The DoT spec where DoTs did a lot of damage. There seems to be a conception that just slapping on dots and laughing as things melt is terrible design but…is it? I play affliction because it is unique and awesome. I don’t want it to be like every other class that is “burst damage and one damaging ability topping your meters.” The burst meta has gotten ridiculous. DoTs frankly don’t have a place in the game anymore, and it makes me sad.
Putting on DoTs and maintaining them constantly over a long period of time WAS THE SPEC. The DoTs were the damage, not Malefic Grasp, not drain soul, not deathbolt (good riddance), not Malefic rapture…just the DoTs themselves. I see nothing wrong with periodic damage dealing high damage, except in PvP but that’s another discussion. Does EVERYTHING have to be burst now?
Please stop trying to make affliction into a burst spec. I just want my actually powerful DoTs back.