Waiting for the content patch to come out is like waiting to get teeth pulled.  Your mouth hurts, you know that you are going to be in for a world of pain when you get in there, but you will feel better afterwards.  I know that I am both excited and apprehensive about the content patch, and these feelings are growing stronger as the patch draws ever closer.

The biggest concern for me is not what I will spec, or how I will play, but rather how everything is going to work together in groups.  Many people are particularly excited about the upcoming ‘nerfs’ to raid bosses, and are reporting incredibly fast speed clears of raids on the PTR and in beta (something I always take with a grain of salt, because I find it hard to take the word of people who regularly indulge in massive epeen stroking).  I honestly can’t see the higher level raids becoming a great deal easier, as many people will be coming to terms with their new talents and abilities, and how they synergise with others in a group.  I know that a great deal is going to change in my play style, and it is going to take a lot of practice to perfect a new spell rotation and my threat management.  No doubt I will go from being one of the top DPS to one of the bottom.  Some people will find that their DPS or healing is better, others will struggle to adjust. 

I am also hanging there waiting for Inscription to come out.  Sure, it’s not a huge deal.  However, it is important to me, simply because I have put so much time and effort into preparing for it.  Is it silly to say that I am looking forward to it?

Finally, it will be nice to have fresh inspiration for blogging.  As Kalf puts it, it is difficult to have motivation to talk about the details of your class when they are all about to change. 

I guess the main thing here is the change to raids.  Is this really a ‘nerf’?  Or will this just be a way of allowing us to adjust to new playstyles and abilities, not actually making anything easier?  I’d like to hear some other opinions. 

3 Responses to “Hanging In Limbo”
  1. For DPS, encounters will seem easier because they got some nice new abilities. Will they still stand in the fire though? Yep!

    For Healers, there will be anxiety for the 4 weeks until Wrath, where they have to relearn how to heal. You cannot pot. You cannot downrank. You have to rely on your DPS to replenish, and seriously, can you trust DPS as it is?

    For Tanks, there is a mixed shout of joy and tears of despair. Joy because the days of rage starvation looks to be over. Sadness because now their class niches are gone, and now they will have to prove skill, especially in a min/maxer guild. Tank and Healing relationships go hand in hand. Tanks will feel the healer anxiety, and they will try their hardest to stay alive, but what if they were already doing that before? When I personally tank, there is only maybe two healers I can trust. The rest, I know would let me die because they cannot focus.

    This situation right here, is what will make or break your raid group. Can they adapt?

    Ayliis last blog post..Post-3.0 Enhancement Raiding

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  2. Yesterday I found out that some people in my guild are pretty unaware of some changes. I did a poll which of the healers are chain-potting on Halazzi, and all but one were. Not being able to pot and downrank will probably freak them out. Which of course freaks me out, how will they be able to keep me up, as I have less mitigation now?

    Only time will tell.

    Kadomis last blog post..The final countdown: 11 days to go

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  3. I am really looking forward to the no-downrank, no pots change. I’ve recently starting playing with a healing class again, and starting from almost scratch with a new set of rules is a great balancing tool.

    I want that patch now.

    typhoonandrews last blog post..Monks in Warcraft, I’d roll one.

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