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12-16-2008 @ 9:15PM
"Part of it is just that the people who play Druids on staff here at WoW Insider are usually feral, and part of it is that -- at least as of the last numbers we had on it -- most people playing Druids are also feral."When you start a post with that type of silly comment its hard to feel very sorry for your QQ. I don't have the entire WoW picture, I'm not sure that anyone outside of Bliz does or can despite all the various censuses. Personally, I have always played Balance and never spent one gold on a respec. I don't know what it is like to tank bear but this is what I do know:Most of the QQ regarding class specs is based upon the fact that most groups want to go 20 minutes and out. Because of this, many guilds try and find the best combination of classes that allow them to achieve this goal. I'm not being critical of that mindset because there are certain people who like playing the game that way. But I just see that mindset as filtering out into the game as a whole and I find that unfortunate. The comment your guild made shouldn't have made you go "ouch"; it certainly wouldn't have made me go ouch. Adapting to other players strengths and weaknesses is part of what WoW is about and IMHO one of the real strength of PUGs. With a PUG of strangers its either adapt or die.Based upon everything your wrote, there is nothing that persuades me bear tanks are objectively weak. They may be weak for the 20 minutes and out style of play, but my response to that is change your play style. If you have real reasons that you can't change your play style, then move on to a different class.I get annoyed when I see Blizz changing class mechanics just to please a small but very loud group of QQ who don't like the way a change has impacted on the way they like to play the class. Get over yourself already.
12-16-2008 @ 11:24PM
@Daniel.No, what Allison said was, "Do I think Druids are bad tanks? No. I think we're excellent tanks." She never claimed that "bear tanks are objectively weak". Learn to read and comprehend, please. And lol at your QQ about QQ.
12-17-2008 @ 11:37AM
"Personally, I have always played Balance and never spent one gold on a respec."So you don't know what you're talking about, but want us to listen to your input regardless? Go away bad.
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