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7-20-2011 @ 4:15AM
This is an age-old argument, and I'll probably be downvoted for it, but I think it matters a lot more than people give it credit for. Certain classes can gain notoriety for being a part of a world first kill. Notable ones in the recent past:Affliction Warlocks on Yogg-Saron 0 lightsPaladins on Lich King HeroicDruids on Nefarian.There were also some classes that were completely left out of these encounters, that many people found disappointed; for example there was no mage on that first LK25 kill. However, many guilds right after that were killing LK25 with mages, so that furor died down; also, mages have traditionally (and continue to be) very competitive on DPS meters and worthwhile to bring on raids.The complaints regarding a lack of shaman, however, are more valid because of a long, long history of dps shaman bringing sub-standard DPS to raids. Since paladins and other classes have basically ended the need for certain totems, there has not been any reason to bring an enhancement shaman or an elemental shaman to a raid for quite a long time, due to flat-out low dps.Do you, or anyone else want to dps in a class or spec that is known for being "low" dps? That is so reviled, that even the best guilds in the world can't bring them along in their heroic boss attempts?I think this is one of those things that people chalk up to internet QQ, but I can't ignore the fact that the shaman, which is arguably WoW's most unique class, does not have a place in elite progression raiding. And I really don't feel like I'm the only one that is disappointed in that fact.
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