Dec 25th 2010 7:57PM any druid spec can use cyclone, balance druids might have a longer range through talents. The balance only cc is roots+solar beam which will silence a caster for 10 secs as well as immobilising them, otherwise roots is for melee mobs.
Nov 20th 2010 1:00PM try this link
It's the one I use from the UK to lurk on US English forums, not been redirected yet :)
If that's the one you've been inputting then can't help sorry :(
Nov 20th 2010 9:26AM @istaro
It's not consistent but you have to remember the game has changed in Classic WoW druids and priests were the 'primary healers' and our dps caster specs were strong healers so they needed a way to lock us out of our healing spells and came up with moonkin & shadow form. It didn't really work in PvE or PvP as we could stay in caster form and heal pretty much on par with the restos. Gear made more of a difference back then than abilities when we mainly healed using a downranked Healing Touch.
I healed up to BWL as balance on progress fights and only really needed to go moonkin to provide the unique crit buff. Which as Paladins got 100% mana back from crit often meant me often being in the Pala/mage group. (In or out of moonkin form my damage was poor lack of gear and the way they calculated our % bonus on base stats before gear)
With the changes since then to bring all 4 healer specs up to par and abilities making more of a difference than gear we've got stronger as dps and weaker as healers yet both shadow priests and balance druids still have the restriction from Classic while Paladins & Shamans never did.
I don't thnk the devs know what to do they did consider making moonkin form more optional at one point in the beta but that caused an uproar - for everyone who hates the form there's someone who loves it - they backed down and made it more or less mandatory but as a very boring passive 10% damage buff.
I like moonkin form, but I really think the time has come to rethink balance and let go of some of the 'sacred cows' of the spec
Nov 19th 2010 10:48PM So many questions , such a small comment box :)
So I'll pick one, why do balance druids use arcane magic? I've always held its because elves are arcane users.
While the Kaldorei banned it's use because of it's potential to corrupt and act as a beacon for the burning legion they never lost the abilty to use it. The Cenarion Circle grew from the Moon Guard (Kaldorei mages) so with the careful *balancing* of druid nature magic they could mask the fact they were using arcane from the Legion (the original story behind the Runestones of Silvermoon were they were created by druids who went the Highborne to hide the arcane magic from discovery).
The owlkin form (a better term for the druids of the talon than moonkin ) assists in minimising any corruption & masking any detection. They hide this use of the arcane from the general populace by referring to it as lunar/star magic.
Druids who don't want to chance the corruption focus on the feral aspect or the healing aspect.
Of course that's just my theory there are bound to be plenty of others. :)
Nov 19th 2010 10:11AM Not sure where the guild being discussed is from but PEGI (Pan European Game Information) rate the game as 12+
While I agree a 12 year old shouldn't be on that late and Mum should remember she's responsible for her child and what that child is exposed to the 12 year old might be 'legally' playing the game in their zone.
Nov 16th 2010 1:38PM The Under development page says new class/race combos come with 4.03 which is why people were expecting them. It looks like since that statement was made 4.03 got split into two and it's 4.03a we need to wait for, but I can understand why reading the development page could lead to confusion
Nov 14th 2010 5:11PM meh that was meant to be a reply to Alpha5099 not a new comment
Nov 14th 2010 5:10PM Xarantaur is/was an EU player known for his lore Q&A on the forums. His character claims ICC to have learnt from Cenarius. The NPC in game in a tribute to him and retells the background story he created for himself. Which while it confirms being taught by Cenarius doesn't claim it was before the Sundering
I suspect when Blizzard made the tribute to him they decided to add that bit to keep the discussion about who came first going :)
Nov 8th 2010 12:59PM If you don't start the event in the COT version of Mount Hyjal you can explore at your leisure, (avoid the scourge village though) though that's probably more something to do when bored at 80 than when it was cutting edge content :)
Nov 8th 2010 12:06PM I agree with Kolyarut as an Rper I'd happily reforge everything into a bow for my nelf hunter, or a gun if I had a dwarf.
If you need an RP explanation "Oh I took that gun to this bloke I know and he exchanged it for a bow" works fine