I’m flip flopping through characters every day. One day I’m playing this, the other I’m playing that. It’s OK, they say WOW is a friendly casual place these days.
My brother on the other hand is a min-max player. He has only one character, and he will do whatever it takes to get that little +2 stat upgrade.
So once more, it is time for an analysis of the different characters on my login screen. Who is worthy of my precious attention?
I have a strange love / hate relationship with my Priest. One minute I’m down with the powers of Shadow, and the next minute I’m annoyed by the wannabee warlockery.
Also, the healing style is seriously loosing my vote of confidence. Not because Priest healers suck, but because it is so damn slow, and this is causing a serious lack of fun for me. Discipline has the advantage of being somewhat different, but in the end, when it comes to the actual healing, it’s still slow. Don’t get me wrong, the current state of a well geared Discipline Priest is awesome (stats wise), but the fun factor is meh.
Did I mention I got my hands on a precious new dagger? Hmm, OK, I got it as a present from a sweet guildie of mine (/bow Tally) so it’s not like I had to do anything dangerous for it, like wrestle a dragon or something.
Patch 5.2 is supposed to have a lot of changes for Rogues, and I’m seeing a lot of excitement and happy faces from Rogues on the forums.
Still, I’m in the waiting camp for now. The tweaks in patch 5.2 look nice, but it changes little to the dynamics and game play of a Rogue. Playing Assassination is still underwhelming and mainly a poison damage monster.
I’m trying to sneak in a LFR here and there, but I’m just not impressed with the Fan Of Knives AOE gameplay and all that jazz.
And lets be honest, playing as a ranged class these days has so many advantages … Every time I’m in a LFR as a melee my brain starts to hurt from all the ADD flashy spells and abilities going off around my character.
I’m in love with the Holy Paladin. It has a very different approach to healing, and it takes some getting used to after a lifetime of Priest healing. It has fast direct insta-heals that make it fast -paced gogo action figure style, and it has slow big healing modes.
There’s only one big catch to leveling and playing this toon … Retribution.
I H.A.T.E it with everything I have. Is it me or is Retribution a paper plate wearing class? Everything gets your health down so fast it not funny anymore. I want to play a level 90 Holy Paladin, but in order to be all that, I do need a DPS build to do daily crap if I feel like it. And I just can’t seem to like Retribution. Major issues here.
Like the Holy Paladin, Restoration Druids are fast paced action heroes. Their heals feel engaging, direct, fun. I’m even trying Balance at the moment to do some casual leveling, and I like it, even though it is a complete mystery to me. But hey, you run around as a chicken shooting big ass laser beams at everything. How can it not be pure win?
The only thing keeping this toon down is the slow leveling I’m doing with it. Not on purpose, but the drag … this is my 9th toon I’m leveling, and it is seriously getting to me. You can only endure Outland and Northrend so many times. And then Cataclysm … dear lord.
Warrior, Hunter, Deathknight & several lowbie characters are out of the equation for the moment.