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2-13-2009 @ 1:21PM
I kinda don't have a warrior, but seeing as dual specs allow 2 specs (duh), I think we might have a dps shortage soon. Every hybrid will respec tank/heals (except for shammies of course) due to people wanting to try new things. While our tank/heals shortage will end (I know I'll go prot/holy. Just watch), we'll be stuck with only Mages, rogues and locks for dps. And Ret will become lolret again. Goodbye, epicness.
2-13-2009 @ 1:25PM
I doubt you'll see this. I'm fury, and I'm not going to abandon my fury spec... I will have a deep prot offspec because I love to tank, but I can't imagine all those ret pallies and kitty druids and elemental shamans are just going to go away.
2-13-2009 @ 1:42PM
There won't be a DPS shortage, DPS is the spotlight position, the sportscar, the pro-athelete (whatever you want to call it). My guess is that we'll see a lot of healers and tanks actually off-spec and use that DPS gear they've been picking up "just in case". Maybe some of those ret pallies will off-spec to use that healing gear they picked up "just in case."What I think we'll see is that a lot of people will come to find out that, while they might be good at the part of the game they've been playing for a long time, they suck at the parts they've not tried.
2-13-2009 @ 1:43PM
I doubt that there will ever be a DPS shortage. As bchen mentioned, there will probably be a lot of PvE/PvP dual-speccing, even for many of the hybrid classes (I could easily see Paladins, for example, speccing PvE Ret/PvP Ret or PvE Ret/PvP Holy)I can also see someone doing 2 DPS builds in certain classes. Like a druid who dual-specs Feral/Balance. Or a Death Knight who switches between, say, Blood DPS and Frost DPS depending on the nature of a boss fight.I don't know about warriors, though. I don't know too much about the class, but as far as I know there isn't much of a difference between how Arms and Fury DPS when compared to Feral and Balance for druids, Fire and Arcane for mages, or Blood and Frost or Unholy for death knights. Whether you wield one 2-hander or two, being a warrior DPS is still all about physical damage. The only difference is how you would deal that physical damage.
2-13-2009 @ 1:50PM
Are you kidding? A dps shortage? I would be surprised if dual specs actually make it any easier to find a healer or a tank. I've ran with a ton of people who refuse to ever tank or heal, and dual specs aren't going to change that. I bet most people will have a PvE dps spec and a PVP dps spec.I'm a Holy Paladin who has been planning on going prot for my 2nd spec since before 3.0. Lately though we haven't had any trouble finding tanks... so maybe I'll just go PVE Holy and PVP Holy. Actually, I'll still probably go prot, but I'm really not sure how often I'll use it, possibly just in the early morning when no one is on if we happen to find another healer.
2-13-2009 @ 3:05PM
Yeah that'll be the day..."LF3M DPS and g2g! Please we've been looking for hours! We'll pay you!""Yeah I kno a few dps...but they're all in naxx right now :(""Geez why are all the DPS already saved for the daily!? gah!"
2-14-2009 @ 10:21AM
You never know until 3.1 drops. I would like to see the tank/heals shortage end, making it easier to run those outlands instances (LFM SSC PLZ!!!) and maybe even eventually get a heroic Deadmines. 25 man Vancleef. RAW EPICS!!
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