Mar 31st 2008 4:12AM "Now you can beat the first boss in Magisters' Terrace and get a nice pair of spell haste gloves."
^^ those are bracers you linked... ;-)
Feb 13th 2008 9:28AM I use hotkeys for most stuff, except to position AoE spells like Freeze, Blizzard and Flamestrike.
Got hotkeys for most spells, pet spells/actions, assigning raid targets, conjuring food/water and drinking/eating, etc.
For most spell I use the numbers 1-0 and the 2 keys to the right of 0. I use them either alone or in combination with shift or ctrl. Pet actions are assigned to other keys.
But - as I'm a mage, its also fairly easy to only use a keyboard... ;-)
Feb 11th 2008 7:12AM Atm we've started downing the first few bosses in MH/BT, but still lack attuned more healers. It's hard to recruit cause our own officers/members are so tired of SSC/TK that they really don't want to clear all of it over and over anymore.
However, the change that it's possible to down Vashj and Kael without clearing all the other bosses is a nice addition. Donno if it will work with a teleport to the end boss or something.
Tbh I think this is a perfect solution, as it helps guilds attune faster to be able to move on, without having to waste too many nights in SSC/TK.
That everyone is able to move into MH/BT without attunement is fine with me. People won't be able to clear everything straight away anyhow. My only concern is that some guilds will rush in before being rdy themselves, which could lead to a lot of frustration.
But I think it's fine that more are able to see the instances now that they're soon obsolete with the new contents.
And remember - you still need to kill Kael/Vashj to get the nice attunement/rep ring. :-)
Feb 11th 2008 5:31AM Really great that Arcane Brilliance is back. Missed it. :-)
Nice post - especially compared to all the mage QQ posts out there on the forums. Even though some improvements would be welcome, I just love playing my mage.
I've raided a long time as 10/0/51 and even though I've been flamed for it many times by "pro" mages, I'd still say it has lots to offer to a raid and it can be viable - at least for most encounters. I'd like to see an article about pros/cons of raiding as frost, as well as arcane or fire - and maybe also some of the combinations. Most mages think there is only one spec for raiding, but especially after Icy Veins and improved mana gems, other options to 10/48/3 do exist and I'd love more people to find out. Imo the diversity of specs and play style is a benefit to the guilds out there.
(atm I'm fire specced to better deal with AoE waves in MH)
Also I'd like to see an article about how important being hit-capped is. It's an important aspect of endgame raiding that many mages miss out when they go from heroics to 10-mans to 25-mans... Would save a lot of time for all the mage CLs out there who has to reply to applications from mages with +17 hit rating etc... ;-)
Dec 13th 2007 6:10AM If applying as mage writer - will that be 25 weekend posts or 50 weekday posts only about mages each month?
I have a few ideas for some nice posts, but not sure I can keep'em coming in that amount. :-)