I am seeing other demo locks comments and i fell your pain...I play since wtlk and we have been the bad damage spec for locks since forever but with skill we were able to deal as much damage as other specs until the beginning of MOP even if we had to have much more to do than any other lock spec, but we never cared about it because demo is the reason we made a warlock, to summon demons and use our demonic powers.In MOP i had to play destru to raid or else nobody would let me raid...Every and each time i said demo there were 3 possible answers... 1- Sorry but we don't need demo locks.2- Can you play in another spec?3- They didn't even answer.I couldn't raid until i switched to destru and became top dps in every damned fight except for enhancement shamans and even for them it was for only a few fights... And playing as destru when compared to demo is like comparing riding a bicycle to driving an airplane...I was forced to play in a spec i don't like to raid or else nobody would accept me, and now they are doing the same.I am not gonna unsub the game because of this, but i don't want to be playing destru or affliction. I want to use my demons and became a demon myself... Like someone said in the comments, i don't want to be a devil fire mage or somekind of shadow priest, i want to be a warlock, a demonic sorcerer who is the master summoner of demons.
Ugh more ability pruning, really? My Blood Death Knight got cut to the bone. In fact, I really could use a primary physical attack as I ain't got one! Blood Boil is magic and ranged, and so is Death Coil! Plague Strike doesn't do much damage and Death Strike is expensive and for healing. I don't get why they didn't make Blood Boil into Heart Strike and have it do the same thing but physical.
I think what some locks may be forgetting or not understanding is that this nerf is not necessarily to push you to another spec. If you are good at playing a demonology warlock, you'll still be competitive. However, those of you who are not, probably need to play another spec or class for the time being. If you don't care about being competitive, then none of this probably matters to you anyways :P
I was really mad when one of the 'pruned' Demo abilities was their Dark Apotheosis ability. They got this cool flavorful ability that made them really fun to play and it's the first thing to get cut. It was like they were yanking our chains about letting us be tanks or having cool things instead of being the damage lords.
it's a shame they are thinking about diminishing returns for gold missions but I guess I can totally understandwith 5 characters 3 of them running almost 25/25 treasure hunters I make about 20 to 30K a week. given how a wow token costs between 20 to 25K on my server... well let's just say I'll never have to pay for wow ever again
I'm literally crying about the Demonology nerf right now. Why not balance it out slightly, even make it "not the top spec" instead of completely shutting it down. It makes no sense... I love demonology sooo much and destro and aff are super boring snorefests to play compared to it.I'm really really upset at this approach to the "problem" and hope we can generate enough outcry to at least make it viable again. I loved viewing demonology as a skill=reward spec: the other two are super simple and pull great numbers, but you have to have half a brain to preform well in demo. The class was unique and fun, and now its worthless (once again) RIP my 5 months of having the best spec in the game being decent. Guess I'll have to main my enhance shaman 100% now and shelf my poor warlock until the (hopefully) the next xpac. It was a fun run.EDIT: Sorry about the rant, but I'm really sad about this line of thinking.
And as blood dk I'm still waiting for DW back so I can use my warglaives ......
The reason for nerfing demo is just really bad... instead of trying to balance all specs (I know its hard) they just say: Well this spec is too good so we nerf it and they will play the other two... Oh its your favorite ? Im soooo sorry, but you have no choice... Its just: Because f*** you, thats why...
He speaks about it being good how you can log in for a few minutes and do missions, but it's not good when you log in with a few hours and can't think of anything as rewarding as the Garrisons.I find it somewhat ironic that what I do when I have a few hours- leveling alts to get their own garrisons- will become much less attractive by their attempts to provide a solution to that issue.
Answers a bunch of questions live and still lies
It's interesting to point out that Blizzard often added a no-flying zone at the end of an expansion (Isle of Quel'Danas, Timeless Isle) but now it's completely the opposite.
Really nice Q & A. I love the question of the disc healing, its rediculous. I'm playing a resto druid and it would be nice if a disc isn't neccesary required for the raid composition. And its mainly PW:S its stupid. Hope they are nerfing them hard so priest healers have a choice to play their favorite spec instead of being forced to play disc.
So the answer to the warlock question is... screw warlocks. GG
I didn't know this many people play warlock that it's now the most important concern.I had much higher hopes for this Q&A, nothing past 6.2 has been mentioned."TLDR: Garrisons over rewarded you."If they nerf that, then on the long run, many people won't log in even for that, since there's nothing to do.I mean, look at the bigger picture, 6.2 has about 3-4 weeks of content, after that it's only raiding again and another long wait of over half a year for 6.3 (if it even comes). What will we do in those many months until then?Blizz hired dozens of new staff to create more content, yet WoD was a rushed realease, the great Selfie Cam and Twitter integration was made by only 4 people "as a side project for fun", yet it was labeled as a major content patch, Timewalking and so many other things are accompanied by the "it wouldn't take a whole lot of extra work" excuse, but then that means they are focusing their manpower somewhere else, so what are they working on primarly?Since I don't see much content, this makes me think that the dev team got only (much) smaller OR that 7.0 will be the biggest and best thing ever in existence. Yeah, that must be it.
Be greatful your question got answered at all :(.
you all do realize that the greatest irony is that on one hand they put the final nail in the coffin for demo with this nerf ( the first one was when they removed the fun and awesome dark apotheosis, on the stupid concern that it was hard to battle against....... then they gave us feral druids, who mind you are not getting a !@#$ing nerf even though they are op to the extreme, and gladi warriors in WoD ty for that jerks ) and on the other hand as an even bigger taunt they give new demon models for demo specific demons ( wrathguard-felguard ) with the felhunter and succubus not getting a lookover ( the new demonic hound was stated as not being a felhunter )