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3-15-2008 @ 7:48PM
Listen to this man. if you don't agree with him you either obviously never played a hybrid, or if you do, you're playing it wrong. I'm a feral druid and I carry 3 sets of gear everywhere I go, just in case I'm being last-minute summoned to be DPS or Tank. I've got a spare boomkin set in my bank in case I plan to go moonkin. And I bring my healing gear everywhere I go, just in case I'm doing some easy group quests that requires a healer (soloing the daily scryer assault in SMV by healing the archers and kiting the flight masters comes to mind).In the end I only have around 20 bag space free, maximum. Seriously. Thankfully it's enough for my farming activities, but it basically means I'm not the best person for masterlootering guild stuff in raids.I can't wait for the promised resist slot bag or thingamabob blizz said they'll add in WoTLK.
3-16-2008 @ 7:23AM
Just because you think every druid needs to carry around on 3 suits of clothes at all times doesn't actually make it so.My 64 druid's moonkin. All I care about is moonkin gear. I have a healer ring sitting in the bank that dropped from a hellfire citadel boss that nobody else needed, plus the blood furnace leather socketed healing kilt with +9 spell damage jewels in it (worn at all times as DPS pants, since I've not found anything better) and that's the extent of my alternate gear.I wouldn't have room for complete sets of alternate gear anyway. I have five herb bags in the bank, 3 20-slotters and 2 24-slotters to allow me to keep a huge stock of reagents and potions. I wear another 24-slot herby bag on me at all times.Maybe you need to understand that just because one plays a hybrid class doesn't mean that person enjoys every aspect of that hybrid. Only use I have for catform is to stealth around. I didn't even have any cat skills other than prowl dragged out onto the skillbar for the first 60+ levels of my druid's life, and bear had none at all.I'm not a tank, and I'm not a rogue. Nor a healer either - my heals suck despite I have fairly close to 500 +heal already. I'm an owl, and my talents reflect that.Now please stop being so narrowminded, let people enjoy the game the way they want, not the way you want.
3-16-2008 @ 8:26AM
You're the one being narrowminded. I'm not telling you to play this way and that - you're paying to play the game. But if you're just sticking to only one method of playing you're seriously being narrow minded about the many ways of playing a hybrid.I don't like being a healer. I already have a paladin for that. But there are just times when you just need to heal, even as feral. An outdoor group quest for example. Take the ring of blood. You've got a good group of 5 people, but none are specced for tanking nor healing. Are you just going to wait for an hour waiting for a proper healer, or are you going to swallow your pride, put on your healing gear, and heal that fury warrior with a shield that's going to tank for you?I'm not saying you have to. You have every right not to do so. But if you do, you're seriously showing a selfish and idiotic side of you to your group. It is an MMO game after all.I've also said this before. All hybrids are fully capable of fulfilling whatever role the class is designed to fill, regardless of spec. Picking up a spec only allows you to improve on that particular role, but at its base you're still capable of doing everything else when neccessary.
3-16-2008 @ 4:33PM
He's a dope.A Hybrid unable to do any other role is not welcome in the other roles and so is just a poorly itemized shadow of a "pure" class.Boomkin without a healing set is about as useful as a Warlock. Except the Warlock is better in DPS, mana, has a pet, can do more than just throw damage, and is actually wanted in raids.My elemental set is crap, and it has around 600 SD and over 10% crit by itself mostly in blues no one wanted.My Resto set is always on me, has around 1300 +healing and 120 MP/5. I have respecced to let the guild do another kara group and I have been the main healer.Hybrids should be doing their thing and having the gear to help in extra roles. Pure classes complain and offer reasons why the hybrids shouldn't be as good as them with "But you can also do this." Well, if you can't you aren't even close to being a hybrid or useful.You know, a bank alt with those extra herb bags could open bank slots for gear. Not like the herbs are always needed right away, if you can't make stuff with your current stuff, you need to fix your system.My bank alt has a good 2-3 14 slot bags full of herbs. I carry a 20 slot herb bag. I never need to worry about having what I need as a good 3-4 minutes gets me what I need to make it.
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