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4-02-2012 @ 10:31AM
The only thing cool about Shadow Embrace is that it unnerfs our DoTs........Locks have sucked to play this entire expansion.
4-02-2012 @ 11:44AM
I'd like to direct you to Cynwise's The Decline and Fall of Warlocks in Cataclysm in regards to "warlocks sucking" this expansion.http://cynwise.wordpress.com/warlockery/decline-and-fall/Warlocks have done well damage wise, but in general their interest has been low. We've been in a good place damage wise this expansion, sitting middle to high ground.
4-02-2012 @ 5:11PM
I wouldn't say they suck, but it's hardly rewarding for the work that goes into them compared to the many easier or more flexible classes that do much more damage with much less effort.Locks have to basically memorize every encounter to maximize their damage, which is quite different than say, an Arcane Mage.
4-03-2012 @ 7:30PM
"Locks have to basically memorize every encounter to maximize their damage, which is quite different than say, an Arcane Mage." If you are looking to mindlessly blast a couple hard-hitting spells at something for the majority of the fight, then roll that Arcane Mage you speak of and receive your self-fulfillment.Those who are more inclined to put thought and skill toward their gameplay will be across the room eloquently orchestrating our rotation and feeling rewarded by the fact that we get to use our brains. Nothing is more rewarding to me than hitting those perfect proc dot refreshes, and summoning that doomguard at the most beautiful time, and seeing the planets align and heroism line up with metamorphosis & power torrent & lightweave & demon soul & trinket....... *cackles mirthlessly*Truly playing a warlock is being passionate about the dps you are putting out, knowing how hard you worked for it, and being ever so thankful you aren't that boring arcane mage. Yes, we do a lot of button presses to keep ourselves ahead of other dps--- but hey, at least we CAN be ahead! (Trust me, I do it all the time...). Again, that hard work put into our DPS is what makes it that much MORE rewarding.Besides, a LOT of classes benefit from "memorizing" the fight to put out more dps --- everyone has cooldowns, why WOULDN'T you use them at the most beneficial time to you? In my honest opinion, I sincerely wish so many players *weren't* re-rolling warlocks just for the new changes. I feel they don't deserve to be a warlock without having some sort of passion for the playstyle as is; all of these 'fairweather' fans can go back to playing their arcane mages. Warlocks are the most engaging, intriguing, and FUN DPS class to play, and if you aren't (nearly) topping meters then you aren't doing it right.
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