Okay, We Get The Joke Already!

Posted: 1 October, 2010 in Cataclysm, Mage

Those kerrrrrrazy funsters over at Blizzard have done it again!  Check out the sweet new mage changes on the Beta!

Mage (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)

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.

Rhonin, imma let you finish, but I look way cooler in Tier 8 than you do.

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.

Fly, my pretty! Fly!

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

It's a gnome, Jim, but not as we know it!

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!

  1. Gera says:

    Being a rogue (who just got buffed like mad)

    •Eviscerate base damage increased by 30%, now scales from 9.1/18.2/27.3/36.4/45.5% of AP depending on the amount of combo points, up from 7/14/21/28/35%.
    •Revealing Strike now causes 125% of your normal weapon damage, up from 100%.
    •Improved Sinister Strike now increases damage dealt by your Sinister Strike ability by 10/20/30%, up from 2/4/6%.
    •Vitality (Passive) now also increases Attack Power by 15%.

    i can’t help but smile at the utterly OP mage buff! i’m well aware that mages are now officialy the most op class in wow, and will spam forums for a nerf. i want a “!” behind my skills and what nots aswell! but seriously, i really lol’d at it 😛 and to be honost, mages probably provoked this *hides*… no.. *vanish* i won’t go complete mage bashing cause i hold our friendship dear (n’aww, i know :>) but some mages QQ and troll more forums than they play the actual game..

    anyway, i lol’d, \o/ @ rogue buffs, more \o/ @ the release date! and warr t11 looks like a halo spartan.. only uglier.

    my cya’s old boring name has been replaced with the infinitely more awesome cya!


  2. Tam says:

    I completely see your point but you must admit that Pyroblast! is way more awesome than pyroblast. In fact, I think the ! is implicit in pyroblast anyway so the developers are just responding to what lies are the heart of mages – which is exclamation marks, clearly.

  3. dwism says:

    There is NO SUCH THING as a gnome priest. THERE WONT EVER BE NO effing gnome priest. That is like saying there will be tree-hugging night elf Death Knights, or cow paladins, or gnome tanks. phh bah humbug!

  4. Calli says:

    Or Dwarf Deathknights?

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