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4-28-2009 @ 3:45PM
You know very little about how to raid as a warlock. The Life Tap glyph was what finally convinced you to skip dark pact? What about the thoughts, opinions and math of the entire warlock community, which has demonstrated that even without 4pc T7 bonus or the glyph, life tap still returns more mana than DP for the same gcd? Have you never been to elitistjerks.com?You don't bother with a pet as affliction? Depriving your raid of ~450 dps because you don't want to push the petattack button? You'd be guarding the summoning stone for any competent guild with an attitude like that.Also: "It was a huge help to me in understanding the changes made to the specs which I am less familiar with. "....Learn to write english correctly if you're going to be a writer.I will no longer be reading your article. You know less than the average player and don't write well, so I can see nothing redeeming about your contributions here.
4-28-2009 @ 3:55PM
Wow, could you even be a bigger jerk? It takes a lot of guts to write articles about a game that is likely more heavily scrutinized and theorycrafted than any other. Do us all a favor and take your elitist attitude somewhere else.
4-28-2009 @ 3:54PM
turturin,I do believe that you overlooked something, both of those choices has reasons given for them. While elitistjerks.com is a wonderful site, if you just cookie cutter there builds you are going to hurt yourself. You need to be dynamic, sacraficing some personal DPS for a raid wide when in a group that can't already provide it by other means is the correct choice.Wow is not a static enviroment, and as was stated in the article - "I'm sure the people who run simcrafts and make spreadsheets have worked all of this out exactly, but I'm far less concerned with what they say, than I am with my results. "The internet said it would be best this way" is a pretty lousy excuse for doing poorly in a raid."I am a Druid, but I find the advice here very helpful for advising my guild's locks.
4-28-2009 @ 4:05PM
Could you be even more of a jackass? There's a thing called personal taste. That's the whole POINT of having talent trees that can be customized any way you want. Dark Pact is still a FANTASTIC spell and in certain situations, it's so much more useful than Life Tap. Loatheb? Gluth after a Decimate? Any other situation where your healers are getting hit hard, and you don't want to give them even more to deal with?Think for yourself a little.
4-28-2009 @ 4:12PM
I'm gonna be honest, I agree with turturin. I have no idea why such a noob is writing an article advising about specs and gear and strats and theorycrafting. There are hundreds if not thousands of Warlock masters out there who spend countless money respeccing to test out updated talents as soon as they happen and comment on minor variations in dps...Nick here is a PvE-er and hasn't even been in Ulduar.I mean, I don't fault him for being a noob...everyone was a noob at some point...but I fault the editors for giving him a column so that he can pretend to be even semi-expert.
4-28-2009 @ 5:36PM
I find it ironic that an elitist jerk (turturin) is telling someone to go to Elitist Jerks. What a novel concept!
4-28-2009 @ 6:27PM
Good riddance. This isn't elitistjerks.com, and I don't think that's what Nick had in mind for the column. This is a great column for both beginners and vets of the Warlock class, and it doesn't claim to be a number-crunching, theory-crafting math-fest.You're just getting off on stroking your spreadsheet skills. Take your bile somewhere else, you won't be missed.Buh-bye.
4-28-2009 @ 8:41PM
turturo, Thank God you didn't write this or any other blog that ppl check daily. I play a 21/50 spec that is probably suggested against, but I play it because I like it and, you know that's what the game is about. All the author does is present some of the stuff out there for Locks to consider and try out. So if you are looking for someone to tell you exactly what to pick and exactly how to play, go somewhere where they aren't BLOGS, because these are opinions, nothing else.And as far as Nick is a noob, bullshit and stfu, someone playing slightly different than you has nothing to do with skill, again it has to do with personal playstyle, and if blizz wanted everyone to play the same way, they wouldn't have made different specs and all the classes would play the exact same and only have one spec. You sounded like this douche we had on our server who (in trade) called another pally an idiot for not playing holy spec the same way as himself... it's MMORPG not, hey, it's X/X/X or you fail. Noobs follow cookie cutters, real players experiment and find what they love.
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