Oct 12th 2009 3:14PM I don't know how well it works out for extreme casual guilds, but dual spec seems to be very helpful in deciding raid slots. If you are a straight dps class like mages or rogues, then this won't help you very much, but druids, pallys, shams, dks, warriors and priests have the ability to fill those roles for those times when you have 18 people online and gchat is full of "I wish we had another tank or healer"
If you are a hybrid class and all you want to do is DPS, then hopefully your guildies are adult enough to not whine when they get sat because they don't know the fights, or their DPS isn't high enough, or you already have too many of that spec in the raid, or they only show up once every 3 weeks and the loot would be better used by someone else.
And if someone is too geared, there's nothing wrong with telling them to take the night off. As long as your raid can still succeed, it is better to give loot to someone that can use it than to shard it.
If your guildies are worried about getting passed up for raid slots because they want loot they can look for another guild, or if they have the option, choose a different spec. If they are there to enjoy raiding, and you're not giving them enough play time, they can do the same. If they are there for the good of the guild, they should know when to bench themselves.
We're big boys and girls. And even if some of us aren't, there's nothing wrong with expecting us to act like it.
Oct 9th 2009 7:15PM 5 would be Typhoon
6 would be Cat Form
Apr 2nd 2009 3:25PM Tree here,
I just went to wowhead to check out the change in talents on the 3.1 talent calculator. Has anyone read the Intensity talent? It looks like it has been buffed from 10/20/30% to 17/33/50% . Does anyone know if this is going to be effective in the live patch? It looks like eventhough they're shooting us in the face with increased mana costs, and like 0 mp5 out of the 5sr, we're going to get a 66% buff to our spirit based mp5. (Now I'm going to have to go and do all my Kings vs. BoW calculations again to see which is better, and if I should start stacking spirit over mp5)
And am I the only one that thinks that Empowered Touch should also add its 20/40% spellpower increase to Nourish also? I mean, I hate the spell, but if they're going to push me to use it, they might as well actually make it useable