Kilani of Emerald Dream, been a resto druid since the birth of the World..... of Warcraft
What type of content do you focus on?
Resto PvE Mostly Some Resto PvP
If PvE, what type of PvE?
Both Heroics and Raids are fun, Raiding is my big thing, if I'm raiding I'm happy!
If PvP, what type of PvP?
What are your biggest quality-of-life issues?
While the whole "Three Heal" system works and makes people cast more spells, a little more variation in the WAY the three healing classes work would be amazing, when i switch from my druid to my priest or to my Shaman or Pally, I want my three main heals to seem a little different, Spamming "Efficient Heal" and every so often using something else is fine, but its just not as flavorful between the classes...
What makes playing your class more fun?
I love playing a druid because of HoTs and quick cast spells, both if which were damage by the Cataclysm, I love the flexibility and versatility of the druid healer.
Honestly I loved druids far more in Wrath, the mana fix was needed I'll admit, but for the most part you took a brick and beat druids down until they agreed yo be "Just like all the other Healers" I DO however LOOOOVE Teleport: Moonglade, its amazing when my HS is on CD or for Archaeology, or when im un Northrend/Outland and want to head to Hyjal for my Firelands quests, I use it 1000% more than Hibernate!
What makes playing your class less fun?
Again the lack of more HoTs and the immense similarity between healers with the "Three Heal" model, when it comes to healing, its just not different enough between them all. I think that each class should be a little more unique, "Three Heals" is fine, but make each classes model go about it a little differently. More fun? More variety! More freedom to cast my other spells! While the changes to mana regeneration were fine, the changes to the overall druid model were a little disappointing, I loved hotting people up with ALL my spells (Including a single Lifebloom, and using Regrowth to "Tag" someone for swiftmend) and using Nourish as a kind of "Not Enough, need a burst" button. In my opinions druids need more HoTs, especially HoTs that can interact with Swiftmend, I love HoTs, I play druids BECAUSE of HoTs! MORE HOTS!
How do you feel about your “rotation”?
Again the three heal model is a little boring "Stack Lifebloom and Nourish" for tanking and "Blanket Rejuvenation and Wild Growth" for Raid healing, back in BC and Wrath, I used Regrowth to GREAT effect and success, the midline cast time and long hot gave me the ability to pour out decent healing, stack living seeds and have more than enough targets for switmending, and if that weren't enough, regrowth gave a buffer by planting living seeds! It was by far the most useful spell out there, and now it rests in a shallow grave, pieces pulled out and strewn around by unloving devs.
What’s on your wish list for your class?
Either make regrowth similar to what it was before or add a new spell that has a quick, small burst, high crit and a nice long HoT for swiftmending, the use of regrowth is the blow that took me the longest to recover from, I still use it, but its too dangerous to make a habit of, and I miss it, I MISS MY REGROWTH! I would also Like it if Clearcasting could be of more use, more times than not it gets wasted because, I simply have no need to cast Healing touch or Regrowth when its up, even with the extended duration... If WG or Rejuv consumed it, I wouldn't mind at all, in fact I'd be happy, but as of now it doesnt save me almost any mana. A good tank CD would be nice, maybe something on the line of Living Seed, like "Seeds Of Life: Each time this target takes damage a seed will bloom that heals the target for x% or X amount of damage" and has 5-7 charges or something, sort of like a mini earth shield but on a cooldown and a little more powerful.
(Edited for Grammar, Placement and Clarification)
What spells do you use the least?
Sadly enough Regrowth "/cry" and Lifebloom "Set it and Refresh it", I rarely let LB fall off when I can help it I constantly forget I have Tree of Life nowadays, and Healing touch is an "Oh Look Clearcasting!" button that saves me all of the cost of 1 Nourish and is usually wasted. Hibernate is a joke as there are few beasts and dragonkin in dungeons, Add something useful to it liiike humanoids! And then well talk...
Edited by Kilani on 9/12/2011 3:05 PM PDT