so you endured for 11 seasons with a 5 of out 10 fear. you had 10 seasons where you were hands down one of the best casters with a 5 out of 10 fear. ok. that makes complete sense. why on earth would you make that 5 out of 10 fear into a 10 out of 10 fear and think it was balanced?!Also, I know how strong blood fear is, I think I've said it several times already it's a bit too strong, but the normal fear on the other hand, is currently rather weak.
With blood fear you could interrupt heals, break cc chains, prevent instant cc, and give yourself a lot more time to dps. Every single class has several ways now to prevent people from casting, constantly having to fakecast fears means you won't be dotting stuff up and if you happen to get interrupted, you are screwed. Where a blood fear is a 10/10, I wouldn't give the normal fear more than a 5. ( I'm not comparing it with cc from other classes in case it isn't clear)
people have always had tons of ways from stopping you getting casts off. how has anything changed?
is dark regeneration not commonly specced anymore? ( 2 minutes)? i don't think i've ever seen a warlock with out it. either way, percentage based heals are really really really good.Oh and, those defensive cooldown? A 40% damage reduction+interrupt immunity every 3min and dark bargain which is a 8sec immunity every 3min...
warriors don't have a 2 minute cd. paladins have to spec their 2 minute. priests have to spec into their any offensive cd at all. druids don't have a 2 minutes. shamans don't either. dks have a 1 minute i guess...That's a lot... /sarcasm. Not to mention that most offensive cooldowns are on a 2min timer.
really only mages and warlocks have 2 minute cds...
what exactly was your point?
bear form isn't nearly as good as it was in the past. ...boomkins survive more because they can open gaps and run and hide effectively.And even now I really feel like disagreeing you on you saying that boomkins have worse survivability. Ever heard of bearform, good druids know when to use it.
lock representation is still really really high on my battlegroup, with only warriors and mages being higher.Again, if warlocks were good, people would play them, now, they are the 3rd least played class, above rogues and monks which are getting massive buffs while locks are getting some massive nerfs.
And while representation doesn't mean that much, in cata they were at the top, in 5.2 they are going to the absolute bottom.
people don't play warlocks, at least they haven't in the past because they are a high skill floor class compared with other casters ( mages)...
......and dot juggling can be really really of boring if it isn't your thing. people don't play locks in general, not that people play them less in pvp. their pvp representation has always been really high.