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7-14-2009 @ 3:33AM
My first toon in WoW was a warlock. He was my second to 80 and i love him dearly, as much as that statement can realistically apply to a video game toon.Having said that, my warlock now sits firmly at the "least played" slot among my 3 lvl 80s.I can crank out competitive dps with him, but my favorite facet of the game is and always has been PvP.And warlocks currently eat voidwalker crap in PvP. Any 1v1 PvP action on him, with any class of similar gear and skill, is an exercise in hypertension.When I play my Feral or my rogue alt (who will soon be 80 as well), one on one fights are exceedingly fun. I don't always win, but i'm no push-over and more importantly.... I DON"T ALWAYS LOSE.Between the complete lack of any stun escape mechanics, glass cannon fragility reminiscent of Vanilla WoW mages, spell casting pushback, and Lord knows what else it's simply not any fun EVER to PvP as a warlock. There is NO other class that NEEDS a healer sitting on them to be able to FUNCTION.Oh, and then there's our "fun" pet mechanics. Sure, i can keep a caster relatively 'locked' down for a while between myself and my Felpup, but WTF?!? As a Feral druid or rogue, or many other classes for that matter, you press ONE f-ing button and the enemy is stunned.period.one button.warlocks have to click all over their screen or type all over their keyboard to accomplish CC equivalent to what a Feral or rogue can pull off in 3 GCDs.That, my friends, is 'class balance' at it's finest. I know all of the counter arguments reguarding what i just said. That we don;t want every class to be the same. Blah, blah blah.Yes, i agree. But i also think that there are appropriate degrees of variation for PvP performance and there are inappropraite ones.rogue: multiple CC on single GCDFeral: multiple CC on single GCD or short cast timei'm sure there are others.warlock: spin around 3 times, say 14 "Hail Mary"s, 7 "Our Father"s, show your driver's license, birth certificate, and proof of purchase, wish REALLY hard and maybe MAYBE you'll CC them long enough to attempt a kill.Oh, but if they trinket or resist a spell, then too f-ing bad. You lose.I miss my warlock, but PvP as a warlock is currently a joke. It's literally a joke. Rogues and Feral druids just laugh it up when a 'lock steps into the room alone. They represent ZERO threat alone. Blow a CD or two and they probly won't even get a spell off on you. /corpsehump /spit /laugh /walk away chuckling.And i know this from direct experience playing my Feral (80) and lower rogue alt. Warlock? Yay! Free HK!Maybe if he has 28k health then i'll have to blow more than one CD to keep him roflstunlocked.Oh, what a cost! I don;t know if I want to blow BOTH my cds to roflstomp that 'lock....Oh, wait. Yeah i do. lolz lolz lolzAgain, i'm not saying that I want every class to mirror the rogue/feral playstyle mechanics. What i am saying is that other classes need to have their own utility. And i think that their utility in PvP should at least be independent utility. Sure, warlocks are currently hated in PvP as the class that can create possibly the most chaos on the BG battlefield when casting from the back of the pack and left unchecked.But as a longtime warlock, I don't want to have a PvP niche for battlegrounds when no one is looking at me.So... if i'm in a closed room, with no lights on, and there are no enemies within 25 yards of me, and it's a leap year.... then I can perform my PvP roll?No thanks.I rerolled a feral and a rogue so that i could actually have fun in my favorite activity in WoW again. Never looking back, Blizz.Warlocks are a design issue? Too hard to balance/design for?Just ignore them long enough and they'll all reroll. Problem solved.But then you're already doing that aren't you, Blizz.Suffice it to say that i was also extremely disappointed with the Q&A for our class.I think the warlock Q&A should be renamed the Warlock Q&BS.The customer base supplies the questions. Blizz supplies the bs.Evasive and incomplete asnwers to questions? CheckBroken class mechanics (like having the larger half of our CC tied up in cumbersome pet cast bars)?CheckVague promises about some recycled class mechanic that will supposedly revolutionize warlocking?Check.BS?Check.I'll stick with my feral and rogue. See how bent out of shape i get when warlocks are on the discussion table? It literally gets my blood pressure up. stealthing in PvP is as calm and fun as PvP gets. i recommend it to any and all other frustrated warlocks who read this.DO yourself a favor like i did and reroll now. don't wait. fun and enjoyment in our favorite game are just a leveled toon away. go level it. you'll thank yourself. a lot.
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