Keeping with my apparent Frost obsession, i chose that path over Fire or Arcane. Â Since i didn’t want to be “one of those guys”, i spent a few days reading up and watching videos on rotations and gearing. Â It took a lot of getting used to, and I’m nowhere near there yet, but i’m getting the hang of playing a caster. Â Actually having to stand still and cast was driving me crazy the first day. Â I’m so used to constantly moving about, whether i need to or not, that this change was pretty drastic for me.
Aesthetically i went with the only obvious choice for any proper Mage. Â You’re not really a Mage unless you look like a Final Fantasy Black Mage. Â The options to do so were limited between the set I’m wearing and a purple version of the same. Â Despite my love for purple, i went with the lighter color as i thought it looked better as Frost. Â Now to work on some decent looking weapons.
I managed to snag a FFXI reference for my name as well (Manafont). Â I cringe a bit thinking back at having 2-hour cool-downs but mana management used to be the entire game back then. Â Off topic a bit but i just saw that they lowered the cool-down to 1-hour now! Â Still a crazy amount of time though.
Off to the great gear treadmill i go. Â Hopefully i don’t embarrass myself in the process.