Warlocks and Blizzard

90 Orc Warrior
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I think it is fair to say this has been an expansion with a heavy emphasis on Warlocks ever since beta. They have be greatly over hauled from their previous forms. Blizzard made a concerted effort to get more people to enjoy the class.

I think it has been a smashing success. It would seem Warlocks are everywhere and none feel pigeon holed into a single Spec. All three Specs are doing well enough to not make everyone feel they need to be one spec or the other.

Now comes the true telling part about Blizzard.

They really, now that they have achieved their goals , seem to not want it. They want to continue to jerk and mash with the class and specs seemingly with no true direction. They want to have easy balance available to them and it seems they think the only way to to have each class only have one spec that everyone plays.

Why would they not leave it all alone and work on the Hunter specs that are garbage or making fire and frost equal to arcane etc. Why are they going after the single class that seems to be precisely where they should be.

They continue to tear down classes and specs rather than Buffing. The only way they blance is by tearing down. Can they not even try to bring others UP?

Warlocks are the poster boys of good class design at this time and that is not good enough for Blizz.
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90 Pandaren Monk
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*Tin foil hat time* They want people to continuously reroll to new FotM classes because more time spent having to level new classes is more time paying to play the game. *takes off tin foil hat*

Warlocks always get nerfed. Every xpac. Blizzard can't stand to see any caster class be better than a mage.
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90 Troll Warlock
6595
*Tin foil hat time* They want people to continuously reroll to new FotM classes because more time spent having to level new classes is more time paying to play the game. *takes off tin foil hat*

Warlocks always get nerfed. Every xpac. Blizzard can't stand to see any caster class be better than a mage.


Think that tin foil hat is cutting of circulation to your brain.

@Garashaw
Here is the thing, it's easier to bring one spec down than it is to bring 10 other classes up because that requires rebalancing of ~20 other specs.

Warlocks got a rebuild and we got to see some potential of things to come for other classes as they get rebuilds.

They were also kind enough to not touch KJC in a hotfix this tier while they were coming up with a solution. While many of us disagree with what they did originally, they're working towards a more agreeable compromise and people should appreciate that.
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90 Human Warlock
17825
Except now it's causing collateral damage and instead of adding a new spell to fill the gaps the KJC nerf is causing they are destroying other existing useful spells. Turning Fel Flame into scorch is not cool.
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90 Troll Warlock
6595
The fel flame cast time was reverted, the dot duration increase removal, and the damage buffs were not though.
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The fel flame cast time was reverted, the dot duration increase removal, and the damage buffs were not though.


Don't worry, they have time still to revert the reversion and do even more nerfing. They cant help themselves, its in their blood. They HAVE to nerf warlocks! Its an addiction with them.
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90 Pandaren Monk
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I'm still wondering when this became world of Warlock-craft. Incredible DPS (on all fights), 3 good specs, lots of utility, both inside and outside of combat, can DPS on the move, can DPS at range, highly durable, has a pet to tank for it while soloing...they can't heal or tank, but that seems a small price to pay for being the best class in the game.
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90 Orc Shaman
20765
they can't heal or tank, but that seems a small price to pay for being the best class in the game.
Can easily tank heroics and rares like warbringers.
http://www.wowhead.com/spell=114168
Edited by Zhe on 6/20/2013 8:45 AM PDT
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84 Blood Elf Hunter
1635
Maybe its my level but I don't have issues with Warlocks.
If you set up any class correctly they can be OP as hell.
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90 Human Priest
10225
Yeah, gotta love the FOTM cycles of Blizz.

The thing that does kind of piss me off is Blizz goes to great effort to get rid of "unique" buffs in the game, but then gives locks all kinds of unique abilites.

Cookies, summoning, combat portals (which trivialize fights like Qon) are things that ONLY locks can do. They also bring nearly half the raid buffs by themselves, a battle rez, strong survivability, etc.

No other class brings so many unique abilities on top of some of the best dps in the game.
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90 Blood Elf Warlock
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Cookies, summoning, combat portals (which trivialize fights like Qon) are things that ONLY locks can do. They also bring nearly half the raid buffs by themselves, a battle rez, strong survivability, etc.

No other class brings so many unique abilities on top of some of the best dps in the game.


Its almost like all classes are different and have unique abilities...

The best cure to that "warlock envy" you're feeling is to play a warlock.
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1 Gnome Warlock
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Yeah, gotta love the FOTM cycles of Blizz.

The thing that does kind of piss me off is Blizz goes to great effort to get rid of "unique" buffs in the game, but then gives locks all kinds of unique abilites.

Cookies, summoning, combat portals (which trivialize fights like Qon) are things that ONLY locks can do. They also bring nearly half the raid buffs by themselves, a battle rez, strong survivability, etc.

No other class brings so many unique abilities on top of some of the best dps in the game.


Not all players are able to consistantly operate a Warlock to it's full potential.

edit: There's a reason why it has been said time and again, that Warlocks are a high skill cap class. Key bind bloat is one of the reasons why some players gravitate towards other classes.
Edited by Loxlove on 6/22/2013 12:47 PM PDT
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