greetings from Darquenezz of Cenarion Circle! (balance only/ever, but I am VERY much a hybrid still!!!) ^^
What type of content do you focus on? [PvE/PvP/Both]
I enjoy questing, and that would be my preference. But, like so many, after the endgame quests/zones are done, it seems it is only dailies, PvP dailies, and instance running - or else playing my alts.Achievements & collecting are NOT my deal, although i will go through occasional profession-acquisitions. I'm also trying to grind arch, but it hasn't really hooked me.
If PvE, what type of PvE? [Heroics/Raids/Other]
Questlines preferred, but it is 95% rep dailies, 5 and 10 mans. I am now living in a country with poor internet structure/service, and also my hardware isn't top notch/1st gen any more, so I can't really do the 25s or areas with massive throughput/effects, sadly.
If PvP, what type of PvP? [Arenas, BGs, Rated BGs]
Randoms and/or weekender holidays BGs. Haven't done a single rated, and haven't done Arenas now for a couple of years. Oddly enough (or maybe not?) I am most hybrid-like in PvP; I will often be flipping between cat, night elf, travel forms (dedicated heals/support for flag runners), and into bear or moonkin only under duress.
What are your biggest quality-of-life issues?
I was one of the first panzerkins in WoW, and I kind of miss that, but will begrudgingly admit that it WAS imbalanced. :) I would have to say my quality-of-life issues aren't related to my class - they are more to my server, players, farmers, the economy, etc.
What makes playing your class more fun?
I'm a Druidess - I consider my class the MOST fun of ANY class in the game!!!
What makes playing your class less fun?
Tauren - from TB, but are generally stuck in org. But they have a Tauren enclave area.
Trolls - refugee status in Org, but have their own area.
Worgen - refugee status in SW, but are human/can pass for human.
Kaldorei - Not only are we NOT from SW/the Eastern Kingdoms, but our park is now gone, too. :'( It feels very, very un-night elvish and un-Druidic to be in SW these days; not even a moonwell to weep bitter tears into.
Tell you what - put a horde & alliance AH & bank in Moonglade (or small faction enclaves? we have the space . . .), and I bet a LOT of us would choose to stay there!
How do you feel about your “rotation”? (Rotation is the accepted order in which abilities are used to maximum efficiency.)
EJ and others, in attempts to be helpful, have really, really cookie-cuttered EVERYTHING; gear, consumables, rotations, etc. I think that is kind of sad that after a run (or sometimes, because we are DPS, *during* a run) people throw out meters to evaluate you - and will cut a person, because it is easy to bring in another DPS. No, my DPS isn't always 1st - but how do you take into account 3 stacks of FF on each mob, or thorns on the tank, or the group-save tranq, the 15 second solar beam, or the timely battle rebirth? Why should I have to even consider utility vs. pumping a high personal DPS meter???
What’s on your wish list for your class?
I was of an age when polearms were Druidic weapons. And then they were not. Boo. Now they are again! Huzzahs! But, ummm, devs??? Where are our CASTER polearms, hmmmmm? I wouldn't mind seeing sickles (1-hand), scythes added in for us, as well. Also, not so many druidic/shamanistic-type offhands. i see a lot of books, but more pouches, totem/fetish-type stuff.
I've put it in the forums before, but i will say it again - even if it is only a glyph, i want keeper/dryad forms for travel form. I'd PREFER my own torso, but i would gladly take the generic models. For Tauren, give them something centaur-like. Trolls, no idea. I was thinking snake? But they already get bat for flight form . . .
I would also like to see some kind of call-for-aid/'compel'-type spell for beasts and plant-based elementals, that will shift their alignment for a short period of time (say, from red to yellow, or yellow to green). single target, and probably diminishing returns would keep it from being imbalanced. Think of it as an upscale critter bites effect.
What spells do you use the least?
I'm glad hiber got re-tuned, and I am showing/re-teaching people how good & versatile it is now. But soothe has fallen off now that the function has changed (could we get the reduction on an aggro range if the target is not currently under an enrage effect function back???). Thorns i am using during my Anzu phase, but the duration is so short now, and the mana cost seems high.
I still teleport to Moonglade, but it would love a set of Druidic-only portals inserted in the game, in places not currently covered.
All this being said, i am GUESSING we will finally see the Emerald Dream as a major content patch before the game sees its end of days. I was here at the first, and i will be there for the end.