I apologize for the lack of enthusiasm and fun around here, lately.
I am just in this period where I’m having a tiring time with many various aspects of the game and the things I do related to it, and most of it I think comes back to the fact there is very little about the game right now that interests me, and there is almost nothing in the expansion for Druids that interests me.
Druids are going to stay the same, basically. They gutted some stat based stuff, and then replaced it in the talents. And we get a long cooldown oh s#!+ button, and can swipe an extra mob or two.
Will Druids still be able to tank?
I’m certain, when the final number crunching is done, they will still be capable of it. Will it be fun to do so? I think it’ll be the same experience as now, so it’ll be okay.
Do I feel any excitement or enthusiasm for the class at all, after seeing the expansion Talents and Skills and reading live reports of playability in action?
No, not really. No stirring of the blood, no “I can’t wait to see that”, nothing. Nothing really new there to see, after all.
As Ghostcrawler finally admitted, looking at making Druids more exciting wasn’t something they looked at for this expansion.
So, I guess we’ll see in the next expansion.
If my Hunter was my main, I’d be freaking out I’d be so excited. Hunters have just had the fairy godmother wave her magic wand. They are pretty much the opposite extreme of the ‘fun’ meter for the patch/expansion.
Every class has it’s own feelings about how they’ll perform, or how much fun the new stuff will be. I understand Healing Priests are more than a little miffed that the other healing classes get their own versions of things that were formerly the Healing Priests’ strengths.
I understand. But there is a lot more to having fun in the game than “How will my class change?”
All feral Druids have to look forward to, pretty much, is the same ol’ same ol’, plus concerns as to whether or not all the ‘balancing’ will leave us as good tanks anymore.
Ghostcrawler has said nobody will be able to be a ‘good’ tank, just a viable one… boy, when I think of fun, I think of having to gear to the very top just to be viable. Yep, that’s what I’m thinking. “Hey, I can’t wait to tank that instance run, I have had my class designed to be, with the best gear they plan for me to get, okay… oh joy.”
Of course, we were never supposed to be that good in BC. It was a mistake. Warriors were supposed to be the number one tank, period. Paladins and Druids were supposed to be second rank tanks. Not my opinion, that’s direct from Ghostcrawler.
But don’t worry, feral Druids will still be able to do the job…
But why should I have to treat playing my class as a job? Are you paying me to tank, now? Am I punching a time clock?
It’s not supposed to be about performing adequately at a job, it’s supposed to be about having fun with friends, and having fun playing the game. Right?
If I’m wrong on that, then my bad.
I just feel very little enthusiasm for the game at the moment, and that is carrying over into everything else I’m doing. It’s hard to be excited about writing a blog post, when I don’t feel excited about playing.
I have only been logging in and playing for the last few weeks now, because I really enjoy hanging out and chatting with the people in our guild. That’s about it.
I know I haven’t really played much since Friday, in an effort to see if I can just get some distance, relax, and once again find that enthusiasm that is now missing. Get some perspective.
Still working on that one.
So there you have it, my friends. I’m not saying I’m going on break, and I’m not leaving for Warhammer or other silliness (Warhammer… ick. Gimme some Warhammer 40k Space Marines, I’ll try that.)
What I am doing is just saying that I am aware of the fact I ain’t been all that enthusiastic lately, and I apologize.
And that I am trying to take a big step back and relax and re-evaluate all the different things I have going on, and decide what is fun, and figure out what ain’t.
And the things that are not fun, are going to change. That I can promise you.