The current state of Resto Druids
Hello, First of all I want to say that Resto Druid is my main character and I've been healing with resto druids since Vanilla. Please Blizzard, nerf Resto Druids. I already see where this is going and I don't want to become the FOTM spec. That would mean that we get hit by the nerfbat aprox 6 months after the release, making us useless for the year after that. (Like what happened in Cata). I know this is beta but at this moment resto druids got pretty much everything, 70k heals instant cast ready to be used whenever needed (3 shrooms, just put them up when you are at max hp). No real cooldown. Hots that heal 3x more then the Cata Hots, more control then anyone could possibly expect on a healer. 15 sec blinks... Ofc, it could be that at level 90 everything changes drastically but when it looks only a bit like the current situation we'll need a good nerf before we enter MOP. That way we scare FOTM rollers of and become a class that will be enjoyable for the -entire- expansion. (I'm searching for a 3v3 team for already 1 month and none is intrested in a Resto Druid for serious PvP. I don't want to get the same story in MOP after the nerfbat). Just my 2 coins.4
I hate bear form
Bear form feels so incredibly slow and clumsy. Okay, real bears also move slowly, and when they engage combat, it still feels a bit slow because they have a big body to move around. But druid bears are not big. They are cute round fuzzballs that are smaller than most other bears you see in the game. And they move like they are on slomo drugs. In addition, they suffer from the shapeshifting poof bomb. Whenever you shapeshift, you not only get a 1.5 sec GCD, you also get a magical smoke poof bomb transformation that leaves you a bit disoriented. You don't actually "see" a transformation, you just get a magical poof bomb, and then the result. That is not a transformation. When a caterpillar morphs into a butterfly, it doesn't "poof bomb" into a butterfly in a split second. In my opinion and experiences, this makes shapeshifting a lot more strenuous. I kinda hate it, especially in mid-combat. Also that stupid sound. You can't even shift into a form without people hearing it. Applies to moonkin as well. And especially when you accidentally hit a spell-key and suddenly without sound or visuals or anything, you are back in druid form without a clue as to what is going on. And then you have to poof-bomb back into cat or bear and because you are slightly disoriented you have already lost. Btw, the slowness of the bear is not related to the actual movement speed. When you are accustomed to a dwarf and then go play a tauren, the tauren feels really slow, but this feeling quickly dissipates. You get used to it. I never get used to the clumsiness of the bear though. Maybe it's just because you're always staring at his butt. Here, see how grizzlies run http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOY8D_8kOEc Their head is level with their back. Not hugging the ground. And here is the druid transfo in the original trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYK_Gqyf48Y It's a bit of a poof-bomb, but also a real transformation.34
The point of claw?
I have a somewhat unusual question: before 4.0.1, cat form used Claw ability as an important early attack. However, with the change to classes, cat form is now available at level 8 and mangle at level 10. Since neither resto nor balance will level using a cat form, I was wondering what the purpose of Claw might be. An ability you get to use for two levels (if you play as a feral), then throw away, never to look at again? Just... curious.12
Berserk (bear) question
Simple doubt, how to use Berserk in boss fights? I mostly use it for adds and trash, but when on single boss fights like Ultraxion, Warmaster or even to nuke spine tendons or mutated corruptions how should I be using it? What I usually do is get 3 stacks of Lacerate, then Pulverize for the extra crit. Since I benefit from the 2 pieces bonus, I do Berserk after that so my Savage Defense has a higher uptime. Now from here it's good, but what I want to know is should I be mangle spamming for the entire duration or I should use other abilities for rage dumping like Trash or Maul? Does it gives a better extra dps overall?4
Restoration in Cataclysm, worst expansion ever?
To start with, Restoration druids were the only healing-class who didnt get any new healing spells. Druids got a 20% nerf on WG, while Blizzard buffed up Paladins Holy Radiance, clueless.. Now paladins got like 60-70% healing done with HR, at Ultraxion and other "stacking bosses", sounds similar to what druid use to have before the WG-nerf, oh snap? Resto has been extremely squeezy in PvP as well. If you get 2+ melee, or just a half decent rogue/warrior/dk on you, you will be dead in a couple of globals. The old Tree of Life-form was puted into a 3 min CD, by that we got the weakest armor by all healers (I got more armor on my priest with Inner fire). And what did Blizzard do about this? Nothing except "wait for 5.0 please!". Over!11
IYO, what is the best Druid spec for PvE?
Now, I don't care about PvP, I have no interest in that whatsoever. I just wanted to know from various Druids across these forums what do you think is the best spec for PvE? We have, in my opinion: - Tanking(Bear) which lacks AoE attacks. - Ranged DPS(Boomkin) which is about average on the damage meters. - Melee DPS(Cat) which is about to be nerfed due to PvP. - Resto(Tree) which has changed, but also seems average. Which Spec do you guys play and which do you think is the better spec PvEwise?. I myself play Boomkin and Resto OS, again they both seem average which i'd say is good in this day and age. But I know some people swear by their Bear& Kitty Cat. Just wanted to hear opinions. Thanks, Petx4 13
too many skills not enuf buttons
I'm wondering how other people deal with this. Traditionally, when I played feral cat my main skill bar layout has been:  Mangle,  Rake,  Swipe,  Ravage  Fericious Bite,  Rip Then I have Skull Bash on [E] and Feral Charge on [R] and Maim on [T]. Tiger's Fury is on [~], Berserk on [ctrl-~] [Q] is relatively unused when I'm cat. The skill that is missing here is Shred. I would put Shred on  but where do I put Swipe? Swipe is very useful in PvE but not so much in PvP. Same with bear:  Mangle,  Lacerate,  Swipe,  Faerie Fire,  Maul,  Taunt Skull Bash [E], Feral Charge [R], Bash [T]. Enrage [~], Demoralizing Roar [Q] Bash is too far away for practical use in PvP, it should be 3 as well. I have no clue where to put Swipe? I can change my macro's depending on PvP vs PvE but that is quite bothersome. I use [F] for Faerie Fire in all forms except bear also uses  for that. I never use [Z,X,C] for combat skills. [G] is my reply button. [caps lock] is unused. Function keys [F1-F4] are forms. I use [alt+#] buttons to bind healing spells. So [alt-1] is Regrowth, [alt-2] is Rejuv, [alt-4] is Lifebloom. I could use a ctrl or shift modifier but I can't do that while moving so I have to stand still for a split second which is annoying. IE. I use that for Pulverize. So only thing I see is to use [alt-3] for Swipe and  for Shred in PvP and vice versa for PvE, and same for bear. Then I have to edit the macro each time I change what I'm doing. [alt-3] is available because I have Wild Growth on  as resto. All my other skills are on the Razer Naga mouse.22
I wanna be the best resto druid in Arena!!
Perhaps not the best, but you get the point. I wanna improve my game as a resto druid. Now I know that we aren't the best healer atm, in fact we are probably the worst healer in arena and I am full aware of that. Even though I play to get as high rating as possible, my main goal is to have fun. Isn't that why we play in the first place? To have fun? I also have a holy paladin and as you can see I like healing classes in Arena. But I don't wanna play paladin, I don't wanna play priest or shaman. I wanna play a resto druid, and I wanna get good as hell at it. I think that resto druids is by far the most fun class to roll as. So, how can I improve my game? Me and my friends play 3v3/2v2 and our setup is resto druid/frost mage/sub rogue. I know this isn't the best setup, but this is what we have. Most important I look for tips how to improve MY game as a resto druids, but I would actually be thankful to get general tips and overall tactics for our comp as well. Should our mage respec to fire perhaps, maybe our rogue should go assassination ? Anything you can think of!! Back to me, I always have a rejuv at us three as well as a lifebloom on our enemies main target. The problem with druids is that lifebloom can only be active on one target, which makes it easy for enemies to switch, and thats why I have a rejuv on all of us. When they switch, I can pop swiftmend. I don't really need help with gear, gems or enchants. I don't have the best gear and I am farming honor much. I just started playing after a long break but I will have good gear very soon im sure of it. What is my problem then? Well, I dont get oom so the problem is that we often die when the DPS gets to high, my heals arent good enough. My personal guess would be that druids dont have any really direct heal, even if we have many HoTs they wont be able to heal instant. Since I dont have any problem with mana I have reforge spirit to mastery, this has actually made my game better. I heal alot more and I still dont have any problem with mana, but that alone wont do the trick, now will it? So basically I want YOUR help to improve my GAMEPLAY. How should I move? When should I shift form? When should I pop HoTs and regrowth? When should I use cyclone, how can I help my friends with the offensive play? I want knowledge!!! :) P.S I am aware that I have made this thread in two forums and I ask moderators not to remove one since I think I will get more replies this way. This is after all a matter to both Arena play and Druid play :) Peace6
Low level tanking.?
i am having trouble to keep aggro in a group. it's hard as hell. don't really have a clue either how to play a druid as a tsnk. Can someone give me tips? Best regards15
[Feral-PVE] Pre raid Items Guide (Cataclysm 4.3.4)
So you are a feral druid and now you reached level 85 and have a little bit of gear but you don't know wich other pieces you need to get to keep going further in the content? You don't know how to efficently spend your Justice Points and your Valor Points? You have gold to spend and you don't know how to efficently spend them on items? you are in the right place. Here in this Item guide I will show you the items that you can get from running the Hour of Twilight heroics, wich Justice Points and Valor Points priority you should follow, and wich BOE you should buy with gold What i will try to do here is setting up a priority on the items so you will not end up buying an item that you will replace soon if you don't wanna read the explanations and stuff, jump to the quick lists Full of Gold - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4940476095#2 Starting Objective - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4940476095#3 Quick List - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4940476095#4 Quick List - Full of Gold - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4940476095#5 tell me what you think about it, correct me, request stricky, share it, whatever... or just let this fall in the oblivion8
Please fix travel form bug.
I looked for other threads that mention this, but i could not fins any. If there is any, im sorry for making another thread. Everytime im getting the flag in wsg, and im running out of the alliance fortress or any other building it takes forever for me to be able to be able to shift into my travell form. I seriously have to be 30 yards or so away from it before it allows me to use that form, and it is really annoying. If ur using a mount u can mount up right outside the entrance, so its obviously outside. I hope you can fix this matter asap. It is not my latency ( its always under 70/ms). Any others experiencing this issue?8
[Balance] Beta Duels Video
Hey, everybody. I decided to log onto the beta for the first time in months a few days ago, and noticed just how strong Boomkins are in PvP right now. After playing quite a few duels, of which I frapped a few too, I decided make a duel montage video because I'm forever alone and have nothing else to do. It comes with a twist though - In honor of the boomkin from the Illegal Danish movies, originally created by Myndflame, I decided to do almost all of the duels with Sulfuras equipped. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylhJRbAh5Co As a final note, I don't claim that I'm a good player, because boomkins are very, very strong right now. I just uploaded it because it's the only logical thing to do after making a video (TO THE INTERWEBS), and because Blizzard also needs to see, how they actually need to balance the game a lot more. I also know that most of the people I dueled weren't that good, but c'mon, I did this for fun. Enjoy!6