Nov 11th 2008 11:50PM I'm amazed they keep this game running most of the time. Its a great game and the sheer complexity that is required for a game like this means things stuff up occasionally, and thats okay, i mean, we've had a good run up till the patch, and thats always bound to have problems (its a computer. Computers stuff up :P)
Just think about all the days play time you've had on your characters. A few real time days play time is nothing in comparison to the fun i have :)
Nov 10th 2008 6:55PM blood elf frost mage would look sweet on that bear :)
Nov 4th 2008 5:45PM I don't think its that big a nerf. i don't pvp, i didn't pick up Deep Freeze cause a stun without damage sucks, and i don't spam ice lances in raids except for the occasional frostbolt/icelance combo when FOF procs for fun.
Without unspecced fireball Brain Freeze is more a fun ability to use when on the run from a boss or a handy instant cast (ie against the first boss in Auch Crypts) when it procs. At my gear level the extra GCD time it takes up to throw out that fireball isn't worth the time i could be frostbolting to get a FOF proc for 4k hits.
I don't feel this "nerf" has affected me, but then again, you could nerf mages to the ground and i'd still play my mage :D
Oct 16th 2008 8:42PM As a pure pve 61 pt frost mage (yes i know that there is not many around), i'm having the most fun with the new talents, especially AOE. Fingers of frost proccing off the chill effects added to my blizzard, which further procs the blizzard ticks - effectively almost doubling the damage i'm dealing AOE-ing mobs down.
The fof makes ice lance a highly effective, cheap instant cast easy 2-3k crit, and the instant cast firebolt is not only fun, it crits fairly often for a free instant cast 2k damage (my spell power is about 870 atm).
Once you work the instant casts, frostbolts and GCD into your rotation, i reckon i'm getting an extra 100-200 dps out of my spec easy, maybe more depending on how many times things proc and
Only thing that i'm not happy with is the inability at 70 to put all the points i want into frost! bring on 80!