Keeping with my apparent Frost obsession, i chose that path over Fire or Arcane. 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. 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. Actually having to stand still and cast was driving me crazy the first day. 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. You’re not really a Mage unless you look like a Final Fantasy Black Mage. The options to do so were limited between the set I’m wearing and a purple version of the same. Despite my love for purple, i went with the lighter color as i thought it looked better as Frost. Now to work on some decent looking weapons.
I managed to snag a FFXI reference for my name as well (Manafont). I cringe a bit thinking back at having 2-hour cool-downs but mana management used to be the entire game back then. Off topic a bit but i just saw that they lowered the cool-down to 1-hour now! Still a crazy amount of time though.
Off to the great gear treadmill i go. Hopefully i don’t embarrass myself in the process.