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10-30-2007 @ 7:00PM
The real problem isn't druids IMO. Even if our talent trees were designed in a way that gave us the ability to preform four different functions even somewhat efficiently, people wouldn't want us to do that. WoW is a game where efficiency dominates. People want the most efficient tank, the most efficient healer, the most efficient DPS. They don't want somebody that is 2nd or 3rd best at the job, even if that person is also 2nd or 3rd best at two other jobs at the same time.My druid is my only lvl 70 char, and I've been playing since launch. I've tried every spec: 1-60 resto, 60 feral, 60 balance, 60 resto, 60-70 feral again, 70 resto, 70 feral (where I am now). And every time I was spec'd a certain way people ONLY wanted me to do that one job. Even if I could heal a non-heroic just fine as feral, they'd want a "real healer."People don't want the jack of all trades. They want the master of one. In my experience, even if I spend a run in kittah DPS'ing, and jump out a couple times to throw heals to save a wipe and innervate the healer, the group still doesn't recognize the fact that it was the utility of the druid that saved the group a larger repair bill - it was the priest that kept the heals up (only because of the innervate) or the tank who kept aggro away from the mage (because he was still alive due to a well timed rejuv/lifebloom).In my experience the only acceptable multi-tasking to the large majority of WoW players is (insert role here) and CC. If you can do those two, great. But if you can DPS at 80% of a rogue and heal at 60% of the priest - meh, no need.As Nardore mentioned, balance is perhaps the most versatile of druid specs, but I've found that most people aren't open to a moonkin most of the time. They still see them as gimped, single target mages who can't control their aggro. Regardless of the fact that they are most suited to an off-healer role simply because of the fact that their spec AND gear support healing to a much larger extent than say, a ret pally or feral druid.I recently got relegated to DPS for my guilds kara runs even after spending 600+ gold in a few days to gem/enchant my gear and adjusting my spec to tank. That night I rolled a hunter and intend to let it take over as my main once I hit 70.
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