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Nadagast

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Ice Nova

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.

Cyclone and Fear now share DR in WoD

19 April 2014 - 12:13 AM

http://us.battle.net...4-18-2014#cc_dr

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I'm really strongly against this change, and I'd guess that most of the posters here are against it.  I want to hear what AJ thinks.  Especially anyone in favor of this--I want to hear why.  When forming your opinion, please consider that game balance will be totally different in WoD.  What's strong now will probably not be strong in WoD, so make your arguments more philosophically.  Don't say "this is good because it hurts LSD."

I'm against this because so much comp diversity is based on healers having sharp differences, and I think comp diversity is a really important thing.  I want games to feel dramatically different, depending on what healer the enemy team has (and what healer my team has).  Healer diversity has been going down over time, I've been against a lot of that as well.  


My opposition to this change doesn't have anything to do with Fear in particular, I'd be saying the exact same thing if they were proposing that Cyclone share DR with Polymorph.

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