There is an unwritten rule of Mage v. Lock relations.
Hate the other publicly, envy them privately.
OK, maybe not so unwritten.
OK, maybe it’s written nearly everywhere on every Mage and Lock blog, forum, guild website plus many more.
Well, the hate bit anyway, I guess I can’t really speak for other Mages, but I don’t hate Locks.
Fear them a little yes, but hate them… Not even a little.
Of course the days of the Burning Crusade are long gone, and while we may still compete for raid spots, we do so more as equals these day, we may even be in a superior position… Just.
Saresa, Syrana, Nibuca and Hydra just to name a few are Locks that I not only respect, but have come to love. Not in the “you have gained my respect through fear” kind of love, rather the I need to know more about your sub-set of the Mage class kind of respect.
When I see a Destro lock, I think poor Lock. You are nothing but a Fire Mage that took a wrong turn at some point in the past, the offers of the demons were too good to resist. Why die countless times, needlessly, when you can get a demonic duo to take the hits for you?
Just look at that starting pet. An Imp… Just like a Gnome Fire Mage, without the naked good looks.
I sometimes ponder whether the shadow bolts are just a failed experiment to merge the Fire and Frost tree… Red plus Blue = Purple.
They took a shortcut in combining the powers, twisted by the demons riding their backs, they received purple beams of power… If only they had waited till their mid 70’s and picked up FrostFire bolt.
Sure it isn’t purple, but it’s the pure Result of pure magical research. Sure it looks like a cough lolly, cooling blue on the outside, curing red on the inside. Sure it doesn’t match so well with your purple robes, if you are into that fashion sort of thing.
But it’s pure!
I think the big this is us Mages envy Locks (lots of posts about envy lately…).
At one point we envied their raid spots.
We have always envied their pets.
Sometimes we want to be a little less Gandalf and a little more Sauron.
I see Saresa wants to put the evil back in the Warlock… I feel for her.
She needs mana and Evil. I just need mana (but can be a little evil on occasions)
Still, as much as I envy them, I can’t help but feel a fair dose of pity as well.
After all, us Mages serve no master but ourselves… Ohh and the power of magic… But then we ARE THE MAGIC!
PS: please, please, please give me my soul back…
Gnomer and Out!
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