Jul 19th 2009 7:22AM Well if you want to have a little Dev. insight into gear itemization from Ulduar, it would be because blizz wants you to play more then just one spec. And while the min/ maxer's of us will choose to optimize for the best we can do, any spec is viable, and it's not like spirit was ever bad for an arcane mage, just slap on mage armor, grab your AM glyph, and use it frequently, because all that crit from Uld gear is really going to shine when you're dumping 5k AM's.
But honestly, what is there to post about Uld? toss a few sheeps, learn to manage threat again and taper AoE. The issue is, those events are largely set in stone in execution with little variation, so a simple encounter video/ guilde is going to tell you all you need to know, you just end up doing an where applicable. Oh and to be clear, I'm not raggin', just saying that might be where Christian's mindset is now with the current columns as of late.
Apr 26th 2009 3:29AM I suppose you missed that part of the column (being the whole thing) where he names the tailoring set, the savage, hateful, deadly, and furious sets.
I mean, it's a discussion and information blog, not Elitist Jerks forums. And as far as how much resil or spell penetration goes... I don't see how it would be difficult for any reader to use Wowhead or any of the other plethera of methods out there to see how much that gear offers, and what would clearly be ideal. And it isn't like spell penetration doesn't explain itself, and if it didn't, I'm certain Wowiki or a simple google search could bring up figures if you couldn't already figure it out.
What I don't understand is why people feel the need to come on here posting a negative comment that really holds no ground, when they could goto places like Elitist, and be happy scrutinizing over numbers and info, when the RNG makes most of it trivial anyways. That is, in the sense that an extra 10 resil isn't going to win your matches.
Apr 18th 2009 5:26PM My first post here - long time reader.
Another outstanding read. Regardless of useful information or hilarity, I always find myself coming back every Saturday to read this column. The funny thing is my main is a Paladin, but it did convince me to make a mage.
Great 3-part Christian, really helped me iron out the decisions once I finish my last 12 levels. I think most people will be stuck between the all-time favorites of Tailoring/ Enchanting versus Jewelcrafting/ Blacksmithing. I personally plan to milk out Enchanting for its Disenchant properties and then swiftly replace it with Jewelcrafting. The new lightweave cloak change is just too appealing to me, as well as flying a friggin carpet around, and if that ever gets old, I'll just swap back to Enchanting.
Thanks for the read, keep up the great work. Oh and while I truely do hate facing a lock, they sure do make great leveling buddies. (Heresy, I know!)