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1-03-2012 @ 8:05PM
I'm a little confused. As a committed Tree for the past 3 years, I have *never* felt like I'm not as good or better than every other healing class out there (the current state of Holy Radiance notwithstanding). I am a main tank healer for 10-exclusive, but I can raid heal - I just run out of mana faster than the other classes. Of course, I'm smart about getting it back and you would not even believe how much healing I can do with 10% mana. My targets don't die - my tanks don't die, unless all the other healers are dead and we're wiping. I am on-par with my co-healers and in the rare pug BH we do, I top healing charts. Throughput IS what we offer. And that's just in pve. In pvp, I am freaking hard to kill. It frustrates the heck out of the melee chasing me around. I usually call to my teammates to let me play with the melee while they work down the other healer. Resto druids have a thousand and one tools and - when stats are weighted properly - we do a TON of healing. Bears are GLORIOUS. They have been since the Zandalari dungeons came out. I watched a barely-geared-but-very-pro bear drag newbie after newbie through ZA for their, uh, bears. I watched bears rival the dps on meters - even those who rank on WoL. I would take a bear over a DK any day (though I have a glut of DK tanks). That said, I
1-03-2012 @ 8:06PM
Hmmm.... weird posting issues? The rest of my original post:Cats have had it a bit rough, though in practice (not theory) it feels like it's the design of the fights that has gimped them, not their class, as on the straight-forward stuff they're reasonably competitive. The rotation is pleasurable and effective and requires thought without being that John-Effing-Madden drawing.I can't speak about Moonkin, primarily because I don't know anyone who plays one. That fact might speak for itself, however.If you're talking about the top 1% of raid groups, then I can kinda understand where you're coming from in saying that we can't get a raid slot, but how does that apply to the majority of raiders? Druids have been mighty fine for quite some time and given the number of exceedingly-geared druids padding around my server for the past year and a half, (I don't mean LFR gear), I'd say they're not hurting for raid spots.
1-03-2012 @ 8:30PM
I suppose you haven't run across LFR Ultraxion Shaman and Paladin Gloat, then. Every time, the meters come out with their 40k+ heals, questioning whether we deserve to be there, with our 15k. :( I suppose I've been picking up the wrong crystal. My tree feels pretty impotent at this point compared with my infinite-Holy Radiance-spamming paladin. Blergh.Bear tanking is insufferable basically until you pick up Thrash at level 81, which is a LONG TIME to wait for the ability that finally puts you on AoE par with pallies and dks. Grrr.I for my part am also glad that they kinda got over that whole "AoE tanking is dead" thing.
1-04-2012 @ 3:52PM
I haven't played a tree, so I can't comment on that part, butA. Being a low level bear tank SUCKED!!!!!11!1111!!!!!1!B. Did I hear rogues cry that target swapping tanks dps? The same rogues that can put up 4 combo points in a single ability, or can do double dps with one additional target in range? Ok, ok, we're in the same up-for-adoption box but it definitely seems like we're the runt of the litter.C. During Firelands, I tried looking up top kittie dps parses. What I found were bears! BEARS!With the post on log data for Deathwing so far, and with rogues probably leaping forwards when the legendaries start getting made, it looks like kittie dps is going to be scraping the bottom for the rest of the expansion.
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