This post is based entirely on unsubstantiated opinion. In fact, my minimal raiding since the patch means that I don’t have conclusive proof that this is the case. However, I am going to write it anyway.
The nerf to Fire and Brimstone in 3.2 seemed to get by without much criticism. I don’t know whether Warlocks as a community have just become totally deadened to nerfs, or whether it was seen as a negligible difference between our pre-3.2 state and our current one, but I think that it was a bigger nerf than it was given credit for. How catastrophic was it for Warlocks, really?
That’s damned right. It’s Stay Puft Marshmallow Man catastrophic. Or close to.
See, after 3.2, I couldn’t work out why my DPS kinda sucked a little. I mean, it’s not bad, exactly… but it just ‘ain’t what she used to be’. I have turned things upside down and inside out trying to work out what’s going on, and the only thing that has changed is that pesky talent. It cost me something along the lines of 300DPS! (well… at a rough approximation… given I haven’t been able to test much). At least! How the hell did something like this just slip by? Where was my theorycrafting? And why on earth were we nerfed? (One Warlock suggested that it was simply ‘because it’s not a patch without a Lock nerf’… so true!)
Has anyone else noticed this drop in DPS? Do I just all of a sudden fail at Warlock? Should I convert this (perish the thought) to a Resto Druid blog?