There are times (pretty much all the time) where I find myself having to defend my actions as a Frost Mage against random people I meet in pugs and raids. I show them through performance. I’ll turn a few heads, I’ll make some people think differently, all in a day’s work.
There are other times (this pretty much being the first one) where I find myself having to defend myself as a Frost Mage blogger, or in general, a member of the Frost Mage community.
To quote several things which were said in a recent episode of the Hunting Party podcast:
“And we have 45 different hunter blogs, compared to 2 mages, one shaman, and one undead orc who doesn’t post for 3 weeks.”
“It’s not just that we have so many resources and so many blogs out there, but we have so many of them that are actually good, as opposed to the 2 mage blogs. There’s the 1 mage blog that’s filled with misinformation, and the 1 that maybe has the right info.”
“And [Hunter Blogs are] all different! You’ve got Mania for pets. You’ve got Elitistjerks for the jerks… And you go to the mage blog and you go ‘oh, you’re frost. nice. you’re cold. you’re short. and you’re wearing a dress. NEXT.’“
No seriously. Why would you do that? I am not an expert on huntering, but from what I last remembered, Lies and Slander are not spells that could be found in their spellbook. So why? Was it a joke? Am I being trolled? I take my blog very seriously. I love what I do, and I know there are other people who love being frost as well. I am taking steps towards trying to share that love for my class and spec with other people, to open their eyes to how different, satisfying, and even potent, frost magery can be.
I honest to god feel that I AM a resource. I’m trying my goddamn best to share the knowledge that I have with other people. I respond to EVERY single one of my comments and emails, even if it’s in regards to things that I’m not too skilled at (I would defer the question to more qualified individuals).
I may not have the best technology or the largest audience, but I am not afraid to take new directions in trying to teach others how to play a Frost Mage. I may not be useful for all mages, but whatever it is that I know, I know it like the back of my goddamn hand. And if anyone dares say or think that I know jack shit about Frost, you bet your ass I will do my best to prove them otherwise.
Whatever. I’ve fallen for the troll bait, and I’ll just leave it at that. To anyone who says otherwise about this Canadian Frost Mage Blogger: