Played in vanilla and got owned by a warlock, constantly getting feared and kited. I also saw some lock killing an elite just by fearing and using curse of exhaustion. I thought I'm going to get in on some of this.
I love my mage - but a destro warlock is how I expect fire to play. And it doesn't - so I play my warlock
shadow priests don't get any of that. they just keep using ESP and some shadowy stuff but in the end, they just don't get close to warlocks. while a shadow priest uses shadow orbs (wth is a shadow orb supposed to be?), an affliction warlock is actually using the souls of his enemies for a similar purpose. while a shadow priest transforms himself into a shadow, a demonology warlock transforms himself into an enormous and powerful demon, wielding the only chaos spells available to players and shooting lazors of void energy.
only DKs come close to warlocks in "darkness", but the fact that they didn't really want to be DKs in the first place works against them.
My first toon was a warlock. I got to about 35 and switched to Warrior because my guild needed a tank. 7 years later I have a fury warrior that I have never tanked with and am leveling a warlock because I'm sick of dodging ground effects. Full circle I guess.
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Sometimes 'Merica happens, and you just have to deal with that.
I picked a warlock because I like summoning things, especially demons, when I play a fantasy game. I don't necessarily want to be 'evil' or 'dark,' in terms of aesthetics, but I like summoning monsters/demons.
Thus, I've played demonology for the long haul- "full" Demonology even when Soul link was a 31 point talent that you had to cast on the GCD every 30ish seconds if you wanted to use it. It wasn't that useful for me as a PvE player, but I tried to make the most of my decision to be "full demonology."
I always sought out the trinkets or set bonuses that increased demon stats and used permanent Doomguard pets whenever it was possible, or even when it wasn't that feasible. ("Hold on, guys- let's do a ritual of doom before the boss. The cripple will help the tank!")
I enjoyed how TBC and WoTLK made Demonology more of a functional spec bit by bit. MoP Metamorphosis as a mechanic is fun to use, even if it doesn't really reinforce the concept of summoning monsters to do your dirty work. So, I enjoy the playstyle of Metamorphosis while trying to tailor my talents and glyphs around my demons.
Recently, the MoP class quests were really interesting to me because I felt like they had the feel of discovering obscure knowledge and summoning weird and powerful monsters.
I originally picked my female undead warlock because she was cute but evil at the same time. I always tend to pick the dark side/evil characters in video games, so female undead warlock fit perfectly.
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DKs on the other hand are a cross between "evil" and "dark". That is mainly due to them having no say in the matter of being a DK and their emptiness guides their instincts, not their greed. Therefore, it is evil for once but the motive is not greed or any other personality weakness, but pure self-torture. I would conclude by saying that it is a matter of choosing between "Dark" and "Evil" or Dark in a gloomy sense or Dark in the vile sense.
I first made a warlock because ranged dps is my "thing" and in my last MMO I played before WoW I was also playing a warlock type char, it was perfect. WoW warlock didn't disappoint me in any way.
Why I managed to stay playing it - it was exactly as dark as I imagined, like for example a mage would feel too bland and boring (girl next door or something). Also, I like a fairly independent character and we all know warlocks solo ability.
It helps that we generally get the best looking gear sets also.
because of the demonology specc
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http://eu.battle.net/wow/de/characte...aaraz/advanced (main warlock)
http://eu.battle.net/wow/de/characte...yasha/advanced (rarely played ele shaman twink)
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Perfect example of why "community" forums are poisonous to the health of a development team. These developers are wasting hundreds of hours trying to stem the tide of incessant bitchery that would never, ever abate so long as these entitled, unfortunate human beings don't get their way.
You're jealous because we have green.
On a serious note, I don't know if wowwiki can be considered of any value, but here's what it says:
" The arcane and shadow magic appear to be tied together. In the RPG, Shadow appears to be split into subcategories or is synonymous with "Darkness", "Negative", "Death", "Destruction", "Chaotic", "Evil", and "Fel"."
EDIT for myself, lol
After reading through this, it's unclear whether Fel magic is arcane or shadow, since when corrupted, it becomes shadow..?
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There are other classes?
*scrolls down the skada meter*
Oh yeah! I guess there are! How cute!
Destruction cataclysm arena video
so yes, it's sacrificial magic.