When it comes to group/mass buffing, the Druid no longer has anything to bring to the table. Of the three healer classes, the Druid is the only one without a group/mass buff that is theirs alone and cannot be overwritten. The Cleric gets Righteousness which is the best HP buff in the game. The Shaman Has Focusing which is top dog for melee skills. The Druid gets……… well the druid gets nothing! The Druids Opaline spell which gives HP and mana regeneration is overwritten by the Clerics Righteousness. The Druids strength buff is single shot only, while the Shaman’s is group and included in their Talisman line of spells, so they will be getting that from the shaman. The Druids HP regeneration buff is shared with the shaman also, so again, people are going to get that from the Shaman while they are throwing out their group/mass buffs The Druids damage shield, is almost half of the Mage’s damage shield Circle of Ingeous Skin and overwritten by it. To add insult to injury, the Ranger, which I thought was a cross between a Druid and melee class, has more desirable group/mass buffs than the druid. I see people all the time asking for Ranger buffs in the guild lobby, which is great for Rangers! But where are the Druid buffs that should be desirable? With all the movement AA’s, mounts, and clickies, the Druids SOW line of spells are no longer needed or asked for by other characters. With all the Stones, Magus’s, Portals, and clickies, the Druids ports are no longer needed or asked for by other characters. I originally started playing Everquest is 2002, and left at the end of 2004. Back then, I can remember zoning into the Plain of Knowledge and seeing OOC request for Ports, Sow, and other druid buffs all the time. After returning to the game for three years now and spending much time in the Guild Lobby where buffs are frequently sought after, I can honestly say I have only seen someone asking for movement buffs 3 or 4 times, and ports maybe twice; a far cry from the old days of EQ! Can the Dev’s not at least allow Opaline Skin to stack with the Clerics buffs so that others at least get the benefit of a few more HP’s and the mana regen? Can they not at least give the Druid a better damage shield, or allow it to stack with the Mage’s? Can they not be creative and create an entirely new spell that will once again put the Druid in the picture with the other two healer classes when it comes to group/mass buffing abilities and usefulness? I put this post up because I needed a place to vent since I have failed to find away to voice these concerns directly to the EQ dev’s…… not that they would care! If you share these concerns, and please feel free to respond to this post. NOTICE: If you do not agree with my frustration and only have something negative or hateful to say, please start your own post somewhere and voice your opinion there! I only want to know if there are others that understand or agree with this concern and frustration. Thank you.