If PvE, what type of PvE? [Heroics/Raids/Other]
raids and heroics
If PvP, what type of PvP? [Arenas, BGs, Rated BGs]
What are your biggest quality-of-life issues?
1.) The soul shard system is lackluster. I use it for instant soulfires and healthstones only. Would like more usage from, as well as way to regen during combat that works in all fights
2.) Macro issues with non-gcd casts. I can't macro my trinkets and demon soul into a metamorph macro. I'd love to press a button and activate all my non-gcd abilities in the correct order. E.G. Demon soul, Moonwell chalice, metamorph
3.) Doomgaurd can only be used once in a while. Makes it hard to judge on raid fights. Is this a kill run (raid)? Cause if it's not, I'll waste the doomgaurd and won't have it for the next fight, which might be a kill. That's really hard to gauge
4.) Hellfire still does damage. We already have to get in melee range, which is dangerous. and the damage is minimal enough to not make me refrain from using it. Why do we even need the damage if it doesn't make us refrain from using it...ever?
5.) I really like that demo is mastery based, instead of haste based. It makes gearing choices easier, but it also makes it harder for me to reroll destro or affliction since all my gear is mastery based
6.) Min/max dps'ers want us to swap pets in mid combat for the demon soul buff. I don't like that idea. I can understand swapping pets when a new situation comes up, like you suddenly need to aoe stuff and get out felgaurd. But swapping just for demon soul is not fun. I don't do it and take the hit in dps. Save my soul shards for other things.
7.) FEAR STILL PULLS AGGRO!
What makes playing your class more fun?
Being dot based seems fun to me. Also, getting all my mechanics to line up for meta is fun too. Having a niche market on the aoe damage is also my proud point. Massive self heals in affliciton is great as well
Having pets for different uses is great too. We have a tank pet, a single target pet, 2 cc pets, and an aoe pet. While some people are mad that demo doesn't use felgaurd exclusively, I don't mind. I use felhunter for single target and felgaurd for aoe
What makes playing your class less fun?
The soul shard system makes me sad. It's not nearly as useful as it could be. And even then, I still run out soul shards on fights with no adds. the doomguard issue is the most frustrating. Basically, when raiding, I have to decide if this particular attempt at a boss will be a kill. If it is, then great! I do amazing dps with the doomgaurd. But if we wipe once I've used doomy, I will not have him available for the next pull.
The other thing that makes it less fun is that I can be competitive in all three specs, but every time I would like to switch, that's a TON of time and money spent on reforging, gemming, and even getting new gear so I get correct stats on gear
How do you feel about your “rotation”? (Rotation is the accepted order in which abilities are used to maximum efficiency.)
I enjoy the demo rotation. Affliction is a little boring for me. All you do in aff is keep dots on, refresh corruption with good buffs, and spam shadowbolt. Destro is just annoying for me. Keeping up ISF is one of the most frustrating things I've seen in any dps spec. Some people think lock specs are complicated, but I like that. It means that if I work hard on it, I'll do amazing dps. I feel like I earn my dps more than a mage pressing 2 buttons
What’s on your wish list for your class?
1.) New demons. Both in model and ability.
2.) More guardian demon usage. It would be so cool if demo warlocks got a permenant guarding pet. You know, scale down the damage to keep it in line with dps and give it useful abilities. Like doomguard could have good utility, while infernal could be a tank, or maybe an aoe machine. So all 3 warlock specs would get their regular demon, but demonolgy spec
gets permenant guardian, or more than just another cd button I can press. Maybe make him last 10 min? I'm obviously biased towards demonology, but I'd love a permenant guardian demon, even if that means lesser abilities/dps from it
4.) ABILITY TO TAME DEMONS! like a hunter does with beasts. Just group them by types: Rogue-type demons, tank-type demons, caster, healer, aoe, single target, etc. This makes demon management much more important and useful. Right now, all I do is pick single target(felhunter) or aoe (felgaurd) demon.
What spells do you use the least?
[all of these from the demo spec] Unending breath, Curse of weakness, Shadow ward , drain soul, curse of tongues, eye of killrogg, health funnel (haven't used since wrath), searing pain (that one really doesn't seem to have any pve use)