Those kerrrrrrazy funsters over at Blizzard have done it again! Check out the sweet new mage changes on the Beta!
Yes, Blizzard clearly subscribe to the theory that if a joke’s funny once it’s funny every time. Way back in Patch 1.5.0, amidst massive swathes of changes for every class, you could have blinked and missed the attention that was being lavished on mages. Squint hard enough and you’d notice it, though.
Mage Armour – Now has a new, unique, icon.
Ho ho bloody ho! Yes, that was it. Okay, it was pretty funny, but it’s become a running gag with the game developers. When Wrath of the Lich King came out, mages could buy a new version of the Arcane Intellect spell at the reagent shop in Dalaran – Dalaran Brilliance. The difference? It was Arcane Intellect with a “new, unique, icon.” Oh Ghostcrawler, you crack me up. You pull the same joke twice but this time we get to pay for the privilege! Okay so I get that the lack of mage changes means that we’re probably all done as a class and ready for Cataclysm, but with any other class all you’d see is “No changes at this time”. But we’re special, we have to have the piss taken.
Watch this space for patch 5.0.1. Mages get a new mana biscuit, “Warlock’s Tears”, the same as your existing maximum rank conjured food but with a new, unique icon. Yours for a one-time fee of only 5000g at your nearest reagent shop!
Yeah, I’d probably buy it too.
Moving on swiftly, Calli’s been up to no good in Ulduar. Algalon finally got his arse handed to him, we’ve been spicing things up before Cataclysm by revisiting old raids and farming achievments we missed first time around. No matter which way you cut it, Calli definitely pulls off the Tier 8 look waaaaay better than that noob Rhonin. Groovy new title too.
And in other news, my ongoing quest to furnish every alt with a mount that isn’t the Bronze Drake from Old Stratholme gathers pace as Shinano finds a new friend.
And a shocking discovery in the depths of Gnomeregan this week! Examine these pictures in greater detail…
Power Word: Fortitude buff…. Casting Bar says “Heal”. Both fairly signature abilities of a certain class…
The forum QQ over gnome priests can stop right now. They’ve actually been in the game since launch. Head down to Gnomeregan and see them for yourself!
That’s all, folks!