Apologies then, just sick and tired of dealing with not only the talents which are terrible to begin with, but they don't even work properly.
I've never seen it as bad as it's been this week. It felt like every other evocate I wasn't getting the buff.
During the raid on Wednesday I nearly freaked out ... Invocation bugged like never before ...
I remember several moments where I have to cast Evocation like 2-4 times till I finally got the buff. And it happened in the worst situations like on BL pulls or on other nuke phases ...
I really hope this will be fixed soon
I just given up on invocation ever working.
This bug is so extremely random. Haven't had a single issue the past 3 weeks, but yesterday I've encountered it on half my pulls on lei shen.
Still lucky enough to have never gotten it, nor had any other mages report it of my friends. Have bug reports been submitted to Blizzard? A mass of them might make it more noticeable, not just one person here and there.
GC said on his twitter a while back they were aware of it, but it wasnt a straight forward fix.... that was ages ago now and we've seen a few hotfix patches come and go... gg.
This is the latest I could find from Ghostcrawler:
So, they think they fixed it, but possibly didn't...We fixed the bug on May 29. It's possible it will take realm restarts (weekly maintenance) before everyone sees it.
actually they didn't... you didn't want to here me yesterday evening. Had it at least 10 times not working yesterday evening.
Lol been soloing yogg saron 25 +0 and I had perfect try, I think I got him to 6-7%, if my evo hadn't bugged twice in a row before burn maybe I'd have gotten him.
Progression pre-nerfed: [T17] 6/7H; 0/10N
However, Invocation is a revamp of the old rogue talent: Hunger for Blood. HfB was a 15% damage bonus if a bleed was on a target (any bleed, but at the time, rogues didn't want to bleed, usually). It was a single button you pushed every minute. It was dumb, gave little gameplay, and completely tanked your dps if you didn't do it.
Invocation doesn't require a bleed but it does require a channeled spell. I can't think whey the recreated such an awful spell. I like my mage but that one talent.
Tweeted GC* with the same text he answered on the 8th of june as a reply to the tweet where he said it was fixed. Nowadays I start to spam invocation earlier than normal on the pull so I am guaranteed get 3-4 in before MI, flasks etc.
*twitter DOT com/Ghostcrawler/status/343418223758303232