Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Deviant Welcome to my evil lair...Male/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 12 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 1,595 Deviations 13,277 Comments 2,029,356 Pageviews
×

Newest Deviations

Favourites

Watchers

Activity


Archmage Twilight Teaser? by Metal-Kitty
Archmage Twilight Teaser?
I'm honestly considering, on the eventualy completion of MLP Project, to do a sort of on-going series based on an alternate take to events in MLP in which Twilight becomes something of an Archmage insead of a princess (on the eventual completion of the MLP Project -- taking my time on this one, wanting to be sure I finish it just right).  The story would basically deepen her studies of magic (both friendship and otherwise) as well as looking at her friends' lives changing as well, perhaps with little twists.

The entire story would have a diverged path of things, in which events transpire differently, key elements are altered, and I even intend to add new things into it.  The concept entertains me, and I'm honestly considering getting into it once I finish what's already on my plate, though this new project would be fairly relaxed in comparison (after all, I would like to get involve in the production of more profitable ventures).

Not sure if I would rather make it an ask blog or just a random story comic.  Maybe both.

Art (C) :iconmetal-kitty:
MLP:FiM (C) Hasbro/Lauren Faust
Loading...
Just another pointless nerd moment with everyone's favorite nerd!

NEEEEEEEEEEEEERD!

Anyone else feel that in WoW, Arcane Mages just feel absolutely underwhelming for a class that is supposed to be the absolute masters of magic? Don't get me wrong, they can polymorph things, teleport, make portals, and have plenty of "kill you dead" magic, but their spells almost seem universally based on blasting things until they stop moving, with no art, no subtlety.

As a disclaimer, I haven't played WoW in like... five years.  I have no idea how much things have changed since I played other than based on what I saw on WoWhead's display of Arcane Mage spell animations.

I got to thinking of this watching aformentioned spell animations for both Warlocks and Mages (because I love magical stuff) and as I watched I realized that Warlocks, despite their generally dark themes, simply felt more magical than Mages.  Their spells were flashy, and yet more subtle than those of the Arcane Mage.  Outside of the Destruction school, they're not based entirely on blasting things.  Spells like Soul Effigy, Dimensional Rift, and Endless Resolve just look downright fun and far more strategic (not to mention visually appealing, as compared to the weird eyesores that arcane magic tend to be) while also being the kind of thing you'd think a mage should be able to do - if carrying a somewhat lighter undertone.

I don't know, for me it just feels like Arcane Mages just feel so impractical in comparison to Demo/Afflic locks, with spells designed to be more flashy than anything.  That's not to say they can't be useful, of course, but that they feel less practical (a word I feel I used too much already).

Of course, as said, I haven't played the game in years, so I could have no idea what I'm talking about.  In the end, Warlocks and Mages seem to embody different types of magic, and not shadow vs arcane, so much as practicality (warlocks) vs flare (mages).
Team Problems - Intellectual Pursuits by Metal-Kitty
Team Problems - Intellectual Pursuits
I'm sorry.  That face at the end made me giggle too much to not draw this.

Art (C) :iconmetal-kitty:
MLP:FiM (C) Hasbro/Lauren Faust
TF2 (C) Valve
Loading...
Idiot Sentry by Metal-Kitty
Idiot Sentry
Someone once said to me "If you hate Flash Sentry so much, why don't you come up with ideas to make him better?"

The answer is that I have.  I am just also of the opinion that writing him like some people write their self-insert characters would probably do more harm than good.

Inspired by a scene in Futurama.

Art (C) :iconmetal-kitty:
MLP:FiM (C) Hasbro
Loading...
Respawn by Metal-Kitty
Respawn
a.k.a Trauma Ward

Doodled this up because I'm disturbed!

Art (C) :iconmetal-kitty:
MLP:FiM (C) Hasbro/Lauren Faust
TF2 (C) Valve
Loading...

deviantID

Metal-Kitty
Welcome to my evil lair...
United States
...

Current Residence: In a van down by the river
Favourite genre of music: Rock Orchestra
Favourite style of art: Western Cartoons
Operating System: A watermellon with computer parts shoved into it
MP3 player of choice: My computermellon has an MP3 player - It's versitile like the PS3!
Shell of choice: Shotgun
Skin of choice: Someone else's
Favourite cartoon character: Gunter from Adventure Time
Personal Quote: I'm going to hell for that joke arent I?
Interests
Just another pointless nerd moment with everyone's favorite nerd!

NEEEEEEEEEEEEERD!

Anyone else feel that in WoW, Arcane Mages just feel absolutely underwhelming for a class that is supposed to be the absolute masters of magic? Don't get me wrong, they can polymorph things, teleport, make portals, and have plenty of "kill you dead" magic, but their spells almost seem universally based on blasting things until they stop moving, with no art, no subtlety.

As a disclaimer, I haven't played WoW in like... five years.  I have no idea how much things have changed since I played other than based on what I saw on WoWhead's display of Arcane Mage spell animations.

I got to thinking of this watching aformentioned spell animations for both Warlocks and Mages (because I love magical stuff) and as I watched I realized that Warlocks, despite their generally dark themes, simply felt more magical than Mages.  Their spells were flashy, and yet more subtle than those of the Arcane Mage.  Outside of the Destruction school, they're not based entirely on blasting things.  Spells like Soul Effigy, Dimensional Rift, and Endless Resolve just look downright fun and far more strategic (not to mention visually appealing, as compared to the weird eyesores that arcane magic tend to be) while also being the kind of thing you'd think a mage should be able to do - if carrying a somewhat lighter undertone.

I don't know, for me it just feels like Arcane Mages just feel so impractical in comparison to Demo/Afflic locks, with spells designed to be more flashy than anything.  That's not to say they can't be useful, of course, but that they feel less practical (a word I feel I used too much already).

Of course, as said, I haven't played the game in years, so I could have no idea what I'm talking about.  In the end, Warlocks and Mages seem to embody different types of magic, and not shadow vs arcane, so much as practicality (warlocks) vs flare (mages).

AdCast - Ads from the Community

×

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconskiffykitten:
SkiffyKitten Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hi, do you mind if I do a dub of your comic please? metal-kitty.deviantart.com/art…
Reply
:iconapplejackfan4ever:
Applejackfan4ever Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Um how exactly do you rank the mane 6 from favorite to least favorite 
Reply
:iconmetal-kitty:
Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
6. Fluttershy - I just don't care for her.
5. Rainbow Dash - She's fun, but not really my speed of character
4. Pinkie Pie - She's silly and fun, but usually her songs are what I really like.
3. Rarity - She's elegant, creative, there's a lot to work with for her.
2. Applejack - She reminds me of family, and she's a fun character.
1. Twilight Sparkle - I love mages and wizards, so Twilight became my favorite right quick.
Reply
:iconslayerdude677:
slayerdude677 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist
say mr metal i got a few questions : 

1. do you ever livestream draw because i would love to see that. its also a great way to kind of meet an artist in my opinion. 

2.is the mlp project currently on hiatus(because i want to know if big mac is alive or not) 

3.will you ever talk about the infamous meet your match update ?
Reply
:iconmetal-kitty:
Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2016
1. Sometimes?

2. Yes and no.  I've always done the comic on a whim, which is why it's taken it this long to get where it is now.  I can't say when the next page will come, because I can never tell when I will get the drive or the motivation.

3. I support Team Heavy.
Reply
:iconslayerdude677:
slayerdude677 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist
aha thanks for answering. 
Reply
:iconthatrandomnerd:
ThatRandomNerd Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Professional Artist
Screw it, I'm bored and I'm here, so why not.
What's up Metal Kitty Cat?
Reply
:iconmetal-kitty:
Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
Not much you? :O
Reply
:iconthatrandomnerd:
ThatRandomNerd Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Professional Artist
Bored as Hell.
Trying to get a hold of a friend who has no phone service, looking for a job...
You know, the usual young people life.

I honestly wasn't sure I'd get a reply.
Reply
:iconcsblackwolf06:
csBlackWolf06 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
Hi, Metal-Kitty

Keep up your great work.

Have you read my note yet?

greetings
csBlackWolf06
                                   Rue Grin 
Reply
Add a Comment: