Isn't genesis the druid T2.5 stuff that's typically considered 'more feral'? If blowing your DKP on feral stuff isn't your thing, I can see you not wanting it w/ T3 so close on the horizon. Speaking as a min/maxing rogue, the only thing I look at is stats - and given the choice, I'd probably make my character as ugly as possible for entertainment value.
a big part of the reason i decided not to honor grind for rank 12 to get the absurd +4% multishot gloves was becauase they wouldn't match any of my other gear.
They were threatened by my DKP horde. As somebody who's never specced out of 31 Rest short of the PTR, it's remarkable how many priests suddenly become hybrid evangelists when you pass them in the loot list.
Oh god, that's exactly the same thing I do. I can just jump around in front of the Ironforge bank for hours (!) chatting or inspecting people.
Same here, except behind the bank, before and after raid time. I jump around with all the rogues between pulls on learning nights, too. The funny thing is I'm a paladin, one of the more patient classes out there. I guess it must be pent up energy coming out after being extremely intent and focused during fights, or the energy i built up watching myself level up doing glorified autoattacking a year and a half ago.
Personally, I didn't have any intentions of raiding when I started playing WoW so I was sort of forced into healing in the sense that I didn't want to level up another character to get immediately in the raid game. I don't really see myself as a controlling person outside of WoW but I guess it sort of comes with the territory being a healer "responsible" for the whole raid. I used to be pretty intolerant of lower skilled players when I was in my old guild, but now that I'm in a more progression driven guild the average player skill is higher and raiding is much more relaxing.
On another note, the differences between how our Hunter raid leader, Rogue officer and Warrior (MT) officer handle wiping/learning/stupid mistakes versus how our Druid and Paladin officers handle it. DPS/Tank classes definitely seem to be more inward focused and tend to flip out more on wipes which healers see as a perfectly acceptable part of the learning process.
Sidenote: Women in our guild are 1 Priest, 1 Warlock, 1 Mage 1 Druid and a Paladin. The Mage used to raid as a druid but rerolled after a break from the game to fit our class needs. So i guess the women as healers stereotype fits us as well.
The rogue hyperactive-ness definietly applies. Warriors are 2nd behind us, though. I think this is very much a result of how you have to play the class. I remember a blizzard dev posting that they intended for rogues to be the most button spamming class even.
So, when we have to spam buttons to fulfil our role, and then we just sit there, we start hitting other buttons. I do it, and I don't remember being like that in EQ when I played a cleric, or in WoW beta when I played a priest.
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Off the top of my head we've got 6 girls in the guild who are active level 60s involved in our raiding. It's 50-50 on healers/non-healers... the GM's a resto-druid, and we've got one resto-shaman and one uber-priest (Who also has a warrior alt at 60). 3/6 healers. The other three girls are two hunters and the guild's MT. Out of those 6, GM, warrior class leader/MT, hunter class leader and if we didn't already have a priest CL, I'd put the girl on this list in for the job, she really is good.
My girlfriend started out a shaman, got to 60, felt she was getting pigeonholed as a healer on pick-ups and didn't really like healing, so re-rolled a warrior as our small family guild didn't actually have any at the time. She loves tanking now. Meanwhile, as her boyfriend, I just drifted into playing resto-druid healer, found I enjoyed it, and tend to end up as the MT's pet druid. I'm not sure how much of that is due to the fact I'm within punching distance and would get yelled at regardless of whether or not I was meant to be healing her, though.
not exactly a personality thing, but i had one of our priests comment on the difference between the way i make groups and the way our healer officers make groups in a raid. i aim to build the most efficient groups to maximize buffs like trueshot aura/battle shout/paladin auras, while priests making groups tend to focus on having secondary healers in groups with warriors to maximize group-contained survivability.
more on topic tho - our most explosive members tend to be healers. if you're getting yelled at, chances are it's by a priest!
From my experience every single priest I know or have ever played with fits into 3 personality categories;
1. Quiet, super-healbot (robo-gamer). A few priests in my guild who are insanely good but basically are very quiet and generally great raiders, fit this category. Two of them even make quite a bit of money playing other games.
2. Type-A Leadership Know-It-All guys. They think they're the best, (sometimes know they're the best) but generally are very opinionated, talk a lot, and pretty much rolled a priest because they think they're the best and don't trust others to do the healing.
3. Rolled a priest to be wanted. Obviously since healers are pretty desirable in this game, people do this. They like being healers, but they essentially play the class to be wanted in groups / liked by the guild / needed by the guild.
Every priest I've ever met falls into one of those 3 categories, and every person who has heard my theory hasn't disagreed.
Agreed. 100%... especially with the "dont trust others to do the healing" bit :P
You might wanna add that Type 2 Priests are usually alts that gradually become mains.
I internalize my rogue hyperactivity. If you look at our raid while nothing is happening, all the other rogues will be jumping around in circles and I'll be standing still. But if you could see my screen, you'd see I was compulsively inspecting people, rearranging things in my backpack, browsing through oddball stats in SW Stats, etc.
I think most of the females in EJ do play healer classes, actually, but there are some that play DPS classes, and I play a warrior. (For what it's worth, my boyfriend plays a warlock. Sometimes we get to tank Emps together~)
I originally picked a warrior because I've always liked tough, melee types for some reason. (Maybe because I'm a pretty passive person and it's nice to do the opposite of that in games.) But I ended up really getting into the tanking aspect of it. I kind of like the idea of protecting the squishy people from evil raid mobs and such, but moreso I like the attention and concentration it requires. I guess it's sort of mentally stimulating, depending on the situation.
Oh, I'm definitely type two priest, just apply it to a warrior. Just go dig the Malfurion thread. It goes across classes too. I often find myself explaining basic shit to warlocks...
As for focused rogues and warriors...mind telling our's that's what they're supposed to do? We've restricted items from them(didn't let hunters bid on QSR for a while), and even straight up told them to pick up the slack on the damage meters...still doesn't work. At the end of a BWL gear, even with most people having 6+ more deaths than them, they wind up at the bottom of the damage meter.
We've got a bunch of females in our guild, they're almost all healers, druids and priests. We have one female tank, but she plays a NE, so it doesn't count. They're pretty good when it comes to upgrading gear, though I've heard other healers complain they abuse the long heal button. Anyone else get that with their female healers? And jesus, it's like you have to tip-toe around them on vent. Just a week ago someone said "skeet" on vent, one of them didn't know what it meant, and, somehow, it ended an hour later with a few of them wanting to know what snow...nevermind.
I have come to terms with the fact that I play as a cow. I am pretty in my own special way, even in Genesis. :wub:
Personality-wise? I am a Gemini, so I guess Druid is good for me. Mood swingy bitch and can't decide what I'm good at, I am a true Druid identity-crisis. I respec on a weekly basis. Also, I cannot wait for Blood Elves in the expansion. I want to re-live my cross-player Ragnarok Online days and play a sexy male elf in lots of armor.
p.s. Tehax is indeed pretty. I like his cloak. It is also adorable when Rachel and Zibro tank together.