my priest!"

"Er... are you sure? You have +3000 dedicated +heal right now, or something?"

"No... I have 1400 +heal, and 500 +spell damage!"

"Dude... it won't count twice... Blizz ain't givin healers a hand job, just a hand up... still 800 +spell damage isnt bad..."

I deal with too many idiots...

I wonder how this will affect holy pals as far as emergency tanking? With that much +heal, they should be able to hold insane aggro....

But anyway, healers will be able to level much more effectively. I look forward most to resto shammies leveling. The changes to lightning bolt casting time will make it much more useful to resto (which won't be able to get the reduced casting time talent)...

One of the most interesting changes are to pre 60 itemization. It's gonna be weird seeing all the old familiar blues with new stats on em. No more blue cloth with +str or +agility? Good lord, it's the end of azeroth! A shame that with a 65 mage and shammy, and 70 hunter, there's no damn way I'm gonna level another char anytime soon...

Also, all sorta talents getting scalability... including frost/fire wards... and serpent sting and the fire traps!

5 comments:

Zball said...

Just don't go read the Blizzard General Forums. Apparently this is the worst thing to happen to ret pallys, well, ever. Silly drama queens.

Peashooter said...

Retro Pallys?... One word from my world- UGH. My guild had 16 retro pallys just before I left, I'm sick, and tired, of humans, with long brown hair and giant swords. I'm looking forward to the dwarf +crit instead of +skill, I may even reroll Survival to try it out.

-P

Kestrel said...

Bah...I can't find your blogspot.com profile, or an email address, or anything soo...just wanted to tell you that my Google Reader feed for this site is prompting a BAT/SillyB.127.A virus warning.

After unsubscribing and resubbing to the RSS feed, I continue to get the warning. This is with eset's NOD32 AV system, fully updated. Might well be a false positive, but yours is the only blogspot blog causing the warning.

Dagashai said...

@kestrel
Really? Good lord...

Er... all I have is avg, and I've no idea what action to take.

Kestrel said...

It may have been an outdated version of NOD32; it was on my laptop, and I wasn't checking update status. When I got home from vacation, I checked and there was an antivirus engine update for NOD32. So, I'm resubbed to ReNoobed and we'll see what happens when I get home tonight (NAV @ work).

I'm guessing a false positive, personally.