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Gensei
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What was a class you almost decided on for Classic but you had last second doubts about it? Does it still nag on you? What about that class attracts you?

And if you're still undecided, what's keeping you from committing?

For me, it's Warlock. I adore Warlock leveling. I love the vibe of the class and all the funky abilities you have. Plain and simple...I hate life tap. Which seems really dumb and petty. I like it while leveling trying to maximize uptime, but I hate having to use it in a raid encounter. As someone who's played a lot of mage in vanilla, I don't want to stop casting. Like I've even debating just itemizing all for Mp5 and using consumables just do avoid using Life Tap. I'm that ridiculous.

I'm now considering Shaman, Bear Druid, or Mage. Mage is what I know most but I'm worried I'll get bored by it, especially during leveling. Bear druid is maybe my default choice. And shaman is fine if I'm healing, but if elemental was viable in PvE it'd already be my main.

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Topic starter Posted : 18/08/2019 6:36 am
Gensei
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I played a mage for the first time in BFA and really enjoyed raiding as Frost, so I was planning to main a mage in Classic until I realised just how boring their rotation (if you can even call it that) is in endgame raiding.

I'm still planning to have a mage as an alt, but I'll be maining a rogue.

Yeah, a weird irony in Vanilla is that while in most games, a melee character has fewer buttons to press, it's in fact the opposite in vanilla raiding. Melee classes have lots more buttons to play with.

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Topic starter Posted : 18/08/2019 7:17 am
Lendryn
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I was pretty gung-ho about Hunter before all the issues cropped up in beta. I like the idea of being mostly self-sufficient and making opponents fight on my terms with heavy ranged phys damage and traps forcing moves out of a lot of classes. Sadly leeway and trap spell batching threw a wrench in those gears. The Reddit census shows I'm not alone either with Horde Hunters coming in at a pathetic 7% plus change, lower than Druids.

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Posted : 18/08/2019 7:55 am
Altoholic
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Definitely a paladin. That seal rotation really gets to you.

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Posted : 18/08/2019 8:09 am
Telvaine
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For me it's druid and pally. I was pretty set on druid but I don't really enjoy the pvp style. You can absolutely make it work, and it's very possible to pvp, but I found it very limited. I want to be able to juggle and kill multiple enemies, and druid just doesn't really offer that.

Pally I really want to try but I'll never enjoy healing, would only enjoy ret, and ret is, again, just too limited imo.

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Posted : 18/08/2019 8:15 am
rijndael
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I was going to roll Druid but then watched these videos and decided to stick to Paladin, which was my original choice. I wanted to be a tanky PvP healer, so my options were Paladin or Druid, but ultimately I opted for Paladin since they were more mana efficient primary healers. It was also less risk - I've never done Druid before and was concerned that maybe I would regret it (I had a similar experience with Shaman) whereas I've done Paladin before and know I enjoy it.

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Posted : 18/08/2019 8:27 am
disco
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Paladin for me. Really LOVE the Paladin class RP but really feel like it's an underpowered class in general. Will be rolling a mage.

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Posted : 18/08/2019 8:55 am
Eldritch Scholar
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Rogue, it is more of an overpopulation problem than anything wrong with the class. It would be my solo leveling alt and finding groups for dungeons would be rough.

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Posted : 18/08/2019 10:54 am
Black Monarch
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I'm not being scared away from any one class. One of the best things about Classic is that it gives you unlimited time to do whatever it is that you want to do, instead of giving you more crap to do every 2 years faster than you can do it. Classic would be a perfect opportunity to get every profession and a character of EVERY class up to max level... if not for the fact that I need five bank alts and I'm only allowed ten characters per realm. I'm going to have to choose my five mains very carefully.

Undead warrior - Miner/blacksmith
Undead Rogue - Skinner/LW
Undead warlock - Skinner/tailor
Tauren druid - Herb/alch
Troll huntard - Miner/eng

The remaining classes - shaman, priest, and mage - will be bank alts only. One bank alt will be a disenchanter.

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Posted : 18/08/2019 11:23 am
Kenaij
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It is not really that I got scared of by the class. I was sure i was going to make a Tauren Shaman. Had been since march. And these last couple days/weeks I started to doubt the idea. I do not mind healing but with the time I can spend on the game raiding will probably not be an option. Solo play and some dungeons would be better, and I enjoy gathering a armor set. That is why I`m switching to Hunter. I can always make a Shaman later. If I do decide to quit the other games I am currently playing.

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Posted : 18/08/2019 12:16 pm
Gensei
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Rogue, it is more of an overpopulation problem than anything wrong with the class. It would be my solo leveling alt and finding groups for dungeons would be rough.

One thing I've often thought about with being a rogue is finding stuff that makes you stand out. And one small thing for rogues might be to spec subtlety and pick up improved sap, adding another CC to a 5 man dungeon or ubrs group. That gets people to notice you.

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Topic starter Posted : 18/08/2019 3:33 pm
dkspride
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I still have an itch for rolling a hunter... about once a month xD
But I always come back to Priest!

I guess I know what alt I will roll first 😛

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Posted : 18/08/2019 6:24 pm
Azelkith (Knoxtane)
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Rogue. I almost went Rogue but I thought to myself, "I caster than can make portals to MCs and earn money from it would be beneficial" so I chose to main a mage.

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Posted : 18/08/2019 6:41 pm
ReverendChris
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Priest. I wanted to try healing, but I am a bit intimidated by it. I mean, you are responsible for keeping everyone alive. I don't think I can handle that. (FYI: I'm being completely serious)

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Posted : 18/08/2019 9:03 pm
Lendryn
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Priest. I wanted to try healing, but I am a bit intimidated by it. I mean, you are responsible for keeping everyone alive. I don't think I can handle that. (FYI: I'm being completely serious)

The other roles can get people killed by bungling their responsibilities too though.

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Posted : 18/08/2019 9:42 pm
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