So, reading around the blogosphere, far too many blogs reference crappy mages.
What happened, mages? Why are so many of you so poor that we’re reduced to being called “that idiot mage with PoM Pyro”?
You know what?
It’s cause we have nowhere to go for answers. You want advice on specs/gear? Who do you turn to? You can’t go to the mage forums, you will be flamed incessantly and repeatedly.
Even the idolized mages have a bad habit of outright flaming people, or at the very least, saying stuff in a rude manner.
It’s no problem to say things bluntly, but do you really have to be rude about it too?
If someone puts spirit gems into their pants, you say to them “Hey. Spirit is useless. Put some spell damage gems in there instead. It’ll go a lot further. Here’s some math to back you up.”
Then we educate the mage, make him a better person, and have essentially flashed him a smile.
Saying “You fucking moron, why the hell would you socket that with spirit?! Are you mentally retarded?”
Does that help? Well it gets the point across, sure. But now you’ve made him feel like an idiot, you have left him with a bitter feeling, and established yourself as a total asshole. That’s not too good for the reputation of the mage community, is it?
So I think I need a goal here. I think I need to go about actually providing a useful database on magery, and provide a friendly environment (well, relatively) so that magey nubs can ask questions without getting flamed.
Well, I mean, you might get flamed anyways. Anybody can comment here.
It’s just, I’m on your side. And no flamer can survive the wrath of Euripedes. If all else fails, I know a guy who specializes in Trojans.
And if you ever visit this page, I know your IP address.
Consider yourself warned.