Dev Watercooler — The Role of Role – World of Warcraft.
Yesterday Ghostcrawler discussed class roles in WoW regarding classes that have multiple DPS specs. He discussed each different model in detail. It’s worth noting here that he didn’t say which was best, and he didn’t give any indication of the direction Blizzard will be taking in Mists. However, it’s still an interesting read.
Here are the roles he mentioned for DPS. These are his exact words put into a numbered list.
- Everyone is equal all the time
- Everyone has specialties and you match the spec to the situation
- You swap specs to gain specific utility
- There is just a best spec for PvP and PvE
- Don’t have multiple DPS roles
What should you take away from the whole discussion? This quote:
But Which is the Best Model?
Hell if I know!…
We didn’t have enough people for our second raid night, so we spent a little time talking about guild stuff before calling it. Our second raid night is changing from Wednesdays to Thursdays. That shouldn’t really make a difference to me, so I’m fine with it!
Because I don’t need anything from heroics anymore, I decided to make a shadow spec. Saving my action bars is easy with Action Bar Saver, and saving talent specs is also very easy with Talented. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to save glyphs that I know. I guess it’s not that hard anyways; with the list of all known glyphs right there, I just have to remember to scroll through and pick applicable glyphs every time I respec. Still, sounds like something I could get wrong. I PVP’d a little in my new shadow spec (actually designed for PVE), but I didn’t get around to trying it out in a heroic. Maybe next week sometime!
Also, check it out! We got the Armadillo Pup! He’s a cute little guy, don’t you think? I like him.