Apr 9th 2009 9:04AM As a Moonkin, Starfire stun is always a nice thing to see. Unlike Impact stun or Spriest stuns, Starfire stun only had one real source (after the Starfall nerf) that could be easily countered in PvP.
Now mind you, I play a PvE Moonkin so I prefer the change for a PvE dps perspective, but the replacement not only has little-to-no PvP viability, it also is completely uninteresting.
Mar 25th 2009 11:20AM The "explosion" comment is the greatest single summation of Occulus I have ever heard.
Mar 25th 2009 8:15AM My general complaint about WoW as a failure is the frequent disregard taken towards pure class tress, which causes probably half of the hybrid vs pure debate. When a Rogue frequently jumps to combat or assassination or subtlety to earn his raid spot, he's not going to think a Druid is limited to one spec. If all of his trees were more even, and a pure could have played the way he prefers to play, the game would be much better.
As a sub-comment to the Death Knight tanking comment, I'm on the fence - on the one-hand, all three Death Knight trees play differently to justify it, but on the other, it causes balance issues not incurred by other tanking-oriented classes. The main thing is this: could you tolerate one tree being the tanking tree AND having a DPS option?
Feb 23rd 2009 3:03PM Given how Draenei literally means "exile", then Draenor would probably mean "world of the exiles", which is still a very appropriate name given the cultures of virtually all the members of Draenor.
Those that are displeased with the Draenei naming probably refer to it as its other name - Outland.
Feb 17th 2009 11:52AM It will help in the sense that intelligent people who play dps classes may be inclined to spec healer or tank to make sure the group is running and operating.
But there will be no cure. If anything, that number may be dwindled to a detriment as healers may not wish to switch back after going a DPS spec. Some DPS, including myself, have considered using more solo-friendly specs or pvp-friendly specs of our already existing talents (there is a difference between a Ret Paladin and the HoJ Ret Paladin that Seals YourFace To His Mace).
So no, this won't cure the tank/healer shortage - and in its defense, it isn't meant to. It's meant to be an availability of two purposes, none of those exclusively instance content.