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A Day in the Life of Sorcerers and Sages

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A Day in the Life of Sorcerers and Sages
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Estelindis
09.26.2019 , 03:41 PM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by BenKatarn View Post
Would it be too late to get this one back to the drawing board? Volt Rush and Telekinetic Blitz are simply not good abilities.
Plus they offer nothing for healers, unless I'm missing something. Wouldn't it be nice for new abilities to have some utility for all specs?
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Shivax
09.26.2019 , 06:09 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
These articles are meant to showcase examples of the options that you have.

It showcase that you have no idea to play madness/balance in pvp. Spread slow with death field is already possible in the game through utility (slow with affliction)... but there is so many abilities with which you can break roots, slows or just charge (tho somewhat broken) at target. And in the end, madness' creeping terror is way better then double slow

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Solarmind
09.27.2019 , 12:47 AM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
One thing I want to reiterate before I jump into the questions. These articles are meant to showcase examples of the options that you have.
Well, not quite. You've chosen the only logical ones. Nobody would use Empowered Restorer set with the Slow Mercy tactical — it's pointless.

And, yet again, Endless Offensive + Elemental Convection is the only player's option that can make Volt Rush be usable. That lead us to

Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Nope, the example isn't reflective of an internal philosophy. It is just merely an example to showcase how you could specialize in AoE if you chose by using that set bonus and tactical combination.
OK. So, if I don't want to specialize in AoE I shouldn't use Volt Rush at all ? Not even put in on my action bar ? Is that your new philosophy ?
Well then, what a new expansion can offer to me if the only new thing is for a different specialization ?

And even if I do, what I suppose to do while collecting the set pieces and tactical ?
Or in 7.0+ (assuming all the doom predictions are false and we would get 7.0) ? Are you going to remade the abilities again ? (That is one of the reasons I left WoW, Blizzard can't stop from remaking classes in every single expansion. )

Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
One thing to remember is that we haven't done balance testing yet on PTS, that will happen in Phase 3 (next week).
Won't it be late then ?
It's not like you can tune the numbers and suddenly everyone's happy. The new ability is a joke.
Get rid of the 10 sec. cooldown between Force Storm procs Lightning Storm and there won't be any need for the Volt Rush + Endless Offensive set + Elemental Convection tactical ! Just do this already, there is no need for some new complicated ability, “charge” system or not. I'm sorry, but abilities should be for players to use, not for the developers to praise their ego.
Valkorion's Phase Teleport would be so better choice compared to the Volt Rush. Accompanied by the ability to freely mark the location for the Phase Walk and/or mark several locations for the Phase Walk and jump between them.

And, for Force's sake, can you, please, PLEASE, stop using Force Speed as an opener for various DPS abilities ?! Does nobody use it, you know, to run faster or something ? Can't you chain damage dealing abilities to the damage dealing/boosting abilities and utility abilities to the utility abilities ?

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Batwer
09.27.2019 , 12:24 PM | #24
I can see into the future. I see: Stupid questions on the fleet. Where can I get the equipment from? And so on....
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MasterRummy
09.27.2019 , 04:02 PM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by EmperorRus View Post
Yes. There is absolutely no reason to play Madness in 6.0 both PVE and PVP wise
Sadly you are spot on. Additionally these set bonuses are not pushing off the main moves of any sorc, but instead driving passives, which can and WILL bring down the overall DPS level....seriously, why are we changing set bonuses? Keep the old ones please.....Eric, please actually help us understand WHY you are negating all real DPS moves and basing everything now on if you use this passive and that passive, you can not maybe hit a little harder.....heavily on a LITTLE harder

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srtyab
09.27.2019 , 07:15 PM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by Solarmind View Post
Well, not quite. You've chosen the only logical ones. Nobody would use Empowered Restorer set with the Slow Mercy tactical — it's pointless.

And, yet again, Endless Offensive + Elemental Convection is the only player's option that can make Volt Rush be usable. That lead us to


OK. So, if I don't want to specialize in AoE I shouldn't use Volt Rush at all ? Not even put in on my action bar ? Is that your new philosophy ?
Well then, what a new expansion can offer to me if the only new thing is for a different specialization ?

And even if I do, what I suppose to do while collecting the set pieces and tactical ?
Or in 7.0+ (assuming all the doom predictions are false and we would get 7.0) ? Are you going to remade the abilities again ? (That is one of the reasons I left WoW, Blizzard can't stop from remaking classes in every single expansion. )


Won't it be late then ?
It's not like you can tune the numbers and suddenly everyone's happy. The new ability is a joke.
Get rid of the 10 sec. cooldown between Force Storm procs Lightning Storm and there won't be any need for the Volt Rush + Endless Offensive set + Elemental Convection tactical ! Just do this already, there is no need for some new complicated ability, “charge” system or not. I'm sorry, but abilities should be for players to use, not for the developers to praise their ego.
Valkorion's Phase Teleport would be so better choice compared to the Volt Rush. Accompanied by the ability to freely mark the location for the Phase Walk and/or mark several locations for the Phase Walk and jump between them.

And, for Force's sake, can you, please, PLEASE, stop using Force Speed as an opener for various DPS abilities ?! Does nobody use it, you know, to run faster or something ? Can't you chain damage dealing abilities to the damage dealing/boosting abilities and utility abilities to the utility abilities ?
I'd love to have that lightning drain ability Valkorion has, so, so cool. Volt Rush is really a joke. What a let down.

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TrixxieTriss
09.27.2019 , 07:43 PM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by Batwer View Post
I can see into the future. I see: Stupid questions on the fleet. Where can I get the equipment from? And so on....
This is already happening on the PTS with people who should know better (including me)... what hope is there when it goes live.

I know this is off topic, but posting this on the pts forms feels like it’s not being listened to by the devs. We’ve had small changes but they will not pull back enough on the massive RNG implementation.

I’ve some really dumb questions myself. How do you re-roll amps and or equipment?
Where is this amp screen Musco asks if we can find and understand? (I can’t find it, hence I can’t understand it)
What do I do when the vendor RNG keeps giving me crit and accuracy implants when all I want is an alacrity ones?

The vendor needs to NOT BE RNG if every other in game gear drop is RNG, the vendor is your last hope to balance your stats and I spent 6000 tech fragments and still couldn’t get a alacrity implant from the vendor because it’s RNG.

This is not fun. I can say many people find this frustrating and not fun. I’m crossing my fingers you will come to your senses and make the vendor gear non RNG and let you pick the exact item you are looking for.

We also need a specific mods - enhancement - Armor - barrel - hilt vendor that isn’t RNG because my Rage Jugg gets tank drops 90% of the time and they are completely useless for my spec.

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Rion_Starkiller
09.27.2019 , 08:30 PM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by Batwer View Post
I can see into the future. I see: Stupid questions on the fleet. Where can I get the equipment from? And so on....
You're alpha testing and beta testing. Literally none of that **** is set up yet.
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Solarmind
09.28.2019 , 02:43 AM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by TrixxieTriss View Post
We also need a specific mods - enhancement - Armor - barrel - hilt vendor that isn’t RNG because my Rage Jugg gets tank drops 90% of the time and they are completely useless for my spec.
All of my 3 Sorcs (Lightnin/Madness/Corruption) got tank gear 99% of the time from all of the sources. Guess, that's how it works. At least for now.

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MasterRummy
09.29.2019 , 06:47 PM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by Solarmind View Post
All of my 3 Sorcs (Lightnin/Madness/Corruption) got tank gear 99% of the time from all of the sources. Guess, that's how it works. At least for now.
I believe this is offtopic now and needs to go to PTS.