Friday, July 10, 2009

[Druid, Offtopic] Oh HELL YES

From today's latest PTR notes:

Swift Flight Form: Druids who have acquired a mount able to go 310% flight speed will now also go that speed while in this form.

Damn, I've missed you, Idol of Flying fast. And while I enjoy my Plagued Proto-drake and the giant trail of farts it leaves behind, the only reason I use it is because it's 10% faster.

Awesome. This patch is full of love for the druid. Sure, there's a nerf to cat DPS. And a nerf to bear avoidance. But between new tauren cat forms, new tauren bear forms, and speedier flight forms? Good times.

Also, I'd strongly recommend any and all druids that haven't done so to get the PTR and check out their forms. Even in video it really doesn't do the things justice.


Derrick said...

Oh yes. Honestly, they can beef the crap out of my feral ass. Spent dome time on the ptr; a 310% flightform because I've got a mount that fast? Excuse me, but fuck yes. SFF is, IMHO, the best ability in the game, and this removes it's only downside.

And the new feral forms? Good lord. My NE cat form is so sleek and sexy, the near form is a huge improvement (though I'm not really partial to it), and my Tauren brethren? I'm so happy for you all: your new kitty is millions of times better(and you get a much better bear too!)

definitely something that needs to be experienced to appreciate, video doesn't do them justice at all.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!! No ways!!!!! What have we done to deserve all this love in 3.2????

Shamad said...

Half way through the post I was thinking "oh yeah? go check those forms out on the PTR, they're horrid", and then you recommend seeing them on the PTR at the end?

Seems to me most of our raid reacted with "ehg, those are fugly..." when we went to do the boos on the PTR. And it wasn't just one form, we had a hilariously unbalanced group including 4 druids in 10man, and only at best were the forms bearable. I was honestly let down from what the pictures had been.

These being Tauren druids o/c.

Dave said...

So what does "Resilience: No longer reduces the amount of damage done by damage-over-time spells, but instead reduces the amount of all damage done by players by the same proportion." Mean for tank gearing? PvP gear already seemed far to good for tanking and this would seem to only make it better...

I do love the idea of 310 flight form tho. My protodrake will also be retired to my mount tab, I think.

Anonymous said...

I think the forms would be impressive if they'd been released with or during TBC, when the rest of the game got a graphics overhaul. Especially since we were told that SFF and Anzu were the benchmarks for the new forms. The embellishments are pretty poorly executed (leather wristbands? really?) and the linkage between colors for the NEs seems like they were picked out of a hat. In order to be a purple bear and purple cat, I had to change my hair from purple to light blue. I think two years ago I would have been amazed, now it just seems half assed.

Anonymous said...

"damage done by [b]players[/b]" probebly means it's useless against non players.

Kheldar said...

sweet for those with one of the faster mounts.

way to go Blizz :)

Fish said...

I wish they would apply this to normal travel form too. I would totally rather run around like a cheetah than be on a fast Kodo. If I was a NE that might be a tough decision as the Frostsabers look pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

Agreed on the land mount... If we can now fly at 310% due to proto-drake. We should definitely be able to run (not in arena's mind you) at 100% speed on the ground when or if you own an epic mount.

have not yet experienced the forms on the PTR but they are a bit to cutsie for my taste (I'm an NE)

tauren bears look sweet tho for sure... grats to the cows!