Post by StrangerWifCandy
I think it's safe to say that Achloryn either no longer plays his mage, or at the very least has ceased to continue updating his existing PvP Guide. I can see why, every patch the game changes so fundamentally, that he'd have to spend days updating every portion of the guide to keep up with the times.
I'm thinking of starting a new general pvp guide that won't focus on being anywhere near as detailed as his, but instead outline some important points to keep in mind regarding gearing, a couple of popular specs and why they chose the points they do, and of course most importantly, the dueling strategies.
About the dueling strategies, trying to type them out always warrants a post an entire post or two long, because even if the fight only lasts one minute, there are many different things that need to be accounted for even if only one or two things actually happen in one round of practice. If I do make a new pvp guide, I'd ask for community help, and the best way to contribute would be, instead of writing out a super long if-then-analysis, just go and download Xfire
and record+upload a video using the in-game Video Recorder of yourself dueling X class. If I write short fight summaries, we can easily get one or more videos of a duel against every class, relatively effortlessly, and it'll open an easy gateway for different specced mages to show their strategies against different classes.
This way the guide, after being completed, will be low maintenance. Think it'll work?