December 8, 2011
Blizzard updated the Mists of Pandaria talent calculators today with a number of significant changes. Because I am now tracking multiple layers of change, all abilities will display their full descriptions. Red text will indicate Cataclysm stats that have changed, Blue text will indicate ability changes made in the first talent calculator, while green text will indicate changes […]
November 23, 2011
Last night, Blizzard released the first rough version of the Mists of Pandaria talent calculator, complete with ability progression, for each class and spec. While the information released is far from what will ship with 5.0, it is an incredibly valuable insight into how things will be changing in the new expansion and, of course, […]
November 13, 2011
This past week, Blizzard held a Developer Q&A session regarding class design in Mists of Pandaria. A lot of questions I had in my previous post, Mage Ability Flow in MoP, were addressed. This article observes the answers and goes on to predict a leveling bonus distribution.
November 5, 2011
My laptop is over four years old. Though I respect its valiant efforts to break 15 fps in League of Legends and run World of Warcraft at minimum settings, it's almost time to turn it off for good.
October 29, 2011
During Blizzcon's Talent panel, mages were cited as the class whose current design best fits the new talent system. The proposed talents for mages were almost entirely familiar abilities which sorted themselves nicely into Blizzard's new tier design, backing up their official statement. At the same time, with many of our familiar abilities simply transitioned into the new system, we'll have more gaps than other classes in terms of spells learned through the leveling process.
October 20, 2011
Blizzard has enacted various strategies to improve the attractiveness of the tanking role, from providing incentives to easing the gearing process to simplifying the mechanics. None of these have fixed the tank shortage. This is one of a series of installments pondering viable replacements and supplements for tanking in WoW. Today's suggestion is "Environmental DPS", or eDPS for short.