Sup, i just wanna hear others opinions about Rift Mage Class system.
What really sold me on Rift was the in depth class system, been melee dps in ever other MMO i've played and my first thought was "oh crap, all them spec possibilities, finally a game i can play a spec for me not the meta spec" man it seems i was dead wrong.
If i was to go as the spec i found and enjoy the most, no doubt if it whernt for being in an epic guild i'd have no chance at playing it in a raid environment.
I enjoy the warlock soul, alot. I don't like pets, and i love the fear control and CC with good survivability.
But, the damage isn't there. I wanna play my spec, but not feel like a 3rd wheel with poor DPS simply because of the fact that the class is weaker than SC/Ele or Pyro/ele.
I honestly feel like i can't escape the MMO rule of "to be this good, you need this spec" Is it too much to ask to make all the "Offensive Souls" equally viable?
To anyone actually curious to my lock build, it's 51 lock with 10 in Dom to get the +10% intel and the decresed cast time of next spell after casting a controlling or movement impairing affect, and 5 in ele for the %5 crit to spells.
Rotations is simple, maintain dots and spam Void Bolts, while using Sacrifice Life: Damage and Empowered Darkness at the right times to upkeep my DPS. Havn't tested the DPS, but it's never been mentioned as a raid spec that i know of and i know it won't stand up to the other meta raid specs out there, namely the posterchild of mage dps for raids of SC/Ele, which i'm getting tired of hearing "it's the best spec" i get it. it's the strongest, but i don't wanna play it just because i have to.
I wanna play what i enjoy.
Does anyone else feel the same way?