Greetings Mage Community
This is a controversial post, right off the bat. It's in response to the recent movement to address button bloat. There is a great chance that no matter what I type here, some people will see the author, me, and discount it immediately or simply skim through it. Because of this, I've decided to put a little bit more effort into how I present this information.
I'm going to take a more visual approach and hope that this helps. I encourage people to read Lissanna (the Druid MVP, who really is the de facto Mage MVP as well for some reason). I would like to direct people to her mostly excellent blog here.
However, there is a very worrisome attack on Alter Time here:
So this is my take on it:
Alter time is actually an ability I could live without ever using as a DPS increasing talent. While it was originally designed to add some fun utility, due to this spell’s interaction with buffs that increase our damage, this is used only as a DPS increase in raiding situations (with a huge drawback of randomly
placing you in fire puddles of death).
so hopefully I can help suggest...
What I want from you:
If you agree with the points of this petition, please reply to this post with your toon's name (devs might want to check that you actually -have- a mage) and something along the lines of "Signed, or agree" - you do not need to elaborate on anything else, just sign.
If you disagree: I am not trying to marginalize you - I am trying to present a fair and deserved opposing opinion to the recent uprising towards the developers to remove a great ability. Simply do not sign if you do not agree, I ask nothing more. Feel free to discuss more information in the 6.0 discussion thread.