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8-26-2011 @ 2:13PM
"a player has to say to himself, "I love this spec, but it just isn't viable at this point in the game.""No a player does NOT!"It sucks"No, you (not "you" in particular - just whoever might think like that) suck! If you like a spec, make it work!I have always been a Beast Master hunter. I remember the one-macro dominance in 2.x days. I've also been through frozen patches of the Lich King era.The style is one I enjoy and know in and out, so I spent quite a bit of time researching and testing - gear, addons, styles of play and optimal methods for dealing with certain conditions. Often, I was able to hold down top 5 spots in ICC25 clearing runs (pre nerf) - often top spot for much of those runs.That's not because I am uber, nor am I boasting. It's just a fact that some people give up too easily.Do not adapt to a new spec, just because you are told to. Rather, adapt the spec to your conditions.If you don't want to raid as something else / another spec, then don't raid. Instead, use that time wisely - to work hard and improve. Then, in a smaller run, you can show guild-mates what you're made of / earn your raid spot back.If you feel at home with a class and you're prepared to make the effort to improve your use of that class, you DON'T need to compromise. You CAN make it viable!
8-26-2011 @ 3:36PM
Occasionally the issue is not that the spec is under performing, but that the people running the raid won't give you the chance to prove that you're just as good as those other guys in the "right" spec. In Vanilla, BC, and Wrath I was consistently outperforming Fury Warriors (and other DPS in general) as Arms, but I had to A) fight for the spot in the raid and B) constantly perform at the top of the charts (read top 3) or risk losing my place in the raid, even if the Fury Warrior was 6 places behind me because he was the "right" spec and I was the "wrong" spec.More power to you though for finding a guild that let you be yourself when the spec was misunderstood.
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