Feb 27th 2009 4:07PM At what point is the same mindset that insists that Shamans need more PVP viability going to start complaining about the lack of a resto viability for rogues?
I'm just not sure that this idea that we need to smear everybody into broad categories of uniformity where everybody can do everything equally well, just with different particle effects, is a winner. I think it's OK to say "this is not intended to be your class's strong suit."
I am an enhancement shaman on a PVP server. I knew shamans sucked for PVP when I rolled it, and I'm not great at PVP anyway. So I've got (arguably) the weakest spec of the (arguably) weakest PVP class on a PVP server, and I'm (not arguably) bad at it. But I still don't think "Shamans suck at PVP" is that much of a bigger deal than "Rogues suck at healing."
Maybe it's just because we're hybrid people think we ought to be able to do *everything* decently? Shamans do a bunch of things really well, not everything decently. PVP: not on the list.
Although it would be an awfully nice PVP shaman buff if we could run back to our ganked corpses 40% faster as spirit wolves when reincarnation is on cool down. :)