#0 - Jan. 7, 2010, 8:08 p.m.
I have been playing for many years now and there has been absolutely no improvement in the Mage class. No DPS, no CC, no role whatsoever. (Yes, yes, I know that you know some ‘uber’ Mage who does a ton of DPS in raids, but this happens when he is surrounded by inferior players with inferior gear. I am talking about fair comparisons, not specific situations where it only looks like a Mage is doing decent damage.)
Raiding guilds very rarely allow Mages, as they simply have nothing to offer. Mages are laden with ineffective spells such as Remove Curse. (Why does a ‘master of the Arcane’ have Remove Curse? That belongs to a Healer class.) The only reason I managed to get into a raiding guild was because I knew the GM in real life. They didn’t want a Mage, just like the other raiding guilds.
Even though Mages are pathetic at DPS, they still get agro without even trying. There is no reason for such a weak class to get agro. The advantage to disadvantage ratio is totally unbalanced.
Of course, there are those who will now say that Mages are a ‘challenging’ class and that it needs dedication to produce results. Its not just’ facerolling’ on a keyboard, like a Warlock. That’s all fine and dandy, but if I cannot even get into an instance or raid then it’s kind of pointless, isn’t it? Its not nice reading in chat that a group is looking for a DPS, but then followed by the expected tagline: ‘No mages’.
It has been five years now, and the Mage is the only class that has seen zero improvement. Tanks are doing more damage than Mages. (Yes, yes, I know that you know a Mage that ‘outdamages’ a tank, but I am talking about fair comparisons.)
Blizzard must immediately delete the Mage class.