No, actually, you are whining. And you clearly haven't read a single word about the way classes are being balanced in WotLK. Fair warning: if you make another post like this, you're getting a week off.
Originally Posted by Abradix
Seriously, did you just register to come in here without reading anything in this thread, just to whine about some random ideas you have without any factual basis?
I do not know where you got the idea that bears cannot tank and are only "Off tanks", but I can assure you that bear specced feral druids are more then capable of tanking entire Naxxramas, Eye of Eternity and Chamber of Aspects, which are all the raid instances currently in Wrath of the Lich King. DPS as bear spec is not going to keep up with rogues or hunters, but guess what, you've specced to be a tank. And you do more DPS in cat then a prot warrior or a prot paladin will do in DPS gear, and you'll be 20% behind the "real" dps. This is a better number then pre-3.0 in Sunwell, I might add.
As cat spec you're going to be very competative with all the "pure" DPS classes, so why are you complaining you can't tank? Your argument of "Master of nothing" title basically consists of "I want to be top DPS when I'm tank spec and I want to be the best main tank when I'm DPS spec". If you spec bear, you're going to be a very capable and equal MT to Warriors and Paladins, if you spec cat then you're going to be very capable DPS, fighting alongside rogues on the meters. While you're still able to tank heroics by the way, ask rogues if they can do that.
Do you really want a feral druid to MT bosses when you have warriors and paladins who can't really dps as much as feral druids in BC?
Why would you force a druid to MT role to stay in bear instead of tanking trash here and there and go kitty and dps the boss just about as good as any other classes(except lock).
There should be a reason to bring a druid tank instead of a warrior tank, if we are just like another warrior tank, why would you bring a feral druid when warriors have spell reflect/shieldwall, why would you bring a druid tank when paladins are master of AOE tanking. 5% crit buff?
Why would you bring a kitty dps when a rogue can interrupt without using combo points, poisons that is vital to the encounter?
Is there a reason to give 2 sets of gears to a class that is only able to do 1 job with 1 spec?
I am not whining, I am discussing, if people managed to convince me that what I have mentioned is WRONG, then I will accept my mistakes.
The fact that we are nerfed and we will not be the preferred tanking choice compared to warriors and paladin is obvious. You can say I am lying now, but it has been the case in late BC, though we were loved in early 70s in the first few months of BC release.
The nerf will just make us disappear even faster this time in WotLK, believe it or not, the result will be clear in 1-2months.
Also, my question is, "What is our role in WotLK?"