Mar 24th 2011 2:22PM When I'm tanking on my bear I've had my target switch to a different mob even before the one I'm on is dead. This seems to happen more often when I'm soloing, but I have seen it when raiding from time to time (adds before cho'gal for instance, where you want to keep things CC'd)
Mar 17th 2011 5:46PM I lol'd
Jan 17th 2011 10:39AM This is exactly the point that Frost is trying to make. If people don't understand the point of the PTR or Beta they are wasting Blizzard's (and their) time. If more people understood that the PTR and the Beta weren't for happy fun time but for testing the changes blizzard could potentially have smoother releases.
Oct 15th 2010 12:57PM Yeah, I too wish they had male and female versions of these temporary shape shifts... I'm tired of seeing "You have lost the title Matron""you have gained the title Patron" every time my DBW procs..
And yes, that thing is friggin HUGE!!
Oct 14th 2010 6:32PM You could have just said "the forums don't reflect reality" lol :)
Oct 12th 2010 12:15PM I know this is correct for Goblins, and I am like 90% sure it is correct for Worgen, which is a HUGE let down for me. I was really looking forward to using Gilneas as my "home" come cata :(
Oct 12th 2010 12:06PM You know what I think is funny? The fact that you all think any of this matters in the least. Seriously, you're arguing over some television show (one that I personally have never heard of, but then again I despise most of television anyways) in the comments to a wow insider blog post as though any of your opinions make a lick of difference to anyone but yourselves.
Oct 8th 2010 5:41PM "The truth is that it sounds like everyone is having to step up their game in Cataclysm, but as a healer, I feel personally responsible most of the time when someone dies. "Sure they were standing in fire with a huge debuff stack while the boss did a whirlwind attack, but if I could have only healed a little bit harder....." It's going to be interesting to see how things play out."
Lord I hear that one. Whenever someone dies in a raid I am constantly replaying things in my head to see if there was something I could have done differently to prevent it. I think that the difference in Cata will be that Blizzard is sort of giving healers a license to be jerks about it.
As nice as I like to be about things, once we are in Cata I have no problem with the concept of telling someone that the encounter mechanics dictate that my mana is precious and those who are playing correctly are higher on the priority list and that if they want to stop dieing they can stop being stupid.
Oct 8th 2010 5:35PM Oh yeah, also, healers have to decide what heal to cast with every cast. The closest thing DPS or tank comes to that is reacting to procs, and that is nothing like the triage that healers have to do every global cooldown.
Oct 8th 2010 5:32PM I think I have to disagree here. As someone who also plays tank/dps/heal I think that healing is one of the most demanding. DPS is very much so easy peasy. The only real challenge in DPS is mastering your rotation, so once you get to a point it's all muscle memory.
Tanking is a bit more than DPS since you have to control the mobs and generally act as a traffic cop for the raid. In the end though, at least for wrath raiding, tanking can be incredibly boring. Here, let me Mangle/Lacerate/FFF you until the other tank takes over (I'm looking at you Saurfang).
Healing, on the other hand, is always more complicated simply because of the fact that not only do you have to master your class/role and maintain raid awareness to react properly to ecounter events, but you ALSO have to maintain raid awareness for everyone else in the raid at the same time.
While raid frames do make healing "easier" to switch targets, lets be objective here, how often does DPS or tank have to switch targets compared to healers? Besides, dps and tanks DO have something to make target switching easy, name plates. I couldn't tank without my nameplates. They can also tab target in AoE situations. Whereas healers who AoE heal have to calculate before hand if they can even reach everyone with their AoE heal.
My main has always been a hunter, but the focus change has me fumbling and uncomfortable with my pride and joy, and if I end up switching mains I can't think of anything else I would promote to "main" than my Resto Shaman (pure resto, she vowed to harm no-one)