Topic: Cataclysm Dec. 7

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They announced the same thing on mmo-champion.com  I'll be looking forward to it.  However, we do need to get LK down before then ;-)

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Half your dps & twice your total damage: always, fastly, and well.

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My world will be Cataclyzed in a different way.  Little one due on the 2nd...  Expect me to be scarce until things settle down at home after Cata release.  On a good note, my RL excitement will allow the Goblin starting areas to clear out a bit before I can get around to rolling mine.

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Actually, come to think of it.  In some ways WoW may become a whole new game for me.   Assuming I have time for it, everything will have changed and I will be a noob again once I return.  In a strange way this is exciting.  Especially since I am not planning on 'power-leveling' to 85.

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Half your dps & twice your total damage: always, fastly, and well.

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Facebook games scare me >.>

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<---  is getting excited for the new talent trees and class changes!

Spent a bit today tinkering with all the specs but honestly, without seeing the results in game, its just a bunch of numbers.  I expect to see the theorycrafting community (EJ and the like) see a huge upswing in activity.

At first glance, the biggest specific changes imo will be Hunters (focus), Ret Paladin (no more faceroll), Holy Priest (Chakras ftw), and DKs (rune mechanics and spec/role refinement)

More generally, I expect to see mana management be much more important.  Also, thinking twice before skipping CC/damage reduction talents.

On a personal note, Shadow priest options seemed to be opening up a ton, such that we may see more than one effective 'rotation' working for us on a regular basis.  I am looking foward to trying them out!

Anyone else have any thoughts?  What things specifically about your class changes have you most intrigued/worried?

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I have been watching the hunter stuff alot lately and focus seems like it will be an interesting change, my biggest worry right now is the massive change to the hunters aoe abilities. Focus may change the speed in a hunter rotation but shouldn't alter it to badly.  but we won't know the full extent till it goes live

Re: Cataclysm Dec. 7

Half your dps & twice your total damage: always, fastly, and well.

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For Kistia...  managing Holy Power.  There will be more procs to track in both specs.  Change in the rotation with Cons having a longer duration/CD and using different abilities for multiple vs. single target.  Healing I'm still on the fence about except that I already love Holy Shock and now I get to press that button more, pretty much on CD.

For Euph...  CASTING SCORCH WHILE RUNNING IS AWESOME.  But actually, I hope the changes to the Arcane tree will mean that it's really challenging now, and will reward good play with higher damage, not that its dps is spikey and fail (also possible).  Haven't really looked at frost stuff; I don't like pet management.

For Nez...  Chakra scares the crap out of me, but I imagine it will actually be awesome once I get used to it.  Also:  PW:Barrier is GORGEOUS.  Also: wait I have to DPS?  Won't be Shadow except to level, most likely, so I haven't spent much time with that either.