For the love of Warlock
Despite how the title of this post sounds, I am not saying Warlocks are God. Nor am I saying that I am somehow in love with some warlock out there because that would probably cause all sorts of marital distress. What this post IS about is that I can't sleep because I am thinking about Warlocks. It's 3am and I have to get up to write about Warlocks.
|Dave Rapoza's warlock|
I blame Amijade. I have been reading her blog and she is really funny. Her learn something new post was about learning to play a mage to see how they can stand it. I laughed all the way through it because she wrote things like this:
...I decided to roll a mage. When your done laughing, here is my personal goal: roll a mage and try get it to level 20 just to see how the other side
can stand itlives. Yes, I chide and kid on our dopeymage friends, but it’s all in good fun. Besides, if it wasn’t for mages who would buy up all those bright, ugly and flowerypastel green level items I sell on the AH...
|Kerembeyit's Warlock art for the TCG|
It made me think about my own dear warlock friends. And as I mentioned in an earlier post about the apparent shortage of warlocks (which I don't seem to see), the three warlocks who play very regularly in my guild are not only each a different spec (by choice, not because we made them), but they also have very different personalities. And those different personalities are now how I see each warlock spec and I can't seem to change my opinion on it, and it has reflected my own future choices of spec for my warlock.
Firstly, the Affliction Warlock personality is personified by Sev. I'm just going to call him Sev because he has been Sevrus, Sevril, Sevros (though the original is Sevrus, but because of unavailability of name he is stuck with Sevros). The Affliction Warlock never sits still. They are always jumping around, fidgeting constantly, looking around. And they are slow to anger, but can be explosive when angry - much like their damage. Slow to ramp up but by the end it's a big bang and it hurts. Of all the warlocks, I can understand this one the best.
Then there is the Destruction Warlock, whose is personified by Aza. Aza is like an emotional rollercoaster. He flies from sheer glee and excitement to scary angry frustration, and he never does things by halves, he's passionate and throws himself into everything. And I mean... everything. He will throw himself into the path of a boss and pull it because... well because he's a destro lock, he's just Az! The destro lock smashes things because they are so passionate. And that's like their damage. It just is a big smash bang OMG what did they just do I have no idea because they're a warlock. Sev says Destro warlocks are wannabe fire mages. See, another one of these warlock/mage jokes. You always know what a Destro lock is thinking, they don't hide their feelings. Look at Az now. He had a wisdom tooth pulled out a few days ago and he has been moaning and groaning about pain and he's hungry. It's kind of cute actually. Though when I tried to give some educated medical advice, I don't think anyone was taking me seriously, and it sparked this amusing conversation in raid on Monday:
Aza: My mouth is still bleeding :( There was blood in my soup.
Me: Go and get a tampon and bite on it.
Aza: I don't have any tampons. Where am I going to get that?
Me: Go and buy some from the chemist. Or Woolworths.
Sev: Nav, you can't ask a guy to buy tampons. That's just wrong.
Me: Why not? Guys can buy tampons.
Sev: You have no idea. Really.
Me: Hey Falln, if your Mrs asked you to go buy tampons would you go get them?
Falln: OK that's a weird question that came out of nowhere. Um, I guess so. If I was doing the groceries I would.
Me (to Sev): See
Falln: Actually I probably would find it easier to by those than frangers or porno magazines, I'd be embarrassed buying those.
Sev (to me): You can't ask him, he's married.
Me: Ok, fine. Roshii, would you buy tampons for Baha(Souglyy)?
Me: See, I bet he would
Sev: He's not single Nav.
Me: I bet HK (Lushnek) would.
Lushnek: Uhhh, don't get me involved in this.
Hwired: I can't believe you're embarrassed to buy condoms, and not tampons.
Me: Ohhhhh. He said FRANGERS. I thought he said SANGERS, I was wondering why he was embarrassed buying sausages...
(laughter from the boys)
Gutsy: Well you put a franger on sausages Navi.
Me: Who says Frangers anyway?
Hwired: It's a bogan word for condoms Nav.
Falln: Hey, I'm not a bogan.
Anyway, you get the idea, and the conversation was funny at the time! Ok that diverted me from what I was talking about. Onto the third warlock.
Ayelena is the quiet, polite gentleman. Older, more mature, he's level headed. The opposite of brash. The opposite of rude. Where the Affliction warlock is slow to anger, and the Destro warlock is quick to anger, the Demonology warlock is never angry. He's calm, thick skinned, he just takes it like a man. Which is what a demonology warlock does perhaps, when I think about it. They turn into those big demon things with wings and then run around taking it like a... well not a man, like a demon. And aren't they harder to kill then? I'm sure they have 600% increase to armour or something, which essentially makes them thick skinned.
Back to the mage/warlock thing. What is it with the mage and warlock rivalry? I find it odd because I arena with a mage and a warlock and they are so different. Maybe because they are both pure caster DPS with 3 talents of different spell types. I don't know. Maybe one of them will get on and explain it to me. Or maybe I can listen to Amijade do a podcast on it.
So, I have been thinking about where I should make my new Warlock. My character slots are full on my realm. So I thought I'd pick it on another oceanic server. So watch this space for when I start levelling my warlock because at least I have one of each class to ask advice from.
Oh, and the best part of the warlocks in my guild? No, it's not that I am one of the best targets for Dark Intent.
All 3 of them are regular readers of my blog. No wonder I love warlocks :D
Ok. Now I can sleep.