Another week has gone by already? Well, I guess that means it's time for Blood Pact! Nick Whelan's platform to wonder about things such as: what's up with there being female Warlocks in the game? Warlock is a gender specific title, indicative of masculinity. The feminine alternative is witch. So is Blizzard just made of fail or are all female members of the class actually men in disguise?
Over the past three weeks, Blood Pact has been running an experiment I dubbed Project Respec. The intent was to take a look at some of the major endgame specs for Warlocks, try them out, test them, and report back my impressions. Now, having covered all the major specs I intend to cover with the project at this time, I'm happy with the level of success the project has had. A lot of readers have expressed enjoying the series, and I've learned a lot about the class, and a lot about what I'd like to do with this column. I also made a fair amount of mistakes along the way, but the WoW Insider community was always quick to point me in the right direction, and I'm confident that when I pick up Project Respec again after 3.1, I'll be much better prepared.
This week, I'd like to sum up the Warlock specs I tested, and how they play. I won't bother saying much about their exact DPS output, because not only did my gear change between each test, but a few days of trials is hardly enough to get an absolutely comprehensive understanding of a play style. Instead, I'll be focusing on what it's like to play each of them, since they're all at least viable DPS specs. I'd also like to throw in my analysis of what will happen with them once patch 3.1 rolls around. Though, on the note of analysis, I should point out that computer issues continue to keep me off of the test realms, so my analysis is purely speculative.
|WoW's 9th Anniversary||11/18-12/2|
|Call to Arms: Twin Peaks||12/3-12/5|
|Call to Arms: Alterac Valley||12/6-12/9|
|Call to Arms: Silvershard Mines||12/10-12/12|
|Call to Arms: Warsong Gulch||12/13-12/16|
|Feast of Winter Veil||12/16-1/2|
|Call to Arms: Temple of Kotmogu||12/17-12/19|
|Call to Arms: Strand of the Ancients||12/20-12/23|
|Call to Arms: Deepwind Gorge||12/24-12/26|
|Call to Arms: Isle of Conquest||12/27-12/30|
|Call to Arms: Arathi Basin||12/31-1/2|
|Call to Arms: The Battle for Gilneas||1/3 - 1/6|
|Darkmoon Faire||1/5 - 1/11|
|Call to Arms: Eye of the Storm||1/7 - 1/9|