So I was tweeting him last night...AND he responded, finally for once he responded. And I ended up with 5 total tweets with him replying xD. Interesting info for sure though. He says he thinks fire will be in line with the other specs, because their scaling will stop --- But then goes on to say if their damage is too high there is plans they will still nerf their damage. So they aren't nerfing scaling, but they may be nerfing damage.
"@Ghostcrawler So fire mages scaling is still going to be kept in check during the damage pass right? fire ptr notes have been quiet.." Me
"@etnies445 We're not convinced Fire is going to scale out of control. Beyond say 50% crit or so, the value starts to decrease." GC
"@etnies445 And of course we'd certainly prefer not to nerf undergeared mages just to keep those in heroic gear balanced." GC
"@Ghostcrawler With that being said then, how is arcane looking to fair against fire? I love the new RoP change, and what about frost?" Me
"@etnies445 Arcane is great for some fights, and perhaps surprisingly is much more popular in China than in NA / EU." GC
"@Alarinth @etnies445 Fire's DPS is a little high in ToT. We were worried they were going to scale much higher in SoO, but it may not happen." GC
"@Alarinth @etnies445 So we can adjust their damage without say crushing Critical Mass or the like, which mostly hurts less geared majority." GC