It's everywhere, it's like the god-damn wandering plague, you determine the existence of haste on an item simply by inspecting it, if a tree falls in a forest and nobody hears it, it will still be hasted, physicists now believe the mysterious dark matter that exists in space is actually haste.
It doesn't affect spell cooldowns and it doesn't affect dot durations. And of course our spell casting decisions are entirely determined by... spell cooldowns and dot durations.
It's fat, and pushy, and shoves crit off just about everything it touches. Crit boosts my dot power, crit boosts my spell power, crit gives me mana, crit is my friend. Haste sits on crit until it cries and runs away and hides. I miss crit.
Haste makes my head hurt. It does weird things to my spell rotation that I can't work out, and it all goes out of the window anyway when I get an upgrade or group up with a retadin or the shammy pops bloodlust and it totally screws up my spec because I need an extra point in improved mind blast that I just don't have.
Haste is what designers put on items when they are:
b) late leaving the office and want to get away
I. Hate. Haste.
Bitten off more than I can chew
1 day ago