Mar 24th 2010 6:13AM My apologies for the block of text above, I thought I had formatted my paragraphs but it did turn out that way >_
Mar 24th 2010 6:05AM @Sinthar
Excellent straw manning good sir, and you really know your steam, GUYS HE GAWT ME ON THE STEAM. Circumventing the topic (frostfire bolt) about the steam joke I made is really a pro move and greatly adds to the conversation. You also paint me as someone who speaks with such a black and white view of the world where there are no exceptions, then you assume me to be one who is strangely obsessed with the physical accuracy of the magic in a video game, on top of that you assume me to be a lazy facerolling arcane mage, but worst of all you spent that long time making a point about me and steam rather than the topic (frostfire bolt remember?). I wish I never made the damn joke because now its being used to straw man my point. And you clearly didn't read or missed the point of my second post because I state I was making a joke as well as I know I am playing a video game so please spare me the lecture on real life vs video games, yet you did, you lectured me on exactly that.
I will address your point about arcane (rather than the point on deep fried ice cream) and although I know it is going off subject from frostfire so I will be brief and general. I am aware of the state of arcane raiding, it's rotation is somewhat dull, compared to the thrilling high of applying living bomb every once and awhile (joke). The truth is i don't raid on my mage anymore, I left for my warrior. Arcane once was exciting though, the ability to convert massive amount of mana in to extreme burst plus the timing of your cds well/knowing your raids dps so that you can make sure that very last killing blow cast you go oom and knowing you could squeeze every ounce of damage out of your mage is what made me enjoy arcane versus the RNG based/strict rotations of the fire specs. Now unfortunately arcane has been "normalized" and really isn't that much fun anymore. Plus when i was playing it was a the red headed step child spec and I have always enjoyed exploring the specs that no one else will touch.
OK so now my point on frostfire so we are clear and you can address these points as you will rather than the others who used ad hominem arguments:
It is a redundant spell on top of the already many single target damage nukes that mages have. It was only thrown in to work off of pre-existing talents which I think is a lazy spell design. Almost everything about the frostfire spec is just like fire except you are shooting a blueish attack rather than your typical orange attack. It's uninteresting because it just takes to spell and makes them to do into one by simply combining frostbolt/fireball effects. Don't be confused all of you elementalist fan boys, I just don't like the spell itself not the style of speccing partial fire and partial frost. My pvp is a elementalist spec with Ice Barrier and Blast wave and is a lot of fun and very a unique play style.
And since people clearly don't get the steam joke, Ill just explain it, I was suggesting that it would be more interesting to shoot a puff of steam at a boss than to use the current Frostfire Bolt spell when we have spells just like it. And I don't think that anytime that you apply heat to ice that it all immediately evaporates :P.
Mar 21st 2010 4:10PM @Sky I am not a warlock, I've been a fan of this article for a long time because I am in fact a mage. I've been a die-hard arcane mage since level 10 and raided BC as arcane when it was more fun because of the high risk/high reward mana game. I think that frostfire bolt is just a lazy spell design working off existing talents, I didn't deserve to get downrated for disliking a spell.
Discussing the trends of people on the internet inevitably misusing words doesn't really apply to my comment and is a simple ad hominem argument which I can also say that I see internet people using quite frequently. About the steam though, if you want empirical evidence, go take a piece of ice and then apply heat, watch what happens, unless you philosophically doubt causation, I don't see how I was being illogical. Beyond that how ever I was clearly making a joke and I know I am playing a video game so spare me that lecture.
Mar 21st 2010 3:42PM Ok after I searched a little while longer I found my post, still downrated into oblivion.
Mar 21st 2010 3:39PM I commented on the latest arcane brilliance and when I stated that reasons why (it's just another redundant Mage single target nuke with different colors) my comment got downrated a lot then I checked back again, it was gone. I don't understand how your system works but I'm guessing you can downrate people so much that the comment gets removed or your moderators deleted it. I suppose I got downrated because I disagreed with the author, and most of the other comments even though I believe my point had merit.
Mar 20th 2010 5:25PM I thought FFB was the worst new WOTLK spell/ability in the game. It is extremely uninteresting. Instead of blue, purple, or orange damage flying from our hand we have, tadah! a blue AND orange damage attack. It just like another arcane blast, fireball, frostbolt, scorch, pyroblast, or any other single target damage attack. The only reason it a good spell is because in the beginning it was mathematically superior to other spells with the right talents. Logically it would just be a big steam ball by the time it got to the boss and honestly if it was a steam attack I would be much more interested haha. Steambolt: [Gets boss all wet, warm, and soothed reducing threat, dispelling enrage, and giving shatter-like crit effect].
Jan 2nd 2010 7:16PM om nom nom nom
Oct 28th 2009 6:37PM razzle dazzle
Oct 21st 2009 8:16PM /roll