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Forum: Warlock 11-24-2005, 11:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 169
Posted By V4n
To fix warlocks, we need a BIG single target nuke...

To fix warlocks, we need a BIG single target nuke at level 60.  20K on a 5 or 10 minute timer would bring me back to the game.  I am not holding my breath lol.
Forum: Warlock 11-17-2005, 10:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 64
Posted By V4n
I am a 54 warlock, and I know what warlocks can...

I am a 54 warlock, and I know what warlocks can do. I used to play daily, and now am down to maybe once a week. I guess not all of us agree that we are such a fun class to play anymore. It isn't...
Forum: Warlock 11-08-2005, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 68
Posted By V4n
Too little too late for me.

Too little too late for me.
Forum: In Testing Feedback 11-08-2005, 03:08 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 836
Posted By V4n
For me, the beautiful character graphics of the...

For me, the beautiful character graphics of the original EQ2 models were a big appeal to this game. Reduced to a cartoon character, there are now other games to consider. Certainly there are some...
Forum: Warlock 10-22-2005, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 80
Posted By V4n
I got to admit, when I have Amends on me, I am a...

I got to admit, when I have Amends on me, I am a happy warlock.
Forum: Warlock 10-20-2005, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 79
Posted By V4n
Agree - no panic please. The OP over-stated the...

Agree - no panic please. The OP over-stated the certainty of the issue, but it is an issue of concern with some real basis. It is also fair to express feedback and to substantiate why we ought to...
Forum: Warlock 10-20-2005, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By V4n
It has bugged me to no end why SOE would reduce...

It has bugged me to no end why SOE would reduce the Seal buff effect (dropping the amount of skill increase).  Why lower the effectiveness of a broken spell that does nothing? So either SOE is...
Forum: Warlock 10-20-2005, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 79
Posted By V4n
"Tone us down a bit" and I am gone, sorry. There...

"Tone us down a bit" and I am gone, sorry. There are so many other classes that can do many more things (heal, utility, tank, single target damage) so much better than us.  We are relegated to a...
Forum: Warlock 10-18-2005, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 41
Posted By V4n
<div></div><div></div>Todays Test Server patch...

<div></div><div></div>Todays Test Server patch notes have some goodies for warlocks: *** The following area-of-effect damage spells now correctly use the same resistance rates as other AoE spell...
Forum: Warlock 10-18-2005, 08:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 82
Posted By V4n
Regarding Seal buff, read the many postings here...

Regarding Seal buff, read the many postings here and elsewhere.  Seal of Ebon by original design was a useful spell, but was nerfed to only work on mobs lower than yourself (which is useless). ...
Forum: Warlock 10-18-2005, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 39
Posted By V4n
We did an AoE group in Silent City with me (53...

We did an AoE group in Silent City with me (53 warlock) a pally, a wizard, chanter and healers.  With Amends on me I could go wild with AoE and never get aggro.  In fact, when the wizard would...
Forum: Warlock 10-18-2005, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 54
Posted By V4n
So in conclusion, my query about what I should...

So in conclusion, my query about what I should look forward to post-52 spell-wise is met with a discussion about how nice my old level 52 spell is. On a related note, I was met with disbelief when I...
Forum: Ranger 10-15-2005, 11:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 138
Posted By V4n
Enjoy it while you can.

Enjoy it while you can.
Forum: Warlock 10-15-2005, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 73
Posted By V4n
I sympathize with wizards previous situation and...

I sympathize with wizards previous situation and am happy that is it now fixed. So "balance" is having us take turns at being broken? Of course not. But it seems so often true that to balance one...
Forum: Wizard 10-15-2005, 12:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 279
Posted By V4n
I would *love* the magic flying broomstick...

I would *love* the magic flying broomstick...
Forum: Warlock 10-14-2005, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 59
Posted By V4n
I wanted to like Netheros, but using it seems to...

I wanted to like Netheros, but using it seems to add more risk than its worth. The instant I cast it on one in a group of mobs, I aggro the whole group on *me*, not Netheros. If they could change it...
Forum: Warlock 10-13-2005, 04:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 334
Posted By V4n
I have been on about 6 raids since DoF, so not a...

I have been on about 6 raids since DoF, so not a lot. We are obviously doing something different. I am not arguing with you, I am just reporting my experience.
Forum: Warlock 10-12-2005, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 56
Posted By V4n
<div></div>OK, explain to me why I should be...

<div></div>OK, explain to me why I should be excited about our level 59 "fast cast DoT"?   Compared to the level 45 spell it upgrades, It does maybe an extra 30 damage every 3 seconds? So "Ding 59,...
Forum: Warlock 10-12-2005, 07:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 334
Posted By V4n
I haven't seen the power issue as a problem, and...

I haven't seen the power issue as a problem, and would not put this as a high priority from my perspective.  A few regen items, good drink, and a Fury in your group is all you need I think. I would...
Forum: Warlock 10-09-2005, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 59
Posted By V4n
This question has already been answered.  The...

This question has already been answered.  The answer is: It is not a rigid damage tier.  It is situational. Warlocks are highest group-AoE, and can do significant damage in other situations. I...
Forum: Warlock 10-08-2005, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 50
Posted By V4n
Yup, usually when you find yourself being beaten...

Yup, usually when you find yourself being beaten upon by 4 or 5 mobs at close range, the battle is already lost.
Forum: Warlock 10-07-2005, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 54
Posted By V4n
<div></div>So here I am, level 52 and trying to...

<div></div>So here I am, level 52 and trying to get excited about future spells, but I can't find much to look forward to: Level 55:  Null Caress, might be fun if not really useful Level 57:  Soul...
Forum: Warlock 10-06-2005, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 41
Posted By V4n
We do have an int buff, it is the level 12 Vivid...

We do have an int buff, it is the level 12 Vivid Seal.  Not much, but better than the higher level Seal buffs that haven't been shown to do anything.
Forum: Warlock 10-05-2005, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 51
Posted By V4n
I am a 52 warlock with an Adept1 Bony Grasp. ...

I am a 52 warlock with an Adept1 Bony Grasp.  Should I upgrade it to Adept3? I could just wait and use the 54 Skeletal Grasp...  Is that really any better than Bony Grasp? Based on pre-CU...
Forum: Warlock 10-04-2005, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 54
Posted By V4n
No, they said they wouldnt let PvP balance affect...

No, they said they wouldnt let PvP balance affect class balance in any way.  I sure hope they stick to this, as it was the biggest fear of the anti-PvP people that there would be class nerfs to...
Forum: Warlock 10-03-2005, 10:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 129
Posted By V4n
The subject quote is from a Dev as reported in: ...

The subject quote is from a Dev as reported in: http://eqiiforums.station.sony.com/eq2/board/message?board.id=Non-Gameplay&message.id=190380 Please leave well enough alone.  For the most part, we...
Forum: Warlock 10-03-2005, 06:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 77
Posted By V4n
I agree with Legoredon.  That simple fix would...

I agree with Legoredon.  That simple fix would make grouping a lot more fun.  It is very  frustrating to mash keys in repeated failed attempts to do something useful.
Forum: Warlock 10-02-2005, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 43
Posted By V4n
They converted our Seal line buff from int to...

They converted our Seal line buff from int to casting-level increase, then they nerfed that because it was too good. So now we have basically lost int buff and have nothing in its place.  I would...
Forum: Wizard 10-02-2005, 12:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 279
Posted By V4n
Trade ya.

Trade ya.
Forum: Warlock 10-01-2005, 01:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 49
Posted By V4n
The way I read Moorgards post, is that the old...

The way I read Moorgards post, is that the old seal increased your casting level, which would have an effect most noticeable on higher con mobs.  The new effect is to buff your casting effectiveness,...
Forum: Warlock 09-30-2005, 12:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 80
Posted By V4n
I got to laugh at the recent trend in answers to...

I got to laugh at the recent trend in answers to warlock concerns: - Tank can't hold aggro - don't use a tank - AoE doesn't work with mez - don't use mez - Running out of power - don't cast so much ...
Forum: Warlock 09-29-2005, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 80
Posted By V4n
We have all seen a wide range of aggro-holding...

We have all seen a wide range of aggro-holding ability in the tanks we group with. What is the diplomatic way to tell a tank that isn't holding aggro to do a better job? I am hesitant to tell another...
Forum: Warlock 09-29-2005, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 62
Posted By V4n
My understanding (tell me if I am wrong): Oddly,...

My understanding (tell me if I am wrong): Oddly, our spells automatically *downgrade* as we level (for constant int), and we need to increase our int just to keep them even. Yes, this is messed...
Forum: Warlock 09-27-2005, 11:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 70
Posted By V4n
Even if you could break mez and not get aggro...

Even if you could break mez and not get aggro yourself, who is going to get the adds?  The tank presumably.  Don't you think that maybe the tank didn't want to be wailed on by 4 or 5 extra mobs, and...
Forum: Warlock 09-27-2005, 10:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 70
Posted By V4n
<font size="4">"shouldent it be my call wether to...

<font size="4">"shouldent it be my call wether to break mez or not"</font> No.  It is the chanter's call, or the MT's call, or the raid leader's call.
Forum: Wizard 09-27-2005, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 64
Posted By V4n
I am waiting for the day when a group or raid...

I am waiting for the day when a group or raid tells me, sorry you are too high a level, we need someone lower with more DPS.
Forum: Warlock 09-26-2005, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 60
Posted By V4n
Spells used to increase as you level; after...

Spells used to increase as you level; after revamp they were supposed to stay the same with level, and instead increase with spell-tier and intelligence. No matter how you cut it, losing power and...
Forum: Warlock 09-23-2005, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 62
Posted By V4n
I know this is difficult, but please someone with...

I know this is difficult, but please someone with a good parser and lots of higher-level fight data please parse the resist rate both with and without Seal and compare.  I am worried that the...
Forum: Warlock 09-23-2005, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 45
Posted By V4n
At first i thought it wasnt working when they...

At first i thought it wasnt working when they changed it to credit aggro to the tank vs the caster (me).  But now the dps also shows up as the tank's. I had my chat filter set so I wasn't spammed by...
Forum: Warlock 09-22-2005, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 46
Posted By V4n
Well, to tell if our Seal line makes a...

Well, to tell if our Seal line makes a difference, you can't just post one data point, you need to post results both with and without it.  Saying: "I rarely get resists therefore it works"        ...
Forum: Warlock 09-21-2005, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 46
Posted By V4n
Higher resist rates might make our seal line do...

Higher resist rates might make our seal line do something worthwhile.
Forum: Warlock 09-20-2005, 09:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 188
Posted By V4n
I am thinking that the huge variance in our...

I am thinking that the huge variance in our spells simply reflects what *used* to be the same variance due to mob mitigation.  So perhaps there is no extra variance from before, it is just that we...
Forum: Warlock 09-20-2005, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 62
Posted By V4n
Not to gloat, but I got the level 51 Nul...

Not to gloat, but I got the level 51 Nul Distortion Adept 1 to drop in DoF two days before I dinged 51.
Forum: Warlock 09-20-2005, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 89
Posted By V4n
I think the simple change to nihilism will make a...

I think the simple change to nihilism will make a very significant difference to fun-factor of the warlock class. o  The old nihilism was an AoE "come kill me" aggro buff.  o  The new nihilism is...
Forum: Warlock 09-20-2005, 12:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 124
Posted By V4n
Fixing Nihilism to have its hate go to the...

Fixing Nihilism to have its hate go to the recipient of the buff will be a great benefit to warlocks. It both drops hate coming to us and increases it to the tank, thus counting double towards...
Forum: Warlock 09-19-2005, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 58
Posted By V4n
This whole AoE thing is fundamentally flawed as a...

This whole AoE thing is fundamentally flawed as a way to play the game. Look at what is happening! To play the AoE role, your paper-clad low-HP warlocks no longer /assist the tank, but deliberately...
Forum: Warlock 09-17-2005, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 39
Posted By V4n
What would put a lot of FUN back into the game...

What would put a lot of FUN back into the game for warlocks: Nil Absolution Cast time -> 1 second Recast adjusted for same time-averaged DPS Let's face it, the best use of AoE is clearing through...
Forum: Warlock 09-17-2005, 07:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 44
Posted By V4n
This all has almost got me convinced they simply...

This all has almost got me convinced they simply screwed up the rebalancing in a fundamental way.  Amazing.
Forum: Warlock 09-15-2005, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 47
Posted By V4n
I am worried warlocks will have a hard time...

I am worried warlocks will have a hard time finding groups.  All but the best and most energetic tanks will avoid us as too much work and making them look bad.  If we are going to be such a handful...
Forum: Warlock 09-15-2005, 08:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 124
Posted By V4n
The biggest danger of Nihilism is the puller...

The biggest danger of Nihilism is the puller proximity pulls a group, gets hit, procs nihilism on the group, and the entire group decides it hates YOU more than the puller. You know what happens...
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