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7-19-2010 @ 10:33PM
I most definitely agree with the demonology opportunity cost; on live, i always loathe having to blow those 17 points into demonology just to allow myself proper survivability in pvp (ie. soul link and fel domination to allow emergency pet summoning so I'm not taking 20% more damage for the rest of an arena match if my pet gets gibbed mid-fight).Before the tree revamp I thought "hey great! I'll finally be able to take that 6 points above soul link and pick up something else... well, moderately decent in destro, or fill out those bloated talents I have to miss in affliction".Then I noted the new trees and thought "crap, now I have to invest 6 points where I have less than half as many points to go around when it took 17 points to stay competitive. And now that everything is all new and shiny (so far) I'm missing out on other cool stuff in destro or.. well mainly destro so far because of completion, with those 6 points."On the whole though, I like how destro is shaping up a lot so far, with demonology not far behind; although the redundancy in having to choose something like improved health funnel just to get to tier 3 is annoying, but mainly an artifact that I'm sure will be corrected in a new build soon.I think our new stuff will complement the new shard system well, and I look forward to adapting a fresher take on the warlock's play style."Opportunity cost" in other talent trees is still evident too, but with Blizzard posting comments like the blue quote posted above, and the one mentioning that soul link and preparation for example suck to balance around, I'm optimistic that they'll do something great to dig those classes and others like them out of the balancing rut they're stuck in with mandatory talents (especially when it comes to pvp specs). Making the abilities baseline would be a simple solution, although I can't visualize *every* ramification that would result from that choice, but blizzard's team must have something in mind that will improve those situations. I'm looking forward to it all :D
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