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Feb 7th 2010 8:16PM Putting it here too, since I doubt you care about anybodies oppinion but your own, I just want to spam your email.

No, its not 15-20%, but nice try though. And usually on Lana'thel i get about 13k, I'm ok with that. =) They pull 9k, I pull 8. Thats 11.2%repeating.

As our Chief Archmage Pants would surely agree, every mage has a home, even the lower dpsing ones. You're very right in sayin that my various buffs I give, and total survivability might not help at all with MY personal DPS, but I ask this: On Saurfang 25, with 3-5 marks up, can you survive as an Arc mage, hell even a Fire mage, if you were the first person to GET marked? Nope, odds are the raid will say something to the effect of, "Shoo mage, go die since he's not gonna change the situation much, were not at the frenzy, we've got time to recover your loss and the healers will have a more relaxed time."

No. Didnt think so. See, I can get away with this, because I haz a buubbblllleeee. My BUBBLE absorbs damage, therefore keeping me alive. If I get a little low and see the healers are busy, I Ice block, like any sane mage. If that happens again...I Ice block again! Can you do that? Negative. So what happens if you die? Hmm? That little number you had won't change, you'll still have your 1337 Deeps, but your overall damage? Down the fuckin drain. And how does that help the group progress in downing a boss? It doesnt.

Maybe YOU should be willing to be flexible, did you EVER think for a second that YOU are the one whose stubborn because you want to do the very thing that Pants was discussing recently? Caring sooooo much about your little fucking number on a tiny fucking screen, that will NEVER MEAN A DAMN IN REAL LIFE, that you choose to sacrifice the entire raid?

I'm sorry, but I'll stay frost as long as its PVE viable, I may not be the highest of the high, but I'm in the top numbers every time. Plus my mana regen abilities help all us mages out, and the healers too. I know Ele shams can crit any time they want essentially, but whats 5 more % hmm? It'll help with thier NON lava bursting. I enjoy having my warm bucket of love with me when I raid, I enjoy that I can solo farm rep and items in ICC, I enjoy having Icy veins all the fuckin time, and anytime it's on CD I can just pop Coldsnap and THERE WE GO AGAIN!

I like that I don't have to EVER worry about mana, I can and DO cast continuously for over 15 minutes at dummies, and I'm sure it'd be longer if I was raid buffed. Arcane...as high damage as it is...is costly. It ALL depends on your procs, if Clearcasting procs, yay, if AB procs, YAY, but if not...youre stuck with a very VERY costly Arcane Blast untill it does, OR you can blow it away and start over, hoping for the proc that JUST. WONT. COME. In the mean time using your mana gem+Torrent(if youre a belf) blowing your evocation(that STILL has a 2 minute cooldown) and using potions. If nothing goes right, which is completely possible with a random gen rolled proc, then youre fucked into wanding. Whats the dps on that? Like MAYBE 300? And you have to do that till ANY AND ALL of your mana inducers are back. Thats a MINIMUM of 2 minutes and 7-10 seconds depending on the haste effect of Evocation.

During your 2 minutes of wanding look at the raid around you....what do you see? What the hell is that blue bubble with icicles over there? How can it still be casting after this long?! Thats me, steadily streaming frostbolts and deepfreezes into the boss when youre wanding. By this time I MIGHT have used one mana gem. MAYBE. hell, if thats on CD then I MIGHT have even used evocation...once. Yeah. Suck my kiss, cuz you cant do that.

In Short: I have a use, and its called overall Raid Support. I am a Support Mage with a very long life expectancy, and I'm proud of

Arcane Brilliance: The state of the mage, volume 4 of 72 {WoW}

Feb 7th 2010 8:03PM No, its not 15-20%, but nice try though. And usually on Lana'thel i get about 13k, I'm ok with that. =) They pull 9k, I pull 8. Thats 11.2%repeating.

As our Chief Archmage Pants would surely agree, every mage has a home, even the lower dpsing ones. You're very right in sayin that my various buffs I give, and total survivability might not help at all with MY personal DPS, but I ask this: On Saurfang 25, with 3-5 marks up, can you survive as an Arc mage, hell even a Fire mage, if you were the first person to GET marked? Nope, odds are the raid will say something to the effect of, "Shoo mage, go die since he's not gonna change the situation much, were not at the frenzy, we've got time to recover your loss and the healers will have a more relaxed time."

No. Didnt think so. See, I can get away with this, because I haz a buubbblllleeee. My BUBBLE absorbs damage, therefore keeping me alive. If I get a little low and see the healers are busy, I Ice block, like any sane mage. If that happens again...I Ice block again! Can you do that? Negative. So what happens if you die? Hmm? That little number you had won't change, you'll still have your 1337 Deeps, but your overall damage? Down the fuckin drain. And how does that help the group progress in downing a boss? It doesnt.

Maybe YOU should be willing to be flexible, did you EVER think for a second that YOU are the one whose stubborn because you want to do the very thing that Pants was discussing recently? Caring sooooo much about your little fucking number on a tiny fucking screen, that will NEVER MEAN A DAMN IN REAL LIFE, that you choose to sacrifice the entire raid?

I'm sorry, but I'll stay frost as long as its PVE viable, I may not be the highest of the high, but I'm in the top numbers every time. Plus my mana regen abilities help all us mages out, and the healers too. I know Ele shams can crit any time they want essentially, but whats 5 more % hmm? It'll help with thier NON lava bursting. I enjoy having my warm bucket of love with me when I raid, I enjoy that I can solo farm rep and items in ICC, I enjoy having Icy veins all the fuckin time, and anytime it's on CD I can just pop Coldsnap and THERE WE GO AGAIN!

I like that I don't have to EVER worry about mana, I can and DO cast continuously for over 15 minutes at dummies, and I'm sure it'd be longer if I was raid buffed. Arcane...as high damage as it is...is costly. It ALL depends on your procs, if Clearcasting procs, yay, if AB procs, YAY, but if not...youre stuck with a very VERY costly Arcane Blast untill it does, OR you can blow it away and start over, hoping for the proc that JUST. WONT. COME. In the mean time using your mana gem+Torrent(if youre a belf) blowing your evocation(that STILL has a 2 minute cooldown) and using potions. If nothing goes right, which is completely possible with a random gen rolled proc, then youre fucked into wanding. Whats the dps on that? Like MAYBE 300? And you have to do that till ANY AND ALL of your mana inducers are back. Thats a MINIMUM of 2 minutes and 7-10 seconds depending on the haste effect of Evocation.

During your 2 minutes of wanding look at the raid around you....what do you see? What the hell is that blue bubble with icicles over there? How can it still be casting after this long?! Thats me, steadily streaming frostbolts and deepfreezes into the boss when youre wanding. By this time I MIGHT have used one mana gem. MAYBE. hell, if thats on CD then I MIGHT have even used evocation...once. Yeah. Suck my kiss, cuz you cant do that.

In Short: I have a use, and its called overall Raid Support. I am a Support Mage with a very long life expectancy, and I'm proud of it.

Arcane Brilliance: The state of the mage, volume 4 of 72 {WoW}

Feb 6th 2010 10:11PM I would agree that Frost might not be the PRIME dps choice for high end raiding, but honestly, I've got so much excess of hit from just tier pieces and lucky drops that I havent had to use 3 points in Precision for a LONG time. Those 3 points I could put into Brainfreeze and then that increased my DPS a ton. The reduced mana cost from Precision isnt even missed since the replenishment kicks off every 10 or 15 seconds(only one point in the talent). I may be about 1k lower dps than the leading arcane mage in my 25's group, but for since theres no fire mage and the wannabe-mage-class either didnt spec into improved shadowbolt or is dead because they cant be awesome and go invisible or make copies of themselves I'm the one giving the 5% crit buff.

I wish they would increase the proc rate of FoF though, i've gone through long fights like Saurfang without being able to use my Deep Freeze more than 4 times.