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WoW players, what does your /played say?

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18 days and some change and just ding 50
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HAHAHA that aint shit My EQ /played is 150+ Yes i had NO life at one time
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7.5 days on Chambord, my 36 tauren shaman... I've been 81% to 37 for about a month now, haven't had a chance to play :-/ Gonna try to hit 40 this weekend, even though I'm still 50g short on mount money

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Heh, I'm 21 days played at lvl 60 alone...
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played 23 days lvl 60 ..I have been playing since the game came out
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To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kind of scary. I've wondered where this started and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus, and a clown killed my dad.
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mine said like 36 days...

lvl 60 druid... lvl 50 mage... lvl 30 rouge.. lvl 20 war... lvl 10 priest

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lvl 15 shaman, and lvl 10 undead mage


wow i need to take a break.
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shammy = broken, FROST SHOCK SPAM and hope for a crit.... I am glad that they are gonna get nurfed..... Oh yea lets not forget, decent melee dmg, Insta heals, oh ya and totems, and shape shifting.... I think all the blizz developers played shammys
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god dont start that crap...

play a shaman and learn about it

we excel in nothing ..we are a 2nd hand class and can lead in nothing....... in large pvp groups we are nothing .... 1 v 1 we can hold our own ...but if you know how to play your char no worries then...

To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kind of scary. I've wondered where this started and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus, and a clown killed my dad.
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shammy = broken, FROST SHOCK SPAM and hope for a crit.... I am glad that they are gonna get nurfed..... Oh yea lets not forget, decent melee dmg, Insta heals, oh ya and totems, and shape shifting.... I think all the blizz developers played shammys
You've got to be kidding me. First off... you can't spam something that has a 6 second cool down. Unlike druids with their moonfire spam. And frost shock has a diminishing return, so it's useless to spam it, aside from the fairly decent damage it does. Assuming it doesn't get resisted... which tends to happen. A lot. And it uses a horrid amount of mana. I save frost shock for a finishing hit, or when the person I'm fighting tries to run, otherwise it's generally a waste of mana.

Insta-heals? Right... our fastest heal (1.5 seconds) is on par, casting time wise, with a priests big heals... but Lesser Healing Wave only does half what our big heals do (and our Healing Wave takes 3 seconds to cast), and about 1/4 what a priests big heals do. Totems can be taken out in one hit. Seriously. They have 5 hp. And totems are essentially useless in pvp or duels, because unless the person you're fighting is just completely retarded, you don't stand in the same spot when fighting, and it doesn't take much to get out of range of the totems.

Shapeshifting would be more useful if it was instant cast, unfortunately, even loading it up with talent points, it still takes 1 second to cast, which is plenty of time for a druid to root, or a mage to frost wave and stick us in place. Druids shapeshifting, on the other hand, is instant... not to mention with their different forms, they technically become different classes (Bear = Warrior, Lion = Rogue, etc) ... Shaman's ghost wolf is just that... a ghost wolf that does shit damage and nothing in the way of abilities. It's only good for traveling.

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You've got to be kidding me. First off... you can't spam something that has a 6 second cool down. Unlike druids with their moonfire spam. And frost shock has a diminishing return, so it's useless to spam it, aside from the fairly decent damage it does. Assuming it doesn't get resisted... which tends to happen. A lot. And it uses a horrid amount of mana. I save frost shock for a finishing hit, or when the person I'm fighting tries to run, otherwise it's generally a waste of mana.

Insta-heals? Right... our fastest heal (1.5 seconds) is on par, casting time wise, with a priests big heals... but Lesser Healing Wave only does half what our big heals do (and our Healing Wave takes 3 seconds to cast), and about 1/4 what a priests big heals do. Totems can be taken out in one hit. Seriously. They have 5 hp. And totems are essentially useless in pvp or duels, because unless the person you're fighting is just completely retarded, you don't stand in the same spot when fighting, and it doesn't take much to get out of range of the totems.

Shapeshifting would be more useful if it was instant cast, unfortunately, even loading it up with talent points, it still takes 1 second to cast, which is plenty of time for a druid to root, or a mage to frost wave and stick us in place. Druids shapeshifting, on the other hand, is instant... not to mention with their different forms, they technically become different classes (Bear = Warrior, Lion = Rogue, etc) ... Shaman's ghost wolf is just that... a ghost wolf that does shit damage and nothing in the way of abilities. It's only good for traveling.

what lvl?

and i think most spamn the hell out of low lvl frost shocks... and shamans aren't that bad... once this fix druids where they can shake that that frost i'll be happy
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didnt look at how long on my 45 rogue though.


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All charectors have their uses, not all of them are supposed to excel in EVERYTHING.

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what lvl?

and i think most spamn the hell out of low lvl frost shocks... and shamans aren't that bad... once this fix druids where they can shake that that frost i'll be happy
I finally hit 40 last night. All the shocks run on the same timer, so "spamming" the low level shocks (and you still can't spam if it's got a 6 second cooldown) would be useless. 1: It keeps you from using the higher level, and heavier hitting ones, and 2: diminishing returns means when you need to use it, to keep someone from running away, it doesn't work anymore.

I'd say most of the druids I've come across, both on horde and alliance, all they do in pvp is spam moonfire. Instant cast, with little to no cooldown. They'll usually start with 3 or 4 moonfires, then switch to either bear or lion until they need to heal, back to druid to heal and a few more moonfires, then back to a form. It's pretty much the most retarded thing I've ever encountered in pvp. I wait until they switch to heal, and tag 'em with an earth shock, and hope they die before they can re-cast a heal, cause they'll definitely get a heal off before my shock is ready again.

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Insta-heals? Right... our fastest heal (1.5 seconds) is on par, casting time wise, with a priests big heals... but Lesser Healing Wave only does half what our big heals do (and our Healing Wave takes 3 seconds to cast), and about 1/4 what a priests big heals do. Totems can be taken out in one hit. Seriously. They have 5 hp. And totems are essentially useless in pvp or duels, because unless the person you're fighting is just completely retarded, you don't stand in the same spot when fighting, and it doesn't take much to get out of range of the totems.
You do know about Nature's Swiftness, right?

My Tauren Shaman hit 55 today on Burning Legion, also have a lvl 60 Night Elf Hunter on Malygos.
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Yeah, something you can use once every 3 minutes, for one spell. Not exactly akin to "insta-heals". And unless you spec specifically for it from the beginning (or respec for it) you won't be getting it for a while... if ever. It would still take you until at least 30 to get it, if you're specifically going for it.

I prefer to be more efficient solo than as a lockstep healer for a group, because they can't find a priest that isn't shadow speced. I'd rather quest/level solo than spend hours looking for a group and/or getting a group invite only to be the main healer.

The only group I party with are friends of mine, and one of them is a priest, so I backup heal when needed. I've speced enhancement mostly, with some elemental, and only a tiny bit in restoration (to try and speed up the heals just a tad). This works out great, as I can take up my intended and preferred role as support.

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Lol, just because it's every 3 minutes doesn't mean we have no insta-heal.

I couldn't imagine a build without Nature's Swiftness and even more so Improved Lesser Healing wave. You would get torn up by high speed melee. 21 pts into restoration is a definite for me.

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I carry pots, almost have first aid maxed, and I'm doing engineering so I can be able to stick people in place, or stun them for a nice long time, rather than just slowing them down. A health pot is just as fast as an instant heal (but granted, not free... although 0 mana usage), on a 2 minute cooldown, and if things get really bad, pot, stick them in place (or stun), get out of ranged range, and bandage up ... and heal if needed after that. And I didn't say we don't have insta-heals... just that having one every 3 minutes isn't exactly akin to the original gripe about us having insta-heals. Ie: we can't just instantly heal whenever and however many times we want during a fight.

Similar to you not being able to imagine a shaman without restoration spec, I can't imagine one without enhancement spec. When we party, it's 2 wars, a mage, a priest (holy spec), and me, and it's by far the most efficient party I've ever been in (and one of the main reasons I don't party with anyone else anymore). We went to RFD at 35, and we did it 3 times in one night to get good drops for everyone. It was easy. We did SM at 32-35 (I leveled in SM and RFD from 32-36). We just did Zul'Farrak last night, including Gahz'rilla, and the massive battle on the temple steps. None of us are over 44 yet.

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Hrm, I have done those instances all in pick up groups at similar levels...no biggie.

Pots are nice, but no replacement for NS. NS applies not only to yourself, but to your teammates. Yes, your party is a nice distribution...but you are going to be struggling on your own with that build. (FYI, I'm 300 engineering 300 first aid on my shaman, too.)

I like enhancement for grinding, but in PVP you don't really have any skills that will particularly change the tide of the battle. I'm switching to ele/resto once I hit 60.
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if the druids you play against spam moonfire... find another druid... its friggen pointless to spam moonfire. a druids battle is long and technical. If they spam moonfire they are fucked.... and as far as shamans go MOST that i have played don't use frost shock for dmg... they use it to slow. what pisses me off most about shaman is that druid is supposed to be the shapeshifter... so why does shaman get ghost wolf... and why the hell does a shaman get dispell /sigh
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post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-20-2005, 07:48 PM
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if the druids you play against spam moonfire... find another druid... its friggen pointless to spam moonfire. a druids battle is long and technical. If they spam moonfire they are fucked.... and as far as shamans go MOST that i have played don't use frost shock for dmg... they use it to slow. what pisses me off most about shaman is that druid is supposed to be the shapeshifter... so why does shaman get ghost wolf... and why the hell does a shaman get dispell /sigh
Yeah, frost shock is really only good for slowing, and generally only to keep people from running away. Although it does tend to pack a nice punch.

Druids are the shapeshifters. Shaman get one shapeshift, that takes 3 seconds to cast (1 second if you put talents to it, either way, it can't be cast while moving), and the form has no special abilities other than 40% movement increase. We can attack, which does minimal damage, akin to being unarmed and attacking with bare fists.

Druids forms are instant casts (which means you can cast them while moving), and you get special abilities from the various forms.

Shaman are essentially the WoW equivalent to Red Mages in FFXI. A support character in parties, and competent soloist. We can regen, and refresh party members, and yeah, like Red Mages, we're the only class that gets a dispell ability. Most of our buffs are self cast, like Red Mages. I really wish the Healing or Mana Stream totems would regen/refresh a bit more. They do about the same as their FFXI equivalents... but WoW characters have quite a bit more hp and mana than the FFXI characters.

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FYI, priests get a spell called "dispell" which gets rid of both enemy buffs and friendly debuffs.
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