Friday, March 07, 2008

A bit sore :(

I probably will be for the next couple of days, thank you icy driveway! I'm very happy it's Friday.. I really need this weekend!!!!!

Not much to report, we ran Kara last night, but still no bow. Sigh.. maybe next week.

Today I'm going to talk a little bit about Druids. A druid is a character who is very in tune with nature. So much so that they are able to shift their form at will to that of several different animals. Depending on level, they can become a bear, a seal, a cat, and a bird. They are very versatile players, with skill sets that let them take on the role of just about every other class. The bear is very tough, and can handle a lot of damage. The seal really is just to swim faster, nothing special there. The cat can skulk about in the shadows and pounce out on unsuspecting things, doing quite a bit of damage very quickly. Other options for druid transformation depend on the skill set chosen by the particular druid.

If the druid wants to do more in the way of casting spells than whacking away on stuff in a fighting form, they can eventually acquire the skill of transforming into what is known in WoW as a moonkin. Moonkin form is my personal favorite, though I don't have a druid capable of changing into this form right now. (When they dance, they look like Chris Farley in the Chippendales sketch he did with Patrick Swayze.) Here is a picture of a moonkin that used to be in my guild.

The other option available to druids is the ability to focus on healing. When a druid chooses this path, he is eventually able to transform into a tree. That's what the badge is about down there a couple of posts. The next game change is going to include a decrease in the healing ability of tree druids, and a lot of them aren't happy! As an aside, there are two things that game changes can do to a class. One is buff, which means the skills get improved, and the other is nerf, which means the skills get changed in a way that lessens the ability. Thus: "Don't nerf trees!" means that the tree druids do not want their healing power reduced :) You can click on the image for more information, if you're interested. It links to a blog post by a tree druid blogger and discusses the change in some detail.

2 fellow footsteps:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh sorry to hear you are sore! tell me honey, what language are you speaking here?

smiles, bee

Mo said...

Druids are cool.
Sorry you're sore ~ damn the ice!