Oct 13th 2010 8:48PM Well as a Shadow Priest I suppose I theoretically have threat issues, But I have quite handily picked up and held Heroic(admittedly non ToC/ICC) Bosses and tanked them from 100% to 0% without ever feeling the danger of Dying so maybe SPriests are the new tanks :). Seriously I'm seeing tanks drop like stones while I merrily pick up multiple mobs.
Aug 18th 2010 8:02PM Also a quick and dirty solution is to have dot ticks tick for 150% of normal or be auto crits or something while dispersed to offset the dps loss.
Aug 18th 2010 7:58PM Here's the problem as I see it and it's simple. The devs want us to 'want' to take the 31 point talent and that something is wrong if we don't. The plain truth of it is, as the trees are now if there is no lock on the shadow tree, I drop Dispersion, and go 11 points into disc to pick up Power Infusion and call it a day. Dispersion would be great in a lot of spaces in the tree, but it's only getting picked up as the 30 pointer because there's nowhere else to go for that 31st point.
May 9th 2010 8:58PM Yeah that's reasonable. Holy should basically be a superpowerer customizable Shadowpriest, but better in every way. That makes sense. Basically you can dps and just randomly heal which wouldn't be over powered in any way.
Apr 21st 2010 2:10AM I would suggest that most people would not have the skill or the mentality to be able to take advantage of that kind of duality in gaming. The fact that druids basically have 4 specs when everyone else has three would suggest that it is too difficult for most to take advantage of that sort of thing. On the other hand you said yourself that a very few people have done quite well as Feral, and I doubt that group includes people who don't know how to take advantage of a tank on command.
Would it be harder than most other classes/specs to play? Yes. Would it be potentially rewarding? Yes.
The point is I think that if more talents to boost pvp were to come along, they should center around the duality that the class brings. I don't know exactly how I'd do it, but it's truly new design space instead of being a sub par rogue or warrior.
Apr 20th 2010 9:32PM I think an interesting perspective on feral pvp is that maybe the idea isn't to get a whole rogue and a whole warrior, but instead to have the unique perspective of having half of both. If a feral had all or even almost all of the abilities of a rogue and a warrior it would be more powerful than either.
Perhaps you should not think of yourself as a 'kitty' or a 'bear' in pvp and start thinking of yourself as a Feral Druid and learn to take advantage of having both.