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7-12-2008 @ 4:07PM
Frostfire bolt will not change everything. It is merely duct tape to the broken vase of a class mage which sadly I love to play.
7-12-2008 @ 4:21PM
Agreed. Jaw dropping DPS, sure. It may even almost reach 90% of the DPS of Shadow Bolt spam when that is also improved by ten more levels.Keep dreaming man. This class is broken and in need of an overhaul.. Until the blizzard developers find a way to make it fun to develop for mages, it's going to stay broken.The devs like warriors, rogues, and warlocks because they're fun to design. It's fun to come up wioth new and sneaky ways to melt faces, summon demons, ambush people, and just straight up rip their face off. It's not nearly as much fun to come up with fun ways to heal people, protect people, or stay just out of reach while killing them. Until the class is redesigned away from a you-stay-over-there-while-I-kill-you-in-my-dress class, it's not going to get any love.
7-12-2008 @ 4:43PM
Agree.Last week's blog was straight on, We're broken and Blizzard doesn't care.Someone has to be the whipping boy, and this year it's Mages.Frostfire will end up nerfed, limited, and hobbled, just like invisibility (remember when that idea was first out? Oh, we had such hopes) and every other carrot-n-stick "improvement" they've given us.Other classes in the alpha are being handed massive upgrades (Titans grip anyone?) and we get... a nuke that does less base damage but has potential to be great, if it's not nerfed, hobbled, crippled, or outright crushed for "balance" purposes.I've played Mages since I started this game, My first character was a mage, Two of my 70s are mages, and I can say I Love playing a mage, but I hate comparing mages to other classes in PVE, and PVP is pretty much a joke.You know it's bad when you can say you love your mages, but for raiding you rolled a paladin or priest and for PVP a rogue or druid.
7-12-2008 @ 7:16PM
Play a paladin lately? Calling mages broken when they can still actually do their jobs is pretty hilarious.
7-12-2008 @ 9:33PM
Nobody said paladins aren't broken. My main is a paladin, and I could write a dissertation on how badly broken that red-headed-stepchild of a class is.But this column is about mages, and Paladins being broken worse than mages doesn't make mages any less broken.
7-13-2008 @ 2:12PM
Paladin? Yep, That's my PVE tank, Love him to death.Can't PVP with him, that would be like setting fire to my own reproductive organs, but PVE he's the Best tank for 5-man content and Kara ever. (He's not been past Gruul/Mag, so no opinion above that)Yeah, for PVP I've got a record of backing the losing team, don't I?
7-15-2008 @ 9:17AM
AgreedMost of the effects don't work on bosses.Let's see them!ImpactThe Slowing Effect and FrostbiteSo you're really only looking at Ignite for raids.Second The spell chooses which damage to deal, it doesn't deal BOTH frost AND fire it chooses one depending on the bosses resistances.Which means that it will basicly choose what bonuses to take depending on what damage type it is using. On some mobs you might be able to shatter combo because they can be frostbiten. Then other's you'll have to use scorch 5x just to get the increased damage because you're dealing fire.This spell is broken and useless. And come on...there's going to be ALOT of frost immune bosses in northrend so seriously just stick with fireball imo.
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