Kordwar from WTF Are You Survival pointed me to the Destruction Duel Guide 2, a seriously great introduction to playing a Destruction Warlock in PvP, with a rundown of how to beat a dozen classes or so. It’s a long video, but very good — not only is it a great, clear instructional video, it’s bookended with a storyline that makes it stand out.
If you PvP on your warlock, or against warlocks, this is definitely worth watching. The 1v1 class breakdown section is awesome.
Anyhow, as I’m watching this video I found myself becoming nostalgic for Destruction PvP. I haven’t played Destro PvP since 3.3 came out and I switched from Destro/Destro to Affliction PvP/Demonology PvE. There was a brief period when I rocked the dual Aff/Destro PvP specs, but I found it hard being proficient in both at the same time. It’s like learning Spanish and Portuguese and trying to be fluent in both — you pick the wrong word because everything is so similar.
I love videos like this because they show you the potential for fun a class/spec has. Watching people who are good at a class — any class — is a joy as a Warcraft player.
There’s a lot of excitement about Cataclysm going around right now. (Notice I didn’t use words like “panic,” “consternation,” or “distress.”) And with all that excitement, it’s easy to lose sight of that there are still fun aspects of the game to explore right now. Maybe it’s an alt you haven’t played in a while, or a spec you’ve never tried. Maybe it’s playing the auction house (*ahem*) or trying a different role.
For me? I’m having a blast with my current Aff PvP/Demo PvE build, but maybe I should let myself go back to the bursty side while giving Aff PvE spin in raids.
Sometimes, all it takes is a video of how much fun a spec can be to reawaken the joy in your play.
(Yes, I miss Shadowfury. Like, duh!)