The Tam said:
I’ve been raiding on my priest a fair while now and, although I’m far from being an expert, I’m pretty comfortable with the mechanics of my class, and how to maximise those mechanics in certain situations. It’s silly but I think understandable to therefore take changes badly: “what do you mean it’s going to work differently?! But I like how it works now!?! This is OUTRAGEOUS! WAAAAAAAH! HOW COULD YOU BLIZZARD?!!! YOU BASTARDS!!!”
Whereas I react to druid changes like this: “oh, okay.”
It’s one of the few circumstances in which less knowledge, and consequently less investment, is actually a good thing.
And I actually think that may be part of a Death Knight’s appeal to be right now. Priests, hunters, and paladins all underwent enough changes to make me flail massively. I’m suddenly a terrible hunter (FOCUS STARVED ALL THE TIME AMG), priesting is just different enough to throw me off my groove (what do you mean I want HASTE?), and paladin is “lol wtf is this shit”.
By comparison, Death Knight–which I played only lightly before Cata–is still familiar ENOUGH that it is comfortable. I don’t feel that I’m suddenly terrible at a class I used to be good at, which is incredibly jarring for my fragile but massive ego.
I did ding 80 last night, and our paladin tank was nice enough to let me latch onto his queue for some heroics. I learned the following things:
- There’s still some really terrible DPS out there. Like the 800 DPS warlock. And the 900 DPS fellow death knugget. Sub 1k at 80 is sad, people. Heck, sub 2k is sad.
- There’s a lot more things I can kill myself on in melee.
- Like…a lot more things. Holy shit.
- Healers who leave after the first pull of VH are still dicks.
- …LOTS of things to kill myself on, guys. LOTS.
Aaaand now for the fun task of leveling mining and engineering (!?) becuase I…never bothered to before.
No I have no idea why I took engineering on Vain. At all. It’ll amuse me, though, so it gets to stay.
I need rocket boots for when I’m not paying attention and lagging behind the group, anyway. >.>