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5-09-2007 @ 1:54PM
Apololgies if the following post has been linked before, but it is by far the best summary I've ever read of the difficulties facing the shaman class in the current era. It also has a response from Tseric saying he'd pass on the author's concerns. http://www.blue.cardplace.com/newcache/us/98650650.htmI play an enhancement shaman (level 58 - so yes, I'd appreciate input from other more experienced players on endgame content) and I generally have a blast in solo PvE. In 5-mans and PvE groups I have served well in melee dps roles and as a durable healer, changing gear to best adapt to the situation at hand. Above all, I view my roll as 'primary support staff.' I generally ignore damage and healing meters and base my success on one simple point: whether or not the party survives. My chief rewards (aside from the occasional blue mail armor drop) are the compliments I get... for example warriors' positive feedback on windfury totem and unleashed rage, shadow priests loving the enamored water spirit totem's mana regen, rogues digging grace of air, etc.My favorite instance run so far was doing scholo the other night with a fellow guildie who is an elemental shammy... the other 3 in the group were like, "Dude! Look at all the buffs!!"/smile-- can't wait to learn Heroism. /smile again.I suppose I tend to take a long-term view on things. The windfury buff is disappointing, but hopefully, over time, nerfs like this will be balanced out by efforts to boost shamans' role as jacks-of-all trades-- (as the poster in the link above suggests) even if the buffs to the class seem to arrive more gradually than the nerfs. I may very well switch to resto for certain end-game runs... but at the same time I don't want to become a prisoner to that spec. @Eliah: I'd love to hear from your level 70 enhancement guildie, or any other level 70 enhancement shammys out there.pc -- Praxis
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