Hey guys. I thought I would bring this to your attention. Everyone who plays a necromancer and uses a staff may have already noticed Putrid Mark's lack of working properly. Since the Aetherblade dungeon, it has not transferred ally conditions. It goes into a full cooldown if interrupted. And worst of all, now it only transfers THREE of the necro's conditions, instead of ALL.
For four months we've been reporting this on the forums... and now we have responses from the devs. I'd link the page, but the damn url link thing freezes on me every time I try. So if me typing the damn link out doesn't work... just look at the bug section of the guild wars 2 forums. You'll see it.
Basically... the devs stated that Putrid mark will stay as it is now. It will ONLY transfer 3 conditions from the necromancer, and NEVER transfer from allies. It, apparently, was too strong and they ninja nerfed it, but "forgot" to tell us. The cool down, supposedly, is a bug. But the original dev response made it sound like it wasn't.
I feel like they broke the mark, then couldn't figure out how to fix it... so they're keeping it as it is. Since we've been handicapped since June. So long necro support builds.
How can we make minion master a viable thing to play? OH! I KNOW! Nerf the staff! ... F.U. Anet. Morons. Scratching the bottom of the barrel for the answer when they nerfed one of the main, important MM support skills.
...so mad. So very, very mad. (Do you know how damn useful this would have been if it worked properly during that damn Aetherblade dungeon? Yeah...) I'd say enjoy the mark now as it lasts, but they already nerfed it... its terrible skills will stay. Hopefully Nov 26th, they'll have fixed the cooldown issues on all the marks. I'm not holding my breath.