I’m pretty enamored with my druid, to the point that sometimes I think “I had a PRIEST as my main? A Shaman as my main? WTF DUDE!”
It’s true, I leveled a druid as a secondary toon in vanilla wow and then just stopped. I busted out the druid a couple of months ago, got from 60 to 80, and the rest is history.
And here’s why I love the druid: I can do 2 things well. I can heal just as well as I do on my priest. I can DPS better than on any other toon, including the Shaman. Yes, my priest can shadow pewpew, and my shaman can heal – but I suck at it. For me, those two toons are one-trick ponies: a healer and a DPS respectively.
My cat can kick ass and take names. I have mostly mastered the complex cat rotation, which has always seemed natural to me (why I fail at other DPS that is supposedly easier is a mystery) – but I almost never get called upon to dps. The obvious reason: because I’m a healer, and a good one at that, and they can’t afford to lose my awesome hots. But a second horrible reason is that for most encounters, ranged DPS is more valuable than melee DPS.
It’s true! For Kel’Thezud, too many melee DPS would lead to a bunch of ice-blocked dead guys. For Anub, melee DPS can’t shoot down the balls, and they can’t do much in the burrowing phase except avoid the bugs and look pretty. The list goes on.
At least for Lady Deathwhisper, you need physical dps for some of the adds, so you have to balance the group and include a couple of melee DPS. But not too many – since on Deathbringer Saurfang, you need sufficient ranged to kite the crap outta the squid beastie things that run about.
Needless to say, when a healer is asked to go DPS, it’s not me, even though my numbers are higher than most healers’ offspecs. The shadow priest, elemental shaman, or boomkin gets the job.
But I don’t wanna be a boomkin! So I’m going to be stubborn and fight for my right to LOLSWIPE.