My baby druid is now level 56. I keep hoping the more I play her that I’ll come up with a compelling reason to level her. I think at this point I’m leveling her because I want to fly like a birdie.. and because I’m fascinated by the -idea- of a druid.
I like the concept of changing my physical shape to fit the circumstances. I like being a white/pink kitty. I love popping into cheetah form to sprint that last couple of feet to catch the boat. Even the evil demon seal form is useful at time. BUT I don’t enjoy druid combat.
Because I’m leveling I’ve spec’d kitty dps. The theory is, if things go bad and I’m kitty dps I can root whatever I’m fighting, back up a few paces, pop out to night elf form and heal myself and then get back into the fight. If I were leveling balance then I wouldn’t have that spare mana. It’s a good theory.. but unfortunately I just don’t like the methods of cat dps.
On my warlock I know what to cast when. I know what button I’m hitting next and usually I have a count down based either on the cooldown of a spell or the GCD and know when to hit that button. I only hit my casts once. It’s very rhythmic.
In kitty dps I start off with mangle.. and then.. um that other dot.. and then (if I have enough energy) claw. Usually I’m waiting for energy to build up.. so instead of three spell casts separated by GCD I get two spell casts.. and then I start spamming the claw button because I don’t know when it’ll be availlable to cast again. It’s kind of annoying. I really don’t like being spammy. I’ve tried timing the spells.. but then I spend all of my time staring at the button waiting for it to light up. I just.. meh.. do not like.
So I’m going to guess that at “endgame” I won’t be playing a kitty druid. I don’t like tanking so I also won’t be playing a bear druid. I have my warlock.. so I really don’t see the point to play a boomkin.. which leaves me with tree druid.
I’m conflicted about the tree druid. First off the form is U G L Y and so scowl-y. I suppose I could get past that. I am a little bit interested in trying out healing as a druid.. I’m just not sure if I want to dps past 20 more levels for something that I may possibly maybe find kinda interesting.
Ah well.. regardless I’m going to level her to 60. I wanna be a birdie. That will happen at least.