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4-21-2010 @ 10:17AM
I'm on the fence whether the complex cat dps spec is good or bad. Boomkin dps is very very simple. Tanking as a bear is slightly more complex, but is incredibly gear dependent; you have the most aggro issues of any tank class (i've tried them all). Bears can be great tanks, but its not a faceroll tank class like some others. Trees; i'm an expert tree, and honestly there are half a dozen buttons we use, with 2 CDs. It's not all that hard to be honest. However, I pretty much ignore procs and cool things like that, since I am always putting out heals. Its not like 'oh gee OOC proced, now i can cast this spell'. No, i am always casting, and usually I am top healer or among the top if gear is anywhere near equality. (although total heals done is probably not the best judgement of 'top healer', but i dont know what is). Anyhow. Cat dps. INSANELY complex. Fun, but complex.And here's my major problem. I have a boomkin set that i can put on and not do terrible dps if i need to dps a raid or heroic (main spec is tree). I also have a PVP set i'm working on. I used to have a bear set, but gave up bear tanking (i have other better tank toons). That's already 3 sets of gear, and two specs, ideally 3 specs, but I don't have a PVP spec. Now if you want to add a cat set and a bear set, that would be 5 sets total, and 5 completely different specs. Now, you can go ahead and get those extra sets if you want to go cat/bear, but keep in mind all the heroics you will be grinding. It takes, what, 300-400 badges for a decent set. You can do the math. Bottom line, druids if we are to play our specs to their capability, then you really need a dedicated spec/armor set, no matter what. I'll leave to you to decide if that's a good thing or not. To me, I would *like* to be a bear or a cat, but I dont have it in me to run all the heroics, get all the gear required, not after 3 nearly full sets of armor already in my bags.
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