Jul 18th 2010 6:50PM I don't run normal PuGs anymore because of this. Plus I want to get something for my time investments gearing others. Try to do GDKP runs, it really solves all the problems you mentioned. If they leave early, they potentially loose a couple of thousands of golds. It is easier to find replacements. If you did not won the thing you need you will have more money for the next run, so better chances.
Jul 18th 2010 6:43PM I would love to be able to raid as frost, but it's not viable currently so I don't. Actually it is the worst dps spec in the game. So if you want to raid as frost this can mean two things:
1. You are a noob, and don't know much about your class.
2. You deliberately choose to do less dps than your class is capable of.
Neither is acceptable for any serious/progression raid (ICC/RS). You can be fine with things like VoA or Weekly raids (Nax, Ulduar, etc), where an average group can carry a couple of people.
Jul 6th 2010 1:05PM I'm not going to post in the official forums anymore. Is there a way to delete the posts I already made?
Jun 27th 2010 3:43AM We have one more utility spell which is completely missing: Spellsteal
If you remember the other day about various dispell mechanics for healers in Cataclysm. Spellsteal is an offensive magic dispell. So all healers will have 3 of the 5 varoius dispell mechanics. Mages currently have and most probably will have in cataclysm 2. We can dispell curses and remove beneficial magic effects from enemies.
Now that I think about it Counterspell is also missing, a lot of raid encounters depends on interrupting the boss, and mages can help whit it.
Jun 22nd 2010 4:49AM I disabled the experience on my AH toon, she is still level 1 :) Hearthstone set to Dalaran, now I can battle those menacing Squirrels in Dalaran. I was afraid of gaining a level before, so I did not done it yet.
Yesterday those fire festival fires almost killed me. Luckily I'm a priest, so I could heal myself back.
Jun 20th 2010 3:28AM The belt is only marginally better than Belt of Omission (http://www.wowhead.com/item=50996), for fire mages, because it has lower hit, and have a bit higher SP with proper gemming. That belt can be bought with Emblem of Frost. And if you like me and raiding ICC for a time now, you should have tons of Emblems by now. Last I checked I had 150, and nothing I can buy with it. Maybe Primordial Saronite for my alts...
Jun 6th 2010 8:15AM Well the problem with Darenei is that they are from an other planet. They have a lot of interests in Outland as it was their homeland for a considerable time, but now in Azeroth there are a lot of problems which doesn't concern them. Arthas, Lich King, Scourge is from Azeroth, all the Alliance races hate them, the Darenei never really met the guy before. The whole Titan business really interesting to the Dwarfs, Humans, Gnomes, but not really for the Darenei. Hopefully with Deathwing and elemental panes in Cataclysm Darenei shamans have a bigger roles to play. They can even make closer friendship with the Dwarfs, who will be able to become shamans.
May 25th 2010 6:36AM @Kylenne
If you could fly in Northrend you could made the Ebonweave at the top of the cave entrance. So you do not had to deal with the mobs :)
May 22nd 2010 6:54PM You could also craft: Bejeweled Wizard's Bracers (http://www.wowhead.com/item=47585)
I still use that on my mage, and currently doing ICC10 Heroic modes. I could not seem to find any decent updates for it. I know they exsists but never dropped for me.
If you playing fire consider buying the other frost emblem belt which is quite nice (http://www.wowhead.com/item=50996). As I see the gearing advice was focusing on Arcane. For example Sundial of the Exiled, doesn't look that bad from fire mage perspective.
May 18th 2010 10:05AM They cannot do anything about BG queue time, if you have long BG queues at level 80 that means your faction outnumber the other faction in the Battlegroup. For example I got nearly instant queues as Alliance, and I hear that Horde has to wait something like 10 min in the same battlegroup. While on my server the Alliance outnumber Horde, it not that bad, as Horde can still win in WG, and sometimes even defend it.