Aug 27th 2009 3:12PM I think all standard druid builds for all 3 trees include improved mark of the wild. Prior to 3.1 I believe it wasn’t nearly as popular and Blizzard added the +2% to all attributes for the druid if he took it. It’s pretty standard and who is going to pass up 2% intel, stam, agi, or spirit for a measly 2 talent points that will also move you down into Omen of Clarity?
On a side, the wild drums and stamina scroll are so awesome. All some paladins need is a heroism banner and they will easily be able to take on Arthas with the help of ZERO other classes. C’mon, don’t act like its not a cool idea from a lore perspective.
Aug 26th 2009 5:59PM "The goal is to provide a fun and interesting stat that gives each spec a valuable addition without adding a "wasted" stat."
Reducing wasted stats will encourage more item sharing. I think Chase agrees with your comments
Aug 25th 2009 3:00PM Retcons aren’t unheard of, but seriously, you should evaluate exactly what Mafurion’s return could mean to the night elves, the druid order, and all of Azeroth. He isn’t Staghelm. He’s a mindful leader whose lessons within the dream could urge him for a Druidic call to arms.
Since the NE elves evolved from the trolls, the aptitude for shifting might actually come from the primal instinct, not that any of the talents imply such a preposterous idea right?
If there was a secret Druid sect on the Eastern Kingdoms, chances are Malfurion would know about it. The breaking of the world would almost guarantee a forging of new alliances. This isn’t retcon, this is standard fantasy plot line.
Both the Worgen and the Trolls have some aptitude for shifting. The trolls taught us that in ZA and later in ZD. The worgen are shifters out of necessity if they are indeed fighting their predatory instincts (oh look another druid talent). If Malfurion is pissed and intends to take on Ragnaros in the fire plane, why would he not do his best to secure an army worthy of such an enemy?
Aug 24th 2009 4:23PM @Azru,
Hybrid classes should be rewarded because they are flexible. If you need a healer and the only healer available is an off spec feral druid who would like to roll on the leather for his main spec and the trade off for the group is it gets moving, then you are welcome to tell the feral/resto druid no thank you and search for a new healer.
It’s comments like yours that make tanks and healers forsake pugs altogether. If they ask to roll on offspec gear to get the run started, you are more than welcome to say thanks, but no thanks. I’m sure you will find that if you do it too many times, the pug is likely to kick you and allow the healer roll on your gear unopposed because they would like a chance at their drops.
Don’t be a greedy pugger, it’s very unattractive and likely to get you on people's uninvite lists.
Aug 24th 2009 4:14PM @Talwynn,
What you do is completely acceptable as long as you tell the group you intend to do so. Most people have little issue with it as long as you are honest going in. If you are not open and honest to the fact that you intend to roll on everything to your hearts content, you sir are a NINJA, no matter how you spin in.
Aug 24th 2009 2:04PM Gnosh,
You sir, are a moron. The very concepts of MMO's was not ripped off from Blizzard. Maybe you should learn a little history. In fact,it could be argued that when Blizzard put their Warcraft team together, they were able to find and convince many previous MMO people to join their team, so they practically did everything in their power to "steal" existing norms.
If you actually read the post, Scott brings up the fact that Blizzard is not really an innovator as much as a perfector. Each has its strenghts and weaknesses, but when looking at the overall basic concept of an MMO, remember that Blizzard was not even comfortable violating the holy trinity of MMOs; Healer, Tank, DPS. It wasn't really until 3.0.8 where this injustice was overturned, and partly, I would guess, because of other MMO's influence on the genre.
You may have to find a new place to comment, the fanboys are out and they have sharpened their weapons with the stones they keep in their mothers' basements.
Aug 24th 2009 1:56PM Sadly, part of me thinks this could be a liability. Do you really want someone with a quick /gquit finger to stick around only for perks?
Aug 24th 2009 12:10PM It's also important to remember that the "SUN"well is now empowered by M'uru's "HOLY" power and no longer that of the arcane as it once was. If, through a vision, the tauren are led to learn about the sunwell, it's only logical that they learn of holy powers, the same kind of power that empowers both priests and paladins.
Aug 23rd 2009 5:27PM ^edit, the goblins would be greys, not whites!