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Patch 2.0.10 is now available for download. The patch notes look exactly like the last set of PTR notes, except without any mage nerf -- which I guess is to say they look exactly like the set of PTR notes before last. No word on whether the mage nerf was actually reversed or just inadvertently left...

March 6th 2007 at 9:52am 0 Comments
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Another day, another set of revisions to the 2.0.10 patch notes! The only change in these appears to be the addition of the note on crit breaking mage's freezing effects, which is worded as Nethaera reported on the forums today (suggesting that frozen targets have a chance to break free on a crit),...

March 5th 2007 at 10:45pm 0 Comments
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Hunters with wind serpents that have a lot of +spell damage gear (??), this is for you. Ommra declares:A hot fix has been applied. This fix reduces the amount of bonus damage that the Hunter pet ability Lightning Breath receives from the Hunter's +damage gear.Well, OK then. Do Hunters really wear a...

March 5th 2007 at 6:03pm 0 Comments
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As Blizzard would hate to leave anyone out of the joy of patch 2.0.10, we have recent news of a change for mages. And despite the fact that I don't regularly play a mage, I don't think it's good news for the class. Tseric informs us that you were never intended to be able to crit a frozen target and...

March 3rd 2007 at 1:26pm 0 Comments
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Blizzard has updated their 2.0.10 patch notes to include the recently announced changes to paladins and priests -- as well as a few surprises. Complete patch notes are after the jump (with changes from the previous notes in bold), but here's the unexpected bits: The effectiveness of priest's "F...

February 28th 2007 at 4:32pm 0 Comments
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Paladins rejoice, because Blizzard has decided to reverse the two changes that were planned to be implemented in 2.0.10. Eyonix informs us that they felt "the adjustments were too imposing on the class' ability to tank in dungeons." So Avenging Wrath won't be sharing a cooldown with Divine Shield (...

February 27th 2007 at 10:31pm 0 Comments
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Druids have received some significant changes in the coming 2.0.10 patch, but while there's lots of complaint and speculation, there's little agreement on what the changes will actually do for druids. But the loudest complaint is that druids will no longer be able to tank and will be once more reduc...

February 26th 2007 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Blizzard is looking at the value of sockets on items (currently, the value per socket is slightly higher on higher quality items) and standardizing it throughout the game in an upcoming (but unspecified) content patch. In addition to this, they're also going to reviewing the expansion armor sets --...

February 26th 2007 at 5:32pm 0 Comments
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After reading the patch notes, you may have come away with the impression that paladins made it out relatively unscathed. However, players hitting up the test realms have discovered that this isn't entirely the case. Paladinsucks is reporting that Forbearance (a debuff left for a minute after being...

February 25th 2007 at 2:55pm 0 Comments
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Love it or hate it, everyone's got opinions on the 2.0.10 patch -- not all of them positive. So with some classes going up and other classes going down, what do you think is the class to play this patch, in PvE, PvP, and anything in between? Some classes -- druids and priests -- seem to come out the...

February 25th 2007 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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It seems like just yesterday we were talking about the Searing Gorge quest reward the Luffa and how useful it could be for an encounter in Karazhan. I, of course, was off silently cursing the fact that I'd vendored mine ages ago, being unable to think of a single use for it that was more important t...

February 24th 2007 at 2:54pm 0 Comments
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After seeing the latest patch notes, there are plenty of unhappy priests out there. Not only was Vampiric Embrace -- a key talent for shadow priests attempting to maintain group utility and solo viability -- reduced in effectiveness by a forth (and its ability to crit removed completely), but shadow...

February 24th 2007 at 11:05am 0 Comments