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In my attempt to assure you that I am the Misleading Mage Blogger (thus preventing others from suffering such an unjust accusation), I present to you a Misleading Mage post.

Better yet, its a guest post from my all time favorite MAGE Blogger.  Yes contrary to popular belief, she is not just a Mage that blogs, but is truly a Mage Blogger and so I present exhibit A:


Misleading Mage posts:

Agility and Attack Power – the essentials of a mage

A little while I got a request from an upcoming blogger who wanted me to write a guest post. It should be about what five elementals I thought would constitute a good overall Mage.

“Are you serious?” was my first reaction. Sure, I’ve been playing my beloved Mage for three years straight, but until this day I’ve hardly written anything about the Mage class that you could describe as even remotely useful.

However – when I was done coming up with all those excuses I thought: “what the heck, how bad could it be”? And I decided to approach the topic from a slightly different angle.

As it turned out, the blog that this post was intended for never took of. So I came up with this cunning plan, to dump it on my neighbor blogger, Gnomeaggedon.

Since his blog is already full of misleading information, I thought that this post might fit in as well.

And with this introduction, ladies and gentlemen, I will now present you five stats that I think are essential to anyone planning to play a Mage. Maybe not the ones you think of at first (more…)

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Here I am!

I’m the misleading Mage..

I mean it has to be me, right?

There are only two Mage bloggers and one of them give misleading information.

Well, I don’t give accurate theorycrafting mumbo-jumbo that is more appropriate in an engineering manual.

Which poses a dilemma… if I am the misleading Mage, who is the one with the good information?

It could have been Euripedes… NO NOT THAT euripides, OUR Euripedes… the good one, the cool one, the one we are crying about losing but excited about his fiction blog.

It could be one of the other 69 (/snicker) Mages on my Mage blog roll… more maybe the other dozen that I have been too busy to add.

It could have been Larisa.. after all, she is a respected blogger… she’s a blogging Mage, if not a Mage Blogger… well she is that, was that, her earlier posts go very close to theorycraft, but really, like all Mages she has grown beyond the numbers, the rotations, the…

you’re a noob if you don’t do x

She is not just intelligent, she is sophisticated.

Alright.. she’s HAWT! (but maybe only a Gnome can appreciate that!)

More to the point, maybe only Mages can appreciate that.. you see there are some very important differences between Hunters and Mages and this is very apparent in the bloggers that write about them

We is Smart, they is dumb!

Well, of course intelligence is relative.. (more…)

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Level of difficulty

I got a couple of great entries for this part of the contest. I also got a running commentary from Prelimar about the difficulties of capturing Locks.

I don’t think he had problems capturing them, just screen-shotting them, particularly in Wintergrasp where the little buggers run in packs.

Alterac Valley, Isle of Conquest and Eye of the Storm aren’t particularly screenshot friendly zones either. To be honest it’s rarely a PvP zone, with many an AV flashing by with Drek being the only encounter and as for those docks…. However, if you do manage to find someone to beat down they have mates who may disagree with your desire to “pacify, tag and release”.

Our winner says:

I did mine during Battlegrounds.  It was tough though.  Not every BG had a lock on the other team hehehe.

AV was a nightmare as both sides were fighting in the road and often times I’d have a rogue or warrior on me while trying to cyclone a lock and get a pic.  I’m traumatized to say the least and gave up a few branches on this task for sure.  Unfortunately I didn’t get rid of my tool bars, too much pressure while I’m getting pummeled and doing screenies.

Taking it to a new level

So as the level of difficulty is already established for this task at a high level. One would expect at best one frenzied, blurry screenshot of a lonely Lock.

Yet the winner came out of this with 4 screenshots, a price on her head and a wanted poster as proof of her ability to subdue Locks when they should be at their most powerful.

The irony for me in this is, that while Locks are putting a price on her head to stop the CC, I’d be putting a price on her head to join the campaign for Lock rehabilitation.

Unfortunately the winner isn’t a Mage… Well she is a Mage, or was a Mage, but like many Mages is experimenting with something a little different… A Druid.

Some might suggest that Druids are Priests of Nature… Personally I like to think of them as Bush Mages… There is definitely a bit of Arcane in them.

The clincher about this entry for me is in the last pane. While the Blueberry is humorous, it’s the name in big red letters that caught my eye immediately (more…)

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  • I have consulted the Oracles (well, my Oracle pup at least).
  • I’ve tossed the Warlock bones (some just can’t be saved OK… I’m a great believer in “waste not, want not”, so I have a side business flogging wards of protection from Locks to desperate, but dim witted Warriors).
  • I’ve read and reread the entries and I am unhappy to say that the winner isn’t a Gnome!

However, while this race my not be playable for a few months yet, I can see that they have the makings of great Wizards.

So, without further ado, the winner of The Footsteps of Illidan loot code is…

Actually… Twisted Nether Blogcast live as this post goes live (8pm).. so you could go listen to that right…?

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Save a Soul TODAY!

I have shown you my Lock, now show me yours!

Yeah folks, that’s right, there is little time left if you want to get your hands on one of the two cards up for grabs.

At this very moment in time, your entry could easily be a winner… but only if you get it to be before the 18th of May.. this Tuesday!

I haven’t checked in with the Warlocks to see their Mage kill count, but I’d hate them to win this with a few little do

Twisted Nether Blogcast has moved it’s Live recording to Tuesday nights, the 1st show… Tuesday 18th of May.

Unfortunately this time coincides with my Wednesday working day, but if you get your entries to be before the show starts, I will (try to) drop a line to Fim and maybe your win can get squeezed onto the show.

The prizes:

for Best Screenshot of you turning Warlocks into Non-Combat pets, is Papa Hummel’s Old Fashioned Pet Biscuits

For best 10 step program, is The Footsteps of Illidan (Yeah, take that Locks… here’s you pin-up used to sell our 10 step program!)

Sheep’em, Shoot’em or Rehab’em

At the end of the day I don’t care how you get them back on the right path… just don’t wait too long, or I will have to give the cards back!

Gnomer and Out!

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He was looking a lot worse until, like cats with a mouse, we chased him around the arena to get a good polymorph shot.

Mind you, he didn’t last long after I confirmed I had the shot.

He is one of many this week, but he’s the one I remembered to screenshot.

As for your LockShots!

Only 8 days (7 in my part of the world) till I pick winners for my Lock Rehab program

So send me either:

  • Your LockScreenShot, or
  • Your 10 Steps of Illidan Rehab program (come on Syrana, I know you want to… you know the addiction from the inside)

I figure I will give the American’s a fighting chance, so I will not close it until midnight on the 18th in some other land… otherwise I will be closing the comp on my 18th.. which will be the 17th for most of you.

But I wont announce it!

I will decide the winners and they will be announced on Twisted Nether, well No, I’m hoping that Fim will tie Nibuca down long enough to get her to announce the winners… so there better be winners, or you will have a  Locktress laughing at you Mages, Hunters, Shamans… who am I kidding, she will be laughing at everyone but Locks.

I am looking forward to the damage that Cynwise and Psynister are going to do to each other in the name of a loot card.

BTW, did you catch Psynister’s Twisted Nether Blogcast the other day?

No?

Me neither… but that is the magic of podcasts.. I expect it will be up in the next day or two (more…)

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Just thought I’d share that with you all.  Thank you for the kind wishes.  I think it’s awesome to share the same birthday as good old gnomer.  Err, not old as in OLD-old, but, er-

*steps away from proverbial landmine*

So yeah, 24.  That’s pretty neat, isn’t it?  I have a fond memory of my mage when he was level 24.  It was a stockades run, and I received my first dungeon boost from a level 70.  It came from none other than…

…a warlock.

The lock was pulling 5-6 rooms at a time with her Voidwalker, and at that point, I was not aware that gaining mana from evocation caused aggro.  Wouldn’t you know it, all the defias prisoners went at me and clubbed me to death.  It was embarassing, but a little funny at the same time.

Thankfully, I was soulstoned.

It’s strange.  Looking back at that, it sort of explains why my hatred towards warlocks is merely arbitrary.  There are plenty of things that have happened in my collective WoW experience that would otherwise make me think they’re alright people.

But obligation only goes so far.  Warlocks are smelly, and should be done away with as a class altogether.

That is my birthday wish this year!  No more warlocks!

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The 10 steps of Illidan rehab program for wayward locks is not an easy program to survive.

Occasionally a Lock will revert to their soul stealing ways.

They have been known to fight back occasionally at the kind caring Mages (and others) delivering the rehab treatment.

  • Sometimes it’s with extreme violence such as Murder a Mage campaigns
  • Sometimes it’s candy coating (Mmmm Lock Candy) their backhanded compliments.
  • Once in a while we find they have smuggled a soulstone into the clinic and stashed it in their mattress.

Now while the Locks may react violently, lashing out at their carers, we at the Dalaran Rehab Clinic for Lost Souls believe that intervention is the best policy.

Experience has shown that a Lock with a soul stone does not treat death as permanent, so summary execution is often not the best way.

Restraining them for 10 seconds, giving them the chance to appreciate the Pyroblasts charging before their little piggy eyes, provides the opportunity to talk some sense into them.

So while some Locks are awarding prizes for trophy Mage kill shots, we here at the clinic are looking for examples of extreme restraint under extreme felfire.

Here is what I want…

  1. A screenshot of you subduing a Lock through the age old art of Polymorph (or other class CC… Bonus points for Locks subduing Locks)
    Who doesn’t want a cute bunny lock with their cute felpuppy?

    Or

  2. Your 10 steps of Illidan rehab program.

The winners (yes, I know we are all winners) will receive a loot card code (yes it’s true – I am giving something away and it isn’t stolen!)

Not just one, but 2 loot cards!

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So I got asked this question the other day in a comment.

I have to assume that it’s a serious question as this is a serious blog… right?

So I’m going to give you my Magely view on what a Warlock is, and all being well, we might get a response from my Nymesis, a warlock that’s done his time in rehab, seen the light and run screaming at it.

What a Warlock is NOT.

They are not Mages!

They are jealous individuals without a natural affinity to magic. Think of your little brother that can’t do math, therefore doesn’t get your parents praise, doesn’t get the teachers praise and definitely doesn’t win any awards for arithmetic.

If only I could be powerful and love like Gnomeaggedon!

But that doesn’t happen. Scorned by family and friends, ignored by the family pet, shunned by even apprentice Mage trainers, they are shallow, hollow, wannabes.

They are not Hunters!

Physically weak, they don’t have the stamina to take a few punches while delivering a wingclip. Not strong enough to pull a bow, or cock a rifle. They aren’t even dexterous enough to dual wield.

Did I mention they are ignored by the family pet? Yeah, not even sooty the cat, singed during their magely siblings toddler experiments will willingly associate with a Warlock (more…)

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Slooooooooow Faaaaaaaaaall


I LOVE IT!

Yes I’ve had it for a long time, but pre-glyphs it was “expensive”

Only a light feather

I hear you exclaim.

ONLY A LIGHT FEATHER!

  • and the grinding!
  • or the silvers at the AH!
  • and the bag space!
  • and the repair bill when you forget you ran out yesterday and haven’t restocked!
  • and the bigger repair bill 10 minutes later when you forget again!

So although I may have gotten it years ago, even though I even had a special dismount/slowfall macro, even though for the cost of a glyph I have been able to throw them around like 1 copper candies…

I haven’t used it.

It was a forgotten skill, one with more risk than reward.

Now, now, I cast it all the time. I have to stop every 29 seconds for fear I will be without it.

OK, alright, I admit that might be a slight exaggeration… I can wait 35 seconds, maybe.

I use it in Stormwind.

Do you use it in Stormwind?

Why not? (more…)

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