Oof, been a while since I last posted. Lots of things happening in WoW that I would like to talk about, albeit in short and sweet points.
On Viability Versus Optimization
Play what you want, but don’t be surprised that there are people who don’t think the same as you, and are likely not going to want to play with you. Stick with like-minded people, and you will run into little drama. It might take a while to find them, but it’s worth it once you do.
On the Icecrown Buff
It doesn’t affect pets. My water elemental does approximately 1400 unbuffed damage per waterbolt both on Ironforge dummies as well as ICC trash when soloing the first two mobs for rep. We’re missing out on potential damage, but thank your lucky stars you’re not a Beastmaster Hunter.
On Imminent Frost Buffs
I am quite excited about them, and also excited about being able to finally compete with skilled Arcane Mages. However, don’t use these buffs as an excuse to slack off as a Cryomancer. Contrary to popular belief, we do more than just spam frostbolt. At this point in time, a skilled frost mage WILL beat a poor arcane mage, and since most mages out there are arcane, will beat a good number of them. However, a poor frost mage will NOT beat a poor arcane mage. So do your best to represent, and help shed off the negative lolret-like reputation that’s sure to linger even after the buffs are put into place.
Best. Weapon. Ever. See below.
Makes me want to download PowerAuras and use the “NIBELUNG VALESTI!” sound effect from Valkyrie Profile to signify a proc. LOVE LOVE LOVE THE VALKYR.
On the Mage/Warlock Rivalry
It’s fun and healthy, and has roots stretching back before the insignificant Hunter/Lock rivalry that Brigwyn tried to start. I sided with the Locks during their little bout because Hunters are not as worthy enemies as mages. I enjoy competing with locks as I do with the other mage specs.
And they’re not too bad. They’re quite fun to level. Even got a Destro Lock up to level 24. Having a blast, literally. Warlocks in general are genuinely good people, but I take pleasure in beating them up on the damage meters.
On Blogging About One’s Own Guild
You have the right to say whatever you want on your blog. Just be aware that your audience stretches out farther than you often lead yourself to believe. There’s a fine line between privacy and expression, and it’s up to you to determine where you draw it before you inform your guild of the blog’s existence. Personally, if I had to choose between my blog and my guild, I would choose my blog.
On Single Abstract Nouns
Speaking of blogging and guilds, Miss Medicina runs an awesome guild over at US Argent Dawn called <Single Abstract Noun>. It’s a social guild specifically for bloggers and readers of blogs, which allows everyone to interact with each other on a more personal level beyond comments left on blog posts. Readers and writers are open to join, but remember to be kind, be considerate, be tactful. You can find me there rolling a *gasp* warlock named Krizzly.
Come for the banter, stay for the delicious Goldshire ERP.