May 30th 2010 2:52AM This was in response to the reply to my earlier post made on page 4. Sorry for any confusion, but the system on this site is a lot different than standard.
May 30th 2010 2:50AM I did enjoy the back and forth banter and witty humor that Christian and Mr. Hobbs shared, however it's no longer witty and hardly banter. Mr. Hobbs continues to do amazing Warlock articles that actually contain important information for the Warlock community, and is filled with the usual "mage-hate" like usual. However, Christian's articles are no longer witty and humorous to read; it is upfront Warlock bashing with no relevant content. Which depresses me greatly because I love this site and it's writers, I come here to enjoy the content put out by these amazing writers. However, I don't enjoy coming here and reading an article that straight up bashes other players and the game.
May 29th 2010 10:05PM While I admire your love for your "preferred" class, I think you've taken it a bit far. I love my lock. It was my first toon, and because of that fact I like my lock. However, I've played mages before, and while I don't enjoy them as much as my lock, they don't bother me either. I just haven't gotten one high enough in level to really start enjoying the class. I think you'll discover the same with the warlock. At low levels, very few caster classes are fun. However, there seems to be a tipping point when the game starts to become more fun for casters, and with the new LFD system, it actually isn't too terrible now. So please, just chill on the lock hate and play the game. Everyone has classes that they don't enjoy playing, and I get that, but I don't know anyone who absolutely hates to play something; they'd just prefer not to if they can help it.
I used to enjoy reading these articles. The back-and-forth banter between you and Mr. Hobbs was quite funny to watch, but now you've grown pathetic and childish ever sense Mr. Hobbs wrote that one article for you (which I thought was very funny, but also addressing a thought that has been on the forums, while you just bashed locks...not cool). So please, just get over yourself and write good stuff again.
May 25th 2010 11:00AM Awesome giveaway, guys! Hope to be one of the lucky winners...
May 17th 2010 1:13PM By far Warlocks have to be the masters of making people suffer while killing them. Though rogues, paladins, and DKs are annoying, the death is hopefully not going to take too long. As you pointed out, DKs have a variety of nasty things they can do to you, but I think the pales in comparison to what Warlocks can do. They'll make you suffer with a curse of agony, which makes every nerve in your body flare with pain; then they'll probably hit you up with a nice corruption, corrupting your soul with shadows that kill you from the inside out; then just for fun they'll set your whole body a-flame with a nice immolate (you think you're suffering enough yet?); and then while you're suffering from their curses, flames, and devilish tricks with the shadows, they'll be casting a combination of Shadow Bolts and Incinerate to further remove you from your pitiful mortal existence...but not all at once. No. This is why Warlocks are the masters of making their victims suffer unimaginable pain before death, because all of the pains mentioned above that one must go through when attacked by a Warlock, kill you slowly...very slowly. :) And that's just one combination of spells a Lock could cast at you? I'm leaving out several other good choices, but I think I've made my point.
May 11th 2010 5:26PM I think Guild leadership is an interesting topic, and it's very important to know the ins-and-outs of what it takes to run a guild, even if you're just an ordinary members. I enjoy reading Scott's articles here, so I think the book should also prove interesting and valuable.
Apr 15th 2010 5:18PM Awesome give away, WoW.com!! Thank you for this opportunity!
Mar 16th 2010 2:44AM May I just say, I LOVE your Warlock columns, and encourage you to keep up the excellent work!!
I was looking for this article about a week ago when I was looking into my dual talent spec, but couldn't find anything, thus I had to go through and read any of your columns that even hinted towards Demonology to get a first feel for the spec. And after much research, and deliberation, I decided to go Demo for my second spec, and I'm having a lot of fun with it! The guild I'm in has loads of Destro locks, but very few Affliction and Demonology locks. My main spec is Affliction, and I decided that if I was going to be an active raider for my guild that Demonology would be a great dual spec for me and for the guild; that way they they can have all three specs for a lock ready to go whenever they need them and I can have an alternative spec that can kill things faster!
With Demo locks pushing some really good DPS that rivals (if not out-performing) Destro DPS, Demonology seems like a heavy candidate for raids, not just for the DPS, but for all the special abilities it can bring to the table (i.e. Demonic Pact raid buff, ISB, CoE (if the situation calls for it), and another interrupt (felguard's intercept)). It just seems that Demo is becoming more, and more of a raid power-house.
As a question to you, oh master of warlocks, Dominic Hobbs, do you think that Demonology will continue to be improved and become even more of a viable spec that it already has become compared to where it was? The only reality that kind of bothers me with Warlocks, is when one spec becomes so OP over the others (much like Destro used to be), however if feels like Blizzard is trying to balance things out more between all the specs giving intensives for people to actually spec into Affliction of Demonology. Now, I'm relatively new to WoW, so I guess this view may be incorrect in some ways, but this is what I have noticed sense WotLK was released.
Thanks for your views, and assistance as always! And again, thank you so much for your wonderful articles!
Mar 2nd 2010 7:11PM Greetings,
First, let me open by saying that I love the Reader UI and Addon Spotlight columns Mat, and to keep up the amazing work!!
Now let me discuss the UI. I also play an Affliction Warlock, and I have to say that this UI really is a fine example of slimming down a UI to the bare essentials, which I have always found hard to do on a lock. Undoubtedly locks have the most combination of spells to deal with all at one time, and usually have complex rotation to keep an eye on at all times. However, who can not but simply love this UI for how effectively it scales down the mass of warlock spells and abilities, and down to TWO bars!! Amazing!
Yet, there are two aspects that stand out the most to be (besides the slimmed nature), the amount of customizable options and the raid unit frames. I love how Fizziks used addons such as; Bartenders, Buffalo, kgPanels, and ButtonFacade to customize the look of his UI, which all in all looks nice and minimalist, which fits perfectly. However, the raid unit frames are what get me the most out of the entire UI. The way that they are oriented and stacked is really cool, but I think the aspect I like the most is how out of the way they are compared to normal raid unit frames which clutter up the left-hand side of the screen. I thought addons such as XPerl and Healbot made for good raid unit frames because they weren't as "cluttering" as others. However, I'm in love with Fizziks' raid unit frames.
I'm definitely going to try out some of the addons featured in this article to try and cut down a little on my UI, which seems to keep on growing, and I'm definitely going to try out that approach to raid frames and see how it goes!
Thanks both to Fizziks for sharing his amazing UI, and also to Mat for writing yet another wonderful edition of "Reader UI"!
Jan 2nd 2010 10:17PM I think that it is BRILLIANT that you guys do this sort of thing for your readers!! And it would be highly foolish of me not to at least give it a go! These are seriously some awesome prizes, and I thank you for doing these sorts of things and for providing this wonderful site and all it's content!