We’re all in a froth. 6.2 has been spat out onto the PTR and it brings lots of new content. Shipyards! Raids! Demons! More legendary rubbish with Khadgar and friends! Battle pets! Timewalker dungeons! Yadda yadda.
It feels like such a long time since we had any new content, but don’t forget that Blackrock Foundry only opened a few weeks ago. Mists of Pandaria seems to have inspired an impatience in people. We had chunks of content in a nice, managable pace, then 5.4 hit and we had nothing new until 6.0, about… 14 months later?
This massive gap between expansions seems to have made a lot of people hungrily consume new content in a huge rush. “IT’S BEEN SO LONG I MUST DO IT ALL NOW!” They blasted their way to 100, hammered the dungeons, did whatever content appealed to them until it was done, then… nothing. They complain there’s nothing to do, because they did it all so quickly and then don’t do anything else. Pet battles are “for casuals”, or there’s nothing they need from old raid bosses, or they don’t do PvP/PvE/LFR/whatever content they’re ignoring.
We HUNGER for 6.2.
We NEED 6.2.
6.2 PTR Warlock Patch Notes
I’m only gonna focus on the patch notes, rather than PTR changes, as the patch note information is more concrete, whereas undocumented changes are more fluid in nature.
Affliction sees buffs!
- Corruption: Deals 12% more damage
- Agony: Deals 12% more damage
- Unstable Affliction: Deals 12% more damage
A nice damage boost! People who feel forced out of Affliction due to it being “inferior” to the other specs can now justify playing it again! Especially as Demonology takes a shattering nerf:
- Shadow Bolt: Damage reduced by 25%
- Mastery: Master Demonologist: decreased in effectiveness by 4%
- Chaos Wave: Damage reduced by 25%
- Doom: Damage reduced by 25%
- Hand of Gul’dan: Damage reduced by 25%
- Soul Fire: Damage reduced by 25%
- Touch of Chaos: Damage reduced by 25%
OUCH. All of Demonology’s core abilities taking a bit of a hammering there. Naturally, this is only the first iteration of changes, but here’s hoping they change soonish!
But what about Destruction?
Well, there’s still time. We do get a nice quality of life change though!
- Dark Soul should now have its cooldown reset at the end of a raid encounter for all Warlock specializations.
Mortal Kombat X
It’s amazing. AMAZING. Oh my goodness I’m loving it. And much to my surprise, I’m liking a character more than the amazing Kung Lao!
Ermac! Everyone’s favourite sentient soul prison! His variations are Mystic (with enhanced telekinesis), Master of Souls (gains a projectile and the ability to vanish completely from sight!) and Spectral (WITH THE POWER OF FLIGHT! Very mobile variant), with the latter being my favourite. I just like taking to the skies and flying around my boyfriend’s characters. Whoosh!
And with that, I disappear, much like Master of Souls Ermac.