Every week, Shifting Perspectives explores issues affecting druids and those who group with them
. Today we gnaw on Alex until he's convinced that we tank, and then restrain ourselves from penning a letter with the salutation, "Dear Santa..."
Today, druids, I crave your indulgence for wading into a potentially volatile topic, but I think the time has come to address an issue that's divided the druid community into two embattled camps:
Can beast mastery raid
I kid. I don't know who beast mastery is, and whether he raids or not is a matter between himself and his God. So, rather than pestering some poor bastard over his existential crisis in ICC, I figured our time might be better spent with some observations on how the druid class has fared in Wrath of the Lich King
, and more particularly on the things that haven't worked out so well for us. Before Cataclysm
's beta starts, I figure it'll be cool to air a class wishlist and get some feedback. UPDATE
: And Blizzard has pre-empted me on this
To be frank, there's something a bit fool's-errandish about the whole enterprise, because we have no idea what kind of content awaits us in Cataclysm
, and today's problems may not even exist there. It's an old saw that generals like to prepare their armies to fight yesterday's war, and I'd be lying if I said there weren't an element of that here. I guess it might be more accurate to describe this article as "Things I wish I'd written two years ago" -- when Wrath
's beta was on the horizon -- but one of the irritating things about hindsight is that things actually need to be behind you.
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