Tuesday, February 26, 2008

PTR: Life Tap Progress

The last 48 hours have introduced quite the predicament for Blizzard developers:


Thankfully, it doesn't look like it'll ever come to that.

Warlocks, and the WoW community in general, came out in great numbers to oppose the Life Tap nerf and Bliz's blatant disregard for PvE while making PvP-focused changes. And while it didn't quite get to the point of erecting billboards and forming picket lines, it may as well have, as a multitude of threads were started all over the interwebs, arguing against the ground-breaking change. As a result, Blizzard has taken note, and the nerf will be tweaked in a PTR patch to come.

Obviously, this isn't the end of the story and there will be much more to follow... but there is still something tugging at me about this whole ordeal. See, Blizzard is a smart company, with very intelligent developers (even though sometimes, that's hard to believe). How could they make such a grand mistake with the mechanics of one of their most popular classes?

Call me crazy, but I'm thinking that this Life Tap nerf is only the beginning of a change Blizzard already has in store for the Warlock class. Introducing this huge nerf first may be a way to make the upcoming change more palatable -- making it the lesser of two evils, if you will.

Heh, look at me sounding all conspiracy theorish... but whatever. I'll just leave you with that thought and let time do the rest.

For now, I'm off to lunch, where I won't be feasting on Bliz babies. At least not today. ;)

8 comments:

B of A said...

LOL!!! Priceless picture man.

Anonymous said...

LOLOLOLOLOL!!!! Jagoex is still updating about WoW every update, even though he said he was quitting.

Jagoex lies and does not follow through with his word???

NO WAY!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!

http://jagoex.blogspot.com/2007/12/end.html

It is cool to see that the two consistent posters here make up of a rowdy, incoherent drunk, and a die-hard Jagoex-is-my-God-and-always-right fan.

I wonder what happened to your other friends? Backstab and talk smack much? LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!

I hope your daughter does not inherent her father's character traits, for her own sake.

Stop now while you're ahead and make up for the mistakes you made, or life will head in a most unfortunate direction. There is still time.

But hey this is Jagoex and expectations are lower than Blizzard's outlook on the Warlock class. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

Jagoex said...

Nice IP address.

I can't say I'm surprised, but I am disappointed. Not that it matters to someone like you.

Btw, I still talk to everyone worth talking to. Your post makes it painfully obvious you couldn't fit into that category even if you wanted to.

Seek help. Elsewhere, preferably. ;)

B of A said...

Another jealous fan Jag? Your such a star lol

Jagoex said...

Heheh, oh it goes a little something like that, yeah. ;)

Jesyka said...

Stat stacking on the ptr, gogo.

If you haven't looked into it, do it now. Trust me.

Be a raid boss in IF, if even only until they fix it. I promise it's worth it.

Also, oversized pets ftw. :D

Anonymous said...

It was fixed already

Jagoex said...

Hey Jes. I had heard about it -- Jezpadoo had over a half million spell damage or something crazy like that. Funny stuff.