That’s right, kids.
I’ve been unfaithful to one of my characters.
I know… oh, I know! HOW SCANDALOUS!
I’m usually of such a high moral standard that such a thing is barely believable!
But sadly, it is true.
Ever since patch 4.0.1 launched, I’ve found myself in a similar situation as Dechion, who is not all that pleased with the changes to his hunters. (And now a day after I wrote that line, Dechion is re-inspired.) Either way, I am not all that pleased or comfortable with druid tanking right now…or as Dech/BBB have both noted, maybe I’m not willing to re-learn druid tanking.
But I have found my tanking “mistress”…
That tanking mistress of mine is my Death Knight. That’s right… another “fail DK” added to the tanking world. And maybe along similar lines of Dech’s posts…I probably like the DK tanking because it really hasn’t changed so much. The rotation and techniques are essentially the same, even if I don’t have a complete comprehension of the new rune cool downs. (I often find myself with nothing to do but auto-attack.)
Outside of a neck piece and a trinket, he’s essentially as geared up as much as my druid. As a result, I kind of hope I’ll be able to take him to all the magical places in ICC that I’ve taken my druid. Plague wing & Blood wing. Heck, maybe even take him to Sindragosa and the LK, if we get to them again.
With all that said, once I realized I was enjoying tanking on my DK (even before 4.0.1), I already had a change of plans for my druid. Up to this point, he’s always been Feral/Resto. And for Cataclysm, I planned on putting more focus on the Resto part of the equation. Possibly even going Balance/Resto to maximize gear efficiency. Anyway, such a change would give me more flexibility on what characters I could bring to a group based upon the composition. I’ve found that having one character to fill two roles can be limiting in some ways. If I got saved to an instance on my tank/healer, then I only had a DPS if we wanted to switch things up. But going into Cataclysm, I will have at least one unique character for each role.
So, what about you? Have you found yourself “unfaithful” by switching your main character after the patch? Have you planned on changing your character focus for Cataclysm?