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10-28-2008 @ 1:47AM
Sorry, slightly off topic...but why can't a hybrid be just as good at any role (tank, heal, dps) as a specialist class?I mean where was that written down?I mean we can't play all 3 roles at once, so if we spec and gear to one roll then surely we should be just as good as a specialist all things being equal.A prot pala will be very unlikely to throw a single heal in an instance or raid, so why can't he be able to tank as well as a warrior?Similarly, holy palas don't hit many things and usually only take damage when a wipe is in progress so why can't they heal as well as everyone else.Ret palas probably have time to chuck the odd heal in but it's not their job in a raid. And in BGs and arena there either isn't time for a heal or it happens after the enemy are dead. Sure I can chuck a sneaky heal into my mage arena partner when he iceblocks and I bubble, but that is just wasting my chance to nuke the bad guys whilst immune.I know a lot of people who rolled 'pure' classes seem to have this idea that the druids/pala/shammy classes should be seen as utilities and never top their roles.....but......why? It's not a D&D concept. It's not written in any manual I've seen. There is no 'lore' reason. Can someone tell me why they feel hybrids shouldn't be able to top the role they spec to?
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