Thursday, February 7, 2008

Absolutely Fake Patch Notes

2.4 is coming. Everyone knows it; Blue has been parceling out tidbits of information over the forums. With an impending patch comes fake patch notes! The latest I've seen are posted here at

They list the probability that the patch notes are real at 50%. I put the probability at 0.00%.

Let's look at a couple of the best druid notes:
  • Nurturing Instinct: Increases your healing spells by up to 50/100% of your Agility, and increases healing done to you by 25/50% of your Attack Power.
  • Force of Nature: Treants now have a 15% chance to proc Entangling Roots on the target.
Nurturing Instinct: It sucks right now, even for hybrid builds with hybrid gear - but this change would be so overpowered that there's no chance it's real. A bear tank with KZ/ZA gear and perhaps a bit of Gruul gear can approach 2000 AP. That would give the bear tanks' healers an effective +1000 healing to each and every one of them. Ha! Why would you even consider bringing a prot warrior or prot pally to a raid when it's so incredibly easy to heal a bear tank? 3 healers; +3000 effective healing on the bear! So overpowered, it defies comprehension. How about a little credibility in my fake patch notes please? A bit of plausibility? Come on, try harder people.

Force of Nature: How often have you heard balance druids complaining about how much Treants suck? Oh right. Never. Well maybe you have, but I haven't. I don't know what the attack speed of the treants is, but let's say it's 2.0. 3 treats x 0.15% chance to proc Entangling Roots x 2.0 attack speed = roughly a 22.5% chance to be rooted every second. Double that for a 1.0 attack speed. I really don't see this as plausible.

Other druid notes pretty much nerf resto druids. A bit more plausible, but unlikely in my opinion.

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