So as most of us know, one of the biggest worries for Warlocks at the moment is how heavily the reworked Demonology specialization will rely on the Pet/Guardian AI. In the meantime, after the Hunter preview the class developers for Hunters did a Q&A on reddit, detailed here.
One line stood out to me in particular:
So, question on Dire Beast. Since it's BM's only chance to regain focus now, are we extra-extra-extra-screwed on fights where our pets simply can't reach a valid target? This happens every now and then (sometimes bugs/glitches, sometimes valid pathing issues like the target flying) and I'm not sure its avoidable in WoW's engine. It's going to really suck if we've got the same limitations as a melee class when these situations arise.
Fair point, may look into a solution that doesnt require Beast to attack, maybe just a focus per second while guardian active kinda deal. (andrewchambers)
Now, this is obviously some reading into things on my behalf, but that seems to suggest to me they have no intention of updating the Guardian AI system. Which, I guess is fine, as Hunters will still be able to generate their Focus.
This will however likely cause some major issues during raiding (don't have much PvP experience, sorry) if they really intend to make Demonology's damage rely on summoning swarms of Demons which all run on the Guardian AI. We'll have to wait and see what they unveil during the preview and beta, but it doesn't bode particularly well in my opinion.