No, this blog has not been hi-jacked.  I have not been brain washed, drug addled, bribed, or in any other way forced to write something nice about the other caster in the game, Mages.

The other day Gnomeaggedon tried to be funny and wrote a nice little article about Warlocks.  Now, I promised retribution… but I had to go away for a few days, and it just never happened.  However, I had plenty of time to think while I was gone, and I have decided to be the bigger person (in more ways than one!)  So, I thought I’d write about all the things I adore about Mage folk.  After all, when you have a good long think about it, there are many things to love about our lesser cousins.

1.  Going Fishing.

You don’t even need to max your skill (although it is good fun to practice)

Mages: They’ll bite every time!

2.  And Let There Be Blandness… and so there was!

I have never been a confident cook.  No Chef’s Hat, no title… I’m just a boring old cook who slops some stuff in a pot, chucks it over the fire, and calls it a day.  Some days, my efforts are so pathetically poor that I am tempted to chuck my apron and call it quits.

Then I try some Mage strudel.

Suddenly, my cooking tastes one hundred times better!  Filling, substantial, tasty… oh my goodness what you can do when you cook from more than some revolting old dust!

(For verification of the un-substantial nature of Mage Strudel, see here, where a Mage spills the beans!)

3.  Puntability.

Mages of all sizes are great for punting.  Thanks to the afore mentioned diet of unsubstantial food, the lack of exercise from porting their butts everywhere, and the roundness of their heads from one too many Intellect buffs, all Mages are feather light and fly amazingly well.  Kinda like a shuttlecock. 

Ball = Mage Headshuttle_cock4 Feathers = Mage Dress

So, to bust a myth, ALL Mages can be punted, not just the Gnomes.  Gnomes just happen to make a better squeak noise.

4.  The Great Race

As much as Warlocks are above foolish epeening… it is always nice to have someone to beat on the meter.

 

So, what is it you love about Mages?  I promise, I won’t tell a soul you said something nice about the poor creatures ;-)

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15 Responses to “Why I Absolutely Adore Mages.”
  1. I refuse to bite…

    Actually, between the punting and the demons shoving thier fists down my throat to rip out my entrails, I don’t have teeth left to bite…

    Though I must admit I have enjoyed blasting demons back to hell today in the BGs!

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  2. I have to approve of any use of the word “shuttlecock” in a blog post. Also don’t forget that mages can slowfall, thus improving their punting distance potential!

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  3. @Hake… So I discovered one night in EotS…

    I never realised the twisting nether was so big until I got punted 1/2 across the universe…

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  4. The “Other” Caster in the game? Oh you mean besides the God Like Figure that is the SHADOW PRIEST?

    /sigh

    Priests are so misunderstood

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  5. Shadow wha’? I thought that they were just slightly less effective healers. Who looked a little transparent (perhaps you need a more substantial diet as well!)

    Next you’ll be telling me we AREN’T keeping that Boomkin around for Christmas dinner…

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  6. @Hake – I decided Slow Fall is a great way to turn a game of ‘Punt the Mage’ into ‘Mage Hacky Sack’. Fun times!

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  7. [...] Sometimes it’s candy coating (Mmmm Lock Candy) their backhanded compliments. [...]

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  8. [...] Why I Absolutely Adore Mages [...]

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  9. And I guess you’re mistaking all those elemental shamans for Mimiron’s lightning turrets? :D
    .-= Andy´s last blog ..Worldview: Felwood =-.

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  10. Anyone else notice how annoying these fake Wow.com (WoW Insider) blog ads are every time WoW Insider links to blogs?

    Anyways, dont make me turn you into a damn penguin and laugh :)
    .-= Xanofrost´s last blog ..The Daily Quest: The mage vs. warlock battle =-.

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  11. Hmmm. I’ll have to clean those up!

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  12. [...] Destructive Reach explains why Saresa absolutely adores mages. [...]

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  13. I’m not sure how I feel about having my post linked like that >.>

    Also WARLOCKS SMELL LIKE DEMONS!
    .-= Gypsy´s last blog ..May the Fourth Be With You! =-.

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  14. [...] like Gnomeggedon and Saresa are fighting over which is superior in the world of caster DPS. Gnomeggedon advocating for mages, [...]

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  15. [...] Mages are brilliant for punting, especially gnome ones. [...]

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