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1-24-2009 @ 5:23PM
What..another Arcane Brilliance about Arcane mages..why am I not suprised? >_>I'm afraid this last couple of weeks you've been taking the Arcane bit a bit too serious. Either get extra writers for other specs or try something different.I think it's weird we have a writer for a dps class that seems to have spend one post about the the currently number 1 dps spec namely FFB and then also says never to spec as one. Wouldn't your journalistic nature make you obligated to try one to keep us informed?
1-24-2009 @ 5:41PM
I'm forced to agree. I like the wit, the writing style, but there is just not enough love for the other specs. Admitting your bias doesn't give you a free ride.
1-24-2009 @ 5:43PM
Sorry to say this, Shin, but the 1 viable DPS spec thing is over now. 3.0.8 makes both Fireball and Arcane better raid DPS than FFB is. Fireball offers Focus Magic, Improved Scorch, and higher DPS than FFB. And, as it stands right now, Arcane blows all other specs out of the water in terms of straight damage output, even if it lacks raid utility.I switched from Frostfire Bolt to 57/3/11 just this patch, and my DPS has gone up significantly. We're talking a change from 4k DPS on Patchwerk to well over 5k, with no major changes in gear or raid composition. I easily outdamaged my entire raid this week, and I was only 5th on the charts last week. Something is up, and I think it's that Arcane is very strong.I'll admit that AB has been Arcane biased lately, but right now Arcane spec IS the news, he may as well talk about it.
1-24-2009 @ 5:54PM
There are specs other than Arcane? Seriously though, playing FFB is perhaps one of the most boring builds of any class to play. With the latest iteration of acrane, it's actually fun, challenging and requiring quick decsion making on the fly to play effectively. Arcane also has excellent utility outside of raiding and PvP (ie. farming, dailies, etc), compared to the other builds.For anyone considering changing to arcane, now is the perfect time to do it.
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