Aug 8th 2010 8:43AM Re: Priests
Another class I wouldn't recommend to new players. I mean, Blizzard's official description of priests is something to the effect of "a very versatile healing class." Anything with versatility is going to be bad for someone that doesn't understand gaming.
With that said, I had a very similar experience to the above poster. I rolled a warrior and deleted him. Then I rolled a hunter and deleted him. Then I rolled a priest and had a blast, and it's been my main ever since.
Even now, playing arenas as disc, I laugh at all the holy paladins I play against. How can you possibly have fun healing as holy if you've ever ran like a maniac around playing disc?
Aug 8th 2010 8:38AM Re: Druids
I'm currently leveling a druid and having an absolute blast, for many of the reasons mentioned in these comments (versatility, different roles etc.) But I would NOT recommend druids to a WoW rookie unless they have lots of gaming experience. They're a complicated class with lots of different abilities. Explaining cat form vs bear form vs regular form to a girlfriend or sister would be a nightmare.
Aug 8th 2010 8:28AM In general, the two things that make classes easier to play are how much armor they have and whether they can heal. So it makes sense that Paladins - the only class to fit both those categories - are the easiest to play. In the vast majority of RPGs - not just WoW - bulky melee classes and hybrid healing classes are easier to play than casters, ranged and specialty classes.
Another big consideration is how much - if any - RPG experience a new player has. Someone with RPG experience is going to have a much easier time rolling a priest or warlock than your girlfriend who has never played an RPG in her life.
May 12th 2009 5:00PM Re: Rogues
In arenas, it's mostly up to your partner(s) to peel off of you. Pally stuns, DK death grips, druid cyclones, etc. Defensive gear obviously makes a big difference, but many rogues in arena run with mostly PvE gear and can put out tremendous pressure, even through 900+ resil, so you will need peels.
In battlegrounds or general world PvP, you're in a lot of trouble when they get a clean opener on you and no one is around to help. PvP is balanced for arena play, not for battlegrounds or general 1v1 combat, which is why rogues sometimes seem overpowered outside of arena.
Nov 9th 2008 1:27PM Rawr.
Nov 6th 2008 4:10PM Rawr.
Mar 28th 2008 5:00PM In my battlegroup (5), the Horde dominate AB and especially Eye, WSG is more evenly split and the Alliance domiante AV. In fact, I would say that the biggest domination is Ally in AV. I would consistantly win 5-6 games in a row in AV, and it was extremely rare to lose more than 1 in a row. I would say overall, Ally won 6/7 in AV.
Note, this was all pre-patch, I haven't really gotten into the BGs since 2.4