Disagree with your reasoning but agree with your sentiment completely. Demons came a long way in LK and it would suck to not get some time to really get some use out of 'em as they approach "properly balanced".Originally Posted by gherkin
I like the demon changes. I like your suggestions for fel guard. I am hoping he gets some love. There's lots of stuff you could do to make a new demon and lots of niches to fit into but honestly, I like work going into our pets. Way better than the "new pets" thing hunters got.
Look how well THAT worked out.
Probably will. Reasoning in my mind is this: how do you increase the WOW factor of meta without overpowering it in pvp? Simple: make its refresh/cd reduction gimmick something you don't do in pvp or don't do often.Demonology:
RNG cooldown reduction sounds.. gimmicky, but neat at the same time. Hard to balance and probably won't make it into Live.
Statistics say if you have say, a % chance to knock off however many seconds of CD, it'll average out over a given fight. Sounds good.
Ya I dunno why they care - fix its mana cost so we can use it as an on the move knock when the other CD is down. Removing the shard thing fixes a ton of issues and hopefully points won't be so tight. I look forward to having options beyond "lifetap" and "lifetap when I'm at full mana" in cats.Destruction:
Shadowburn execute? It'll have to do a HELL of a lot more damage to be viable in PVE, but maybe they're just trying to bring it back for PVP?
Well, and "shadowflame lol I'm not in melee ARGH GOD CAN'T POINT THIS CONE"
It's way underpowered in pve right now. For 90% of fights if there's any chance your pet could die, you would do the following:Shard System:
3 Shards per fight (lets say 5 minutes) does not a good cooldown make.
>3% : Reserve shards for pet summon
<3% : omg cooldowns woot care
I don't like the idea of having this year after year debate of "shards aren't going away they're a warlock centric thing" turn into "shards didn't go away but who cares"
Good pvp changes though I'm not sure how they work with the in/outs of arena/bg combat.
I want a new curse if you're only leaving me with two.
Anyway they at least look like good changes and lots caught me off guard.