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Naushan
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PostSubject: Class Q&A series: Mage   Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:36 pm

Class Q&A found here:
Mage Q&A
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PostSubject: Re: Class Q&A series: Mage   Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:18 am

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Mana Gem and Evocation are commonly referred to as outdated mechanics. Many players feel the Mana Gem does not restore enough mana and should not be placed on the same cooldown with a warlock’s Healthstone, while Evocation has too lengthy a cooldown and is typically not a reliable means of acquiring mana during boss fights.

Q: How do you view these mechanics, and are there any intentions of updating mana recovery capabilities for mages in the future?

A: Our general philosophy, in a very broad sense, is that healers risk running out of mana if they aren’t careful or are in over their heads, but that damage-dealing specs generally have enough mana to do their jobs. That doesn’t mean that you never need to burn a gem or use Evocation, but it does mean that if you are being reasonable about what you’re doing that you should have enough mana except perhaps on very long or unusual fights. What we are more likely to do is just lower the mana costs of the main nukes: Arcane Blast, Fireball, Frostbolt, and Frostfire Bolt.

I wonder lower by HOW MUCH. Heeheehee.
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PostSubject: Re: Class Q&A series: Mage   Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:25 am

mm they stated arcane blast is having it's mana cost reduced by about 13%, not sure about the other things but i constantly found myself going almost oom as ttw/fire so. good stuff
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PostSubject: Re: Class Q&A series: Mage   Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:12 pm

Unofficial Q&A with GC: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=17899801584&pageNo=1&sid=1#8
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