why do you play your shaman?

Shaman
amidst the adversity of these nerfs and behind all the tears, a lot of you are still playing your shamans! so what's got you playing, or why'd you choose one in the first place? I recognize this post has been made before on every class forum but it's always lighthearted and fun so I figure it never hurts to have another!
because it's fun
12/02/2012 06:47 PMPosted by Shocksock
because it's fun

This mostly. Shaman has been my favorite class, even over frost mage and warlock.

Nerf Happens.
I have tried many other classes but the only ones that seem any fun have been enhance sha and prot warrior. Don't know why but they are only ones that are any fun for me.
12/02/2012 06:40 PMPosted by Tiarabeadra
amidst the adversity of these nerfs and behind all the tears, a lot of you are still playing your shamans! so what's got you playing, or why'd you choose one in the first place? I recognize this post has been made before on every class forum but it's always lighthearted and fun so I figure it never hurts to have another!


Sometimes I get a chain of lucky crits and procs on my elemental shaman and I kill someone so fast in pvp it makes a arms warrior blush.

Also, blowing people off cliffs is probably the most fun thing in the game imo.
Enh is neato
cuz i do pve and shamans are in a good spot there. If i were to try to pvp competitively i wouldn't touch non-resto shaman with a 10-foot pole
Ultimately, it was put to me this way by my girlfriend from the WotLK days: "[I] connect with the shamanic lifestyle and spirituality on a vicarious level."

It is true. :)
I have an unearthly attachment to Taz.
He is and forever will be my favorite character.
I had come up with a backstory and everything.
And I just feel more comfortable as a shaman.
My shaman is my favorite character, I feel I identify most with it.

I'll just make a feral druid for pvp
12/02/2012 06:40 PMPosted by Tiarabeadra
amidst the adversity of these nerfs and behind all the tears, a lot of you are still playing your shamans! so what's got you playing, or why'd you choose one in the first place? I recognize this post has been made before on every class forum but it's always lighthearted and fun so I figure it never hurts to have another!


Because anyone with any level of maturity and experience with WoW understands that there are constant nerfs and buffs to every class. A person will constantly be disappointed if they perpetually keep changing classes based on nerfs.

At some point in the future I hope Blizzard finally separated PvP and PvE through different tooltips. eg, Ability X does A in PvE and B in PvP. That way they could balance them separately. That's really my only disappointment, that buffs or nerfs intended for one realm end up affecting the other.
What nerfs? My DPS hasn't changed.
12/02/2012 08:26 PMPosted by Thuggo
Also, blowing people off cliffs is probably the most fun thing in the game imo.

This. All day.
<--- Was the fist character I made.

I chose the shaman because I had always played warrior classes in other fantasy games, never a caster. When I saw that shaman's used both sets of skills (Vanilla days when we used casting more) I decided to give it a go.

Since then I have never given up on them. I have many a time swore how sheety shaman's are compared to other classes in PvP, but at the end of the day I enjoy the fact I don't swap 'n' change to the popular face roll classes. I stick with Enh through the good and bad. And I love that quite often in Pug BG's I am the only shaman on either team.

Playing the underdog (esp Enh) and setting myself goals every PvP is what keeps me going. I never try to be the best (I'm not good enough anyway), I just have pride sticking with this class and not being one of the 6 warriors, or 5 mages, or what ever the current OP class is for the moment.
If I had something else to raid in my spot I probably wouldn't be.
born a shaman, die a shaman. i have 4 at 85+, 2 which i am getting to 90 to use at endgame. one ele, one enhance. this is the most fun class (and the best tier gear) ive played.

no matter what i start with, i am always drawn back

side benefit: i hate pvp so i dont mind being nerfed to hell there >_>
I'm a masochist and I love this class.

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