Regional FlagThe mages role in TBC, REVEALED!!1Source
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#0 - 2006/11/08 10:53:08 AM
So after severe nerfs to the mages main damage tree and buffs to other ranged classes the question has on several occations been posed: "What is the mages role in TBC?"

After several hours of analyzing the changes to spell damage coefficients, the raid utility of the classes fighting for ranged DPS spots in a raid, and the ability to fill multiple roles in a raid the solution was quite obvious. We're there to conjure water/food for the raid.

New conceptual artwork of mage tier 4:
http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/Movies/9811/11/water.boy/waterboy.jpg
http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/Movies/9907/07/isaac.hayes/chef.jpg
((The set bonuses are as of yet not confirmed, but rumors has it they will decrease the cost of conjuring food/water by 1% depending on what set you chose as 3-piece bonus, the 5-piece bonus will give you a 1% chance to get double the amount of food/water when conjuring))

So finally mages will have a role in TBC raiding. But wait... can't you just conjure all the water/food needed before the raid and be gone with the mage before the instance starts?

Well, here is where the brilliance of blizzard comes into the picture. Apparently the new concept of conjured items disaprearing when logging into one of the new arenas was so great that this will also be applied to endgame raid instances. So you'd HAVE to bring a mage inside the instance to conjure said food/water to have it availible to you at all. Coupled with the complete removal of all vendor bought food and beverage (or just making it unuseable inside instances) this will once and for all ensure mages get a spot for these highly sought after raid spots. But wait... can't a mage just conjure everything the raid needs in 5 minutes, so he can then get kicked and replaced by a class that will actually be useful?

No no, not at all! Blizzard, in it's infinite wisdom, has already forseen this problem. Water and food of any rank will now only be conjured 1 at a time, and the mana cost is 100% of your total mana bar. This way you need to place the mage in the same group as a few shadow priests for the mana regen, otherwise the mage would have to drink that 1 water he makes just to be able to conjure another (this concept being called the norwegian infinity machine).

See it all works out in the end, and now i hope you all also understand the role of the mage in TBC raiding.

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#24 - 2006/11/09 02:28:24 PM
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So after severe nerfs to the mages main damage tree and buffs to other ranged classes the question has on several occations been posed: "What is the mages role in TBC?"

After several hours of analyzing the changes to spell damage coefficients, the raid utility of the classes fighting for ranged DPS spots in a raid, and the ability to fill multiple roles in a raid the solution was quite obvious. We're there to conjure water/food for the raid.

New conceptual artwork of mage tier 4:
http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/Movies/9811/11/water.boy/waterboy.jpg
http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/Movies/9907/07/isaac.hayes/chef.jpg
((The set bonuses are as of yet not confirmed, but rumors has it they will decrease the cost of conjuring food/water by 1% depending on what set you chose as 3-piece bonus, the 5-piece bonus will give you a 1% chance to get double the amount of food/water when conjuring))

So finally mages will have a role in TBC raiding. But wait... can't you just conjure all the water/food needed before the raid and be gone with the mage before the instance starts?

Well, here is where the brilliance of blizzard comes into the picture. Apparently the new concept of conjured items disaprearing when logging into one of the new arenas was so great that this will also be applied to endgame raid instances. So you'd HAVE to bring a mage inside the instance to conjure said food/water to have it availible to you at all. Coupled with the complete removal of all vendor bought food and beverage (or just making it unuseable inside instances) this will once and for all ensure mages get a spot for these highly sought after raid spots. But wait... can't a mage just conjure everything the raid needs in 5 minutes, so he can then get kicked and replaced by a class that will actually be useful?

No no, not at all! Blizzard, in it's infinite wisdom, has already forseen this problem. Water and food of any rank will now only be conjured 1 at a time, and the mana cost is 100% of your total mana bar. This way you need to place the mage in the same group as a few shadow priests for the mana regen, otherwise the mage would have to drink that 1 water he makes just to be able to conjure another (this concept being called the norwegian infinity machine).

See it all works out in the end, and now i hope you all also understand the role of the mage in TBC raiding.


If that is your view on things I wish you luck getting invited to raids in T.B.C. oO

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#36 - 2006/11/09 03:29:20 PM
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If this is what you're doing to mages in TBC you better wish us all the same.


Edit: Aeus, take the numbers I've presented to someone who understand mathematics at blizzard, i would love to hear where i am wrong. Just show me what I missed and you'll make me shut up. There is an old saying: "The customer is always correct". Please prove me wrong.


Did I quote your numbers? No, I quoted your op; numbers? what numbers? Had you started out with a constructive post, however..

I'm not looking for war, just reason.