Jul 19th 2008 9:17AM http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pBN7Db_BoWYnsaeCs_OOwUg&gid=0
Initial calcs show that it won't really be hugely overpowered compared to current white dps. If anything standard DW will be better at higher levels of AP unless the talent is further adjusted.
Apr 21st 2008 12:29AM That's a fairly arrogant comment to make (especially from a January Illidan killing guild who's a sunwell boss behind us, how's felmyst going?). Actions speak louder than words, and your comments about SE lead me to believe you don't know what you're talking about.
Anyway, tanking optimisation is just another form of min/maxing. I don't see why you're so offended by the idea of an affliction warlock in a raid as the damage contribution from our affliction warlock in the linked parse was around 1680 - which is considerably higher than you stated and only slightly below the ~1820 per dps requirement of a 16 DPS setup. In addition, the afflock also supplied a 5% reduction in tank damage taken. This is considerable reduction which really helped cut down on tank gibs.
As to the logic behind your "doing something wrong" comment, applying the same logic to DPS would come out with something like: "if you need a destro warlock in your raid to meet dps requirements, you're doing something wrong". I hope you see just how stupid such a comment is.
Is it possible without SE? Sure, but that doesn't mean it's the only and thus best route to success.
Apr 20th 2008 9:08AM DPS wise, I'd agree - however as mats mentioned there's also shadow embrace and possibly improved imp to help out with the tanking aspect of the encounter, which was the main reason we brought an affliction warlock specifically. Malediction is just something you pick up along the way. The DPS increase from Malediction is also a fair bit higher than you stated, 3% increase in shadow damage is worth 293.04 DPS on our linked wws. ((2485+2260+2062+1574+1387)*.03)