If there are any of you there are like me and play the wonderful combination of both a balance druid and a warlock -- or you just happen to be one of my fans -- then you might have noticed a little snippet in the latest balance edition of Shifting Perspectives regarding Dark Intent. While half of it was tongue-in-cheek hilarity, there was a small portion of truth in there as well. I wouldn't want to make a habit of crossing subjects within Blood Pact and Shifting Perspectives, but I feel that Dark Intent honestly does deserve a good discussion.
Throughout my many adventures on all of my toons, I've noticed that warlocks seem to be in the middle of a little bit of a spat when it comes to the issue of Dark Intent -- rather, other players are having a spat and warlocks, the uncaring beasts that we are, just toss up our hands in dismay and give it to whomever wins the brawl. There are many benefits and sides to Dark Intent; it's time that we explored them all. As with many things in WoW, one size does not fit all.
A fair warning regarding this edition of Blood Pact: Thar be maths ahead! Theorycrafting will be kept to a minimum where it can, but some will be unavoidable. If this isn't your cup of tea, then you have my apologies in advance.