Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wanna be a Baller...

Morning blog lovers!

This post is going to be touching on a few topics that I have been thinking about lately.
  1. Arcane Mage Rotation
  2. New expansion leaked and the two new playable races
  3. The Greedy Goblin - A breakdown of his BS
  4. Gearing your toon up enough for the content you would like to do
So lets get into this biatch shall we? Tell em how we do it round here...

WTFspaghetti's 15 man choir: "THIS, IS HOW, WE DO ITTTT!"

Arcane Mage Rotation

Since the new patch hit, I have been mostly playing my Mage. He was my the toon that I played when I wasn't playing my Shaman and the only alt that I had that was level 80. When I was leveling him from 70 to 80, I completely feel in love with the arcane talent tree. Life was good and I was a beast that was spitting HOT HOT white fire.

Then in patch 3.0.9....they nerfed us. They pretty much pwned our rotation because we were doing too much damage. I would have been ok with them just nerfing out spells, but no no. They had to go and fuck with our rotation and make us come up with another one. It was a sad day and I really stopped playing my Mage after that really. I only got on him to mess around with pvp and dailies.

So when I started playing my Mage again, I did some research and found out that there is alot of confusion out there when it comes to our rotation. Now, I do not raid with my Mage and I can't say that I am 100% correct...

...but really I am

Arcane rotation changes every fight and multiple times during the same fight. This is due to how much mana you have and how long encounter is going to be. To be a good Arcane Mage you have to master your mana usage to make sure you always have mana as long as the fight is going on. A Mage with no mana is like a ghetto without a "BBQ - Fish, Chicken, and Shrimp" shop....it just isn't right.

However, this article isn't about mastering your mana consumption, its about rotation. I just wanted to make that known so I don't confuse the little ones.

Maximum DPS rotation under normal circumstances

Arcane Blast, Arcane Blast, Arcane Blast, Arcane Missiles. If you proc Missile Barrage, you want to cast it immediately. This is because your next Arcane Blast could trigger another Missile Barrage.

That's it. Its not AB, AB, AB, Arcane Barrage anymore like it used to be. Even though I do see alot of Mages still doing this. I also was reading that to maximize your dps as arcane, you should just cast arcane blast until your out of mana. So wrong and also dumb if I may add.

Now you can join me and chuckling at them. If they start talking shit back at you, just start speaking in made up language. Its fun and entertaining. Example

You: You could probably do alot more dps, especially for longer fights if you change your rotation a little bit

Arcane noob: Yeah right....my gear is Uld25 ok? I know how to play....god...you think I don't know how to play or something? Just compare you achievements to mine and you will see that you are the one that needs to L2PLAY nub

You: Uligh es togni huagh

Arcane Noob: What? You need to learn how to speak english to as well i guess

You: Wesig en su tuago riend? LOL

Arcane Noob: dude...seriously?

You: U bang bang long time yes? togni huagh LOL

If you are anything like me, you will get a good laugh out of it.

Moving on!

New expansion leaked and the two new playable races

So I read an article today...

"WoW.com has learned through multiple sources close to the situation some details on the next expansion, to be called World of Warcraft: Cataclysm."

Two new playable classes, Worgen for the Allies and Goblins for the Horde. There is also going to be another 10 levels added on to the cap and a new island to the south of the world. I don't have much to say about other then GAY.

When are they going to make Pandas a playable race? I don't even care if you could only be one class, I would so rock a Panderan.

Player Versus Developer also wrote an article on it that is worth reading.

Greedy Goblin

First off, let me say that I enjoy reading this dude's articles. I also want to state that I pretty much hate him as a human being. Yes it is true that most of the time he comes off as a chillen dude, but then he writes an article about his imaginary girlfriend and how he a ninja in real life, ect, ect.

He also goes off on casual / social players calling them morons and idiots and then going into depth about how they are morons. Sometimes he is right, sometimes I couldn't disagree more with him.

Jong, the gangsta that he is, went off on him a few weeks back and when I read The Greedy Goblin's article today it made me think of Jong's article....and how he pwned the goblin. I replied to the goblin's article today, but he deleted it....lol

All I said was...

" "oiled the door down so you can sneak up on your secretary at work?"

I think you could have made up with something better then that Gelvon"

Oh well. Go read it and then go read Jong's meme to Gelvon. It will make you laugh.

Gearing your toon up enough for the content you would like to do

PvD commented on my article yesterday and it got me thinking. If my Mage is already geared for heroics and 10 mans, why should I even bother getting the better loot knowing that it is going to be worthless when a new patch comes out or the new expansion finally hits...

Its a valid point. If all you plan to do on a toon is completed, then why stress about getting better gear? I thought about it alot and finally came to the conclusion that even though I know my gear will be worthless soon, I still like upgrading my toons.

I like the feeling when I get a new item. Another reason why I like getting gear is because, well, my Mage only has 3 pieces that are item level 213 or above. That being said I am always beating other Mages with better gear. I want to see what kind of numbers I would have if I had their gear.

That is what motivates me to keep on upgrading my gear...even though I know that once patch 3.3 comes out and Blizzard decides to keep it raining purples. I will find better gear...

What do you guys think about? Use the comment section and let us know!

Until next time, I'm WTFout!


Fish said...

There is a group that plays our local ren fest called the swordsmen, and they have a line: "It's not about winning, it's about LOOKING GOOD!" New loots may not serve much purpose, but it makes you feel better.

Gevlon is pretty much a douche and I can't force myself to read his incoherent ramblings. Contrarian works in some sectors, but I tire of it in Wow.

And at least you're not a Frost mage. Bliz apparently thinks 11111111111 is a perfectly acceptable rotation for us, oh, and the occasional instant fireball (no idea what the rationalization was on that) when it's free and instant.

Fish said...

Jong's meme was about the funniest thing I've ever read in my entire life. . .THANKS

jesus said...

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Syrana said...

I'm glad to see you are back. :)

Regarding GG - and that post you linked in particular... for someone that complains about M&S a lot in WoW, he sure is a M&S when it comes to grammar in his posts.

Elitist attitude + errors = FTL.

(Really his attitude is what grates my nerves the most, but then you put something like errors on top of it.... /rage!) :P