Jul 4th 2007 10:33PM Warlocks are a very lucky class in that all 3 trees are very powerful. IMO, however, Demonology (except perhaps in some very rare cases where you need a lock to tank something) is not the best spec for raiding. This is coming from a 70 Demonology lock.
Demonology is the PVP spec for locks, especially those who fight in the arena, because of the survivability it offers. It's also a good spec for leveling because of the Felguard. But in raiding, the bottom line for locks is DPS and Demonology just doesn't cut it.
Its affliction thats the most popular raiding spec because it gives locks the best DPS when it comes to long boss fights. If you read some theorycraft articles they give pretty convincing numbers: Unstable Affliction, Siphon Life, Corruption, Immolate, and Curse of Doom ticking on a boss will out DPS all other Warlock specs. The downside is that Affliction locks will die in the first minute of an arena match.
So if you look at it from an Affliction lock's perspective there already is a good raiding pet: our good ol' friend the Imp. He's a great mana battery and gives a good stamina buff. I don't think we really need a "raid viable" pet because doing so would overpower the class, even if it were only available to demo locks. A demo lock with high survivability and the potential to DPS like affliction? Even I would cry nerf.
Jun 27th 2007 7:48PM Unless it was nerfed (I haven't used him for a while) the infernal comes pre-enslaved. He breaks out of it and then you have to re-enslave him. Its only the Doomguard that doesn't come enslaved when summoned.
Jun 26th 2007 8:36PM Quit with the QQs. Most of us raiders do want to read info about Nihilium and their accomplishments because what they achieve indirectly affects the rest of us.
Bottom line: if you don't like to read posts about Nihilium, it's called the scroll button. A lot of us do want to read about this stuff and if you still feel like being a crybaby go back to the general forums where you belong.
Jun 26th 2007 3:41AM I don't think Silvermoon is as defenseless as many people think. For an invading army to sucessfully conquer it, they would have to somehow get across TWO armies of undead (The Forsaken in Lordaeron and the Scourge in the Plaguelands). Good luck with that.
Jun 19th 2007 2:31PM Great read and great insights into the inner workings of Nihilium.
Jun 18th 2007 10:21PM Carpe ab Dracone and Carpe ex Dracone, while both can be translated to "taken from the dragon" into English, there are subtle nuances in meaning which especially become clear if they are placed into context (at least in historical Latin documents).
As #2 stated above, the ablative of separation is best used in this instance as it probably comes closer to your intended meaning. Carpe Dracone.
A person who has an undergrad degree in Classics and is a PhD Candidate for Classical Archaeology :)
Jun 14th 2007 9:39PM @3
Yeah, it looked like the Lock got aggro on purpose because he spammed Searing Pain when Illidan turned all black. My guess is that all his attack in that form are Shadow (those big black fireballs) and locks (especially of the undead variety) can mitigate shadow damage really well.
Lock tank FTW, apparently.