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5-23-2011 @ 5:30PM
I stopped reading at "a demonology warlock's only saving grace is his AOE damage."Do some research will ya. All three warlock specs are less than 5% apart. Lag, player ability and fight mechanics account for much more than 5%.
5-26-2011 @ 7:11AM
"Do some research will ya. All three warlock specs are less than 5% apart." I highly suggest you go to http://stateofdps.com and actually do some of that research you claim to be so fond of. The Adjusted totals for 25-man Normals are: Affliction 25,957DPS; Destruction 25,156DPS; Demonology 22,512DPS(22,512/25,957= only 86.7% of the damage). For 25-man Heroics: Affliction 31,219DPS; Destruction 27,206DPS; Demonology 26,170DPS (26,170/31,219= only 83.8% of the damage). For 10-man Normals: Affliction 22,813DPS; Destruction 22,626DPS; Demonology 20,150DPS (20,150/22,813= only 88.3% of the damage). And finally, for 10-man Heroics: Affliction 23,791DPS; Destruction 21,990DPS; Demonology 21,025DPS (21,025/23,791= only 88.4% of the damage).Demonology never even gets as high as 89% of Affliction's DPS, and it can be as low as 83.8%. That's between 11% and 16.2% less damage than Affliction, nowhere near the "less than 5% apart" you pulled out of thin air and pretended was "research". It's folks like you that make the old joke "80% of all statistics are just made up on the spot to try and impress people" funny.
5-30-2011 @ 1:23PM
I apologize for offending you, but I have done my research. While it is true that according to Simulation Craft demonology is within 1k dps of affliction and even closer to destruction, SC doesn't take into account fight mechanics. Also according to simulation craft, affliction loses a pittance of damage on movement fights, whereas demo is crippled by them. In current content, every fight has movement in it. and as a result demonology is never competitive with a well played affliction in single target encounters.Again, I apologize for offending you...but at the same time, please don't assume that because I write for one spec I don't remain up to date on the theorycrafting of others.
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