Archive for May, 2013

Hail All,

So another week and no new item drops for me! Gah! Oh, the frustrations of RNG fail and how any lucky drops elude me. I think at this point I’m consider running my shaman a lot more because loot drops for her all the time even when she doesn’t need it. Really, it’s like a shaman loot shower when I’m out there healing. For my Horde and Alliance warlocks it seems to be a constant nope, nada, zero, zilch, and the small pittance of gold as consolation prize. It really bites when your main never gets a break on good gear. *sighs* I know something will drop eventually, but it just gets frustrating when even something you don’t need doesn’t even drop! Bah!

 

In case you haven’t heard, Fimly’s and Hydra, and the entire TNB crew celebrated their 200th episode over at The Twisted Nether Blogcast this past Sunday night. Luckily, I was able to attend the live show and I’m glad I didn’t miss it. The TNB was the inspiration for me to start this blog so how could I not go and celebrate with them? Sadly, I was a bit late and arrived about 1/2 way through the show, but now I have an excuse to go and listen to everything I missed :) I really do wish them all the best and I look forward to hearing many more. If you’re a WoW blogger and you’re not listening to the TNB, or if you are not signed up over at Blog Azeroth, then stop reading this right now and go get yourself signed up! Then immediately go and download their show! Trust me, you’ll thank me later.

For those that have asked, yes, I’ve been going undercover to visit a few servers taking screenshots of warlock transmogs. It’s been a while since I did a “What Not to Wear for Warlocks” post and I’m shocked so many people enjoyed them. Also, I truly appreciate all of the nice emails and tweets I’ve received concerning my audio segment that Rho played on the Realm-Maintenance podcast last week. That means a lot so Tyvm! :) 

My little introduction for Elkagorasa

If you’re a regular reader then you might remember a few of the times when I talked about when I first started blogging. I wrote to a lot of bloggers who were out there asking for advice on how to get started. Elkagorasa (Elk – as I like to call him) responded back to me and I’m forever grateful. Over at Elkagorasa the Casual, Elk writes about a wide range of topics that can vary from his thoughts about upcoming changes, to things he’s working on, and he always adds his take on how he sees things from his point of view. He’s got quite the sense of humor and if there is one thing I’ve learned from Elkagorasa it’s that you should take your time when it comes to playing and enjoy it for it’s journey.

I’ve read Elk’s blog so long that I can’t even remember how I found it, but I’m glad I did. Whether it was a chance encounter or not it left a great impression because I still keep going back to visit. In last week’s post, Elk mentions that he’s been blogging for 6 years now and he’s very close at reaching an amazing milestone of 500 posts! Yes Elk, a few of your posts might be short and have only a few paragraphs, but it is still a lot of work and 6 years of blogging deserves a Meta Achievement or something! I know I’ve been following him for at least 4 of those if not more!

I find it interesting that the reason Elk started his blog was because when he had slow times at his work he would get the opportunity to research things about the World of Warcraft. From steps and directions about how to obtain certain mounts, to completing quests, or just reading up on encounters, Elkagorasa posted his research to his blog. When he returned home his blog was like his “sticky note” with all of his information compiled in an orderly fashion. Very clever! I’m just glad he keeps on cranking out his posts because I’ve always enjoyed them, and I look forward to reading many more. So today I’m honored to present Elkagorasa the Casual who now only has 3 more posts to go and he’s going to Ding 500! Gratsie Elk! /em bows and salutes

 

Warlock Name:  Elkagorasa

Server: Malfurion – US. It’s a central server, but I am in Pacific time zone.

Guild Name: Order of Thought – a Horde Level 25 guild

How long have you been a warlock? Since Vanilla (October 2006). My friend got me playing and suggested I start as a warlock. They have a pet that helps during leveling, I get the free mount (free meaning the long and painful quest line) and my dark humor seemed to fit.

What specs are you currently running? Dual spec, but solely run Demonology. Started as Affliction, then Destruction, but stuck on Demo for now.

What’s your favorite specialization and what do find the most appealing about that playstyle? I loved affliction back in the day because of the self-healing. I never really needed healing potions.  Destruction was fun in Wrath when the name of the game was speed. How quickly could you burn everything down. Demo is fun now that Blizzard has come back to large mobs of trash everywhere.

What’s your favorite spell and why? The Observer (upgraded FelHunter) has a auto-attack ability, Tongue Lash; I think it’s hilarious when a lot of my damage comes from him licking my enemies. My favorite spell was Death Coil, before it became a talent. I could be in a situation where I had aggro’d something, PVP melee or the boss in a dungeon, and I could make it run screaming from me, while it healed me in return..

What addons do you currently use besides the basic DBM and Recount? I love addons. It’s addons (IMHO) that make Warcraft so much different than other games I play.

  • Addon Control Panel – A must have for anyone running multiple addon collections. (Raiding, question and AH?)
  • Bartender4 – so I can change the location and sizes of my default bars.
  • Reforgerade – for easy reforges based on data from Ask Mr Robot.
  • Vuhdu – mostly for healing, but works as a nice buff (Dark Intent) monitor.
  • TBag by Shefki – A great all-in-one bag that sorts by type of item.
  • Omen – when running Dark Apothesis, it’s easy to out threat the tank.
  • WeakAuras – nice to have pop-ups when certain skills are available big, front and center.
  • BagSaver – auto-sells grey and soulbound, no class gear (good bye soulbound plate).
  • Random Mount – because always running around on the Dreadsteed is boring.

Do you prefer using a minion or using the Grimoire of Sacrifice? Right now I mostly run with a minion. I love the AOE of the Wrath Guard (trash) and will swap to the Observer for single-target damage (boss).

Which is your favorite demon to command and why? Terror Guard and Abyssal because they no longer need to be maintained. He simply disappears when the fight is over.

Do you use any macros and if so which one? I have 3 macros that I use all of the time. I used to have quite a few more, but never updated them with MoP.

Macro 1: Easy Healthstone.  This is a three way macro. Click with no modifier, it uses a healthstone, hold down SHIFT, it creates the group soulwell, otherwise while solo, I can create a personal healthstone by holding down CTRL.

/use [nomod] healthstone
/cast [mod:shift] Create Soulwell ;[mod:ctrl] Create Healthstone

Macro 2: Easy Warlock portal – This allows me to have one button do both a summon portal and to teleport. Holding down a modifier key (alt, ctrl, shift) will activate the summon function, otherwise I seel the teleport image and cooldown.

#showtooltip
/cast [mod] Demonic Circle: Summon;Demonic Circle: Teleport

Macro 3: Fear This! – This macro was used more in Cataclysm than now, but still fun in PVP. Select a target, then click this to fear them. Swap back to my old target. The feared target is set as a focus, so I can continue to fear them without losing my current target.

#show Fear
/clearfocus [target=focus,dead][target=focus,noexists]
/focus [target=focus,noexists]
/cast [target=focus] Fear
/clearfocus [mod:alt]

Your most (favorite / embarrassing / funny / proud / memorable) moment while playing your warlock was? (Feel free to use more than one) Most memorable WoW moment would be the time that I tamed my felsteed. I had spent weeks finishing all the pre-requisite quests and gathering the mats. Of course I was about 5 levels behind everyone else in my guild so the fight was rather easy for them, but I appreciated their help.

What flavor are your warlock cookies (examples: Chocolate Chip, Carmel, QQ Mage Tears, Spicy Hawtness)? Snickerdoodles. I take glee in knowing that my warlock cookies are created from the souls of dead enemies.

What is your favorite dungeon or raid boss, or PvP battleground and why? Lich King would have to be my favorite raid boss as he was the first raid boss I had actually seen at level. I am such a casual player that every other boss fight was after it was stale for everyone else and we were just about to get a new expansion.

What is your least favorite spell and why? Eye of Kilrogg – This spell is fairly useless. I summon a flying eye to peek ahead. Why do I care what’s ahead? If I am in a group, I have a tank to take all the damage. If I am solo, I am probably headed that way anyways. I like that they glyph’d this spell in MoP to have the Eye place portals, but I have yet to use it. Use the Eye to sneak behind PVP lines, then drop a portal.  Meh.

If you could make up and give your warlock any title you wanted, what would it be? (examples: The Heartbreaker, Purveyor of Pain, The Uncaring, the Unforgiving) The Casual – I remember when as a “casual” (non-tier raiding) player, it was looked down on. In the last 2 expansions, Blizzard has finally realized that the real long term players are those who aren’t going to get burnt out playing WoW 20 hrs a week, but slowly and surely gear up. Sure I want to see and play everything, but LFR is absolutely enough commitment.

What do you like most about playing a warlock? Playing DPS. I have a Discipline priest that I used to play more when the DPS queues were enormous. I waited 45 minutes for this dungeon to pop and the healer is lousy! Healing is a thankless job that people love to complain about when they aren’t getting healed. Heals?? Yeah, maybe if you weren’t standing in the fire the entire fight.

Panda with it’s 3 ways to queue, I never wait to play. I could run scenario -> dungeon -> raid if I wanted. No one really complains if your DPS is too low when you’re topping the dps charts for most fights.

If you could add, change or remove with regards to the warlock class what would it be? In the beginning, I used to feel ‘bad’ about not having a nice buff to share with anyone. Sure we could soulstone in raids, but no real buff. Ah that friendly Priest dropped a Power Word Fortitude on me!! How nice.. Then Blizzard gave us “Dark Intent” but we had to pick our best buff buddy. Pick the wrong player and your DPS would be severely impacted.

Now in MoP, Dark Intent is a group wide buff that get’s overwritten by another buff, Paladin, IIRC. Wait, am I playing a Pally now?? Let’s drop Dark Intent as a group wide buff and let use maintain it only for ourselves..

Do you have any tips you can offer for newer warlock players, or to those who are new to your main specialization?

  1. Don’t be afraid to put on PVP gear if it improves those questing greens you have.
  2. Warlocks can be solo players. We have minions who can be mini tanks, agro monsters or mana batteries. If played right (and geared right) you can solo a lot of content. Sure we can’t wear plate, but how many other players can turn themselves into a demon that has fire at their feet and wings on their back.
  3. Demonology is a lot of fun, especially now that we can call a small army of imps to shoot fireballs. Use them whenever they are available!
  4. Don’t burn yourself out playing too much. It is easy to get too absorbed in this game and then burn out. Most my friends ‘quit’ playing because they were raiding 10-12 hours a week. This meant getting materials, looking for upgrades at other times.
  5. Don’t feel bad not buffing other players. Go play a healer class if you want to be yelled at for not handing out the buffs. You yank monsters from another realm and control them to do your bidding. That should be enough satisfaction. If they complain, feed them warm slightly sweetened souls.
  6. Ask for help. We’re a band of DPS dealers. Amijade and myself are more than willing to post something that might be helpful.

How can readers get in touch with you? The best way to find anything about me would be my blog at www.Elkagorasa.info. I’ve been posting there about warlocks, gearing up, achievements and other WoW news since 2010. Lately I’ve been posting a bit about my adventures in getting level appropriate gear in order to hit the Terrace of Spring LFR.

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Hey All!

Yes, I missed a week of blogging without getting a post out! It’s the first time in since I started the blog I actually missed a whole week! Omg, I feel horrible about it and all I can do is offer my sincerest apologies for my tardiness. My kids have just finished up school for the summer break to begin, and needless to say we have been busy. If it wasn’t sports banquets, it was junior prom, award ceremonies, band concerts, parent-teacher meetings and a lot of running around to keep an active family busy. Another excuse for why I skipped my post last week was because I’ve been working on a special “Thank You” audio segment for Rho over at Realm-Maintenance. It’s one of the longest audio segments I’ve ever made and I had a lot of fun making it. It was a nice change of pace for me to do something a little bit different from what I normally do with my audio spots. I’ll just say the segment is about green fire and I’ll leave it at that :)

 

Trust me when I say that working with audio editing software, sound effects, music, voice files, instrument files, and everything else can be very daunting. Which is why I have a total respect for anyone and everyone who consistently works hard to produce podcasts or video programs from week to week. Editing sound and video really is a lot of work and it’s time consuming. For example, the segment audio spots I submit are usually less than 1 minutes and 30 seconds long and can take a few hours to put together. I can’t even imagine some of the time people put into shows that run from 1 – 2 hours! 

The kind of time and dedication in producing an entire podcast or video show from week to week must be like a second job for the people who create them. Imagine trying to juggle a job, your family, your game time, and then try to produce a full weekly podcast too. That’s just crazy to me and it even gives me a headache just thinking about it. So if you listen to any podcasts at all, please try to find the time to send them an email or even a tweet just to tell them “thanks”. I know they’d appreciate it.

A few words about Rho

About a year ago, I saw someone asking a few questions about editing audio and for the life of me I can’t remember where I saw it. It might have been on my guild forums, or twitter, or even my guild chat. What I do remember is that I told the person I’d meet them on vent and I’d help them out in anyway I could. That person? It was Rho. Did I help him? No! Hahaha! What little I knew about audio editing at that point Rho was already beyond it, and he had a lot of technical questions that I couldn’t answer. Oh well, I tried to help :)

At that time, like me, Rho was just starting to submit some of his own audio segments to several of the WoW podcasts as well.  As if it was yesterday, I vividly remember how passionate Rho was in wanting to do a good job. We only talked for less than an hour, but I was impressed with Rho’s determination. He told me his dream goal was to eventually produce his own show and judging by his excitement I knew he’d eventually make it happen.

When I think back to that conversation I laugh to myself because I remember telling him to be careful for what he wished for :) Since our first meeting on vent, Rho has worked hard towards making his dream a success. Not only did he keep submitting several audio segments to a few of the podcasts, but soon he started his own WoW Podcast show called, Realm-Maintenance.  On the show, he gives an overview of current news and discussions, patch notes updates, and brief highlights and glimpses into other podcasts. Rho has even done numerous interviews and spotlighted other WoW podcasters too.

A few months ago Rho also joined Medros as co-host on the All Things Azeroth show. IRL and in-game he’s friends with Jangasm of the Something Suggestive podcast where he has appeared on, and even hosted her show. When Eljeppy from CtrlAltWoW was away due to illness, Rho also filled in several times as a guest host. I have no idea how many shows he’s been a guest on over the past six months, but I know it’s a lot and I can see why. He’s a nice guy who loves the game, and he’s passionate about doing podcasts.

 

Why I wanted to thank Rho

If you hadn’t read any of my previous posts, shortly after the patch 5.2 dropped, both Rho and I were asked to take part on The Twisted Nether Podcast for their roundtable discussion. The show was therapeutic to some degree because both Rho and myself vented our frustrations about trying to farm for the Sealed Tome of the Lost Legion. Less than 4 days later Rho got one! Hydra got one on the first rare mob she killed on the Isle of Thunder. Me? I farmed for another two weeks and still had no luck. Nada! OMG, it was p-a-i-n-f-u-l-! But, being the nice guy that he is, Rho surprised me in vent one night by giving me a tome so that I could finally begin the green fire quest line too. And do you know what his words of wisdom were for me as I flew off to Outland to begin the first quest? “Be careful for what you wish for!” :P Ha! Thinking about him saying that still makes me laugh too.

/bows and salutes Rho

 

Warlock Name: Rho

Server: Earthen Ring-US

Guild Name: Alea Iacta Est Dignitas

How long have you been a warlock? Since joining WoW (Summer 2007)

What specs are you currently running? Destruction.

What’s your favorite specialization and what do find the most appealing about that playstyle? Destruction primarily because it was a fairly easy spec to learn and doesn’t require heavy maintenance when it comes to watching cooldowns/DoTs/etc.

What’s your favorite spell and why? Chaos Bolt. There’s something very appealing in doing huge six digit damage (sometimes 7 if the encounter and buffs are in your favor)

What addons do you currently use besides the basic DBM and Recount? TellMeWhen (monitors cooldowns), Omen, TomTom, Quartz, NPCscan.

Do you prefer using a minion or using the Grimoire of Sacrifice? Would prefer to use Grimoire of Sacrifice, but since 5.2 I have been using Grimoire of Supremacy in most situations.

Which is your favorite demon to command and why? Voidlord because it makes solo content that much easier.

Do you use any macros and if so which one? I’ll have macros set up for on-use trinkets typically. I have a ton of macros written up for the green fire fight, but they’re specific to that encounter.

Your most (favorite / embarrassing / funny / proud / memorable) moment while playing your warlock was? Most frustrating: The Kanrethad Ebonlocke encounter, all thirty hours I’ve spent on it… and it’s not over.

What flavor are your warlock cookies (examples: Chocolate Chip, Carmel, Salty QQ Mage Tears, Spicy Hawtness)? Pistachio.

What is your favorite dungeon or PvP battleground and why? Strand of the Ancients. It’s a very unique battleground which puts more emphasis on enemy crowd control than other BGs.

Who is your favorite raid boss and why? Yogg-Saron. Back when the tier was current it was a very challenging encounter and it felt very rewarding to triumph over it… moreso than the Lich King even in my opinion.

What is your least favorite spell and why? Chaos Bolt (though this time I’m referencing the ones Kanrethad casts at you)

If you could make up and give your warlock any title you wanted, what would it be? Rho the Nethermancer

What do you like most about playing a warlock? Plenty of tools for soloing and incredible burst potential.

If you could add, change or remove anything with regards to the warlock class what would it be? Green fire baseline. I appreciate the class quest and feel anyone who completes it should have an achievement or Feat of Strength. Not a fan of making it a symbol of prestige.

Do you have any tips you can offer for newer warlock players, or to those who are new to your specialization? When playing Destruction, ideally you want to get the most out of your Chaos Bolts and cast them when you have proc’d buffs going (Jade Spirit, Lightweave, trinkets, etc). Try not to cast Chaos Bolts without at least one or two of your buffs proc’d.

How can readers get in touch with you? They can follow me on Twitter @RhoWoW or listen to me on the All Things Azeroth and Realm Maintenance podcasts.

 

Hail Everyone!

I hope your week is going well, or at least that it has started off as going well. I only have one announcement to talk about since I was gone most of last week and through weekend. If you haven’t heard the news, or followed the progress on Twitter, but the fund raising group for Demonicric met their goal last week. So I’d like to give a special thanks to everyone who took part in making a donation because now one of our brethren warlocks has a chance to regain his sight again IRL! Woot! I’m very happy for the success of their efforts so far and we can only hope that the treatments will truly make a difference for him. Either way, he’s getting his chance and that’s all any of us can ask for really. I’m sure “Demo” knows I wish him the best, and whenever he gets caught up he’s suppose to send me his warlock questionnaire :P Actually, he’s one of the people who inspired me in starting this series of highlighting other warlocks for others to read about so I won’t give him too much teasing. Gratsie again Demo!

 

A link and a flash of light

A link and a flash of light? Isn’t that some kind of Paladin ability? Nope. You see, a long time ago I began reading a warlock blogger. I followed him for quite some time and then I got the nerve to start contacting him via email and in his comments section. He responded back too :) The only thing I can complain about is that he uses blogger and for some reason that platform hates my iphone. I’ll spend 10 mins tab typing out a comment and blogger won’t let me post it. Boo blogger! And when I thought about how I should introduce him the first thing that immediately came to mind was his name. Fulguralis. That’s latin for “a flash of light”. And just like his name flashed for me so did the title of his blog, Killing ‘em Slowly.

As a new blogger starting out, Fulguralis immediately wrote back to me and gave me advice when I contacted him. He was also one of the first people to add my blog as a link on his blog, and I’m grateful he did. I never expect anyone to add my blog as a link on their sites, but it sure is nice when they do :) When you’re a new blogger just starting out trust me when I say that getting an email telling you someone added a link to your site can be quite inspiring. Looking back now I know that adding that link was probably nothing for him, but it was and still is memorable for me.

 

While it is my honor to highlight him here on this week’s post, it is also sad for me to say that back in March, Fulguralis took his own personal “holiday” from WoW and let his subscription run out. Fulg, still writes on his blog from time to time about the new games that he’s trying out, and I still read his posts whenever I see a new one is up on my RSS Feed. However, I can’t help but miss seeing him talk about his warlock because if there’s one thing I learned from Fulguralis is that when you write you need to find your “voice”. And whether he decides to return to the game, or if his hiatus becomes permanent I’m glad I was lucky enough to find his site.

Besides writing about his Affliction warlock, Fulguralis would often write about other things as well. Sometimes it could be about the books or the blogs he was reading, sometimes it was about other games, and sometimes it was just him writing about playing his other toons (like his DK) and what he was working to accomplish in-game. Besides all the work he did on his blog with topics like upcoming patch changes or even to his thoughts on spells and rotations, Fulg has also written a few books you can check out too over at his website at hofferthbooks.com. I can only hope he knows I appreciated his banter and his opinions, and if it wasn’t for him I might never have tried running Morgana in LoL, nor would I have taken on the daunting task of reading the book series, The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan. The Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills my friend and whether Fulguralis realizes it or not he is definately Ta’varen.

For now, I’ll leave you with one of his tag lines that for me I expect to see after every post, “Brought to you by the Warlock Coven for Dangerous and Impaired Spellcasting.” So with a /bow and a salute I present…Fulguralis.

 

 

Warlock Name: Fulguralis (Retired)

Server: Lothar

Guild Name: Generations

How long have you been a warlock? I’m currently on hiatus from the game, so I decided I’ll answer this with a perspective on my own "golden age" of warlockery. For me, you can pretty much consider it "Wrath." I started playing in the middle of TBC and really hit my raiding stride at the end of that expansion. Wrath saw some transitions and ultimately the formation of a small 10-man guild before 10-man was fashionable. We eventually downed the LK doing it "our way" and that was perhaps the pinnacle of my WoW in-game career.

So, I’ve been a Warlock for what, pushing 6 years now?

What specs are you currently running? Affliction. It’s always been affliction. One might say I was immediately… afflicted, and never sought a cure.

What’s your favorite specialization and what do you find the most appealing about that playstyle? Aff’lock to the shard. I’ve always appreciated the dexterity required to play the class well. Aff’locks have always been difficult to master, and I enjoy the challenge. There’s nothing better than finding yourself in "the zone," slinging shadow, and topping meters.

What’s your favorite spell and why? Seed of Corruption. Pop-pop-pop! And when they added the Soulburn option to spread your disease? How could it get any better?

What addons do you currently use besides the basic DBM and Recount? Xperl was a big one for me. Quartz as a back up for DoT timing. FortEx used to be big, I think it fell to disuse though. Dominos. Plus other standard map replacement/AH/money tracking ones.

Do you prefer using a minion or using the Grimoire of Sacrifice? I miss my Felpup, but I was using Sacrifice when I took my break.

What is your favorite demon to command and why? Felpup. He eats mages. 

Do you use any macros and if so which one? I used to macro pretty much everything. Typically I just made macros that allowed me to hold Alt or Ctrl to cast a different spell, thus binding multiple things to one button. The number of buttons needed to play Affliction has gone down in recent days, but I still use some of my old ones, mostly for my core DoTs. 

Your most (favorite / embarrassing / funny / proud / memorable ) moment while playing your warlock was? This implies that Warlocks have feelings. I’m not sure I can answer it in good conscience. Fortunately I got rid of that long ago. The most savory death probably goes to my old 10-man guild’s downing of the LK. Otherwise, I guess I pretty much like them all.

Early in my career, I remember finishing the quest to get my mount (back when that was a Big Deal). I also fondly recall defeating and subjugating my first Felguard.

What flavor are your warlock cookies? (examples: Chocolate Chip, Carmel, Salty QQ Mage Tears, Spicy Hawtness?) How can one not go with Mage Tears here? Is there anything more tasty?

What is your favorite dungeon or PvP battleground and why? I didn’t PvP much on my ‘lock, but when I did, I enjoyed Wintergrasp. Why? Because I could sit on the back of a vehicle and sling shadow with impunity. Pretty fun.

Who is your favorite raid boss and why? I can’t say I have a favorite, but I do have some distinct memories that stick out as pleasing. See if you can guess the boss (first one is easy): "BONESTORM" (aka – it gets easier the more you do it), "I’m in the crotch pot!"; "I’ll just be over here spamming seed a killing ALL THE IMP ADDS"; "So there’s a red beam, a blue beam, and a green beam… one requires a Warlock tank, I promise I didn’t make that up…"; "The rest of you will be on the adds…"

To be fair, that last one could be several different bosses. They’re all correct. I used to hate dealing with adds prior to the invention of Soul Swap.

What is your least favorite spell and why?  That one spell that helps/heals others that doesn’t kill anything… wait, do we even have one of those?

If you could make up and give your warlock any title you wanted, what would it be? (examples: The Heartbreaker, Purveyor of Pain, The Uncaring, The Unforgiving) Shardmaster

What do you like most about playing a warlock? Slinging Shadow. DoTs up on every time.

If you could add, change or remove anything with regards tot he warlock class what would it be? Green Fi- Oh, wait. We finally got that. Gee, well… I don’t know. I’ve been focused on one thing for so long… Let me go brood for a bit. 

Got it! Mages. I’d remove them.

Do you have any tips you can offer for newer warlock players, or to those who are new to your specialization? To master affliction takes trained fingers. You may feel clumsy at first, but when you find the rhythm… it’s a beautiful thing. So long as you consider killing something slowly beautiful.

How can readers get in touch with you? killingemslowly.blogspot.com. Been there for as long as I’ve been a ‘lock. I write about random things these days, but all my info is there.