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2-21-2008 @ 3:13PM
Well... If you can't figure out *why* our class (Shaman. Was born, and will die, a Shaman in WoW) is less popular in raiding scenarios than the other two hybrid specs... you need help. Let's look at the skill sets:Shaman: DPS, DPS, or Healer. Druid: DPS, Healer, or Tank. Paladin: DPS, Healer, or Tank. If that doesn't sum up the entirety of the situation, I don't know what will. Unfortunately, it's simply a fact of life for those of us who are dedicated to our class. My first toon was a Tauren Shaman, and I played him for a year and a half, to 70 before switching servers and rolling a Draenei Shaman to be with friends. That one's at 52 currently and leveling fast, and he's already got guilds attempting to poach him since I already know I'm going Resto. Once I get this Shammy up to 70, I'm going to roll another so that I can have *two* raiding healers since my current guild still needs one. Do we have problems? Yeah. Are we the only ones? No. Do we seem to have a higher percentage of people whining given our lower numbers? God. Yes. But it's kinda funny. Every time Blizz decides to make a change to our class, it doesn't seem to bother me. Ok... the Clearcasting change pissed me off, but that wasn't isolated to Shaman, so I let it go. Thing is, I wouldn't trade my class for anything. And chances are I'll be the last Shaman standing after everyone else rerolls. I knew what I was getting into when I rolled this one. Healer in Mail. And yet, I may roll a third simply because I'm having so much fun leveling ENH. My hunter? She's neglected nowadays simply because I found the life of a Hunter boring at 70. She's good for farming, and the occasional instance run, but good luck getting me to play her when I hit 70 on my Shaman. But, that's just me...
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