I'm staying pessimistic that Blizz will make the implementation of shrooms easier.
Hurricane / AS remain the last two archaic methods of doing AE. At least in WoD they will have passive Eclipse interaction - but it is still a far cry from most other classes' AOE capabilities. Up until MoP, it was, Blizzard (the spell) functioned similarly, but had secondary interaction (automatic slow), and perhaps some proc, but I'm not sure.
Hurricane / AS: AOE
Multi-dot: sorta played as AOE since our dots are both instants.
I'd much rather have one proper way to AOE rather than 3 mediocre ones. Adds in most fights tend to be of two sorts (1) ones that we can dot up and still do our rotation on the normal target, or (2) ones that need to be burst down immediately. The "watering" / charging treatment is going to be wasted in practice based on just about all the previous encounters since we cannot re-plant our charged up shrooms like resto can.
What I'd like to see:
(a) Change AS/Hurricane to behave like Mind Sear - target oriented instead of ground-targeted - they can just remove the two spells and give us a single AOE that always does spellstorm damage.
(b) Allow us to glyph (or baseline) for a single grenade type shroom that will still benefit from the AS/Hurricane charging perk (self-buff, lasting 15 seconds?)
Just the whole AOE to be able to AOE (later) and wasting that many GCDs seems redundant with sunfall + starfall (30 stars each), muti-dotting, plus standard channeled spell.
Also Celestalon heavily implied that NG uptime is still very desirable with his tweet about Insect Swarm. It also implies that we will not reach even close to 100% uptime on it.
A spellstorm AoE (Starstorm? :P) would definitely be better than what we have now. I wish they would remove Shrooms though, they had their glory days back in Cataclysm, but they are just too clunky now.
Sorry if this is a dumb question but how will Equinox lead to a lower NG uptime than with out Equinox? Wouldn't we basically be changing eclipse everytime NG is about to fall off?
http://www.wowhead.com/spell=81062/euphoria) you would need 10 Starfires from -100 to 100 instead of 8 and 14 Wrath instead of 11.
You may interpret the meaning of Equinox wrong: The non-eclipsed phases won't be cut off. They will be morphed into eclipsed phases with this talent.
Last edited by kaldonir; 2014-04-09 at 05:44 PM.
Was Soul of the Forest buffed to 8% chance on nuke or was the a tooltip change in the alpha notes? Probably only talent that needs a big change.
This is not exactly a question of the utmost importance, but rather then make a thread I figured to ask. I tried googling to see if any announcements for updated boomy models or maybe somehow customizable (or even like feral where my appearance changes some about it) but I haven't seen anything. Am I assume boomy models are not being updated?
They are not, no. Maybe next expac :-(
I never said Astral Storm was good AoE and I never said it's interchangeable with Hurricane so maybe you should calm down for half a second before getting all furiously buttmad at me.
That aside, it's not just a skin, it's a completely different model that they just rigged to work with the old Ogre animations. Well, and breathing through the feet, for some arcane reason.
They might take the chance to redo moonkins as well, but it doesn't really have any connection to Ogres. I'm hoping that, if they do a new model, they'll do it independently from the Ogre model as well this time, preferably with the full animation set for players.
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