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4-25-2011 @ 3:35PM
I'm disappointed that you're focusing on Destruction when Affliction is going to be our go-to spec when 4.1 hits. Also, Shadowburn does more damage than incinerate does, so it is worth casting on cooldown whenever possible.
4-25-2011 @ 4:01PM
http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/04/18/blood-pact-witching-around-with-demonology/http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/04/11/blood-pact-why-the-affliction-spec-needs-tweaking/Affliction is simming (noticeably) higher in 4.1, but it'll need to be "ZOMGAMAZING" higher in order to give up Bane of Havoc, Nether Ward/Protection and Shadowfury.
4-25-2011 @ 5:50PM
He's not FOCUSING on destruction... this is the third article of this series. If you had read the first paragraph, you would know this...
4-25-2011 @ 7:09PM
"In case you missed the last two weeks in the series, this is where you can find our posts on affliction and demonology."Reading the article might help next time.
4-25-2011 @ 8:04PM
Considering my stance on affliction, I think it is more fair to say that I've spent more time on it than any other spec so far. ;)That said, I would like to mention that this is the exact reason why I prefer playing hybrid classes over pure classes. When I play my warlock, I want to play as affliction. Period. That's the spec I want, it's the spec I love, it's the playstyle I prefer. When destruction or demonology deal more damage than affliction, it is difficult to fight against changing to that spec. After all, my gearing wouldn't really change, nor would the base playstyle. Yeah, I'd have a completely different rotation and all, but I'd still be a caster.On my druid, I play balance. Period. That's the spec I want, it's the spec I love, and the playstyle I prefer. If feral deals higher damage than balance, then it isn't hard to tell people "So what? I'm a moonkin." because the two are so radically different. Encounters can only have so many melee, you need X amount of range, and the gearing to totally different. I can't switch from spec to spec at the drop of a hat even if I wanted to. Because of this, I feel I actually get to play and enjoy the spec I want on hybrid classes, while any time I pick up a pure class, I have to spec into whichever deals the highest DPS. For example, when I rolled a shaman alt, I went with the shaman spec I wanted to play because I thought it would be fun. When I rolled my rogue alt, I went with assassination because it was hands down the highest DPS without question, despite that I prefer the playstyle of combat.
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