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7-12-2009 @ 1:17PM
Well I can tell you that aside from trying fire again when 3.2 hits, i'm probably just gonna stick with my alts at this point, which saddens me, but if blizzard isn't interested in taking us in any new directions, then i'm more inclined to play something that might change a bit in the next year.anyone else?
7-12-2009 @ 1:35PM
I share your feelings. My mage is my main at the moment simply because that's what the guild needs. After the raid over I log out to have fun with my Druid or Paladin, hoping to get a decent Ulduar run with other alts of our guild. :-pSadly, it doesn't look like there's a feral or pally spot opening anytime soon so I'm stuck with my mage. I don't *hate* the situation, as I have a raiding spot in the #1 guild of our server, but I do wish mages were a bit more exciting to play.
7-12-2009 @ 7:30PM
@kompressahAs someone with both an 80 DK and a 62 (63?) mage, I can tell you that knowing when to use Blink is the most important part of that equation. I once escaped getting ganked by an 80 DK on my mage (granted, he forgot to use the all-important Strangulate) by using Frost Nova when he ran towards me, Blinked after he used Deathgrip/Chains macro (I didn't lose the Chains for whatever reason--I'm not sure if that's how it's supposed to go or not), used my pet freeze, Ice Barrier's freeze-on-break effect, and stalled him to the point where he went after easier prey.If you're having trouble with any given class, I urge you to google "How to kill a ____ as a _____"; in your case, "Death Knight" and "Frost Mage" (or whatever spec you were using--I couldn't tell)
7-16-2009 @ 8:43PM
hey.. it could be worse. you could be a prot warrior in a guild that already has an established prot warrior tank. or a fury warrior that gets laughed at for being fury. or an arms warrior that only gets brought along if no feral druids are on.personally i'd be quite happy with playing an uninteresting class if it means i get a guaranteed raid slot.
7-13-2009 @ 3:30AM
Mages are finally, FINALLY in a good place.And you people are QQ'ing that if we're not going to be changing there's no point in playing. Any change right now would be for the worst. We have two viable PvE specs, two viable PvE specs, nothing could change that wouldn't make us underpowered and back to where we were in BC or make us OP, and if we hit that point Blizz will keep nerfing us until everyone's happy, and then we'll be underpowered.Be happy with how things are now. In some ways, I wish we'd actually get several more patches before another expansion, just so I can keep enjoying it. For now, I'll take solace in the fact that mages are in a good position, and a lot of class changes will be relative to us, since we're fixed squarely near the center of the Balance chart. Hint (the center is "right where we want it" in Blizzard's eyes)
7-13-2009 @ 4:28AM
At Kompressah:I agree with your point, but I do question your tactics in the example you have given there.#1 Use Iceblock for his Anti Magic Shield (green bubble). A general tip for Iceblock is to use it for preventing incoming damage - use it at 80% when your opponent has popped AMS, Cloak of Shadows, Beast Within, etc. Dont use it at 20% because you have run out of options.#2 Save Blink for the death grip. Dont even use it unless you are deathgripped vs a DK.#3 Chains of Ice - Use your trinket for chains of ice vs a DK. Also use your Icy Veins (glyph), and Escape Artist if you are Gnome.Your point about us being very killable is very valid though, we need to pop all our cds just to survive for a small time against classes in Plate who put out the same damage we do in cloth, with short cooldown closiing/snare abilities like deathgrip/Chains.
7-13-2009 @ 5:47AM
Nova + Silence, so that they can't silence or Death Grip you ;D
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