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3-27-2009 @ 6:00PM
As a warlock, I'll just go and QQ some more....not only have we not been buffed to actually not feel like a practice dummy in PvP, we've had a pretty big buff, see afflictions main spells:http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?chs=500x305&cht=bhg&chd=t:8439|6014|4867|4552|2015|1750|187|28&chds=0,16878&chco=9482CA,9482CA,9482CA,C41F3B,9482CA,9482CA,C79C6E,9482CA&chm=t++8439++curse_of_agony,9482CA,0,0,15|t++6014++siphon_life,9482CA,1,0,15|t++4867++unstable_affliction,9482CA,2,0,15|t++4552++immolate,C41F3B,3,0,15|t++2015++shadow_bolt,9482CA,4,0,15|t++1750++haunt,9482CA,5,0,15|t++187++succubus_melee,C79C6E,6,0,15|t++28++lash_of_pain,9482CA,7,0,15&chtt=Warlock_T7_55_00_16|Damage+Per+Execute+Time&chts=000000,20And then have a read of this:"Unstable Affliction and Immolation are now in the same exclusive category (both damage- over- time effects cannot be present at the same time by the same caster on a target).":(
3-27-2009 @ 6:21PM
"Damage per Execute Time" is the total damage done in relation to the spell's cast time, which is why shadow bolt is so low on this list.Not "THIS IS X PERCENT OF MY DPS QQ." Immolate actually does a pathetically small percentage of your damage. Run WWS.
3-27-2009 @ 6:29PM
Seriously WTF?!We lose Siphon Life (no damage now.. just the life back from Corruption)...NOW we lose ANOTHER DoT to put out (Immolate)Oh geez thanks Blizz... like we weren't a joke before.. what a GREAT buff you gave us.I feel like bending over and spelling RUN every g^%d^%n time they screw us over... when the HELL does it end already?!"We want to simplify Afflictions rotation... so we'll just remove spells you can cast, lessen your DPS by a lot, and make you roll a Death Knight to do DPS again... nobody plays a lock... problem solved!!"What a f-ing joke
3-27-2009 @ 6:34PM
5% free damage on Corruption/UA, 9% free crit on Corruption/UA, no internal cooldown on Eradication, 3% free hit to destro spells...Right, f-ing joke. Read the notes in their entirety, please.
3-27-2009 @ 6:51PM
My Recount says otherwise, UA is ahead, but not by far; For me (deep affliction) it works out at around 10% for each spells, so that one nerf has cost 10% of locks DPS. Maybe the other small buffs make up for that, not sure. Doesn't really matter for PvE (we don't do too bad), but we really need something more in PvP, way too many classes can rip us to shreds — in PvE Blizzard have said "bring the player, not the class", yet this couldn't be further from the truth in PvP.Warlock general PvP tactics:Hide as much as you can, blend in, and try to do as much damage before they see you, fear, wait less than a second, watch them dispel it in one way or another, and smash you up within 3 swings.Warlocks PvP tactics against rogues:Spam your instant dots and become overjoyed when you get one on before you die…then /cry when you realize you've just done ~2000 dmg over 20 seconds....when each of their hits did 1500 each.Warlocks tactics against pallies:OMG we may get some honor here....oh wait...BUBBLE?! HEAL TO 100%?! RAPE US AS WE'RE BANDAGING?! /weepYou get the idea, we suck, especially since Fear has been nerfed to hell...Sorry I'm QQing too much now, I just love my Warlock so much, and watching him get pwned every time another player sees me is getting me down...
3-27-2009 @ 7:45PM
@Ashley: Just for some perspective, I play a shadow priest, so I feel your PvP/HeadvDesk pain. ;)What I see in these notes for PvE dps is a 0.5% nerf to your overall damage output. You lose 10% of it from one of your spells, but gain a flat 5% to 2 different spells (5*2=10%), 4.5% to those same spells (Crit/2*2=19%), as well as the removal of the eradication CD (no clue here).Considering I only have intimate knowledge of spriest, lock, and enhanshaman DPS, I can't say for sure how this will play out among other classes, granted. All I'm saying is that it doesn't seem like as much of a nerf as effectively losing one of your key spells generally would be.PvP, yeah, both of our classes are still SOL.
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