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#1 12 years ago

I'm thinking about reactivating my WoW-account, but I have a few questions: will the BC-addon have some free gamingtime included, like the free month you got with the original box? I also heard that older servers have a number of technical problems, is there a possiblity to transfer a character to a working server for free if technical problems occur? Were there any important changes of the Shaman-class? I stopped playing about a year ago.




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#2 12 years ago

I can answer a few, you will still be able to change servers if that is what you mean. And I don't think that the box comes with free time.




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#3 12 years ago

I doubt you'd get a free transfer unless they were actually closing the server due to the technical issues. Otherwise you'd have to pay $20 or whatever it is to transfer, but I havnt heard anything about older servers having technical issues. As for the shaman, there are only the new talents at the moment, but the plan in the expansion is to make the shaman more of a melee dps class, for those who dont want to become healers. They get two tier 4 armour sets, arena armour sets etc.....one being dps, one being healing.




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#4 12 years ago

Shamans' other speccs (besides restoration) were made more viable in PvE, and the various speccs were more fleshed out in what direction they're taking and they've been improved. Enhancement shammies will hurt a lot now as they've introduced dual-wielding; elemental shammies will have greater damage, as well as a new totem, as to be more of a help in raids/groups (although the general direction the devs have taken the elemental tree hasn't been changed much), while restoration shammies will have greater healing capacitiy as well as survivability (restoration is pretty much only 'built' upon, no major changes or turn-arounds). That's about it.




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#5 12 years ago

Thanks for the information. Do you think the changes really made the Shaman useful for instances? When I left they were usually the only class that was never required.

Dual wielding sounds nice, especially if there will be some DPS-equipment for melee Shamans (that's what I used to play), but I don't like that you have to pay so much to change the server.

What do you guys think about the collector's editio of BC? Is it worth the money? I like the idea of a music-cd, an ingame-pet doesn't seem very useful, but I heard that those trading-cards you get with the collector's edition can help you to get special weapons in game.




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#6 12 years ago

Shamans will take the roles of a healer/dps class in my opinion. Sort of like a feral druid used for off-tanking in a sense, but doing damage instead. Also with both factions gaining both classes (pally & shammy) shamans wont always be needed for their totems and vice versa with paladins blessings, leaving them with a wider range of things to do. Both classes probably will be needed alot more, but gear contention will be amped up a bit, pallys vs warriors due to pallys gaining more of a tanking aspect and shamans vs hunters since some shamans can focus alot more on dps. As I said before, shamans will get 2 sets of high-end gear, dps and healing, also paladins get dps and healing as well as druids. Warriors also get a tank/dps choice I believe.

With the collector's edition, if you want the cd/dvd + poster or whatver it is, go for it. In my opinion I wont be buying it, since nothing fancys me. With the cards, its pure luck that you'll get a code to get you weapons and things. It's just like when you used to get an extremely rare pokemon cards etc.




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#7 12 years ago

Shamans are good healers (and the Ankh is pretty important in case of a wipe). Also, since the tremor totem is the horde's only real defense against mass fears, the shaman is still a good addition to any raid.




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#8 12 years ago

Blood elf priest fear-ward will make life easier.




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#9 12 years ago

MrFancypants;3461948Thanks for the information. Do you think the changes really made the Shaman useful for instances? When I left they were usually the only class that was never required.

Dual wielding sounds nice, especially if there will be some DPS-equipment for melee Shamans (that's what I used to play), but I don't like that you have to pay so much to change the server.

What do you guys think about the collector's editio of BC? Is it worth the money? I like the idea of a music-cd, an ingame-pet doesn't seem very useful, but I heard that those trading-cards you get with the collector's edition can help you to get special weapons in game.

To be honest, I haven't really paid attention to the trading-card things. I'm not too keen 'bout it, personally, so I won't be getting the Collector's Edition; I'll stick to a vanilla TBC box, as it's mostly just novelties that I'd shelve, anyways.

As already mentioned, equipment-tiers are split up now for different classes; since we're talking about Shamans, I'll give you an example from thottbot's beta-page. Restoration set Enhancement set Elemental set

Shamans are versatile and decent allrounders, which is why they'll be brought along in raids -- although in raids their ankh isn't really needed, since priests will probably be soulstoned most of the time, and such and such. Anyhow, with the introduction of various sets focusing on different speccs, perhaps they'll be brought along for something else than healing (I can't say I know, as I haven't been in TBC beta). In smaller instances, 5/10-mans, their ankh will also be important, in addition to their totems (which will also be useful in raids).




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#10 12 years ago
tshirt;3462084Blood elf priest fear-ward will make life easier.

Yeah, but until the servers will full of level 60 blood elf priests with gear that is good enough for lvl60 instances, shammies will still be needed. And priests still won't have an Ankh.