I, too, love playing mages. My favorite class in any RPG.
So, a human mage with fire, lots of fire. A fire sword, burning armor, torches, I'll be one huge walking non-electrical lighthouse. And you know why? To burn those damn eight-legged freaks! If I didn't make it obvious yet in my previous posts, I absolutely hate those things.
In all seriousness: There was a time when I said to myself: "I'm not playing this, I have Arachnophobia! " Screw that, I'm an adult and it's a damn videogame, and it's one of my favorite series at that. I won't let some damnable fear of spiders keep me away from my GoTY!
Laugh at me, please. That will actually motivate me even more!
That's what I want to hear! Go kill these stupid spiders! I, myself, like spiders though, so don't make it to rough .
I don't really know what to play yet. I wanna be suprised, haven't looked any trailers or in-game stuff. I simply now I played Morrowind, Oblivion and I'm giving Elder Scrolls the change of completely surprising me. I trust them with that!
In oblivion I had a style of Bow, Sword and magic. All of them in a good strategic view which made the game kind of easy... I don't like Maces, they look so dull :P.
As for magic, I like the confusing stuff, manipulating things. Destruction was also nice, but kinda useless in the beginning. I always played with a lot of armor. Heavy Armor I mean obviously. I DO know I'm going to get light armor now.
It's more, sneaky, swift and more strategic. Heavy Armor I could just walk in (not in the beginning) and kill everyone practicly. Kind of overpowered . I really liked oblivion!