frostine wrote:I recently started playing this game again after quitting around last July. Is it my imagination or was the cool down time on some skills readjusted/reduced sometime since I left? I've been playing on a few different servers and trying a few classes just to test the waters. I got hooked on one mage toon I created and have been seeing how far I can lvl without investing in lux items etc. Maybe I'm just familiar with the game mechanics, but I've been actually having fun and am almost lvl 40 in just a matter of days. I'm noticing more people playing mage now than 6 months ago...is this a valid observation across all servers? I can see how mana management will be an issue moving forward depending on how I invest my skill points...I remember it being quite miserable with a lvl 90 something mage and lots of sigils, etc. So far with my lvl 40 I don't feel underpowered by any means and I have invested zero dollars into my character. I am reaching a point where running to the tavern for mana refill is starting to be a hassle and would love to get an amulet. The only thing I'd love to see is a slightly lower cool down on energy shield, but I'm not sure how much I would actually reduce it due to risk of becoming overpowered.
Welcome back. The mages have quicker casting but you will need to invest in one of the energy regen spells to keep up your dps.