P.S Just so you know you put cata in the title instead of MoP.
We are losing things, but gaining others to compensate. Of course might not be as good as the current ones, but there's still plenty of time untill MoP releases.
Also like the idea of having abilities like mage/rogue on getting out of the crap
Also like the idea that resto/boomkin can drop to feral
Also like the idea that we get a choice over which way we wish to custom our druid
Should be more fun for pvp and deffo more fun in our original support role as well as a focused form
on second thoughts...
Restos are already underpowered. Despite they are the only healer class that has to use several different healings (which is great!) Shammys, palas and priests, are usually spamming ONE SINGLE ability, supported by one other, and yet they still take resto druids on healing done, while half a sleep.
In pvp, I don't even have to mention how hard, difficult, and horrible it is to play resto druid, compared to any other healer.
Yet Blizzard still thinks our Hots, need nerfs! Our Moonkin need dps nerf, and of course, as the always hot-topic here on the forums. Nerf ferals.
In my oppinion. Nerf any other class too. They are damn easy to play. Press one button or two - that's all you need in world of warcraft.
In my oppinion, put every ability on 10 sec cooldown or more, so you actually have to do stuff differently, than just press that two same worn out buttons on your keyboard.
The reason, I actually like druids compared to most other classes is because, you actually have to use more than 3 abilities.
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My raging even had an effect on my keyboard.
EDIT: There is Bear Form. Except it's not feral spec. There is a new tanking spec (So we get 4 specs T_T)
WHAT THE ACTUAL !@#$ING %^-*?
Lose some abilities > gain new ones, im glad the days of apply bleeds > become immortal bear are soon behind us.
I am seeing so many wanna-be ferals, that doesn't know how the class functions, only because there are so many QQ treads for ferals. Also bear is FAR from Immortal, since it is easily countered by 1 simple thing, IGNORING BEAR. Yes we can chargeroot/Bash but that's about it. Not 1 single feral wants to go bear if he is not in grave danger, and only THEN he can be hard to kill with his CDs (Regen and SI, both on 3 min CD) but after these, he is pretty much a cub that got lost/soon to be dead bear.
So its not as bad as you say but it's the most stupid thing blizz have come up with so far i mean whats the fun of playing feral (or guardian) in MoP ???
They are killing all fun of playing feral druid