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2-24-2008 @ 8:58PM
What really sucks is that mages are being pidgeonholed into this build. This is supposed the only good build for pvp. I say to hell with frost. I rolled a mage to burn things and blow stuff up.
2-19-2008 @ 6:47PM
Now WoW is turned to a cookie-cutter fest, specially in PvP. If you don't specc 17/0/44 and face the boredom of the specc, you are discriminated and peple will laugh at your face. Like in PvE, many say if you aren't deep fire you're gimped... I say 40/0/21 or 18/0/43 are as efficient as fire, if played well and with the right supports... some people just don't get why not all mages specc their ubber1337dps specc... *sigh*
2-19-2008 @ 8:33PM
Sorry but WoW is a computer game, and as Octale and Hordak say, that means there are "fixed and discrete solutions to a problem", especially in PVE. Playing well will not make arcane mages consume less mana (their only draw back, in theory they can have the highest DPS), and frost just does not provide more damage then deepfire+IV (though it silightly beats the old 10/48/3). Plus both those builds have significantly harder elements to them (I couldn't pull of some arcane spell rotations due to my lag, and screweing up an elemental deployment majorly gimps frost), which is why many people rubbish them.But it depends what you are raiding, I smashed most other DPSers in kara as 0/0/61, simply because I was a good player. But I knew I could smash them even harder by being deepfire.
2-20-2008 @ 4:43AM
"WoW is a computer game"Touché, my friend, when i mean "efficient spec" I don't only look for dps made, I also consider the fun factor. 10/48/3 was boring like hell, 2/48/11 is somewhat the same, 18/0/43 is enjoyable, but 40/0/21 or 40/21/0 ar a fun blast! You can have rotations like 3xAB+3xFrostbolt or 3xAB+AM+Scorch and alternate with a Trinket*AP*POM*Frostbolt/pyroblast, and kick in sequence Icy veins if you're 40/0/21.I know you can kick more butts with deep fire, but will you get the fun you want from a computer game?
2-20-2008 @ 9:44AM
If you wish to be ineffecient and perform under your potential then please do so on your own time and don't lumber your guild-mates with it.
2-20-2008 @ 10:20AM
If "If you wish to be ineffecient and perform under your potential then please do so on your own time and don't lumber your guild-mates with it."Sir, 40/0/21 or 18/0/43 are not inefficient. They might not have the potential of deep fire, but one can manage to top de damage meters with those speccs, they just need the right supports. At least I can with 40/0/21. I'm not harming no raiding partners, I was even invited to top-notch international raiding guilds of my server because I could perform as good as fire mages with same or even better gear. And you're the reason why I'll never specc fire: I don't have your "theorycraftly superior" specc, don't call me gimped or dumb just because I have a different specc, I thought this game was about variety and fun, not being one more sheep un the raiding herd.
2-20-2008 @ 4:23PM
Play whatever spec you want. But if you want to group with people, they will expect you to have an effiecient spec, and yes your spec is less efficient if you can do less damage. If you are playing solo, no one will care what spec you choose. If you want to run end game raids, you need to have the best possible damage output, anything less is just causing a greater burden to those you are playing with.
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