Demonology Tanking

•January 10, 2014 • Leave a Comment

So looking into everything I’ve missed since my absence, I’ve come across interesting information regarding Demonology. The main point being that they can tank. I find this very interesting as I’ve always wanted to try my hand at small 5 man dungeon tanking but never really wanted to give up on the Warlock. Now looks like it’s possible to do both!

 

I’m planning this weekend to try to find some time to figure out how this works. I’m not level 90 yet, not even geared for Heroics or the such. The plan is to try to do some research on the following:

  • Stats Required
  • Dungeon Strats
  • Rotation testing

With all of that to try to work through, looks like my weekend of Warlockery just got full!

Soul Link versus Dark Bargain

•January 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Getting back into all things Warlock, I’ve been doing some reading on talents. seeing how I just hit 87, I wanted to make sure what I was using fell in line what everyone else was doing. One thing I noticed, as an Affliction Warlock, is that most websites that promote the “best spec” of talents always pick Dark Bargain of Soul Link. So why?

I use Soul Link and find it amazing currently. It shares the damage I or my demon takes. Yeah doesn’t sound so great up front but there is more to the talent when you add in the Glyph Siphon Life. That returns heath by a percentage of the dame done by Corruption. Also, we have Fel Armor as a passive, which reduces damage taken by 50%, increases our health by 10%, and increases healing through spells and effects by 10%. All Passive effects.

So what does that all mean? Right now at my level, it means that my and my demon health bars barely move. It still takes some more playing around with but at the moment I feel like I can take on most creatures easily, even level 90 creatures, and not break a sweat.

Dark Bargain on the other hand prevents all damage for 8 seconds. when that time is up, 50% of the damage is dealt to you over 8 seconds. Not a Passive and has a cool-down of 3 minutes.  So yeah…every 3 minutes I can be a bad ass and awesome or I can just do it passively all the time.

Thanks, I think I’ll stick with Soul Link at the moment.

Soulstoned!

•November 23, 2013 • Leave a Comment

So with a Hearthstone beta key weeks ago I somewhat got back into the Blizzard world associated with Warcraft. I mainly spent most of my time playing the new card game and it did make me rekindle my love of the original game.

So I am going through and cleaning up the posts as it looks like some images are gone and such. Once that is done I’ll be back to posting what I am doing and how things are going.

The Story behind the Story

•January 5, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Mt Hyjal is awesome!

It’s hard to express my true feelings in words on how much I am enjoying myself in-game right now, especially in this area. Partially, I believe it is because I just finished reading the Stormrage novels (which weren’t’ greatly written) and a lot of the story of the world is written into the story of the game. I think this has given Warcraft part of the huge fan base it has. I know I was enraptured when I originally heard about World of Warcraft being developed back while I was playing Everquest, due to the fact that I got into PC gaming through the RTS versions of Warcraft. Even though I leave time to time, here I am still loving their stories.

As for Mt Hyjal, the point I am currently at is I just freed Goldrinn and killed off the Pyro Elemental to save the day. I am ready move out from this area now and go help some other Ancient get back into the world all alive again. Now about this story-line. I am still waiting to see this played out, but I have a theory, depending on how things play out, that these Ancients coming back now will be a help in knocking off/out Deathwing, but maybe have an even more important role in a future expansion maybe…something about Sargeras since they were all alive/and killed during his last big attempt to enter Azeroth?

It’s all speculation at this point I know but that immediately popped into my mind when I started in on this quest chain. The last thing I did in-game was watch as I finally hit level 81 and notice that I have a new ability to go train. Looks interesting and now I am waiting to get home to train and test it out…on the Gnome Warlock that is now a Dwarf Warlock…finally!

Stupid Things I do and the Warlock in Me

•January 3, 2011 • Leave a Comment

So I had been playing a low level Warlock to see what the changes were, since having everything thrown at me at level 80 with the already huge amount of abilities was far more than I wanted to handle. All in all, it was fun. Having to wait to “learn” to get the ability of a pet bar was new but I guess the Blizzard Warlock developers needed something to do that they could call “change”.

I didn’t last long though, I faltered and turned the guy into a blasphemy of a Shaman, only due to the fact that I want an alt for later for the damn Dungeon Finder on those night where the guild isn’t doing anything and DPS run are far and few. Well, he is 64 and in Outlands but I grew tired of him and longed for the return of the great true one power that can only be a Warlock. So return to him I did.

Now, seeing how I haven’t gotten around to paying for a race change (Dwarf Incoming!) he is still a little Gnome. I took this guy (Poxus for you that needed to know) into Stormwind and took the portal to Mt Hyjal. If you read that or have done that you probably knew right then how to get there. Well, I was half asleep when I did this and after doing a few things I hit the old Hearthstone, and as the loading screen flashed in front of me I then realized that I forgot to re-hearth…and immediately went back to Dalaran.

Well I guess you all know now that there are no more portals in Dalaran, which means you have to hoof it or fly to a harbor to get back to Azeroth, so that you can get around. Well, being tired I decided to log off and do this later. Only to find out later when I did log in that I had completely forgot HOW I got to Hyjal in the first place. Needless to say, now all people in General are morons and I got some helpful replies and got my Warlocky toosh back out there.

So yeah, I am just starting the leveling process almost a month after release, but I know most of the quest mobs should be free and not camped at least. It is good to be back though as I missed all my Warlock power as the Shaman just doesn’t cut it.

Wonder if I can be considered a Healer if I stock up on Bandages and Healthstones?

Cataclysmic Returns

•December 6, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I had left the game some time ago due to boredom, plain and simple. Boredom of no desire to do the raids that were going on. No desire to run Heroics over and over. Really, no in-game desire to do any type of progression. So I just let the game go for some time to take a break.

I kept up with the Cataclysm changes that were coming (well, most of them) and watched and waited. My desire was to come back and move forward with something I was really looking forward too. You can see that come to fruition below:

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That’s right, a Dwarf Warlock. Currently only level 10, but I can already feel the power flowing through his stubby little fingers. The changes to the classes and the landscape make leveling a lot of fun actually seeing how everything does feel like a new game. I am looking forward to moving up and seeing how this goes all over again.

The Expansion Lull

•August 3, 2010 • Leave a Comment

It’s that time again that we all love, the mass down time that occurs once the flood of information from the next Warcraft expansion gets loose and everyone decides that it’s not useful to raid or do any instances anymore due to everything being replaced so soon. It’s happened before and it is certainly happening now.

I am hopefully that tonight’s foray into ICC 10 gets us some fun times, and maybe past Saurfang on our initial push like normal. That would be a HUGE improvement on our ability. Some of us have hopes of getting Arthas dead before the Cataclysm release, but with the way things have been going, I do not see that as a dream coming true.

The one thing I know that will change a lot of this will be the release of the new talents system/spells/abilities before Cataclysm goes live. That happened right before the Burning Crusade was pushed out due to the changes and the raid scene went nuts there and all things were dying like crazy. That was a fun time and what I am looking forward too, to get everyone back into raiding some and back into the game and playing for a bit.

Another thing I have noticed is the mass abundance of alts/lower level players now. With nothing to do, most people are doing the alt character thing during all this down time. Myself included, I have run some of the lower level stuff while playing something different while this dead phase sets in. Now the Shaman is nothing compared to the Warlock, but it is a nice change. It helps me to remember why I like playing a Warlock so much since I get to be evil, kill stuff with all my Affliction loving goodies I have to throw at them…and I actually like wearing the dress…>.>

 
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