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1-19-2009 @ 3:05PM
There are easy ways to make gold at 80. Run dailies, run undead statholme for kicks (and maybe a nice mount).I run undead stratholme once a day and I pocket a ton and barely take a dent on my armor.
1-19-2009 @ 6:51PM
Making money was covered in the post. The point wasn't that there weren't ways to make money, the point is that hybrids need to spend more time making money that others to keep up with respec costs on top of other costs.This is all in defense of the dual specs option, which I heartily embrace with open arms.
1-19-2009 @ 3:31PM
Respec costs aren't that big of a deal unless you're doing it multiple times per week. If you respec once a week and then spec back, your gold for that week is 100g. BFD. You'll spend far more enchanting/gemming a second set of gear. Even that isn't much though - most enchanting mats can be gotten via DEing greens (not an enchanter? Make some friends....). Gems? Green gems are fine for an offset that's changing a lot. Blue gems are a bit pricey, but are only going to be used in gear that's epic, so it's more of a one time cost. This feature would have made more sense in TBC actually, when a lot of tank classes couldn't do reasonable dps as tank spec and could have used a low cost option to switch to dps. IN fact, I think this will be the nicest thing about dual specs if they aren't limited to 80s - you can level as a dps spec then respec on the fly and pop into an instance to tank or heal. The issue for pure dps classes is that, aside from alternative specs for PvE and PvP, the benefit is minimal to them.
1-19-2009 @ 4:30PM
"Embrace with open arms.." ???? LOL. I heart oxymorons...
1-19-2009 @ 4:38PM
"The issue for pure dps classes is that, aside from alternative specs for PvE and PvP, the benefit is minimal to them. "That's an issue??4 of 10 classes won't benefit as enormously as the other 6, but there will still be a benefit. What are people complaining about FFS?
1-19-2009 @ 5:21PM
@Clevins:I actually think there is a LOT of merit to the notion that pure DPS classes will find a flow-on benefit from dual spec in the form of more healers and tanks available.My main is a pally tank. I tank normal and heroic raids and have very nice gear. I also maintain (by which I mean fully maintain - gems, enchants, everything as good as it can be) a healing set.In the wee hours of the morning, someone is always looking for a tank or a healer. it just happens to be that when I am specced tank, everyone wants healers, and when I am specced healer, everyone wants tanks.It's no small thing to respec. It's annoying to have to burn my hearth to get back from respeccing, it's annoying to re-glyph, and it's annoying to re-set action bars.If I could have two specs to swap in and out of, you would see me healing when healers are needed, and tanking when tanks are needed.I am off server time, and I gave up playing my DPS toon as my main because of the difficulty getting instances in my main play time. As a tank I can usually find work.And finally, there is the simple numbers game. Let's say a guild has 2 teams for Naxx 10. They want to move to Naxx25. Each of their Naxx10 groups has 2 tanks, 2-3 healers, and 5-6 DPS.If possible, you don't want to PuG tanks and healers - you'd rather stick with your known-good players. DPS is not as critical, and you can carry more of them with good tanks and heals. And, DPS is a heck of a lot easier to pug than heals.Wouldn't it be great to turn one of those extra tanks into a reliable healer for your 25 team? Awesome for the raid, kinda sucky for the tank/healer who has to respec all the time.With dual spec you won't be tempted to run with 4 tanks to keep them all happy. One of them will happily swap because it's not so much a pain in the butt and bank account. So there's one more DPS spot opened up in the raid.Maybe you're the go-to DPS for your guild. You're in high demand so you never have to pug anything and there is always a raid spot saved for you. Then you get nothing at all from dual-spec except for an easier PvE/PvP swap. But if you do pug, or are on the fringes of your raid group, dual spec will benefit you.
1-19-2009 @ 6:20PM
I typically respec about 3 times... per day.Start out moonkin so I can do dailies and PVP. Switch to resto for heroics. Switch to feral for raids. Switch back to moonkin for dailies the next day.One thing that has helped a LOT, that I haven't seen WoWInsider acknowledge, is that there are a lot of dailies, like the Ebon Blade and Wyrmrest ones for example, involving riding a vehicle. And what people miss about these is, you can do them as a healer, without penalty. Since I figured that out, I always do the ebon blade daily, kill stuff on gryphon, loot it, reanimate it, 3 dailies done as resto in the same amount of time as a moonkin.
1-20-2009 @ 11:37AM
I'd say its more of a BFD for arenaing. Lots of people have set raid times, but just squeeze in their arenas whenever they can. I'd rather not have my arena team do worse than it could because magex just doesn't feel like respeccing for the fifth time that week (or for myself, choosing to sit out a raid that my friend wants me to heal because it would mean spending 100 gold to swap out and back for arenas that night)
2-11-2009 @ 4:28PM
I'm an epiced t7.5 enhance shaman. I have an epic Healing set... guess who is the healing bitch? ... me. guess who spends at least 500gold a week on respecs... 500 gold actually isnt even close, i spend like 1k gold a week on respecs, so some of you people need to not say "BFD" or "its easy to make gold", yeah its easy to make gold, but respecin is what all of my gold goes tword, that and getting all the best enchants. I currently have 50 gold no my to cover repairs, and when my auctions sell ill be set for like 3 more days of raiding respecs. OH AND... I dont just have "an enhance" spec, i have a farming spec, a raiding spec, and a pvp spec... so depending on what i wanna do thats alot of gold.
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