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10-24-2009 @ 8:32PM
Honestly I am underwhelmed. This is a great change if you are a raider. But there is much more to PvE than raiding and it bugs me when people imply that raiding is all there is to PvE. Deep Freeze is still going to be pointless when you are leveling. The frost mages DPS rotation is still going to be frostbolt spam. I recognize that I am in the minority but I'd have rather Blizzard give mages a more interesting leveling rotation than buffing top damage at end game.
10-24-2009 @ 9:23PM
Frost is already heavily overpowered for levelling. What more do you want? In terms of variety there's shatter combos and Brain Freeze procs, as well as using your elemental and whatever arcane stuff you dip into, not to mention AoE stuff.
10-24-2009 @ 10:10PM
Thanks for repeating my point for me. I never said it was underpowered. I said it was uninteresting. It's uninteresting precisely because it is overpowered. You can kill anything with frostbolt spam and so that's all players do. Sure you have all these nifty tools but you are no reason whatsoever to use them.Not that you were listening the first time around but let me repeat myself. I want a more interesting leveling rotation. That most likely means nerfing frost, not making it more powerful.
10-24-2009 @ 10:36PM
Shatter Combos and brainfreeze procs, water elementals and icy touch. Frost is much more interesting to level in than say fire which is pretty much fireball spam. I much prefer to use it for doing dailies than my frostfire spec for this very reason. If all you're doing is spamming frostbolt and ignoring say your free instant fireballs, that's your problem, not a problem with the spec.
10-24-2009 @ 10:57PM
If you don't like the playstyle that frost give you, why are you leveling with frost? I play frost because I like the spec, if I didn't like it I wouldn't play it.
10-25-2009 @ 4:40AM
@ DanielBravo - two awful comments in 1 post - well done.You are the 1st mage that I have ever heard of asking for a spec to be nerf'd. Closet Lock?I would not say that frost is overpowered for leveling since it normally takes 2 hits to kill a mage in any leveling battleground so their abilities are heavy on survivability. Questing is a joke for every class because we have done the zones so many times that most experienced players blow through levels - especially with full heirlooms. Working as intended and no, there is no way to make leveling nothing other than a grind - if you want different - find a different game that hasn't been around as long is "your" solution.
10-25-2009 @ 10:34PM
"Deep Freeze is still going to be pointless when you are leveling."Seriously? I use Deep Freeze all the time. It allows me to solo a lot of things I otherwise wouldn't be able to solo, and to solo other things with a lot more ease. An extra root (or Frost's only true stun) is never, ever a bad thing. Use it to lengthen a Nova, or when FoF procs to give you an extra couple seconds to evocate/bandage/blink/Nova off CD. It's a great spell, and if you find it pointless for leveling, you're doin' it wrong.
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