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3-26-2012 @ 11:14PM
Well, this sucks.It sucks not only because Ghostcrawler poo-poo'd it, but his explanation also doesn't make sense. "We don't want Warlocks to be a tanking class" would've been valid. But saying "we want this to work like a Warrior throwing on a shield or a cat Druid going bear for a brief time" shows a deliberate sort of misrepresentation.A warlock can't just DPS with this glyph in their book. They have to tank and DPS with it. There's too much threat, too much mitigation, and too many full-on tanking tools associated with it. You can't throw the glyph on in combat, so it won't work there, either.Ghostcrawler also comments that tanks are supposed to need a separate set for tanking. Tell that to Druids and Monks. They'll be happily reforging their leather -- there's no reason a cloth tank couldn't reforge their cloth.Ultimately, it sounds like we're getting a gimmick boss that will require an absurd amount of mitigation (vs. avoidance) and that Warlocks will fill that role for one fight with one glyph. Instead of just making this Warlock tanking into a real thing. And that's disappointing, because there's a fun option here that they're just not taking.
3-26-2012 @ 11:31PM
You can't throw on a shield in combat either. I think its a very good comparison, actually.For specific fights or when the tank dies, if you happen to have the glyph on, you can use it. You *can* tank. Not for extended periods, and not as well as a dedicated tank, but it is tanking. Like when I turn growl back on, dedicate myself to keeping Mend Pet up, and go to town trying to down a boss before we all die after tank death. Its fun.
3-26-2012 @ 11:43PM
You absolutely can throw on a shield in combat. Weapon/shield swapping in combat is currently do-able and doesn't require modification of other skills/abilities. Good DPS warriors do a swap-to-shield and shield-wall vs. some massive damage phases. So you're wrong about that.If you happen to have the glyph on, you can't use your Demonology form to DPS because, well, all your major DPS cooldown abilities are now tanking related abilities, and you generate massive amounts of threat. Metamorphosis is a core DPS cooldown for Demonology Warlocks, and you're not a viable DPSer if you can't use it to DPS.
3-27-2012 @ 12:02AM
Really? Every time I try to change anything in combat, I get an error. Which is annoying when I'm stuck with an evaded thing.Currently, yes, but things are still in flux. A lot is changing for all the spec, Warlocks more than anyone.Just...wait and see before you complain to much.I know my little sister is ecstatic that this isn't happening. She loved to DPS as a Blood DK, and no longer can. Demo Warlock has been her main since Vanilla, and she about cried when I showed her the changes-- and not in the good way that everyone else seems to be spouting.For her sake, I'm happy with this.
3-27-2012 @ 12:16AM
You can't change armor; you can change anything in the three weapon slots; that is, main hand, off hand, and ranged/wand/relic slots. It burns a GCD, but you can do it. Worth pointing out: you can't equip a shield while using your off-hand to help hold a two-handed weapon; you have to unequip the two-hander first.Second, part of the niftyness of the glyph was that it left Demonology as a DPS spec by the simple expedient of just not applying it. For warlock players, it was painless. Obviously not for the devs, but that's why they get paid to do what they do.
3-27-2012 @ 1:11PM
Titan's Grip - still so annoying in so many ways :(
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