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7-10-2009 @ 6:03PM
I think Druids have the best writers. Here on WoW.com, EJ, Blogs. I'm just saying.I started on a Warlock but rolled a Druid soon after, (I am a Taurus, Tauren was attractive lol). I loved all the switching as I was leveling. A form for every situation. Flight form wow what a rush jump off a cliff switch fly baby fly. I hit 70, started raiding as Boomkin, let myself get stuck. WOTLK came and I stayed Laser Chicken. I told myself I could heal, DPS, and if I got heals, tank when the MT went down and save the raid, all true. Then Dual Spec came like a splash of cold water. I choose Boom/Feral. O Man what a difference a few talent points make. My cat shredded O so powerful Rawrr I was giddy. So I show up to a Alt guild run of Naxx 10 in bear form and the raid leader says ok the pally didn't show up so you are MT. O the shame. We didn't make it past Max, not all my fault but did my share of sucking. Pretty good gear, recommended spec, no experience. I apologized and started running heroics with a tolerant group of guildmates. I am much better now but just because you have all those options available to you don't mean you know what to do with them. Moral of the story don't let yourself become a one dimensional druid with dual spec you just don't have too. Also I think the flood of druids will float away one the newness wears off. Twice I have been screamed at in BG's for not being in the "right spec". " If you would start healing you moron we might win." (weird thing is we did win I didn't heal). Another time "go bear NOW NOW NOW." uh no. Seems about half the people you meet want you to do something you do not have the spec or experience to do. Your a druid right heal me. If you try out of spec you might do ok but unless you have been keeping up you will not do as well as you and the group expects. I am sure Pallies/Shammies have similar unrealistic expectation put on them. Think about it how many people can really play three different classes at Ulduar levels. Sure there are some and sure there are getting to be more and more But...unless you have a lot of time on your hands ain't going to happen. I still won't heal a raid. A 5 man sure I can do that. You might just be the next uber Druid and it is very possible. It won't be me. I don't have the time. I have a secret. A Warlock remember her. No one knows she has a druid alt, no one. So for the times I want to just pew pew I get on her and not one person asks me to heal or tank. And I can just laugh to myself when the raid leader asks the druid to spec (fill in the blank) just for tonight "I know you would rather (fill in the blank) but we have all these DK's/Priests/Mages tonight ha ha. Shhh don't tell.
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