Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ten Tons of Shame

Email written to darkfact@tentonhammer.com in regards to this post made in his alleged arena guide.

Hello.

I Just read this

"In addition, polymorph will not give you diminishing returns unless you have to do it at least 4 times (usually due to dispelling)"

Which is quite simply incorrect. I don't know what else to say. This type of thing can rob you of your credibility entirely, and indeed the entire tentonhammer site.

It isn't even a minor mistake. It is glaring evidence that you have zero experience playing a mage in any form of PvP setting let alone arena, yet you have written and posted a "Mage Arena Guide" which will no doubt be read by hundreds of soon to be misinformed mages.

Even though you have never played a mage in PvP, you could still have got away with writing this guide had you done the smallest amount of research at something like wowwiki, where the subject of diminishing returns for various spells including polymorph are well documented.

Kind Regards,

Zupa.

YOU CAN'T WRITE AN ARENA GUIDE FOR MAGES IF YOU HAVEN'T PLAYED A MAGE IN ARENA.

2 comments:

gnomeaggedon.net said...

Mmmm I think my comment went astray... if not delete this one...

I though Fire Mages were recommeneded to steer clear of arenas.. especially in...

"Fire mages can and will benefit more from damage and healing gear"

Zupa said...

As far as I can tell he is just making it all up, so that probably sounded reasonable to him.

While the main arena spec used in the current state of play is frost, there is still a fire mage representation.

Usually the pvp fire mages spec for AP Pyros, but they need resilience and pvp gear as much as the next guy. It plays very differently to the 17/0/44 but is still effective in a lot of situations, especially if you have good backup.

As for "damage and healing gear" umm what? healing gear? Does he mean that? How about wrong?

I think he's just plain wrong.

One of us certainly is!