Jun 7th 2009 8:17AM Christian speaketh the truth. As an Ulduar 25 geared Arcane/Fire mage I'm finding my biggest problem is.... too MUCH hit rating. I have 17.88% in my raiding gear, and while I could switch out my Dying Curse trinket to solve the problem I'm not willing to give up the massive dps boost from the proc. Right now my best plan is to get the crafted Ulduar boots and lose 42 hit from my current boots. I'll gain a lot more crit and some spellpower, but with a shadow priest in the raid I'm still going to be overcapped.
Nice problem to have, i guess. But still annoying.
Oct 28th 2008 11:53AM I thought what Blizzard had done was a work of genius, they basically turned griefing into a world event. Note that this isn't a whine against the concept, far from it, it definitely was a stroke of genius from Blizzard. The one thing that ruined it for me, was the fact that Blizz seemed to forget to take into account Shattrath City's "Sanctuary" status, and it was therefore impossible to take action against player zombies in that city. I didn't personally mind the griefing in Ironforge, Stormwind etc, as a level 70 Tier 6 frost mage I could defend myself from any zombies with relative ease. In Shattrath however, it was a completely different ballgame. The zombies had free reign and there was nothing anyone could do to fight them off except mop up their neverending supply of plague zombie converts from the masses of npcs there. Blizz totally dropped the ball on that one. Other than that, it was a great event in my opinion.
Oct 4th 2008 9:10PM Hilarious post, I always loved Christian's style of writing. There needs to be some sense of humour handed out at the jump though, too many people clearly aren't getting it.
Sep 26th 2008 7:48AM Yeah, and you have an ability to get off your fat lazy ass and run back like everyone else, so I don't see why you shouldn't.
Aug 3rd 2008 1:39AM Personally I see the Fire Tree as a nerf to Fire mages, but your mileage may, of course, vary. I can see a deep Arcane respec coming on.
Aug 2nd 2008 8:31PM Forget all this talk of using Fire in PVE, guys. The days of raiding Fire mages are well and truly over. Fire now gives you a whole bunch of gimmicks that will do nothing other than get you aggro and squished in a half second in PVE. On the other hand, Fire is now the lolspec of choice for PVP. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but if you want to raid, Deep Arcane is looking like it's going to be for winners.
Aug 2nd 2008 5:20PM I find it's cunts like you posting in other class' topics that ruin WoW for the rest of us, but your mileage may vary.
Jun 9th 2008 9:23AM I was levelling my 7th character to 70 (my loladin) before I even realised there was a Silithid Hive in Feralas. I'd never done the Missing Courier questline as I could never find the boat, so never once did the questline that led to the Hive.
May 5th 2008 11:25AM @Daryl You don't have to respec frost to get Icy Veins, mate. Right now the best pure dps raid build for Fire mages includes Icy Veins for the haste buff. You can stick enough points in Frost to get Icy Veins and slap the rest in Fire with 2 in Arcane Subtlety for low aggro AoE spam. You'll lose clearcasting (and will be a very thirsty mage) but you woon't have to respec Frozen Shadowweave tailoring and can still use your imba Spellfire Robe.
Mar 31st 2008 1:30PM You can tell how long someone's been playing MMOs by how they refer to a "whisper", what most WoW players know as a /w. Back in the bad old days it was known as sending a "tell", hence the /t. It does actually work in WoW too.