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#4271506 Ice Nova

Posted Nadagast on 21 November 2014 - 09:52 AM

I went off on twitter the other day about Ice Nova.  https://twitter.com/...926915233431552

As I understand it, Ice Nova:

1. Hardest hitting Frost Mage spell
2. Instant cast
3. AoE
4. Stuns  (or disorients?)
5. On Polymorph DR
6. Short cooldown
7. Two charges
8. In PvP, very overpowered, forcing Mages to lose iconic Frost Nova spell

Ice Nova is one of the best examples of PvP blindness in WoD.  As I said on twitter, my best guess is that the numbers must be this way is to make it PvE DPS-competitive with the other talents on this tier.

Does a single person disagree with me that Ice Nova is a bad ability for WoW?  Can anyone make an argument that it's a good ability? (if you don't have posting access here, tweet or PM me)

I'm legitimately interested, if you have an argument.  I have to admit that I'm a bit baffled as to why/how it's made it this far.

Edit: I realize I never specifically asked for Blizzard to nerf Ice Nova. Blizzard please nerf Ice Nova--it's an absurd ability.

#4271392 If classes could have all specs on at the same time..

Posted Marshmellow on 21 November 2014 - 06:27 AM

rets pretty much already have this so that is my vote

#4267660 How to get conquest capped

Posted Improve on 17 November 2014 - 11:16 PM

View PostImSoAesthetic, on 17 November 2014 - 11:13 PM, said:

Are you guys aware that Ashran is just another strategy for blizzard to earn a shitload of money from xfer and change faction ?
You are forced to transfer to another server or change faction if you want to win Ashran.

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#4270555 me or just the game - comming back after 4 years.

Posted Clamnesia on 20 November 2014 - 01:33 PM

View Postninjatzu, on 20 November 2014 - 05:51 AM, said:

Okay.. so I haven't played for 4 years.. after wotlk.. cata seems shit so did mop.

wod looks promissing I gave it a try.

My mains were rogue and mage both got over 2.7k rating in eu-misery back then. I was good. People wanted to pay me. Ok.. now u know.

but.. wow this feeling now.. is just crap.

I feel like rerolling hunter, feral hunter and heal just super OP.
Seems hunter even melts faster now than back.
Feral druids feels like wotlk version of dk's.
Healers.. well they just can't die.
Mage rogue and warlock seems the most crappy picks this exp.



Am I just bad? I can't even burst a healer down to 20% with everything up. Prismatic seem the shit.. but can easy be countered by just moving 8 yards?*

I see a hunter melt me... ret palas melt me.. spellsteal cost fcking 20% of my manapool.

Rogue have DR on stuns and a lot of stuff now I don't know shit about.

So... is it just me? or is the game just broken right now?

Also, in addition to the things people above said, I'm going to let you in on something that a few other people obviously had a hard time learning.

Since WotLK, arena has gotten alot more popular. There are alot more players qing these days. On top of this, the AVERAGE player has gotten better. You know, back in the day, (bc and wrath) a few of us front runners had already learned / discovered / created the basic fundamentals of arena (Fake casting, positioning, CC, not clicking abilities, not KB turning, being aware, etc) which gave us an edge over the competition. Well, now, pretty much all players, even down at the 1500 bracket do most of these things. Back in BC and wrath the AVERAGE player might have been around 1800-2kish... Theyre more like 2200-2400 these days.

If you want to come back and be good or as good as you were then, youre going to have to step your game up and put the time in and learn / practice

#4270312 me or just the game - comming back after 4 years.

Posted mazu on 20 November 2014 - 06:52 AM

lets all base all of WoD on how skirmishes are looking in blue gear with no small tweaks having come in yet. seems like a plan

#4267393 Level 100 Talent.

Posted Iffyx on 17 November 2014 - 07:59 PM

Exotic Munitions with frozen ammo 90% of the time, poison the other 10%. Incendiary for AOE but obviously that doesn't get used except for certain comps it might be viable. Frozen ammo is really good for slowing two targets as concussive trap is nice, and easy to use to bait healers into using displacer/freedom/guise etc, then 6 secs later *boink*.

Lone wolf feels really fucking weird not having a pet for RoS/Freedom/Spirit Bond/Animal Bond. Just feels like a bit of a glass cannon although I don't actually find the extra damage that noticeable. I guess it could be good but I doubt I'll find myself using it.

Focusing shot is obviously fuck off.

#4267909 The current state of Arms PVP - Gladiator perspective.

Posted Esotarious on 18 November 2014 - 04:23 AM

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Looks about right.

#4224331 Warlocks in WoD

Posted DanAction on 05 October 2014 - 05:45 AM

I have a few random thoughts to add since I've played beta some more. Some of these things aren't specific to warlock, but they do apply to us in some way. Most of my testing is through 2v2 skirmishes.

Spec viability:
Affliction: My affliction testing is very limited, but I think it will be alright. Damage seems good, soulburn:haunt will be critical to doing huge damage. You have to cast dots again, which is not as stupid as idiot mode MoP soulburn SS, so at least affliction locks will be fearing a bit less. Other than that, you can expect a more cata like play style I would suspect, except without a 30 second soul swap for free.

Destruction: being my main spec, I really did try to make destro work. It is pretty damn terrible. You are pidgeonholed into taking Charred remains as a 100 talent because ember generation is abysmal without fel flame; you are literally cemented in place in order to do any damage, since incinerate and conflagrate do almost no damage, and you must chaos bolt for any real damage. Even then, chaos bolt does not hit hard enough to even cause great pressure when allowed to freecast. And god forbid anyone steps out of your casting range, or runs around a pillar. You can't actually do damage to someone who is running from you anymore.
Also, 6 second fear for destro is actually a huge nerf to our setup. It's already quite difficult to cast into a full fear even now. and with you being force to run howl of terror. it will be your only setup, aside from someone else's cc.
Ember tap was also nerfed, so healing is pretty meh, not to mention healthstone being able to only be used once until you drop combat. So yeah, destro is pretty much dead. Not quite cataclysm-status dead, but not too far off.

Demo: demo is not too bad. Because it has axe toss, demo can set up easier than the other two specs now, while still having howl. I see demonbolt getting some serious nerfs, because it's honestly too strong. build up to 500-600 fury, pop dark soul and spam demonbolt with cross cc into 2x chaos wave, and you can basically solo people. The weakness is that you obviously need to cast, so melee will be on your dick the entire time. But if you can cast, you can wreck people. It sort of reminds me of current destro, not as godlike as affliction, but it has its place in arena.

Pros and cons about general gameplay:
- You can actually juke MoP blanket master mages, and not be silenced afterwards. It's pretty great.
- Interrupts and execute delays have definitely been reduced. It's much more responsive to shadowburn a target than ever before, and interrupts have much less lag.
- Tremor totem change: it's about time.

- Melee mobility is still out of control, for the amount of instant control casters have, melee should not have so many ways to immediately get back on a target, especially post-gateway nerf.
- Gateway is completely worthless now. Either get rid of it, or make it not useless. You can't even get gates between pillars on some maps.
- Mage/druid synergy is still too strong, even without soul clones or POM poly, their cc is huge. Rdruid is still the best healer in the game
- Giving silence to disc priest just seems like a huge backward step to reducing retarded instant cc. Imagine the melee cleaves. Now give them a 5 second blanket silence (which most cleaves do not have). Cya healers.

I'm sad they removed so many abilities that definitely had a place in every good warlocks toolkit, but I guess we can live without them.

#4264996 level 100 mage talents in PvP

Posted Gelu on 15 November 2014 - 01:58 PM

use the comet, the spell effect makes up for the lack of damage, at least you can FEEL useful

#4254940 Aspect of the Fox Tips n' Tricks

Posted Dills on 07 November 2014 - 02:13 AM

Might also want to mention it more clearly that you can use fox while moving to keep up the sniper training buff.

#4254937 Aspect of the Fox Tips n' Tricks

Posted Zizilio on 07 November 2014 - 02:11 AM

Hey guys, just wanted to throw some things out there about Aspect of the Fox in case you haven't figured them out yet. Here's a list of some things I found out when playing with this ability.

You can:
-Cap Flags
-Mount while free-falling
-Mount while moving
-Bandage while moving
-Powershot (lol)
-Run at full speed in stealth without camo glyph (first be in camo and stand still for a sec, obtain the "in stealth" buff, then activate aspect of the fox). You're now free to run around at full speed in stealth for the Aspects duration.
-Keeps the Sniper Training debuff while moving (MM Mastery), awesome for stealth openers that require movement.

Macro for Party/Raid/Instance chat announcement:
/run local f,c="172106", IsInRaid() and "RAID" or IsInGroup(1) and "PARTY" or IsInGroup(2) and "INSTANCE_CHAT"; if GetSpellCooldown(f)==0 and c then SendChatMessage("{rt1} " ..GetSpellLink(f).. " Active! {rt1}",c) end
/use Aspect of the Fox

Same macro but announces in raid warning given that you have lead/assist:

/run local f,c="172106", (UnitIsGroupLeader("player") or UnitIsGroupAssistant("player")) and "RAID_WARNING"; if GetSpellCooldown(f)==0 and c then SendChatMessage("{rt1} " ..GetSpellLink(f).. " Active! {rt1}",c) end
/use Aspect of the Fox

This is all I've found so far, credits to Resticles/Eskimz for discovering some of these with me.
If you find any other new tricks feel free to contribute, thanks.


Posted Vengeful95 on 12 November 2014 - 11:17 PM

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Posted Marshmellow on 13 November 2014 - 01:38 PM

View PostAyrasaurus, on 13 November 2014 - 11:03 AM, said:

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highlight of the expansion so far

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#4257805 How did Looney get to blizzcon?

Posted Wallirik on 08 November 2014 - 08:40 PM

why would he camp a pillar with a monk that can then freely LoS everything? oh my god fuck you're stupid rofl delete your account

#4257559 How did Looney get to blizzcon?

Posted exeodius1 on 08 November 2014 - 07:46 PM

Yea man you tell him, you should replace him with all your rank 1 and glad titles, oh wait.