The new talent system was introduced so players had choice that would not impact anything too much, but allow people to have custom characters.
Yet according to Ghostcrawler, Grimoire of Sacrifice shouldn't be a DPS bonus, it shouldn't even be equal to a pet. It should be a DPS LOSS to grab Sacrifice.
Am I the only one seeing a design flaw here? They bait people to play Warlock again with this talent, then the next patch, make it useless. People can say we're jumping the gun, but we're not. The nerfs have pushed Grimoire of Sacrifice WELL BELOW Supremecy.
So, why even have Sacrifice in this game anymore? The entire design behind talents is for us to have a choice that won't negatively impact our character if we choose the one we like.
But by having a talent by design that is a loss to DPS to grab, that undermines the entire purpose of the new talent system, does it not?
Honestly, I'm fed up with this. It's ridiculous. Warlocks were once one of the least represented classes. Now you actually see warlocks around town, in groups, etc. Grimoire of Sacrifice, whether Blizzard likes it or not, is one of the only reasons a large amount of warlocks play this class. I for one question if I will continue to play this toon if Sacrifice is as big of a DPS loss on the PTR when the patch hits live. I should have a choice. Not "Grab Supremacy or you're going to have worse DPS than if you didn't pick a talent at all." I have NEVER liked pet AI. EVER. But I still played a lock in vanilla and BC. I played it for like a month in wrath, and didn't touch it in cata. But mists made me have fun again with sacrifice. You can tell me I still can, but no, I can't. When I KNOW there's 5-10K+ DPS at stake because I don't want to deal with a HORRIBLY PROGRAMMED AI, I don't have a choice.
And honestly, prior to mists, I would never have thought sacrificing their pet was something I would do as a warlock. But with the revamp of the warlock specs, I can honestly say I do see why affliction and destruction warlocks would. Affliction sucks the life out of things to restore their own life. Why would they not start with their pet? Destruction warlocks destroy things, set things on fire, and apparently have a thirst for power. Again, why would they not start with their own minion in order to bolster their own power?