#0 - 2010/09/02 03:50:28 AMAnd here we are again.
First impressions, with servers still finicky:
Glowing, golden frames now appear around abilities associated with procs. Shield Slam (Sword and Board), Colossus Smash (Sudden Death), and Overpower (Taste for Blood). Overpower's frame remains lit perpetually and this is distracting. Fury's likely the same but I haven't confirmed.
Anger Management and Endless Rage have been consolidated and the single talent is named Anger Management. Fury and Protection's exclusive talents have also been reduced to two plus masteries.
More to come.
Colossus Smash, like an ACME booby trap out of Looney Tunes, continues to increase targets' armor.
I tried the new Sweeping Strikes on the adjacent Northrender's and Old Worlder's dummies in Stormwind. As expected, Rend and debuffs such as Deep Wounds and Mortal Strike don't carry over. Looking at parses for one session, DPS on the second target was about 70% of the first (recorded duration about 60% of the first). Combining separate parses into one fight, my DPS gain was about 45% over DPS on the primary target alone. Take that with a grain of salt. Damage aside, the new mechanic looks like it'll play as well as I hoped it would. [Edited for clarity.]