Hi everyone! If you’re a first-time reader, this is my blog, Fire is the New Black! At FitNB, my posts are all about the ins and outs of the Fire Mage spec, from burning up the baddies in PvE and raiding, to setting those awful alliance on fire in the Battlegrounds and Arena. And if that wasn’t enough for you, I have a number of alts as well! I have a resto shaman, and a Blood Death Knight!
So come, sit and relax, and I’ll share the story of how this blog came to be.
The Roof! The Roof!
About a year ago, during the Burning Crusade, I created my trial WoW account, a female Blood Elf Mage named Pyra. After burning up the ghostlands, I stopped gaining experience at 20, and I simply wanted more. I upgraded to a regular account, and the rest is history! Stomping through arathi all the way to Icecrown, I levelled fire spec, the one true spec!
Now, I have Pyra, my 80 mage, an 80 Taruen Resto Shaman named Aloyel, and an 80 Orc Blood DK named Gumzog. All 3 form the awesome team here at Fire is the New Black, bringing you the latest news and notes about my time here on Azeroth, the only way the horde ever could. For the Horde!
Why I Love Fire (NOT FROSTFIRE!)
With the advent of Frostfire in Wrath of the Lich King, the entire mage community went up in flames, literally! But little old me couldn’t let go of sensation of tossing giant balls of fire. To even fathom myself dipping a little bit into Frost (YECK!) was something I couldn’t do. There were a few things that needed to be mentioned.
Frost is cowardly!
There’s something about not wanting to be touched and to have complete control, it’s really anal retentive if you ask me. You can give up all the cannon you want for extra survivability, but you’re still made of glass! If you want to get things done, you gotta get right in there and get your hands dirty…or charred.
Fire is chaotic!
Chaos is the way it’s supposed to be! There’s nothing like slowfalling from one level in Arathi Basin to another and simply blastwaving the entire enemy alliance, just in time to let your fellow troll capture the point. There’s something to be said about sending a bunch of gnomes into complete disarray with your dragon’s breath! Random freezing procs? Forget that! I’ll take random STUNS instead! Oh, I’m sorry little spacegoat warrior, let me snap you out of your daze with a giant pyroblast to THE FACE! BUAH HAHAHA!
Sure, I enjoy Torment the Weak as much as anyone else, but the only thing Arcane is good for is to PoM a pyro to a Dwarf’s face. That’s all I really gotta say about it. Sure, Arcane is really good at PvP, but as you may have heard, they’re working on making Fire more viable as a standalone PvP tree. Yeah, we could use a little more toys to play around with in the event that we become targets, but unchecked, we wreak massive havoc! Down with Slow! Boo to the Barrage! Instant-cast Flamestrike for the win!
A Crispy Closing
All in all, my burning flame for fire is not limited to Warcraft. My favourite things are tied to Fire. In Pokemon, I always choose the Fire starter (Charizard ftw!). My favourite comic book hero is the Human Torch. And when I was younger, I’ve always wanted to be a firefighter!
So stick around, there’s plenty more coming from the charred palms of this twisted troll from US Winterhoof!