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2-18-2012 @ 9:36PM
The idea that hey may not change things up is depressing if you ask me.Druids shapeshift. It IS the distinguishing feature of this class, and as such should take a more prominent role in game play. But that's just my opinion and I stand apart from the VOCAL majority of the raiding community in this respect it seems.I get that from a design standpoint it's not easy, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. And it would certainly be more fun and interesting than remaining in one form for the majority of a fight. Would it require more thought and finesse on the part of the player? Of course but that could only be a good thing.As it stands Blizzard has never come out directly and stated that they want Druids to shapeshift more or less. They have just released alpha talent trees from a game that's still in design. Which is why a lot of this analysis seems too soon to tell. If there was more feedback on the subject from Blizz it would help.I suspect that a lot of the criticism of a more dynamic shapeshifting model comes from a raiding standpoint that is, in my opinion, something that needs to be shelved. With the direction it seems Blizzard is going, it will be more difficult for theory crafters to say anything definite. Hell in Cata there are entire specializations like Discipline that the community still hasn't come to a consensus on. I still run in to people that believe atonement and evangelism are out performed by other talent choices. Anyway we're seeing Blizzard move away from cookie cutter builds and rotations. Slowly but surely they will, hopefully, do away with a lot of this.Spread sheets aren't fun. Making more choices is fun, much like shapeshifting.
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