I want to laugh, I want to cry, I want to poke myself in the eye.
Oh patch day. How I love and loathe you! You tease me with things like new mounts and mini-pets all while nerfing my classes subtly. Having many alts I can get really excited about one class and feel really bummed about another…I’m basically an emotional rollercoaster. So without the patch notes infront of me, let’s review some things that will either make me happy or make me cry. My emotions are ready for this, I have tissues.
Mount level requirements and costs reduced! Yay!
Normal flying mount speed increased! Double Yay!
New druid skins! Yay!
New raptor mini-pets! Yay!
New badge system for normal and heroic raids/dungeons! Yay? (I’m still not sure about this one.)
Okay, so all the novelty things work out okay. But what about the class specific things?
Penance cooldown increased to 12 seconds. Double Boo!
Spell power effectiveness of Prayer of Healing reduced 30%! Double Boo!
Mass dispell now procs some trinkets! Was this a concern? Huh?
Frostbolt now has 4% less crit, but 0.2 sec reduced cast time! Yay!
Frostbite now has reduced healing effect – I can haz mortal strike?! Yay!
Totems now can be arranged and set to plop more at once! Double Yay!
Penance cooldown increased to 12 seconds. So bad it deserves two Double Boo!
So talent changes…boo. Seriously, Penance cooldown increased AND the decreased effectiveness of Prayer of Healing? So as disc, I as already horrid at AOE healing, and now it just got worse thanks to reduced effectiveness, I bet the mana cost didn’t get reduced 30%. /rage
New transmutes for alchemists to make epic gems! Double Yay!
Self only profession buff effects increased! Yay!
Effectiveness of gathering profession passive or active buffs increased! Yay!
Glyph of PW:Shield can now proc Divine Aegis. Yay!
Hmmm…I don’t think there were any other things for the professions that I have.
So professions, generally yay! Especially since I’m transmute spec. Hopefully I’ll proc some extra gems.
So over all score? Meh.
Okay, like I started out saying, I’m dazzled by the new mount changes, the professions, the changes to frost mages, and even excited at the mini-pets. But I’ll be honest. I am not excited to play my disc priest after tonight. Apparently Elgar was so over-powered with his AOE healing and his penance that it needed the nerf bat. Apparently no one at blizz plays a disc priest. ARGH! I’m still raging about it. Elgar, sorry, but I think you’re going to be shelved for a bit until I can get over this. You didn’t deserve this man, you didn’t deserve this…the foam sword has crit you.