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Ayato

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In Topic: What mechanics would make mage fun to you right now? What should they reasona...

13 December 2014 - 01:17 PM

Having our burst tied into aoe spells sucks, low reward for casted damage sucks, pvp set bonus sucks.

Conclusion? Change the first two via new pvp setbonus.

edit: only talking about frost here

In Topic: Crystal+Ice nova 1 shot

24 November 2014 - 06:59 PM

View Postspelgubbe, on 24 November 2014 - 02:00 PM, said:

Crit with all procs up is 64k + 5 stacks lvl 90 talent thing - with 10% extra dmg from it is about 70k. With the crystal that is 77k.
If someone got oneshot it's probably the 200% damage buff thing or some other exploit.
Splitting ice makes ice lance and icicles cleave for 50% of the dmg, ice nova is an aoe, orb is an aoe. As far as i know crystal makes all this dmg kind of cleave like sweeping strikes + bladestorm used to back in the day and buffs its damage =).

On a side note: frost bomb + comet playstyle is major fun, but it's not going to compete with this shit. Hope pve balancing before raids fixes this aids.

In Topic: Ice Nova

21 November 2014 - 10:13 AM

I agree 100%. It's a horrible mechanic and doesn't fit WoD at all and it's also terribly boring to play.

It makes absolutely no sense that an aoe instant ability hits harder than anything else and even aoe stuns people (on poly dr).

Too bad i dont see them doing anything about the damage it deals for pve reasons, atleast not in a hotfix. But removing the stupid stun component or replacing it with a root could and should be done with a haste.

View PostNadagast, on 21 November 2014 - 10:09 AM, said:

I agree. The way Mages have been steadily moving towards a more procs + instants playstyle (becoming Hunters, basically) is very disappointing to me.  Ice Nova is just the most egregious example.

I believe the proc playstyle is what makes frost a fun pve spec because if casted damage was always best you'd do nothing but cast frostbolt.

That being said they could move frost pvp playstyle more rewarding towards casted damage with the new setbonus system. For example fire setbonus in pvp makes you able to set up pyroblasts reliably with scorch casts making it less rng, which i believe differs from how you play fire in pve.

In Topic: My Thoughts on MoP PvP and the direction of WoD

11 November 2014 - 01:23 PM

View PostDizzeeyo, on 11 November 2014 - 01:08 PM, said:

Ice nova unfortunately exactly fits their design goal for wod
While I agree the single nova would fit the cc reduction goal, this is just a really dumb way to implement it.

Instead of a second nova, you have the single most hard hitting ability tied into an aoe stun, labeled as a freeze. Probably the most braindead ability ever. Promotes yolobursting every minute with orb + ice nova + instant cast spam.

If it provided a small root instead and didnt have all our dmg tied into, maybe it could work. Getting casts through when it's needed should reward damage, not this kind of braindead aids.

In Topic: My Thoughts on MoP PvP and the direction of WoD

11 November 2014 - 12:58 PM

Good post.

Stuff like interrupt game coming back is a huge plus, but i feel like there's still alot of really stupid stuff left in the game which i fear they are not going to fix before a big patch: stuff like burst of speed or ice nova dont fit the playstyle they're trying to push with WoD at all.

Overall excited for WoD though!

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