Mar 24th 2008 3:31PM I wouldn't step into the arena until I had all or nearly all of the BG honor rewards (and plenty of res/sta gems). Undergeared players of any class will be cut down in short order in the arena, but a mage won't stand a chance without the sta and resilience from honor rewards.
Also, the author doesn't stress the CC roll of the mage nearly enough. In the arena, the mage's roll is to keep a sheep up for as much of the game as possible, DPS'ing primarily when the burst is called for by the MA. Once your shatter gimmick is complete, return to polybotting.
Mar 21st 2008 9:35AM I have nearly 300 days /played and gold is still a mystery to me. I spend my time PvP'ing or raiding rather than collecting gold. Just like the real world, some of us just aren't cut out to be rich. The world needs ditch diggers, too.