290K Arcane Blast, 168K Arcane Explosion

85 Human Mage
6720
Skip to the ~0:29 mark in the AoE looting video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx6oxoYrzfE

The mage does a 290k AB followed by a 168k AE.

The entire purpose of inflating numbers is to give people the impression of getting "stronger", am I correct in assuming that? So why not make Arcane Blast hit for 290 million and give everyone 1.5-2 billion health? Then people will get the impression that they're getting SUPER STRONG! Strong enough to solo Sargeras, all the Old Gods put together and kick over the Titans as the new ruling force of the universe.

All I'm saying is that this whole "woo I'm getting stronger" illusion is really silly. Just when Blizzard were discussing the item squish, they make the whole thing even sillier with numbers that will no longer fit on our desk calculators.
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90 Human Mage
13775
Yeah i was really surprised with those damage values when i saw that video too.
If this goes live as it is, a lot of recent old content will become solo-able, and i wonder how lulz-worthy 85-89 (and lower levels) BGs will be.
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90 Human Paladin
8390
Spellpower is bugged. Calm down.
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90 Human Hunter
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03/22/2012 07:58 PMPosted by Wintel
All I'm saying is that this whole "woo I'm getting stronger" illusion is really silly. Just when Blizzard were discussing the item squish, they make the whole thing even sillier with numbers that will no longer fit on our desk calculators.


Totally agree. It got pretty out of hand going into WoTLK, and insane going into cata. They really should have taken the damage increases much slower from expac to expac.

Also think about the late game. Wait till big trinkets and people get full raid gear 2-3 tiers in. Blizzard has lost their hold on balance for a while, but it looks like there is a huge opportunity to lose their grip completely if they're not careful.
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90 Pandaren Hunter
14925
It's a bug with premade characters. Your active buffs go all haywire when you copy your character. As soon as you die, reapply the buff, or otherwise change the buff, the bug corrects itself.
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85 Gnome Warlock
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Numbers and stat values are bugged to hell on premade characters. It's why some premades have 600k health in their lvel 85 gear and 200k+ spell power. They're receiving their stat benefits 10x or more.
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90 Human Death Knight
17955
Bugs on a beta server? Preposterous.
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90 Worgen Mage
10895
03/22/2012 08:03 PMPosted by Judgesyou
Spellpower is bugged. Calm down.


This. There is a bug with transferred characters on the beta. They spawn in with around 150k spellpower. The problem fixes itself the first time you change specs.

when I first transferred my mage over, my Fingers of Frost ice lances were critting the target dummy for over a million damage per cast. It was pretty hilarious.

Obviously, this bug will be fixed before the game goes live.
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90 Draenei Mage
16945
What a !@#$ing stupid thread
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90 Orc Shaman
8030
03/23/2012 01:02 AMPosted by Mistwynd
y Fingers of Frost ice lances were critting the target dummy for over a million damage per cast.


so like live?
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10 Tauren Warrior
10
Either mages got buffed or beta is bugged. Could go either way.
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85 Tauren Death Knight
2240
When are there ever bugs on a beta server?!?!
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90 Night Elf Death Knight
12055
Beta is ____.

I somehow doubt Wrynn is going live with "HEEEEY GUUURRLL" as his quest text, although I'd laugh pretty hard if he did.
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90 Pandaren Hunter
14925
03/23/2012 09:10 AMPosted by Krinu
I somehow doubt Wrynn is going live with "HEEEEY GUUURRLL" as his quest text, although I'd laugh pretty hard if he did.


Is it drunken Wrynn?
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