Access to All Abilities on Area 52?
When will Area 52 get access to the same abilities that were on Mal'ganis? I was enjoying toying around with Mana-Forged Barrier and was looking forward to trying it out on one of my max-level characters on Area 52, thinking Area 52 would get it when Mal'ganis was closed.
The Arcane Mage talent tree still references the ability, but it's still not there. Is there a plan to make the ability, along with the other abilities that were only on Mal'ganis, available on Area 52?
@DoubleDiamond maybe 27.5.2022 (i hope too have new skills on A52)
I was led to believe Mal'Ganis was used as a test server, mainly for draft pick, and what they wanted to bring back to A52 they have already. I suppose we will find out on in due time.
They might end up slowly added some abilities to A52 when they are sure it won't break the game.
I was led to believe Mal'Ganis was used as a test server, mainly for draft pick, and what they wanted to bring back to A52 they have already.
That was my understanding, too, but when Mana-Forged Barrier didn't show up after Mal'Ganis was shut down, I was really disappointed. It'd be nice if they updated talants that reference missing abilities like Arcane Fortitude; change it so the effect is doubled during Mana Shield instead, at least.
Then again...I'm not even sure how taking damage works between Mana Shield and armor. Does Mana Shield absorb incoming damage first before modifiers or does your armor/etc. reduce damage first and then Mana Shield absorbs the left over damage?
There is some work being done on many of those new spells. They should reach A52 in the future though!
@TastyGM Awesome, thanks for the update!