You are wrong. Ferals losing root shift in cata. Anyway it's irrelevant - if the change is for the better who cares whether it happens with or without precedent. This change is pioneering and hopefully they make more of these kinds of changes to improve the game mid expansion (whether it's a good change or not is the only thing that ought to be up for debate).
Where am I wrong? Ferals lost root-shifting in expansion change? Nobodys ways to deal damage has changed this drastically mid-expansion, where it's clear gameplay affecting change. It will totally change how Frostmage works.
Though, it will be hard to say if it's good or bad. I read somewhere it's the same Mastery numbers as we see on live;
50% mastery with 5.4 gear, so means we will store 50% of 100k+ FFB's x5 = ~250k Icicle and Ice Lance got buffed so FoF proc with 5stack Icicle means around 300k+ dmg in press of a button. With 1sec release time reduced by haste, 5 stack Icicle is gone in 4sec and we can do dmg while Icicles are running. So in total, Frostmage could turret out about 500k+ dmg in 4sec if procs allow it.
^ above is highly theoretical and is not tested on PTR
Also, Icicle apparently double dips on recilience (for example, FFB is reduced by resilience and the Icicle lauched is reduced by resilience) so it might just be really crappy proc that does absolutely nothing in terms of dmg.
Edited by Crawthz, 18 July 2013 - 12:59 PM.