Discussion in 'The Veterans' Lounge' started by Millianna, Feb 14, 2018.
It was already hard getting a good shaman for raids, but good luck now. I’m sure lots will reroll.
kind of baffles me really. Who made a shaman thinking they were a supposed to be a dps class ? Now they will quit because they're not capable of doing high dps when they were never supposed to in the first place ?
The majority of players play by themselves aka molo. Now everything takes twice as long to do. What do you expect people are going to do? Don’t get me wrong I don’t care about the dot nerf. What a care about is raids. Kind of blows when you have switch targets or even cancel a raid because not a single shaman logged in.
I'll never quite understand their complete inability to use a nerf hammer, and not a nerf bulldozer. Just looking over the spell data, the nerfs seems incredibly over the top. Damage reduced by like 60% but no mana cost adjustment.
I still think shamans are really, really good though.
I’m not going to sit here an argue that shaman DPS wasn’t a bit over the top. But, I am going to argue that DIDN’T matter. There are so few shamans comparative to other class, who cares.
well, on the up side I wont' have to hear kizant tell me i'm a necro anymore =)
Don't know where this stat came from. We have 4-5 shaman on our raids. A lot more than plenty of other classes.
Not saying that the nerf wasn't extreme, but the above quote is definitely not correct if many cases.
I can easily fill a raid with just knights, good luck doing that with the shaman class.
I would probably find it easier to fill a raid with shaman than knights. We sometimes struggle with having enough knights on, never have this issue with shaman.
Maybe it's just a server thing
Are you implying that all them that were shaman before were only shaman due to the massive dps increase to their dots ?
Are you aware they are classified as a priest class ?
Do you feel priest classes should easily have the capacity to out dps pure dps classes ?
I have not seen a raid guild (on two servers) not actively recruiting shamans. And what’s wrong with a priest class having a secondary role of DPS? If don’t think some shamans are not going reroll then you’re not playing eq.
I just can't understand why the mana cost for spells didn't get the same % reduction as the damage.
As a a raid Shaman I have to ask what is the question here? We have an ae heal that rocks. we have two dots that multi cast and do a heck of a lot dps, so only have to load two spells. . We are not a dps class, we are a raid/group healer (sadly), short of cleric and druid. We are a great buffer. Set some hot keys and you can heal withe best of them. swap cures with DPS based on the event. I do remember the day of old when a Shaman could out dps a necro, but they have been gone a long time.
Stop trying to be rational, we are being emotional in this thread.
Obviously, the mana to damage ratio was too high.
From what I've read, Druids r still doing 340kdps after changes without adps... That's what I do w/ 3 magicians in group content when I'm trying hard. Just sayin.
Man I’m glad I finally get to cast all my dots off my shamn and druid box team. Finally get to see what they do...
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Between my two, normal group mobs never stood a chance, now i might actually get to play them a bit more, chit... I might even load nukes now!
I hope those are level 85 heroic magicians.
Your guild must not be very good if you're canceling entire raids because not enough Shaman logged on.
Lol, I love how folks just throw out numbers like this.
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