Apr 16th 2010 8:04PM This.
I wish more people would see it like this. Blizz isn't trying to make us all the same (hell, we would get bored and stop playing); they're trying to make it less confining for certain classes feeling they can only fill a specific role (paladins tank healing, druids raid healing etc.)
I don't think giving healers more tools is going to make my resto totem-swinging, mail wearing shaman feel like my leather-wearing, hotting, shape-shifting druid; that Healing Rain is going to feel like Wild Growth.
If anything, I think it's going to make the classes more fun to play, and shake things up a bit in a positive way.
Apr 6th 2010 9:27PM Thanks for a very well written article, with ideas for both new and old shamans. It was more explanatory that I expected, and I am pleasantly surprised :)
Keep 'em coming.
Feb 17th 2010 9:52AM Thanks for an awesome guide! This was the last event I needed - finally got my violet :D
Jan 30th 2010 8:16AM I honestly can't believe how many people seem to have mis-read or mis-understood what the article was about.
Nowhere does Robin mention that it is a good idea for teens to spend ALL their online time with their parents (or all/ a lot of their time offline either). A few dungeons or quests together is not ALL their time. Personally I think it's great if parent and child can find an activity that they both enjoy together, because it is rare, and it does close some "gap" between conflicting interests.
I understand that teens want their independence, but I don't really understand how occasionally playing a game together deprives them of that. Or doing any activity together that they both enjoy really.
I have never been very close to my father because we never had much in common, and didn't enjoy many of the same activities (my mother died when I was still a teen). He did play video games with me sometimes, and it was fun. I would have loved if I could do a few dungeons with him occasionally, or level a new toon with him.
Regardless, from a young age I have always been very independent (my parents taught me that), but I still enjoy spending time with my family, and I would not have felt any less "cool" or independent if my parents took an interest in activities I enjoyed, gaming included.
Jan 5th 2010 10:05AM My lock was the first char I started and grinded through all the levels without hierlooms or being able to learn riding skills so early on etc etc. IOW, I love my lock.
Demons were why. They really are the bread and butter of the "evil demonic-ness" locks are supposed to have. I get really bored summoning the same pet because I'm in a certain spec, instead of choosing a pet for the fight.
I really like that idea. We should be able to choose a pet for the fight, which would make the choice a bit more fun, weighty and experimental, instead of summoning a pet because your talent tree tells you to.