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Arcane Brilliance: The new and improved arcane tree in patch 4.1 {WoW}

Mar 12th 2011 10:38PM I agree with you on the feel...I love arcane, just because it feels more like magic. As an avid RPer it just feels a thousand times more right for my egomaniacal "I'm smarter than you" elf. As well, I enjoy the recklessness of arcane AoE (which, although maybe not as nuketacular as fire when you drop a combustion on the whelps when fighting Halfus, still pulls some pretty numbers). I've been praised by healers in my guild for staying alive. I guess five years of dying as a mage has finally taught me how to keep an out out for danger like a spooked gazelle. A couple times I've respecced my fire to arcane since Cata dropped and tried it out, but I just end up missing the freedom fire gives me. I just wish mobility, somehow, could increase. I move around a LOT in fights where I can, a habit I got from druid healing in wrath, that I can finally maintain with fire and, to an appreciable degree, frost too. I wouldn't mind the boring arcane rotation if I could dance around with it, too. And nothing is more disheartening than an interrupted evocation. Accidents happen and not every fight gives you a clear chance. Maybe more practice is needed to avoid those situations, but I won't have the patience for arcane until I see some bigger changes to mobility. It's just too risky.

If anyone out there has any tricks up their sleeves that I haven't read on how to keep moving and keep DPs at least decent, I'd love to hear it.

The Queue: A very special Monday treat {WoW}

Mar 7th 2011 11:18AM In The Shattering Cairne Bloodhoof gives Garrosh a little beat down, and it states that Garrosh gets a nasty split lip. I'm assuming that the scar on his lip is homage to that wonderful part of the book.

WoW Insider's Guild of the Month contest returns {WoW}

Feb 1st 2011 3:17PM It's Québécois, not Quebeçois. Two accents aigu, no cedilla.


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WoW Insider's Cataclysm Launch Giveaway: Ethereal Portal loot code {WoW}

Dec 8th 2010 7:30AM My gimmicky engineer would love this!

Breakfast Topic: What cemented your interest in WoW? {WoW}

Nov 14th 2010 9:34AM My brother and I had played every Blizzard game previously until the disc had scratched and we had to buy a new one (together we have gone through SEVEN copies of starcraft, and three copies of Diablo...we weren't careful with CDs). Eventually he moved out and got his own life. A couple years later, he returned (he had before, too, but this day was special) and carrying with him was his computer. He sat upstairs and playing a game for a while before he eventually yelled across the house for me to come over which I did, and he showed me the game. He was ganking lowbies in Ashenvale on his undead rogue. He gave me hs computer, said he'll be gone for the night, and to have fun - and oohhh boy I did! I had a level 14 orc hunter by the time he got home. That Christmas he got me the game and 100 dollars to spend on game time. I dabbled around on my account, playing alliance, leveled a night elf druid to 40, enjoyed the game, but it wasn't until Burning Crusade came out that I really took off. I met a guy in university who had raided vanilla content who got me through to 70. What I didn't realise was the feeling I'd get when I made my second orc hunter....and I listened to that music. It reminded me of that summer day when my brother let me play, and every time I run around Durotar I get that same feeling. I guess it was just a series of small moments that slowly caramelised my love for the game. Now, with that same friend, I'm part of a 10 man raiding guild of real life friends. I've got 9 80s, and one level one goblin to be. I'm Undying, Starcaller, a Kingslayer, and 22 other titles, and I will never stop playing this game.