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7-09-2009 @ 9:40PM
God I wish you wrote the lock column. This was another really informative and helpful article. Aside from Warrior, Druid is the only class left I have yet to really try. When I first came to WoW from FFXI, my then-partner was a bear tank and suggested the class to me since I was a RDM/WHM on FFXI and I tend to go for the Jack-of-all-Trades archetype. I ended up going for a Mage as my first toon, but I tell you, watching a Druid that knows wtf s/he is doing in all three roles is freaking AMAZING. My ex was one of those rare players, and has inspired me a number of times to try it. Problem is, I've never been able to get one past about level 15 though...after three attempts, I just got bored out of my mind and gave up before I even got to kitty form.The new forms coupled with the mount changes are really making me want to give this one more shot in 3.2, though (I never thought I'd be saying this, ever, but Tauren cat is the coolness). Hopefully the fourth time will be the charm.
7-09-2009 @ 10:55PM
the first 20 lvls of druid levelling are awful...painful...there are not words to describe the agony. However once you get cat form the world changes to glory. Keep pushing those 5 more levels and you'll see.
7-26-2009 @ 9:13PM
lol ive leveled a druid to 20 and have loved every second of it. and youre making me look forward to the rest of it. thank you
7-10-2009 @ 3:28AM
As Cetha said the first 20 levels are a special kind of torture. You shoot your stupid little green hadoukens and lazers for 10 levels, then spend 10 more bouncing between that and smacking stuff around in bear form, then level 20 comes over the horizon like a glorious sunrise. Cat form is where things start to get fun. You start to have options."I don't feel like fighting that." Guess I'll just stealth and sneak past it."Oh noes I over pulled!" Pile some hots on yourself and hop into bear form and swipe til everything is dead.Once you've got cat form you never have to stop moving. You pop out of it once in a while to heal yourself then get right back into the fray. Give the class till about level 30 or 40 before you make a decision on it. You'll be happy you did.
7-10-2009 @ 3:41AM
I actually started losing interest in leveling my Druid because it's just too easy. I'm specced tanky feral at level 78 and I have to really try to die. You can easily deal with groups of 5 to 10 same-level mobs. As I was leveling I also hit some downtime around level 35 or so. I was running around in Tanaris killing mobs 4 and 5 levels higher than me. As for balanced in PvP... the Resto Druid still reigns. You can interrupt and stun a Disc Priest... but those HoTs on a tree just keep tickin...
7-10-2009 @ 8:29AM
"my then-partner was a bear tank"LAMO, would you want any other kind? Luckily, I know mine wouldn't...
7-10-2009 @ 12:22PM
@Robert:Well, as MT for our guild I would say he was a bear for the majority of the time, but (like every Druid) he respec'd a lot depending on what was needed. That sometimes led to comical things like him forgetting he WASN'T feral and then trying to run one of my alts through SM Armory pulling the whole instance as a bear-with-tree-talents. It worked, btw. XD
7-10-2009 @ 3:38PM
Leveling a druid is easy. That's the only point in this excellent article I disagree with. True, the first 20 levels are a little tougher (and more boring), but really how hard is it to level any toon 20? It doesn't take long, in any case, you just push through it. And once you have cat form, it's cake.
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