Every Tuesday, Shifting Perspectives explores issues affecting Druids and those who group with them
. This week we shelve the column we originally intended to run due to a rather pressing matter.
OK, folks. I have a confession to make. This week's Shifting Perspectives was originally meant to be a full guide to gearing your Restoration Druid at 80, and I'm still going to post that, either this week or next. A lot of people have (correctly, I think) observed that this column has historically paid more attention to Feral than to Restoration or Balance, and it's my aim to balance (har!) that out a bit. Part of it is just that the people who play Druids on staff here at WoW Insider
are usually feral, and part of it is that -- at least as of the last numbers we had on it -- most people playing Druids are also feral. I confess I would love
to see the demographics on Druids post-Wrath
, because I get the sense that Balance in particular has become markedly more popular.
But the Resto post is going to have to wait a few days, not least because my eyes are swimming from so much Wowhead
. We found out today that Swipe's threat is getting a significant buff
, but over the course of reading the pertinent forum thread
and some back-channel discussion here, I ran across a few things concerning bear tanking that really made me sit up after the hell of tanking last night's heroic Old Kingdom
and go, "Wait. It's not just me?"
Personally whenever I encounter serious problems in a dungeon I tend to chalk it up to the fact that I suck. I find this to be an efficient and typically accurate means of pinpointing the source of an issue. However, my fellow Druids, our problems may actually be more wide-ranging than that.
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