Aug 28th 2009 11:40AM I am pretty sure I read somewhere that the Worgen will be forced into their wolf form upon entering combat; so if that is the case it shouldn't be too confusing. On top of that, many mods like x-perl have class icons on the unit frames.
Jun 19th 2009 12:02PM Sorry I didn't think my other post posted >.< Feel free to delete either one.
Jun 19th 2009 12:00PM Ok I have a question for everyone?
Why do you raid? Is it for the gear or for the enjoyment of the game? You raid to get gear in order to progress to further raids to get more gear ad infinitum.
Now, does it really matter of Mr. Joe Heroic doesn't raid and has the same gear as you? Is it changing how YOU play the game? Because the way I see you will still be raiding in the same vein as you normally do. So what if Mr. Joe Heroic has the same gear and just stands in Dalaran doing nothing with it. How does that change your raiding schedule? Sure it could be a problem if he steals your raid slot -- but do you really see that happening? Is your guild really that dumb?
So, why do you raid? To stand around in Dalaran looking pretty showing off for all the scrubs or do you raid because you actually enjoy PLAYING the game? If your only concern is to play dress up and poo poo on other players that don't look as cool then why do you even PLAY the game in the first place? Because the way I see it; if you like PLAYING the game then how does this change even affect you?
Jun 19th 2009 11:30AM Ok, I know this is probably late and no one is reading this but I have one question to ask everyone.
Does it really matter what gear other people have? Why do you raid: to strut around Dalaran and show the lowbies how cool you look? Or do you raid because you enjoy PLAYING THE GAME. Either way, if you raid because you want the reward you are still getting your reward. Does it really matter if someone else has the reward? If ALL you care about are the pretty clothes you wear then what are you PLAYING the game for? I don't quite understand this. If scrubs get the same gear you have then let them have it; it sure as hell isn't changing the part of the game you are PLAYING. That is of course unless you really do NOT enjoy raiding and you only do it to get pretty clothes. If that is the case I ask you this: WHY EVEN PLAY THE GAME IF YOU DON'T ENJOY PLAYING IT???????????????
Apr 29th 2009 10:51AM "God forbid healers have fun the way it is."
You got to be kidding me right?
When I was healing Razorscale on my shaman this scenario continually kept happening to me.
Blue fire lands on me while healing. I run out of the blue fire only to be slammed by two back to back fireballs while running. Bam... dead shaman. I had no chance to heal because I was running and my other healers were busy keeping up the rest of the raid. Sure we might be able to blame them but from the time the blue fire landed to when I died I might as well have been two shotted.
I do not consider that fun. Too much randomness that instantly kills a healer is not fun. NOT fun.
And for the record I have been healing in this game since Molten Core... so it is not like I am some dunce...
Mar 6th 2009 10:08AM Barron Gheddon!
There is nothing better than trying to get 40 people to run away from a group when they get turned into the bomb. And on top of that I loved being the bomb. Fun stuff.
Jan 16th 2009 9:28AM One thing that drives me nuts is when DPS cries about not being on top of the DPS charts. Sure it is important to pump out as much damage as you can but a successful raid is way more about how much DPS you can pump out. Of course there are fights that are DPS races -- but the fact of the matter is -- DPS is a group effort (more so in 25 mans rather than 10); so as long is there is not much difference between number 1 DPS and number 5 it doesn't really matter who is on top.
Which brings me to my next point. Never in any of my raids have we turned down a "pure" in favor of a "hybrid" for DPS.
It just is not practical to be so picky about raid composition. My guild does not have the luxury to pick and choose each class we bring to a raid. Our first priority is to fill the raid with the required roles; our second priority is to make sure the raiders are guildies. If we are stuck with 4 mages in a raid that are from our guild than so be it. I imagine that most other guilds are in the same position. I could be wrong; but I only imagine the most "elite" guilds that have people clamoring to join their ranks actually having the chance to pick and choose which class will fill all 25 slots.
Are pure DPS classes going to lose their raid slots? No.
Are all hybrids going to spec DPS? No. I actually forsee more of them speccing healing and tanking for PvE -- which in a sense will free up more slots for pure DPS if they are so concerned about it.
Look, every class worries about becoming obsolete -- I am yet to see this happen for any class in my raids.
Priests will still raid after the CoH nerf.
Death Knights still raid even though there area million of them.
Shaman still raid even if many consider their DPS low.
Druids still tank.
Warlock still raid despite AoE trash killing their DPS.
Hunters will still raid after the nerf.
Stop being so paranoid... and if you are that concerned about finding a raid slot just roll a healer...
Jan 12th 2009 1:05PM How could Blizzard intend the shaman to be the main AoE healers in a group when they only have one AoE heal (unless there is a new spell at 80 that I am unaware of)? Priests on the other hand (if specced into CoH) have three AoE healing spells (well, prayer of mending isn't quite aoe, but it is in a certain sense a group heal).
Jan 12th 2009 10:52AM I have a couple of these but my most infamous one comes from MC.
Back in the day I was raid leader for my guild's MC runs; and as a raid leader and also a warlock I always had to set up the Garr fight and painstakingly assign all eight warlocks to a mob to banish. As most people know this process can take a few minutes to explain -- and this is even worse when there is a new guy in every raid.
So, while setting up this fight some rogue voidwalker starts charging towards Garr. Immediately I start frantically screaming in TS for whom ever the voidwalker belongs to to pull it back. After yelling and yelling and getting no response the voidwalker keeps charging towards Garr while TS is silent except for my barking orders. Well, as it turns out I finally realized.... oops... the voidwalker was mine. So my barking quickly turned into an apologetic, "Oh, its mine". And everyone fell over laughing.... I don't think I'll ever live that down.
Let's see, last night I ran in to tank Saphirron and after doing my usual threat building rotation he turns immediately towards the priest and smashes him in one hit. I start yelling in vent, "What the fuck went wrong. What is going on. I don't understand this buggy b.s." Well, after the raid wipes I look down at my actionbars and notice I am in unholy presence. Everyone is already pissed and frustrated from failing multiple times here. People are saying "how the hell did that happen," and I say, "Ummm you guys really do not want to know what I did." I wish I could say this is the only time I have done this -- unfortunately it is not.
Dec 26th 2008 12:16PM About hybride v pure dps.
While it makes sense to argue that pure dps classes should to top damage and that hybrids should not do top damage due the fact that they can fill other role; in practice, this does not normally work.
A raid environment typically involves minning and maximing the potential abilities of each role: ie. maxing dps, maxing healing, minimizing damage taken, maxing threat, and minimizing threat. Because of the priority on maxing dps and maxing healing hybrids are more often than not locked into one role or another in a raid. DPS specced hybrids do not often cast many heals. Healing hybrids do not cast many dps spells. This is how most raids work. Should it be this way? I do not know; but the fact is that it IS this way. So, if hybrids are not performing a hybrid role in raids what justifies their lackluster dps? Since raiding as dps is about maxing dps and if hybrids are not maxing dps, then raid leaders will be more inclined to leave out hybrids in favor of pure dps for dps slots.
This is why hybrid damage needs to be on par with pure damage (same for healing). Now, maybe dual speccing will help this issue and hybrids might actually be able to perform a hybrid role in a raid if they can change specs on demand. But, we will not know how this works until that patch rolls around.