People often say Mages are redundant.
Tree Hugger Dave has several drafts explaining why the “Deli” Class is no longer necessary.
Food – Any Gnome and their dog can now make a feast.
Water – As above, and why wouldn’t you get drunk to boot?
Dps – what DPS? Hunter’s non-combat pets do more dps
Poly – Frogs anyone (I must admit I recently discovered I had been replaced as the CC of choice in favor of the Shaman.
I, on the otherhand, would like to suggest that Druids are redundant.
Priests heal. Shamans heal. Pallies heal. Geez, even I can heal with a few bandages, pots and Evocate.
They do ranged dps.
Shhh, so do Mages, Hunters, Warlocks and that was what we rolled to do.
They have crowd control.
What like hunter traps, Shaman frogs, Warlock seduce or even Mage polymorph?
They do melée dps.
Leave that to the rogues. God knows they have enough trouble justifying their existance without you taking their raid spot. Let’s not forget Warriors, Pallies and Death Knights!
Isn’t that what Warriors were born to do? Pallies, Death Knights, Shamans, even Hunter Pets, they all do the same thing, maybe even better (I like to think that a Hunter bear pet is as good as a tattood Druid.)
You see to me, they disadvantage all the other classes in the game. They come to Northrend, take our women, take our jobs.
When the rest of us had to make a decision about how to play the game and what roll we would fill, Druids decided to steal it all from us, at will, any time after rolling their toons.
There should be a demarcation, let’s not let Druids take our place.
They want to heal or tank, let them struggle to level. They want to do ranged dps, let them be squishy. They want to backstab, then for all that is holy don’t let them do any other thing except pick locks.
Let’s increase toon employment opportunities by shunning the Hybrid.
Let’s take some inspiration from RL Druids…
Now many RL people like to think that RL society has advanced. So where are all the Druids? Oh yeah, the priests exterminated them (with the Shamans, but hey, we can live without them too).
I think it’s time to rise up and insist that Blizzard removes the Druid class. Let the Druids make their choice: healing; tanking; ranged or melée dps. Then next time they log in, they get to pick an appropriate class.
Gnomer and Out!