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12-19-2011 @ 9:29PM
They should really think about a fourth spec for every (or some) class(es) IMO, maybe not for MoP but maybe for Beyond Outland, and make every class a "hybrid". I'd really like to tank as my warlock, but I get excited thinking about other possibilities: Shockadins, tanking rogues, tanking shamans, maybe a holy dps spec for priests, that time-based mage healing spec we were talking about before, etc. Warrior, hunter, DK and monk I can't really think of additions to off the top of my head.
12-19-2011 @ 9:38PM
Hunter could use a tanking spec, with the pet acting as an "off tank" (not for reals, think buffs).Death Knight could use a ranged spell DPS to eat up some more of that spell plate. They're already "casters" and have some ranged spell, so not too much of a stretch.
12-19-2011 @ 9:39PM
Also, now that minimum range is getting removed in MoP, shooting at point blank range as a tank isn't too crazy of an idea.
12-19-2011 @ 10:19PM
We don't really need yet more tanks.Warlocks, and the earlier post with the example of shaman are either gimmicks, or relics of past experiments / failures.Any shortages currently are community driven.Death Knights didn't help, nor will any future tank role.
12-19-2011 @ 11:23PM
Quick question: Do we *need* more DPS Hunter specs?Get back to me when you have an answer that isn't stupid as hell.
12-19-2011 @ 11:37PM
@IanThe problem is, currently some people (rightly) wonder why would anyone play a "pure" DPS class when hybrids can do the same damage AND tank and/or heal. By choosing to play a Mage instead of an Elemental Shaman for example, you are gimping yourself by choosing a "sub-par" option (even if you love playing a Mage and you hate playing any of the hybrid classes).Now that the hybrid tax doesn't exist anymore, pure dps classes should get more unique utility than hybrids to compensate, or get and extra tanking or healing spec to be on the same level with hybrids (nobody would force you to play that spec if you don't want to -unless you're in a hardcore guild- but it would give you more options).I don't think blizz would implement something like that anyway, at least in the near future.
12-20-2011 @ 6:04AM
What we need is to move away from the specs itself, as that's what is locking us into limited roles.All these new MMOs (and RPGs) are experimenting with it, and each passing year players are getting more interesting options. Personally, enjoying the Skyrim speciality talenting, as it's so open ended and gives more freedom to do what you want to do (e.g., if you prefer fighting with handaxes instead of maces, specialize in handaxes -- no class weapon/role limitations -- be that Holy paladin that can tank and DPS!).Once WoW breaks free of the class limitations, the whole "pure" vs "hybrid" debate will end, too.
12-20-2011 @ 7:34AM
loop_not_defined, I don't see your pointWe're not choosing between Blizzard adding a tank spec or a fourth hunter DPS spec, we're choosing between them adding a tank spec or leaving the class as it is right nowIt's fine right now, it doesn't need another DPS spec so it won't get one
12-20-2011 @ 12:31PM
@Ian: It's not a question of "need", it's a question of "what's fun?" Or at least it is for me, I just want some survivability on my warlock so I can go to BT and Hyjal on my own. ;)
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