06/24/2011 09:00 AMThe Fire Elemental is even more complicated than Searing Totem because the totem is the master of the elemental, not the shaman. It generally works pretty well focusing on the Flame Shock target, but we plan on rebuilding the spell so that the totem summons the elemental (and killing the totem could still despawn the elemental), but the shaman is considered the master, which will solve some of the problems that arise.
Posted by Kaivax
We have a name for our ele shaman's fire elemental: Herp-da-derp. He typically spends the entire fight wandering around aimlessly. :P Last night on V&T, he actually decided to target Theralion (who was up in the air) instead of Valiona, and we all had major giggles at him floating about in circles.
So yeah. xD Something needs to be done to fix this guy.
Q: Could you find a way to give a sense of responsibility to damage dealers as much as tanks and healers already have in instances? – Raghnar (EU-FR)
Pretty sure ya'll missed the point on this one. When a dps !*!*s up, it's the healers who suffer - by having to heal through the extra damage. Many people have offered up the suggestion of implementing certain debuffs (a la the slime auras in Putricide) that, when stood in, would lower your damage significantly.
Good to hear they're considering implementing a threat dump for warriors. Despite the fact that I love the philosophy of "a warrior's threat dump is death" (because it just suits the class so well
), it is a pain in the ass when I'm tanking with my partner on his fury warrior. :P His burst is insane.