Arcane Brilliance: Beginner’s guide to being a mage


Every week, WoW Insider brings you [hide]Arcane Brilliance[/hide] for [hide]arcane[/hide], [hide]fire[/hide] and [hide]frost[/hide] mages. This week, we’re taking a trip through the first 20 levels of the game, which are now eternal. The important thing to remember about rolling a mage is that you’ve made the right choice; congratulations.

Between the newly adopted [hide]unending demo[/hide], the [hide]extended Recruit-a-Friend promotion[/hide], and the freshly bargain-priced WoW/The Burning Crusade bundle, it seems Blizzard is making a concerted effort to woo new players. And from my limited viewpoint, it seems to be working.

I have a brother, a year and some change younger than me, who doesn’t live near me. This sucks, because he and I have absolutely everything in common. We grew up taking turns watching each other play Shining Force, or designing Dungeons & Dragons campaigns to force each other to play through, but then college, family, and career separated us. I’m here in Las Vegas playing copious amounts of video games and ignoring my kids, and he’s at Purdue, working on his doctorate and just generally making me ashamed of the waste my life has become. Naturally, I’ve been trying for years to drag him down to my level. Thus far he’s resisted, but when I notified him of these new opportunities to play the game on the cheap, he finally took the plunge.

And rolled a warrior.

Sigh.

Oh well. At least it wasn’t a warlock, right?[hide]Continue reading Arcane Brilliance: Beginner’s guide to being a mage[/hide]Filed under: [hide]Mage[/hide], [hide]Analysis / Opinion[/hide], [hide](Mage) Arcane Brilliance[/hide][hide]Arcane Brilliance: Beginner’s guide to being a mage[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Sat, 09 Jul 2011 14:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide] | Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]
Every week, WoW Insider brings you [hide]Arcane Brilliance[/hide] for [hide]arcane[/hide], [hide]fire[/hide] and [hide]frost[/hide] mages. This week, we’re taking a trip through the first 20 levels of the game, which are now eternal. The important thing to remember about rolling a mage is that you’ve made the right choice; congratulations.

Between the newly adopted [hide]unending demo[/hide], the [hide]extended Recruit-a-Friend promotion[/hide], and the freshly bargain-priced WoW/The Burning Crusade bundle, it seems Blizzard is making a concerted effort to woo new players. And from my limited viewpoint, it seems to be working.

I have a brother, a year and some change younger than me, who doesn’t live near me. This sucks, because he and I have absolutely everything in common. We grew up taking turns watching each other play Shining Force, or designing Dungeons & Dragons campaigns to force each other to play through, but then college, family, and career separated us. I’m here in Las Vegas playing copious amounts of video games and ignoring my kids, and he’s at Purdue, working on his doctorate and just generally making me ashamed of the waste my life has become. Naturally, I’ve been trying for years to drag him down to my level. Thus far he’s resisted, but when I notified him of these new opportunities to play the game on the cheap, he finally took the plunge.

And rolled a warrior.

Sigh.

Oh well. At least it wasn’t a warlock, right?[hide]Continue reading Arcane Brilliance: Beginner’s guide to being a mage[/hide]Filed under: [hide]Mage[/hide], [hide]Analysis / Opinion[/hide], [hide](Mage) Arcane Brilliance[/hide][hide]Arcane Brilliance: Beginner’s guide to being a mage[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Sat, 09 Jul 2011 14:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide] | Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]

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