Cataclysm has hit, and hit hard. The benifist and downfalls are still to be figured out. How ever I feel that Pally tanking has been improved. As I tank I will write more. I am also trying a druid tank, not sure I am playing it right. and a warrior tank.
My tank does not get all the love he deserves, he is now in a guild that needs him, as is my hunter and heal. so I will be writing again.
got to love random group. for the freaking win
because I have a friend who is a survivor
I have canceled my WoW account for now. need to spend more time with my girls. may be back if/when I can find balance
So finally the shadow priest can go holy and hit a few more raids. The holy pally can spec retibution and level and quest easier. Hunters and Warlocks can choose between doing damage one way, and doing damage another way…. Okay so not all classes benifit from the duel spec.
We have had duel spec now for a while. and it benifits some more then others. Even though I have to charaters that could benifit from duel spec I have found at the cost of pixilated gold that I do not.
When I log in as Hanhar I am a toon that pulls agro and does my best to keep everyone else from taking damage. I duel spec’d him. I tried Ret as it is closer to Prot and I could get away with some of the gear I had. But I was unable to get into the ret mode. and a healadin just does not work for me.
Sonied I could duel spec, but I heal with her. I am in a mind set that just does not play well with balancing damage to agro pull. and clothies are just to squishy.
Shermaan can, well he just does not have a lot of choice here.
The other problem I have with the duel spec is that sonied is a enchanter. Now there is less lickly a chance that she will get items to dis-enchant items, This leads to fewer mat’s for her to roll for at the end of a run. Don’t get me wrong if an item can be used it is better used then DE’d. How ever now it is more costly to level enchanting.
Duel spec is nice, I am not convinced that it was needed. I do not see the added balance to the game.
Playing my healer last night. Got into a PuG with a death knight from our guild for heroic Nexus. The tank was a well equipt warrior. This guy was on a mission. we ripped through the whole thing in 35 mintues with 2 wipes. mainly I did not have time to recover mana before he was off to the next mob. For a clothy haveing 21 g repair that was high. How ever not all or even most of that repair bill was from Heroic Nexus. We had tried a heroic Drak thorn keep earlier, and were unable to get past the first boss. One of the DPS was putting out 491 DPS. and the snakes were blowing right by the tank to have a bit of me. Over all a fun night.
Earlier Me the DK and a Tank warrior from our guild hit Heroic Upgarde keep. Had a mage bail after my computer crashed out of WoW in the room with the dragons. I can understand leaving a group because they keep wiping, but right as the tank started the melee my system D/C’d and I logged back in just in time to see my toon take her killing blow. and this is where I meet the Tank/DPS Druid and Hunter that we tried to do H DTK with.
Also found out that one of the most annoying people to talk trash on the trade chanelle lives in the same city as me. small world. I have got to say, if you ever want to find out how your play is. get in a group that is above your gear level/play level and go for a ride. Wicked fun