Feb 6th 2009 5:04PM It's a bug - one they never bothered fixing, but it's akin to being able to chain Arcane Missiles and Arcane Barrage together and get the Arcane Blast damage buff to both (which they _did_ fix because it was overpowered). If your latency is nice and steady, yeah, you'll get the Ice Lance in pretty often. If it's not, though? Nope. Also, Ice Lance scales terribly, so in another tier up of gear it doesn't matter if you can do it or not, you get more DPS out of just hitting frostbolt again than wasting 1.5 sec to cast Ice Lance.
Jan 31st 2009 5:51PM Well, to be totally accurate, the return from Imp Water Elemental is lower than replenishment (0.12% per second versus replenishment's 0.25%), and Frost has _never_ been a spec people wanted for raids - it was bad in BC, and is actually worse now, falling ~1k DPS behind basically every other mage spec in Naxx (and Frost's scaling is a lot worse than Fire/Arcane, so as gear improves, it falls farther behind).
That being why it never makes it into discussions about Replenishment ;)
Nov 24th 2008 2:18PM Yep, the old raid bosses are all level 'skull' (which is always your level +3, even at 80). However - this only matters for stats that scale with level. So a level 80 mage will be have to be hit-capped to not miss Onyxia, level 80 tanks have to be uncrittable, resists are calculated versus level 83 - but the boss's abilities won't scale with level. So old bosses will still do the same amount of damage and have the same number of hit points for a level 80 as they did when you were 70, or 60 or whatever. So at 80, which a decently geared group, you probably won't need the full 25, although the final bosses will probably still be hard - I did old Naxx at 70 with about 25 T4/T5 geared people, and we wiped, and wiped, and wiped.
Nov 13th 2008 7:30AM Random draws never go my way, but hey, I can try ;)