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1-10-2010 @ 5:34PM
I used to be Frost4Lyfe My first toon and main was a Frost mage, from level 10, raided that way and topped meters all through BC. With all due respect, my frosty amig@, I don't care how well played your Frost Mage is, if you're beating better geared people on meters they need to lrn2play. A well played Arcanist in mediocre gear will blow even the best played Frostie away. I finally read the writing on the wall and switched to Arcane somewhere around the time when FFB was FotM (I despise Fire and will never spec anything that requires more than 3 points of it). I got tired of working 5 times as hard for mediocre dps and gimping my raid in the process, watching everyone else leapfrog ahead of me in Naxx25 gear while I was struggling to keep my head above water. Fortunately, I happened to fall madly in love with the Arcane playstyle, so it worked out.By all means, play what you love, but I think your obvious defensiveness about playing the redheaded stepchild spec not named Subtlety (at least Frost is still king of PvP) is making you vastly overstate things. Trust me, I understand where you're coming from--my heart will always be Frosty. But Frost has a long, long way to go before being remotely competitive in PvE again. The recent changes are a very good start, but ultimately they just mean you won't get laughed out of raids like before. It still has situational uses, so I have another reason besides nostalgia to keep it as my second spec (I like it for Faction Champs and any fight where I'm on kiting duty). I'm holding out hope that one day Frost will be up there again, but I'm not holding my breath.
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