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11-10-2011 @ 8:35AM
I agree to those saying that it's exciting that Blizz wants to focus on the shapehifting more. I do understand that some people are worried about it, as right now, switching into something not in your spec (i.e. trying to offtank in balance spec and bear form) isnt really working out well.But I am all for using the possibilities that the class has to offer, especially if you have a choice. If you enjoy playing a boomkin, but suddenly are required to switch shapes ALL the time in order to be successful...well, then I can perfectly understand that it won't go over well, but if you like playing a moonkin, but you can switch to a different shape for certain situations to help out, whether its with some healing, maybe a quick emergency tanking on trash (nothing major), or even melee dps.. that would be interested for those who always missed more shapeshifting about this shapeshifting class =)I love my druid, and have focussed on different specs over the years, right now liking being a boomkin, with resto as an offspec. However, i also love feral, and have a decent gear set for that. I use that for soloing old raids or sometimes PVP or instances. Changing my offspec to feral every time costs a bit of gold, but I dont mind... however, i would glady play 10K gold for a triplespec option =)And if you have a choice to use the different shapes more often and actually have a chance to be successful with that, contributing to your group or raid about as much as you would focussing on only one shape right now, then Id be really happy
11-10-2011 @ 8:49AM
Quote: "In general, if a Druid wishes to keep the exact same abiltiies they have today, they can, they are just locking themselves out of some of the new choices."...and thats what I mean... I truly hope this is the way it will be. While I personally love the idea of "even if you're resto or boomkin, you can benefit in certain situations from switching to cat or bear, using a few abilities, then go back"The tough part will be to make it work so that those who simply love one spec and prefer to keep playing it that way won't be experiencing a disadvantage. I mean, yes, it sounds great to have more shapeshifting be supported, but there are people who actually LIKE sticking to one spec and shape.So if they CAN balance it, if they can offer a choice that allows both the more shapeshift-heavy playstyle and the "old" style with none of them being way worse than the other (so that no one will be forced to get used to a totally new playstyle), then I think this is a great idea, and hope people will give it a chance.I think Blizzard does not demand, say, feral druids to suddenly spend 50% of their time in caster-shape, casting heals or spamming Moonfire, I think its supposed to be rather situational and, if I understand them correctly, a matter of choice anyway.
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