I’ve been looking at Nihilum warlock Armory profiles, which is a bit like comparing yourself to stick-insect supermodels in Vogue…it’s bound to make you feel like the dog’s dinner. :)
My gear isn’t bad for what we’re doing, consisting mainly of tailored items (frozen shadoweave, spellstrike pants & hood, Belt of Blasting, and so on. It’s not Mt. Hyjal or Black Temple gear, of course – but who is decked out in that gear on most servers? It’s not wonderful, though.
I’ve been struggling with damage output in raids. Destruction is very gear-dependent. You do fairly crappy dps until you get good gear, gems and enchants, and then you top the charts. I spent a lot of gold getting my plus hit rating up, which is necessary to avoid all of the missed casts, but I lost some spelldamage and crit at the same time. To contrast, there’s this guy, with 235 hit, 20.85% crit, and 1406 spelldamage. *sigh*
So yesterday I re-specced to Affliction. I absolutely HATE affliction. Ok, maybe I just don’t understand the fine points of how to raid as an affliction lock, but it’s not as much fun as pewpew. (Admittedly though, at the moment I’m doing *pewpew* not *OMGPEWPEWLAZORZ!!!1!*) Now I have too much hit, and need to redo all my gems…unless I respec back. Or quit. Or play a different class.
Meh. This is exactly like looking at a six and a half foot tall, blonde, 85lb model in Vogue, and comparing it to yourself, standing naked in the bathroom. You’re just not brimming with confidence after doing so. *sniff*