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11-10-2011 @ 12:32PM
First, this "blended talent bush" is coming up in 5.0, not 4.3.You're exaggerating the supposed hybridization here. Druids will still choose a specialization and they will still gear up for and focus on that specific role. The changes are there to open up the option of *temporarily* assuming a different role if and when the situation calls for it. Such situations regularly come up, both predictably and unpredictably. Role-shifting is a concept *unique* to the druid class and that is the key to how it counters homogenization. No possibility to role-shift leads to each druid spec simply becoming a nature-flavored imitation of existing classes (rogues, warriors, priests mostly) and risks homogenization because players constantly compare the abilities of their chosen druid spec with the abilities of the "model" class. Cat druids have cried for a vanish for ages, tanking druids cried for a shield wall, etc.
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