That said, again, we do want Fire to be a strong single target DPS spec along with Frost and Arcane. Frost is not intended to be the Mages "PvP spec" and Fire isn't intended to be the "PvE spec," they only turned out that way because of unintended factors. We're trying to make Frost more viable in raiding by allowing you to effectively freeze the target without having to nova it, allowing you to throw in some "shatter combos" in your rotation. Arcane, Frost, and Fire (and a mix thereof) should all more or less be viable in as many aspects of the game as possible. Where they should be different is in playstyle and gameplay differences (stacking Scorch vs. freezing and shatter etc.).
AOE will be more prevalent in encounters in the game, yes. However, Fire mages are assuming they're being converted into a pure AOE spec, which is not the case. We want the strong AOE to just be a feature of the Fire Mage. The Fire Mage doesn't need a new single target DPS nuke or ability as a 51-point talent in order to continue to be a good single target DPS class.
Q:koraa, NONE of us want to be AOE kings, when we signed up for this class the little manual said mages were powerfull single target damage dealers. What made you guys decide to make us AOE kings? that has to be the most worthless title of all time. no part of any boss is as significant as the single target damage you deal to it. I dont want to be the king of trash pulls, i want to be the king of *%!@ing blowing the %%*# out of this boss with a gigantic ball of fire. Please fix our class we dont want to be aoe kings, we want to be single target *%!@ you up kings.
A:There's no reason why you can't be both, which is my point.
Q:As an edit, we dont want ANOTHER single target nuke, we want the one we have to not suck, make it stronger fix a tallent to say Does more damage than a warlock because we have less health less mana less utility a *%*! version of a pet less and worse CC and theres no damn good reason to bring more than one of us to any given raid, and in sunwell if you buy water from a vendor, you dont even need a single mage for anything.
A:The talent isn't finished in design, this is beta. A new iteration will be presented in a future build.