Aimless:Im pretty sure I was metoer b4 you guys. Like this video was sept last year.
And what the hell do you think that proves? :p That's like the worst agument you've ever made, and that's saying something. I like ya man, but that's a fallacy of false authority if I ever saw one. The argument of first doesn't qualify you as an expert. There are a lot of people that have come after you that I consider to possess a very informative of Meteor, and that I pay frankly closer attention to. Yes, I'm aware of your contributions to the Meteor community over the last year, and yes I'm aware what other people have done too. ;) I don't like naming names, since this isn't a competition, but the proof is in the pudding of what you say, not whenever you said it. :lol
For example, just look at the mistakes you've made in the comparison of Arcane Mines to Meteor. And somehow you think that Meteor being bad on bosses makes it weak. That's like saying Archon builds are weak compared to SNS!!! I think you'd get most people just saying that Archon+SNS are different, albeit both very competitive. :p I understand you're very eager to prove Arcane Mines, but you're barking up the wrong tree. We already know Arcane Mines are good!!! Who was one of the wizards that suggested you should try it just the other night, and you agreed that you were interested? :p And you're just learning how much you actually like Mines. And bravo!!! I'm delighted you love the spell.
Wizards just happen to have some solid spells in Disruption/Arcane Mines, Liquefy/Molten Impact/Meteor Shower, and Sleet Storm (among others). These spells aren't the cookie-cutter spells that the SNS and Archon wizards used, but there's no denying the effectiveness of Arcane Torrent, Meteor, and Sleet Storm. Let's celebrate in the fact that we have useful spells!!!
Back in February, you tried to say the revised Shaggy build was better than SNS. Guess what... SNS is still heavily used. Meteors are here to stay, just as much as Sleet Storm, SNS and Archon are (at least until Loot 2.0 and xpac). If anything, I'd love to see more people use Arcane Mines, since it's an underused and frankly misunderstood skill (just like Liquefy)
BUT my view is that Meteor and Arcane Mines both have a lot of potential. For example, let's breakdown the merits of Meteor and Arcane Torrent:Pros of Meteor:
1.) Larger AOE, especially with Meteor Shower
2.) More Procs with Liquefy
3.) Smoother damage, APoC returns, LoH procs, and CM proc via the Meteor DoT
4.) A 1s less casting delay than Mines (1s for Meteor vs. 2s for Mines)
5.) Looks awesomePros of Arcane Mines:
1.) More splash damage (not necessarily more effective DPS)
2.) Less Expensive than Meteor for AP
2.) High proc rate, though typically lower than Liquefy
3.) Looks awesome
So what do we see? Well Meteor is a good choice for a farmer! You get the larger AOE and a smoother experience, since a lot of the effective DPS+Procs of a Meteor spammer is the Meteor DoT. If you want a sustainable source of splash damage, albeit more spikey, that works great for farming and bosses, then Arcane Mines is an awesome choice. Different strokes for different wizards. :)