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5-09-2010 @ 12:41AM
Wait, wasn't Frost the mandatory spec for raiding mages in Vanilla? Let's see ... we had Molten Core with its Fire-resistant mobs, Blackwing Lair with its fire-resistant mobs, Onyxia, and that gooey boss in AQ40 that REQUIRED frost mages to defeat it. Frost had its day. It would be nice to see it return, but there was a lot of QQ from the mage community back then about being forced into one spec in order to raid. Just saying.
5-09-2010 @ 11:28PM
I completely agree... and I think it's something lost on a lot of new players; they want to raid frost. Why? Not because of it's incredibly engaging 1-2 button rotation, or because of it's survivabilty (lets face it... instant invis from arcane during a whipe is king) but because they picked up from someone somewhere that frost used to own everything.Now...Anyone else think it is slightly suspicious that for each of the 3 realms (Old World, Outlands, and Northrend) there was a different spec that was DPS kings (and not just for mages only, hunters and warlocks too). Well if they've already used all 3 trees, and we are going back to the old world with this x-pac that perhaps we'll see a return of fire resistant mobs with frost being the PVE kings again?Imagine the possibilites of the tak dragging a fire mob back and forht through our new fangled icy/fog wall thing... adding to our dps without us having to do anything... one can always dream...
5-10-2010 @ 3:17PM
I completely disagree with this. I have played frost for 3 years and I enjoy the feel of it immensely. Sure, it's an easy, easy spec to play, but it's the mechanics of the actual ice effects that I find engaging. As an example, I love the feeling of speed and flashiness I get when trying to slip an ice lance in as it catches a frostbolt midair on a target that's been deep-frozen after being frozen in place from frostbite. Unfortunately, that's a dps loss and I should have just hit the frostbolt button again...I'm all for making us work harder and further employ brain matter with a more complicated rotation if it makes frost serviceable in pve. On the other hand, if frost is (covertly by blizzard) intended only for pvp at endgame, then why invest time and resources adding pve usability that will still go unused in the expansion when it's still too far behind fire and arcane to be viable?
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