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7-18-2009 @ 6:55PM
Yet another slightly amusing mage column.. But when are we going to get a somewhat informative column for all the raiding mages out there? Ulduar has been out for a while now and while we've been working our ways through it gradually improving our gear all I've seen happening over here at Arcane Brilliance has been articles about professions, PvPing, whining and now some tips for the leveling mages. What happened to covering current content? Like the itemization on Ulduar gear and how it seems to favor fireball over arcane, or what specs are better for certain fights or whatever. I don't mind theory crafting and checking Tankspot and all that, but A guide to Ulduar from a Mage's point of view would be nice. Jokes and nostalgia are all good, but I'm really reading this in hopes of getting some valuable information.
7-19-2009 @ 7:22AM
Well if you want to have a little Dev. insight into gear itemization from Ulduar, it would be because blizz wants you to play more then just one spec. And while the min/ maxer's of us will choose to optimize for the best we can do, any spec is viable, and it's not like spirit was ever bad for an arcane mage, just slap on mage armor, grab your AM glyph, and use it frequently, because all that crit from Uld gear is really going to shine when you're dumping 5k AM's. But honestly, what is there to post about Uld? toss a few sheeps, learn to manage threat again and taper AoE. The issue is, those events are largely set in stone in execution with little variation, so a simple encounter video/ guilde is going to tell you all you need to know, you just end up doing an where applicable. Oh and to be clear, I'm not raggin', just saying that might be where Christian's mindset is now with the current columns as of late.
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