It's player generated, mostly coming from the fact that they're bother cloth caster classes filling the same pure role. The two classes have competed for the same job in raids for years, but they're two different classes. Any gain for a mage is a loss for a warlock and vice versa. They compete with one another on a level no other classes do. If a mage gets some awesome ability, it's less likely for a warlock to be welcomed to a raid. If warlocks utility gets ratcheted up with no love for mages, suddenly there are less raid spots available to the mages.
Other classes compete, no doubt about that, but none as closely as these two classes. Plus everyone that plays warlocks and mages are lame and can't handle a real man's class. Unless they're girls, and in that case, why aren't they healing me?*
"Why do you guys and gals at WoW.com not cover macros? A macros 101 post and subsequent macro spotlight articles would be an awesome addition to the site."
We do cover macros, just not in their own column. A number of class columns have covered them recently, not to mention Gold Capped and various other areas. We talk about them pretty frequently, actually!
I'll pass the idea onto the staff though, and maybe we'll put out a dedicated macro feature in the future.
"Since the Horde has a little minor quest in Dalaran taking you to Thunder Bluff to see a preview of the tauren learning to become paladins, does the Alliance have something similar with dwarves becoming shamans?"
We don't have one for dwarven shaman yet, but we do have one for night elf mages. There's a Highborne in Darnassus trying to meet with Tyrande, while a sentinel is bullying him around. The tauren paladin quest is far more interesting. Trust me.
"April Fools Day is coming up soon, and we all know Blizzard has been known for elaborate pranks on the day. Any thoughts or hopes on what they may do this year?"
The ultimate prank. WoW will be down all day long.
"Today via LFG tool I joined a heroic in progress. When I teleported in, I didn't go to the entrance but rather right where the rest of the group was, several rooms in. It wasn't a warlock summon or anything. Is this a new feature?"
This was added in patch 3.3.3. Although in the 24 hours, I've run a number of dungeons where it didn't work and new party members started at the beginning anyway. I'm not sure if it's a bug, or if they temporarily turned it off until people stop getting teleported into the sky in Oculus and falling to their deaths.
*Please don't take this seriously. Joke, guys! You know those things! Jokes!
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