But also (depending on the writer), arcane magic is inherently addictive and corrupting.
It also seems to have been downplayed in more recent years.
Very downplayed as this view on arcane magic is almost exclusively kept outside of the in game lore, except for something specific like say Blood/High Elves and to an extent Night Elves. Elves, Elves, Elves.
We know they're magic crack heads, a lot of what defines them as a culture revolves around this. But it's presented in away as to seem a problem exclusive to their race and culture.
Magical practices for the other races haven't really been painted as a addictive or corruptive in game, magical powers are painted as extensions of the character and apart of what they are rather then a substance they are addicted too.
Sort of like the Light for Light users, although if we examine how the Broken of the Draenei handled being cut off from the Light it was quite similar to addiction withdrawals.
But then things considered part of your being being removed and addictions being cut off do generate similar responses I suppose.
You're right though, the dangers of Arcane magic are very much apart of why Mages were distrusted in early Warcraft lore. The other nations of the Alliance of Lordaeron were wary of Dalaran, Deathwing preyed on this very mistrust when he was trying to install himself as Lord of Alterac as Lord Prestor.
My point I guess was that it's not represented very well in game, just shown as "Weeee magic is cool!" mostly.
Blizzard has major issues with this, so much of the actual substance of WoW isn't expressed through the medium we're actually playing and participating in.
Just ran a few heroics and an LFR. (completely random.) works out great as long as you never let the tank get ahead of you... And nobody asks questions. <_<
I just keep waiting for Battle Healer to get nuked from orbit, I'm surprised
a way to really abuse it hasn't happened yet.
01/18/2013 06:33 PMWe've had guild we-need-valor runs as ret-enhance-fury-destro-brewmaster with me running battle healer and the enhance using his MW for heals once in a while and haven't ever had issues.
Posted by Cayse
That's just a testament to how pathetic five mans are more then anything, which is sad because the current five mans are fun.
But yeah, just go in there with a group full of hybrid DPS and forget the Tank and Healer altogether.
Man I really need to get into Challenge Modes somehow.