Regardless, multi dotting without soul swap would be a step into bringing back more complexity (if we can call it that?) to the spec, would give us more to do anyway. I'd still like something more engaging for soul shards however.
When snapshotting is gone I think I'll give Demo the old college try since stance-dancing to refresh Doom has always put a wrench in the gears for me. I know you'll still have to stance-dance for things like HoG, but I can deal with that… I think.
It is better to have raided and wiped, then to never have raided at all.
Destruction has been the only spec I've enjoyed in all its versions since I started raiding in wotlk, so I picked that.
If affliction still played like Wotlk or Cata it would have gotten the edge but I hate, hate, HATE the current state of affliction. They really ruined the smoothness of affliction. It seems like when they did the redesign they chose to disregard the fact that affli was completely fine and dandy and just redesigned it (for the worse) for the sake of it cause they were doing the other two specs.
I have not enjoyed demo at all since Wotlk, Meta LOOKs cool, but all of the mechanics around it feel so clunky and backwards that I just feel completely bored and miserable whenever I have to play it for certain fights.
Honestly, anything but destruction.
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I preferred Affliction and Destro to Demo this expansion regardless of which was better.
I still miss Drain Life Aff with the old Nightfall proc.
i disagree about the soul swap thing. yes the removal might bring back more complexitiy but it will also bring a lot of tedious gameplay and annoyment to the spec which i think is something that blizz doesnt want and it will simply remove 1 of afflic's greatest soul shard use.
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I personally enjoy watching nameplates or w/e and tracking the individual dot timers. There's a satisfaction to juggling dots on multiple targets, and hard casting dots is more enjoyable for me.
I like soul burn: soul swap and 100% think it should stay. Perhaps go back to Soul Swap having a cooldown, though maybe not quite as long as 30 seconds.
Off topic - I want GoSac to be viable again for affliction.
Destro is the most fun period. The only annoyance is having to manually target rain of fire.
Since when did it make sense? In all the expansions before MoP it made sense, apart from the brief period in which we used Drain Life as a filler instead of Shadow Bolt, atleast DL is an iconic warlock spell and fits the theme. MG imo does not.
As far as my opinion being the minority I'm not so sure...
the only spec i don't like is affliction MOP. fuck malefic grasp.Wrath-style Affliction. I just started playing again a few months ago and to be honest I don't like what they did to warlocks at all(Reply to previous quote.)Amen to that.
Aff feels the most warlock iconic though I don't really enjoy its present incarnation with snapshotting and RPPM RNGwotlk afflictionAff = slowpaced, dots, snappshotting, not too keen on MG thoughI voted Aff but not MoP aff...I fucking hate MG.I'd go Affliction if it was t11 AfflictionI play from Australia) and that has always been horrible for channeled spells, even after they apparently 'fixed' it, it never felt any different at my end even fiddling with the latency options and latency fixes. Due to this I hate MG
Also I loved the casting and watching the big hit with shadow bolt and the iconic look.Affliction once snapshotting goes poof in WoDI would love to say affliction but I don't care for MG and would much rather have shadow bolt back to being our fillerWish they would allow us to chose between MG and Shadow bolt in talents somewhere. Old style Affliction ftwAffliction, if it worked more like BC/WOTLKThere have been a lot of people that have expressed dislike at the current style of affli, of course there have been people saying they love it too... but it seems pretty much 50/50 which I would not describe as a 'minority' either way.Affliction, though I think MOP affliction is absolute crap-tier garbage compared to WOTLK or even Cata affliction
what you have quoted only proves 1 thing tho and that is that those ppl are simply the most vocal, doesnt mean that they might not be the minority.
My lock is only 71 so I can't really talk endgame but I'd say destro>demo>afflic for me. I'm hoping afflic gets more fun at 90 because I like DoTs but destro is so fun for AoE. IMHO of course
It has been scientifically confirmed that if Eiffel was green; he would in fact die.
this poll a while back which came out slightly in favour of Shadow Bolt. You're wrong to make assertions about community favour, it is pretty evenly split I believe.
What I quoted proved that this thread seemed to be split 50/50, which is exactly what I stated it shows, and happens to line up quite nicely with the poll. Tell me what your point is again?
honestly, all three are very close in dmg (single) at the highest ilvl. Prior to that, though, you are shit out of luck as demonology. You pull better numbers with destro, except on protectors, which is an utter shit fight to begin with, and affliction comes out so far ahead. On paragons, if affliction is doing better, you can tell the affliction nut to stop dpsn the other paragons. Currently the only one that is doing terrible before BiS is demonology. It also is medium of the pack with other dps, if played right, not bottom.
But, Come WoD, demo all the way, as it should be more balanced thanks to snapshotting going away.
I would want to play demo right now, but I cant, as I am not BiS.