In amazing news out of Blizzard HQ today, Mages have really got something to look forward to…
- Mages get healing tree
- Frost PvE DPS fixed
- Efforts to reduce Mage v Warlock QQ in forums
Mages get healing tree
In efforts to reduce some of the dual spec QQ from Mages, Blizzard announced today that Mages will gain a healing tree.
Inside sources inform me that with dual specs going live, Mages will be able to swap out the healing tree for tanking and melée/ranges specs as well.
Of course the cries from the Druid forums, while loud, have been overshadowed by the cries from the Hunter forums, quote:
I have always wanted to tame a bear Druid, now I hear that Mages get to do it first. Nerf Mages!
However, the taming of the Druids is not without risk. Apparently Druids have an immunity to every snare that a Mage can throw at them. No matter what happens, the end result is bound to be less Druids.
Frost PvE DPS fixed
Well it appears that Blizzard have been listening to my Frosty colleagues. Frost will soon become the most sought after PvE Raiding Mage spec.
In other related news, Fire is to become the new Mage PvP spec with increased survivability and snares. Arcane will once again be buffed to be the primary utility class, with all DPS spells including the much hated Arcane Missiles being removed.
Inside sources inform me that:
We originally intended to just swap the names of the trees, but apparently Mages have been fooled by that before (changes to icons) and buffs to Arcane Intellect (icons) mean it is unlikely we can do that again.
Efforts to reduce Mage v Warlock QQ in forums
In an act of economic rationalism, blizzard announced today their master plan for reducing developers and forum moderators.
Mages and Locks will be merged come 3.2 reducing balancing issues and forum QQ in one stroke.
The new class, “the Wage”, will have all of the shortcomings of both classes (= balance), will require one soulshard for any cast spell, Portals will have a random portal/summon effect. (in testing one Mage actually summoned Dalaran).
It is expected the “the Wage” will devalued compared to other classes, primarily due to the current economic climate.
That’s all the news!
Happy April 1st!
Thanks to Matticus for the inspiration!
Gnomer and Out!
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.