Tuesday Question. Monk-y Business

100 Draenei Hunter
9385
Does everyone like the monk?

Has your monk become your new main?

Me? I like the monk class. So much so that I went 1-90 with it practically non-stop, and my monk is now my main. Why is that you ask? Well let me tell you.

    I loved playing a Paladin, and monks can do everything that Paladins can, and in their own, distinct style. They are Paladins in leather.

    I love some of the poses she strikes while casting, being en garde, and healing.

    Taking on a monster and punching their lights out using nothing but your fists and feet? Cool!

    Mistweaver spec made me like healing all over again.


There are other reasons, too numerous to mention in a single post, but suffice to say, monks are here to stay, like them or not.

The perception about monks, I discovered, varies from group to group. I have had tanks leave groups I have just joined, mistrustful of monks as healers, oft times saying so. I have had responses from group members that have ranged from wary to enthusiastic. Players from this realm whom I have grouped with in the past on other toons find themselves somewhat insecure in the presence of my Monk, unless they know its me.

I guess what I am saying is, and I am sure the Death Knights of Wrath of the Lich King can remember a time like this as well, it is hard being the new kid on the block.

The times they are a-changing of course, level 90 monks are getting thicker on the ground now, and we don't have to prove ourselves as often. But I will still get the occasional:

Idiot Player: Your DPS is crap.
Me: That's because I'm a healer.
Idiot Player: No your not, I saw you with the melee DPS doing that spinny thing.
Me: That's the type of healing the situation called for, its Fistweaver healing.
Idiot Player: Your DPS is CRAP LEARN 2 PLAY NOOBGROMIT.

*YOU HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE GROUP*

/sigh.

So what has your experience been with/as a monk? Are you loving it? Or should they have stayed in Diablo 3?
Tell us your story.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Idiot Player: Your DPS is crap.Me:
That's because I'm a healer.
Idiot Player: No your not, I saw you with the melee DPS doing that spinny thing.
Me: That's the type of healing the situation called for, its Fistweaver healing.
Idiot Player: Your DPS is CRAP LEARN 2 PLAY NOOBGROMIT.
*YOU HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE GROUP*


LOL that didnt really happen did it? my monk is level 59 atm, very much enjoying this new class im a windwalker for questing.
No hairlooms i turn off that buff thing i get when i have to go to pandaria just nice easy going questing enjoying the class till i get to NR where ill send over heirlooms and powerlevel! (do people hate northrend quests as much as i do?)
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100 Draenei Hunter
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11/13/2012 10:53 AMPosted by Righteousqt
LOL that didnt really happen did it?


Tragic but true, it did.
As for levelling, well, I hit the ground running with the BOA stuff, and went through both the levels and the mobs like a hot knife through butter. Quested until level 30, then got dual spec and started healing dungeons, doing dungeons almost exclusively until 85, then quested through to level 90. I am all quested out at the moment, and it may be a while before one of my other toons sees level 90.
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90 Undead Monk
12200
I'm loving the change. I made the decision before MoP dropped to re roll Monk, so I powered toons with RAF to give insta-80 on release then raced to 90.

I've been hooked ever since, especially with the healing. As you said it's a distinct style and that's what I really enjoy. Now that I'm raiding too, and getting the chance to both DPS and Heal with the class I'm glad I re rolled.

I can't say I've had any of the negative experiences you've had in groups, most people are intrigued by the style of healing, but no complaints.
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90 Gnome Monk
10570
I love my monk so much i actually quested from 1 until 81.

QUESTED!

So much fun, so versatile, but oh so squishy if you play brewmaster wrong.
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90 Tauren Shaman
15790
11/13/2012 10:53 AMPosted by Righteousqt
i turn off that buff thing

allofmywhat.jpg

Why would you do such a thing?
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100 Draenei Hunter
9385
I love my monk so much i actually quested from 1 until 81.

QUESTED!


Mad! Mad I tells ya!

But seriously, the two times I have kicked out of a group was the misjudgement of players from other realms. No one from Saurfang has jettisoned me from a group, usually they love my healing. Probably because Saurfang people are generally smarter than players from elsewhere.
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90 Human Paladin
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11/14/2012 06:18 PMPosted by Torchsong
Saurfang people are generally smarter than players from elsewhere.


Saurfang

Smart

These shouldn't be in the same sentence. I Always wonder if these "Tuesday questions" are an attempt to gain MVP status cause you would have better luck with that on general / class forums.

Probably get more replies to answer as well.
Edited by Valdinqt on 11/15/2012 2:14 AM PST
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90 Tauren Shaman
15790
11/15/2012 02:13 AMPosted by Valdinqt
Saurfang people are generally smarter than players from elsewhere.


Saurfang

Smart

These shouldn't be in the same sentence. I Always wonder if these "Tuesday questions" are an attempt to gain MVP status cause you would have better luck with that on general / class forums.

Probably get more replies to answer as well.


>Implying your casual opinion means anything.
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90 Human Paladin
16345
You Trying to say Casuals have no opinion when the author of this thread would be considered a casual to you?

your skill level is no greater than any casuals fish don't forget that!

> Fish die
>spin
/larf
/invite to skype cause larf at spin!
>"Did I really just talk with the likes of Valdin?", I would often ask myself before it truley sunk in."
Edited by Valdinqt on 11/15/2012 5:32 AM PST
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90 Troll Mage
8520
Another derailed forum post.

Fish y u leave Siege? dog as fk m8
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90 Tauren Shaman
15790
11/15/2012 05:29 AMPosted by Valdinqt
"Did I really just talk with the likes of Valdin?", I would often ask myself before it truley sunk in."


Tfw Snaj wrote that, not me.
Tfw Snaj was being sarcastic
Mfw Valdin didn't get it.

11/15/2012 06:00 AMPosted by Sassy
Fish y u leave Siege? dog as fk m8

Offered a trial in BMH.
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100 Draenei Hunter
9385
I write these Tuesday Questions because I like to keep my writing skills sharp, to be brutally honest I care not for this "MVP status"of which you speak. I also write them because I love hearing your answers. And there is no harm in wanting to build some bridges is there?
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90 Night Elf Priest
14400
Dude, where is this Tuesdays question? I am in need of entertainment.

Btw, find monks awesome, our monk heals makes all our heals want to reroll :p
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