Jan 5th 2012 4:53PM That's more of a problem with your mage being a jackass and rolling on the tokens in the first place.
Dec 29th 2011 7:02PM Pyro, Fire is fine as is. The fights and stat distribution of the tier favour it and the top players chose it as their spec because it doesn't suffer from all the movement problems of Arcane.
-Anecdotal evidence from 5 man dungeons doesn't tell us much about a spec.
-Well-known problem with Arcane.
-8 seconds is not even close to an unmanageable ramp-up time.
-Arcane Explosion is your friend.
-That's because dungeon boss battles hardly last 2 minutes.
Start raiding and come back with your impressions then.
Dec 29th 2011 3:17PM What these numbers mean to me, as a mage?
Well, it's not that Arcane can't perform, because it can. But the best players abandoned it because Fire almost always performs better, kind of like how Frost is treated every patch. So we get a huge bias in favour of Fire in almost all parses, and the FOTM Arcane mages that are really, really bad stayed Arcane. See: LFR raids with mages that chain cast Arcane Missiles and do 15k on Zon'ozz.
I've always observed that it's easy to be a decent Arcane mage and damn hard to be a great one, and if anything this confirms it.
Dec 13th 2011 8:15AM When not doing a guild raid, usually podcasts. Raids are a mix of punk and metal, with some Pokemon gym leader battle music for Madness of Deathwing.
Dec 12th 2011 4:24PM Please, PLEASE remember that the platform order is for LFR, guys.
You really don't want to eat two bolts on normal or heroic.
Otherwise, great summaries. Thanks Mat.
Dec 1st 2011 7:47PM Always back up addon folders, everyone.
Same happened for me with ElvUI, I logged on 15 minutes before my raid on Tuesday with a broken UI. Luckily I had my backup - threw those folders back into my Addons directory and all was well. I'll update this weekend when I have time.
Nov 30th 2011 1:59AM Schrödinger's cat isn't alive or dead. It's 1/√2 * (|alive> + |dead>).
Nov 29th 2011 4:39PM The glorious return of Fire mages.
Nov 9th 2011 1:49PM Cutaia casts reality, hits Mugutu for over 9000 QQ damage
Nov 9th 2011 12:49PM I refuse to believe they'll drop 4.3 the week of Thanksgiving. It's a national US holiday - I doubt they'll make all the GMs and techies work that week for the potential bug fixes and stuff, plus it would mean a MASSIVE decrease in people raiding. It would probably piss off a lot of semi-hardcore raiders that don't/can't raid during the holiday due to not having a computer or having a bad connection where they are.
I suspect week after Thanksgiving. No way in hell they'll do it 2 days before a holiday.