Feb 22nd 2008 3:41PM You know, trolling your own blog is probably generally considered poor form, but I enjoyed it. 7/10.
Dec 31st 2007 2:40PM Dunno about the gold cap, but I wouldn't call it entirely impossible. There are much, much faster ways to make gold than just running dailies, if you are so inclined.
Dec 13th 2007 6:56PM With your mouse hand on the...did you just seriously advocate keyboard turning for PvP? Or is your mouse really close to your keyboard and you just hit the numpad with your thumb? You have confused me.
Dec 11th 2007 5:17PM Are you people just trolling, or what? "Your Shadow Bolt critical strikes increase Shadow damage dealt to the target by 20% until 4 non-periodic damage sources are applied. Effect lasts a maximum of 12 sec."
Yes, DoTs benefit from it. They don't consume charges, but they will do more damage. Bane is a second tier talent; taking it does not mean giving up UA. Coincidentally, not taking Bane means you suck in group PvE. If you're just interested in solo grinding or PvP, sure, maybe you can live without it. But anything with more than 50k health, if you're keeping up a sensible cast sequence, shadow bolt is going to do more damage than any other single spell you have over the course of the fight.
As to the original build here; it's not bad, per se. It's not optimized for anything, and if you wanted to raid or compete in the arena, it's not what you'd use. Sometimes people are just going to want to wander around doing 5-mans/battlegrounds/soloing without any respec between activities, and this would do the job for that.
Personally I'd still ditch imp. life tap (dark pact makes this pointless unless you're really pushing yourself) and imp. coa (sucks, but better filler than you find in destro, so meh) for those purposes, but they're not a big deal.
Dec 7th 2007 4:55PM I want warlocks and druids to be able to use guns. Yes, really.
Dec 7th 2007 2:50PM 6: As he mentioned, talents that change casting time do not effect spell coefficients. The only exceptions to this were fireball and frostbolt, which are no longer exceptions.
You are also seriously underestimating Warlock DPS. The trick here is that you need to spec as is appropriate to your gear level, rather than the situation most DPS classes face of gearing around spec. If you're working your way up to 70, Demo is certainly going to be easiest, provided you're in situations where you can use your felguard. Wearing blues up through T4, affliction will provide the best DPS output. In full T6, destruction will blow everything else out of the water. This is entirely because shadowbolt scales so well, and has so many buffs/debuffs that improve its damage.
Nov 19th 2007 2:45PM This is at least the third-coolest prize you've offered. Great way to kick the site off; I've found myself glancing at way more of the non-contest stories than I expected, when you launched. Kudos all around.
Nov 16th 2007 1:32PM Okay, that's a pretty great prize. Whoever wins is obligated to take pictures of the chest!
Yeah I'm totally wasting this weekend on the stress test. Yay for boats.
Nov 16th 2007 1:30PM Bringing a third pirate into this would be unsporting; too many possibilities that could handily trump them both. Sticking to the original two, I'm going to hand it to Yellowbeard.
Nov 16th 2007 1:28PM You know, ninjas are great. They have their place. But asking them to compete with pirates really isn't fair; cannons, people! Cannons! Pirates all the way.