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2-19-2011 @ 8:38PM
Any chance we (and by we, I mean you guys. I have very low drive for getting things done that I think of. ;] ) can talk Blizz into giving frost spec an option of not using the pet while still having the same dps? Seriously, the water elemental seems like the "special" cousin of the warlock imp. If it gets out of range of a target, it stops the cast, no matter how close it is to finishing and it's cast is silly long. Would much rather see it's cast be instant with a cool down. Also, it has no melee ability. And much like the void walker, it has a tendency to just be in the way. Plus, and I know this argument has been used before, if I wanted a pet, I would play a warlock. I like the concept of frost, minus the pet. For aesthetic purposes, why does frost have an elemental in the first place? When did Mages become shaman? My understanding was that Mages were arcane users who manipulated arcane to have the properties of fire and frost. If it was a frost construct or ....something (not really sure what you would call it) I would understand better. Also, um, I'm frost, why am I using a non-frozen "pet". Seems like it should be a frost minion with melee capabilities. And for titans sake! Please make it stop bubbling. /cry. I can't stand it, anymore. Just curious. ;)
2-19-2011 @ 8:45PM
I actually agree wholeheartedly. The Water Elemental, particularly since my toon is a Gnome, feels large and clunky and very annoying.
2-20-2011 @ 12:10AM
I think the reasons Mages have the Water Elemental is because of Warcraft 3. When Arthas first meets up with Jaina, he makes a comment about her needing his protection, and she says she doesn't. She summons a Water Elemental and clobbers some poor enemies.At least any ways, it looks like now, like it did then.Only that was a lot cooler to have around. LOLAside from seeing that, I concur that Frost Mages really don't need one IMO.
2-19-2011 @ 9:42PM
The water elemental comes from Warcraft 3. Every time you get to play as Jaina Proudmoore, she's got the water elemental right there with her.
2-19-2011 @ 11:36PM
What Kylith said. Water elementals and mages have been like peas and carrots since the RTS games. It's got history in the lore.*insert obligatory nerdrage and QQ about the lack of a phoenix for Fire Mages in WoW here*
2-20-2011 @ 2:26AM
> And for titans sake! Please make it stop bubbling. /cry. I can't stand it, anymore.This part you can, actually, fix by yourself:http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/916824364
2-20-2011 @ 7:30AM
If you wanted to play a pet class, you would play a warlock? And not a Hunter? You Heretic!But I actually love the Ele. Hes been a tank for me, he hits the boss while I kite the adds. He is a freeze when Im stunned and blinks on CD. When your the only mage in the raid with 5 warlocks, hes your best freind. I loved him through ICC, and Ive only loved him more in cataclysm.
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