But then again, going solo or in small group battles (say, up to 3v3) I get owned as Arcane, since the spec performs horribly under pressure. I find the role I must play in BGs as Arcane to be very narrow... I'm pretty much forced to follow the biggest group I find everywhere. I can't do anything strategic like defend a tower or take over a tower on my own, because, as I said, solo or small group battles own an Arcane mage.
I like being towards the top of the damage meter, but I also like owning somebody 1v1. What should I do?