Aug 5th 2010 1:40PM @razion - shaman aren't for you. Play Paladin or a Mage. The Totem mechanic doesn't need a revamp. Recasting totems in a fight is what makes a shaman a shaman. What Shaman need is to either up their damage to keep up in the raid better. To have Totem range upped (100 yards) or in general, make the cost of recasting totems (in the terms of dps loss) less crippling.
Aug 3rd 2010 10:49PM @Guy who brought up imaginary numbers - clearly
You havnt played a shaman for long. The same was said in the transition between TBC and WotLK. Yet shaman DPS has been repeatedly nerfed with every tier of content b/c it was "too high" and yet the best performing DPS shaman in high end ICC is still all the way at the bottom of meters on every fight.
Point being - regardless of hard numbers. It is safe to assume, from every serious shamans point of view, that shaman DPS will suck and the only thing that we will bring to a raid is a set of four pretty sticks on the ground.
With every other class being able to bring at least one buff a Shaman can bring, especially with Mages bringing Heroism and the Spellpower buff and much higher dps. Either DPS shaman need to be brought in line with comparable classes, or other classes need to be brought down to a shamans level. Chain Heal is nice, but it's not why I play this class.