Well that's a mp management problem. It doesn't matter how much MP you have, anyone can blow throw mp if you're consistently spamming spells. Doing so is not a reflect of *needing* more mp, but a direct reflect of you not being able to manage the mp that you already have.
That's a blind accusation or another false blanket statement. I can burn my MP pool because
I know how to manage MP, I don't need to sit on a full bar to play it safe.
It has nothing to do with a single attack when you're the only one getting hit. The bottom line is that mages don't have as much defense and HP as DD-melee jobs. When you're solo, you WILL get hit by a TP move, you are VERY LIKELY to get hit by a double attack and you're also VERY likely to get hit with Critical attacks. So the frequency is VERY high at least.
But not immediate. Very likely, but not immediate. Frequent, but not immediate. Triples, doubles, crits, they don't change the rate of attack, the damage is done, the timing of spells is the same. There's obvious fluctuations but a clear and visible consistency. If a RDM cannot physically cast during that, odd are the same on any RDM dying because of that consistency. That's a failure on the player's part, not a problem stemming from lack of HP. That's why merit and racial HP differences only matter during immediate damage.
Once again, if you're spending most of your time casting, then you're aren't dealing damage and you're wasting mp, which will result in your death.
That's just- wrong.
That's why so many RDMs fail. Nuking is not "pushing the limit", that is unless we have two different definitions of that phrase. RDMs are better built to nuke than melee. RDMS have the capability to melee, but it takes much more know-how and skill to be able to melee a mob than nuking a mob (depending on the mob).
Given that, meleeing mobs down is much more down the line of "pushing the limit" than nuking is. As a result HP is very important. I wouldn't go so far as to merit HP, because MP is also important. The intent would be to merit MP so you wouldn't have to a mage sub or use mana rings and still have mp to manage off of.
Managing nuke hate? Timing nukes with support? Nuking under fire? Especially
nuking under fire? Never had to time nukes to shadows and buffs? Never capped hate with a DD and bounced? Never bounced with another mage? Pinning and nuking? Any non-melee solo?
Tossing a nuke is child's play, but being good at nuking takes skill, attention. You can't auto-attack nukes.
I'm sorry I don't pimp out melee to the exclusion of others, but what I do is NOT
fail. Well, I'm not sorry either. There's nothing mystical about melee, it's just another facet to master. Edited, Jul 2nd 2011 1:37am by jlejeune