The title sure sounds evocative and like a perfectly good idea for a story.
Unfortunately it isn’t and this is my “once per week” post where I take some time to dick around and ramble incoherently about things. But the title is damn good so I’ll need to invent a story about it. Hopefully not a DK angle, because that’s 1) obvious, and 2) has been done to death.
(I’m sorry. Ghoulish puns on a Friday morning? How could I? I can’t say what grips me and forces me to make these jokes, I’ll just use the excuse that it is nighttime for me.)
I’ve railed against the presence of raid gear in PvP many, many times on CQQ before.
So, uh, guess who took his arcane spec and all his mainset raid pieces into PvP?
Yeah, that was me. 400 resilience, arcane spec, 3300 spellpower, slightly over 1k haste, 4piece T10.
I did it on a lark, at first. Just to see what it was like.
Have you ever heard of the show “Destroyed in Seconds”? Yeah, that’s what PvP was like as an arcane mage in raid gear.Lemme tell ya, derping around in BGs and WG in my raid gear was one helluva humblin’ experience.
For everyone on the other end of my arcane blasts, anyway.
Let me try and iterate just how thoroughly, how absolutely, I destroyed everyone who dared to engage me in combat.
- I chain crit a prot paladin (with 1.1k resilience, I checked) for 10k. No cooldowns used.
- I killed a 25k health resto druid in 2 globals. TWO.
- With a 4-stack of arcane blast, I blew cooldowns and crit a ret paladin for 24k.
- Arcane Missiles crit a hunter for 11k per tick. I had just killed someone with 4 arcane blasts. 5 globals, two people dead. Used AP and haste gloves for this one (no IV or MI).
- In a 6 minute EotS, I dealt slightly over 800k damage and scored 15 killing blows. No deaths.
- A rogue jumped me, dropped me to 4% health before I managed to get away from him. The rogue died in 4 globals, no cooldowns used.
In conclusion: I’M WEARING GEAR FROM 10MAN RAIDS. NORMAL MODE.
I get that this isn’t arenas, but come on. I’m killing people with 1.2, 1.3k resilience in literally four or five globals. I can force a disc priest to use Pain Suppression in one global, and kill them through it anyway. I faced a prot warrior once (mix of relentless and wrathful glad gear, PvE weapon/shield), dropped him to half health in two globals, so he blew Shield Wall, and he was dead less than 4 seconds later.
I wish I could brag. I wish I could say “LOLskilled”. I wish I could claim this is me stroking my wowcock.
But it isn’t.
This is me, targeting someone, flailing at a couple buttons, then completely and absolutely destroying their shit in four or five seconds.
It is brainless.
It is sad.
I alternate between crying and laughing my ass off when I do this. Me, versus fellow 80s in serious PvP gear, literally feels like I’m trucking around ganking level 60s in Outland on a PvP server.
Sure, my health gets wrecked pretty damn fast. But what does it matter when I can drop a hunter in 1.2 seconds?
Perhaps a better question would be: how much worse would this be if I actually had a healer to back me up? Gimme a shadow priest and a holy paladin. Let’s go to town.
More importantly: why hasn’t this been fixed yet?
I’ve since gotten an actual PvP arcane spec so I can at least pretend I’m doing proper PvP by using Slow before I kill someone to death with murder.
I won’t be updating NEW posts on weekends. Not gonna happen. I know some of you probably check this place Saturday/Sunday (largely due to my own inability to have a half decent, non retarded post schedule), but know this. No updates Sat/Sun, strictly M-F.
However, I also plan on getting all my old fanfics from CQQ posted over here. This will happen on weekends. I’ve got… what, like 5 or 6 fanfics over there? Those are going to be transferred and posted here.
So if you check your feedreader monday morning and see like 5 new posts, don’t panic or jump in joyous exultation. Those are all just reposts you’ve probably read before.
I’m also going to see if it’s possible to transfer the comments over too. I think wordpress has a mechanic for this.