When am I going to learn to play?
Yeah, yeah. Blackhoof is level 69 and change. But can I claim I know how to play?
I'm pretty happy that I got to spend months raiding Molten Core in a well respected guild. I was a guild officer and Shaman Class Leader. Have I told you about all my purples I once showed off in Orgrimmar? That was me. Happy as a clam with my Unstoppable Force. Then I'd switch over to my healing get-up (good enough to still out heal the Resto Shamans even after I went Enhancement) which was full Earthfury. Onyxia never dropped the helm for me. "Hey. I've arrived," my gear announced. Last Summer I knew exactly what I was talking about. Class leader in a great guild, in the gear, my opinion should have mattered.
But I'm not going over to the official Blizzard Community Shaman forums now and saying one damn thing. Not one. I'll admit the Shaman Class has wants. I've respecced numerous times to meet raiding, pvp, and pve requirements. But I'll also admit the class can get things done. And overall it's a fun class. But I'm not going to open my mouth.
Even if I were 70, my gear sucks, my opinions don't count. Yeah, it's AH greens if I can get them. (That I did around level 60. Since then I've been hording cash.) Or an instance blue, if I can get into one. Or just a lucky world drop, or quest reward.
Or Vendor greens. They're not that bad - for my needs. Blackhoof picked up the Consortium fist weapons from Stormspire. And for 8g, eight!, no rep required, Msaker picked up the Arkadian Claymore (80.3 DPS, +28 Str, +42 Sta, +27 Crit Strike rating), and some Ninja Stars, after the Blue Moon rose and Horde took Halaal.
But, anyway, my gear sucks. It's not stuff out of Kara or gotten from mindless reputation grinding.
So, posting as a "Level 70" with an opinion, and greens for gear, I'd only be shot down, bbq'd, told to "shut it" (hell, that happens here on my own blog!), because I'm not raiding Karazahn. Two years plus playing a Shaman and my opinion about the class would mean NOTHING on the forums. Level 70 Draenei Shamans would be flaming me. I don't need that.
But does it mean I don't know how to play?
Nah. I do know how to play.
I play to have fun.*
How about you?
*And would I play another Shaman knowing what I know? Yep. Too late. My Draenei Shaman is level 20. (Already out-leveled my Warlock who's ignored at 14.)
P.S. Tseric, requiescat in pace.