06/05/2013 01:11 PMPosted by AetherealFire is *the* RNG spec though. Our guild runs LFRs for Titan Runestones and higher ilvl Fire Mages sometimes completely obliterate me on fights but fall behind on other fights.My point is it goes past the point of ilvl and crit. You always juggle with RNG with Fire and Frost will keep up till it runs into its scaling issues (which doesn't happen till you gear heroic)I'm pushing 530 ilvl and fire still can't pull ahead of frost. They're both pretty close, but fire has a bunch of annoying RNG involved whereas frost doesn't.
Fire's RNG is so overblown on this board it's insane. At my crit level, I've got an 80%~ chance to crit between a fireball and pyroblast, so 8/10 Heating Ups provide a Hot Streak. That's only when IB isn't available. There's not wild swings if you're playing correctly any longer, it just requires 4 piece.Kaikou, you're consistently parsing in the 95%+ percentile as Frost, and the week's worth of logs you have as fire are under the 90th percentile. The exceptions being Horridon, which was your best parse of Horridon to that point, and Ji-Kun. On Ji-Kun your median percentile as Frost is 99%. That sounds to me like you're simply playing better as Frost than you are as Fire, especially considering that aside from that one week, the last parse raidbots is showing for you as fire is from November.06/05/2013 11:52 AMPosted by KaikouI consistently rank top 100 in WoL as frost, which may not mean much considering mages tend to go fire by the time they're at my gear level, but I can say for sure that even if fire does pull ahead at some point, it isn't by much.
I don't think there's a significant difference between Frost and Fire once you've got 4 piece at all, and I think most people here who are upset about RNG either a) don't have 4 piece, or b) don't play fire to the level it's capable of being played to. I'm only in Normal gear, and I don't feel like there's a significant swing on anything except possibly your opening combust, if you get exceptionally unlucky.
You do realize that 80% crit does not mean that 8/10, 16/20 or 80/100 heating ups will result in hot streak? EVERY cast has an 80% chance to crit. I can have 90% effective crit and cast 10 fireballs and get 0 crits. Welcome to probability. Let me put it in real-life: the 100 year flood does not mean it will happen every 100 years. It simply means that EVERY YEAR there is a 1 in 100 chance for it to happen. Consider this your schooling for the summer.