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Dayuna
03-28-2006, 04:15 PM
READ THIS WHOLE POST BEFORE YOU REPLY, IT'S NOT ANOTHER DEBATE.

Fundamental reasoning for stances:

1) Stances allow for a large boost to power at price
2) The increased power translates to better mana efficiency
3) Druids need a boost to stay in-line with the specialist classes


Fundamental reasoning against stances:

1) Hedging druids into one role or the other
2) Future balancing taking one stance or the other into account as a balancing point
3) Detracts from flexibility

Lots of arguing and debating from both sides has inspired me to make this little questionaire. Here's a set of questions I'd like to ask both sides of the stance debate. Best of all, it's multiple choice! (You know you loved those things in high school!) Post your answers! (and please forgive the small overlap with a current poll or two ><) Yes, you'll notice that the questions are worded to make you think like the side you don't support. That's intentional, because there's not enough listening going on here. I'd like to request that long rants for/against be kept to other threads, since they're largely irrelavent to this.

Stances Questionaire:

1) Where do you stand on the issue?
a. For Stances as proposed
b. For Stances, but altered
c. Against Stances, but in favor of an alternative
d. Changes aren't needed

2) If implemented, would you use stances?
a. Yes
b. No

3) If implemented, which do you believe would be your favored stance?
a. Neutral
b. DPS
c. Healing

4) If developers announced stances were no longer going to be implemented, are you most likely to:
a. Shrug and go on about your life
b. Complain publicly on forums
c. Quit the game
d. Go on a mass-murdering spree at Sony headquarters taking hostages for the ransom that they implement stances anyways

5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?
a. Nowhere
b. Healing
c. DPS
d. Debuffs
e. Utility
f. Other

6) If stances had never been announced, would you be satisfied with what druids have right now?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Don't know

7) If stances were made to be an AA ability, how many AAs would you spend for your favored stance?
a. 5
b. 10
c. 15
d. 30
e. I would not pay AAs for the ability

8) If stances were made an innate ability, at approximately what level should they be usable?
a. 1
b. 10
c. 25
d. 46
e. 51
f. 60
g. 65
h. 70

Questions 9-12 refer to this hypothetical situation:
Stance implementation is announced. You can switch to a non-neutral stance, and from the time you switch, you may not switch to a non-neutral stance for 5 minutes. You may revert to neutral stance at any time. Switching between stances is instantaneous. Stances grant the proposed +25%/-50% power to heals, nukes and dots.

9) Would you support stances in this form?
a. Yes
b. No (if no, skip to question 12)

10) If the switching time was not instantaneous, but rather 10 seconds (as a spell cast), would you still support stances in that form?
a. Yes
b. No

11) If no distinction was made between non-neutral and neutral in regards to the re-use timer, and you were required to wait 5 minutes before switching stances period, would you still support stances in that form?
a. Yes
b. No

12) If mana preservation was affected rather than increased power, would you support stances in that form?
a. Yes
b. No

13) If AAs were introduced that increased the power of specific heal/nuke spells either individually or as a collective (collective referring perhaps to fire/ice/magic-based or Fast/long-heals), would you buy those AAs in place of stances?
a. Yes
b. No

14) If disciplines (perhaps 2min +50% heal/nuke power, re-use timer 20 minutes as an example (just an example, no real values intended here)) were announced as a replacement to stances, would you be willing to support them?
a. Yes
b. No

15) Should Nimchip buy cookies and ice cream for every druid that finishes this questionaire?
a. Yes
b. No

16) Where do you stand on the issue? (again, I know...)
a. For Stances as proposed
b. For Stances, but altered
c. Against Stances, but in favor of an alternative
d. Changes aren't needed

Thanks for your time!

Edit: clarified question 9

Fenier
03-28-2006, 04:33 PM
1) Where do you stand on the issue?
a. For Stances as proposed

2) If implemented, would you use stances?
a. Yes


3) If implemented, which do you believe would be your favored stance?
c. Healing

4) If developers announced stances were no longer going to be implemented, are you most likely to:
a. Shrug and go on about your life

5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?
f. Other

6) If stances had never been announced, would you be satisfied with what druids have right now?

b. No (in reguards to downtime only)


7) If stances were made to be an AA ability, how many AAs would you spend for your favored stance?
c. 15

8) If stances were made an innate ability, at approximately what level should they be usable?
e. 51


9) Would you support stances in this form?
a. Yes


10) If the switching time was not instantaneous, but rather 10 seconds (as a spell cast), would you still support stances in that form?
b. No


11) If no distinction was made between non-neutral and neutral, and you were required to wait 5 minutes before switching stances period, would you still support stances in that form?

I am not sure I understand this question - if there was no differance, why bother to switch in the first place.

12) If mana preservation was affected rather than increased power, would you support stances in that form?
a. Yes


13) If AAs were introduced that increased the power of specific heal/nuke spells either individually or as a collective (collective referring perhaps to fire/ice/magic-based or Fast/long-heals), would you buy those AAs in place of stances?
a. Yes


14) If disciplines (perhaps 2min +50% heal/nuke power, re-use timer 20 minutes as an example (just an example, no real values intended here)) were announced as a replacement to stances, would you be willing to support them?
a. Yes


15) Should Nimchip buy cookies and ice cream for every druid that finishes this questionaire?
a. Yes


16) Where do you stand on the issue? (again, I know...)
a. For Stances as proposed

Aldier
03-28-2006, 04:54 PM
1) b)For Stances, but altered

2) a)Yes Technically if they were implamented you would HAVE to use them. If you choose not to switch you are still in Neutral Stance.

3) c) Healing(much of my time is Anguish+ raiding)

4) a)Yes

5) c)DPS

6) c)Don't Know. The top 10 list covers all of these topics, hard for me to say what should be the biggest focus.

7) c)15

8) i) (58) The level we get the first CH style heal at the latest. I could see 30 being a nice midrange spot for them as well.

9) b) No

10) b) No. This should be only if you answered yes to #9.

11) b) No. See above.

12) a)Yes I think mana efficiency and mana preservation are the keys rather than pure power.

13)a) Yes (only for types not individual spells, it needs to be able to work after the spell has become obsolete).

14) c) maybe. It would depend on the numbers.

15) HELL YA.

16) b For Stances, but altered.

Dayuna
03-28-2006, 05:32 PM
I am not sure I understand this question - if there was no differance, why bother to switch in the first place
If you had to wait 5 minutes before switching to any other stance, neutral or otherwise

9) b) No

10) b) No. This should be only if you answered yes to #9.

11) b) No. See above.
The purpose is to see if people would still use stances even if not optimal under several different conditions. Some players might not mind a 10 second cast time to switch for example.

Taeyn Kaidyrsi
03-28-2006, 05:34 PM
Stances Questionaire:

1) Where do you stand on the issue?
c. Against Stances, but in favor of an alternative

2) If implemented, would you use stances?
a. Yes (Primarily neutral stance. Occasionally healing stance.)

3) If implemented, which do you believe would be your favored stance?
a. Neutral

4) If developers announced stances were no longer going to be implemented, are you most likely to:
a. Shrug and go on about your life

5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?
f. Other (Mana efficiency, mana preservation, mana recovery after death)

6) If stances had never been announced, would you be satisfied with what druids have right now?
b. No. SOE has made some real improvements, especially for high level druids. Changes still need to be carried down to lower levels. Moonshadow and Reptile versions should be a full line with spells at lower levels.

7) If stances were made to be an AA ability, how many AAs would you spend for your favored stance?
e. I would not pay AAs for the ability

8) If stances were made an innate ability, at approximately what level should they be usable?
c. 25

Questions 9-12 refer to this hypothetical situation:
Stance implementation is announced. You can switch to a non-neutral stance, and from the time you switch, you may not switch to a non-neutral stance for 5 minutes. You may revert to neutral stance at any time. Switching between stances is instantaneous. Stances grant the proposed +25%/-50% power to heals, nukes and dots.

9) Would you support stances in this form?
b. No

10) If the switching time was not instantaneous, but rather 10 seconds (as a spell cast), would you still support stances in that form?
b. No

11) If no distinction was made between non-neutral and neutral, and you were required to wait 5 minutes before switching stances period, would you still support stances in that form?
b. No

12) If mana preservation was affected rather than increased power, would you support stances in that form?
a. Yes.

13) If AAs were introduced that increased the power of specific heal/nuke spells either individually or as a collective (collective referring perhaps to fire/ice/magic-based or Fast/long-heals), would you buy those AAs in place of stances?
a. Yes

14) If disciplines (perhaps 2min +50% heal/nuke power, re-use timer 20 minutes as an example (just an example, no real values intended here)) were announced as a replacement to stances, would you be willing to support them?
b. No

15) Should Nimchip buy cookies and ice cream for every druid that finishes this questionaire?
a. Yes

16) Where do you stand on the issue? (again, I know...)
c. Against Stances, but in favor of an alternative

Nimchip
03-28-2006, 06:05 PM
1) Where do you stand on the issue?
a. For Stances but altered


2) If implemented, would you use stances?
a. Yes


3) If implemented, which do you believe would be your favored stance?
c. Healing

4) If developers announced stances were no longer going to be implemented, are you most likely to:
a. Shrug and go on about your life
(I would try to get an alternative solution, but only if this happens)

5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?
b. Healing


6) If stances had never been announced, would you be satisfied with what druids have right now?
b. No


7) If stances were made to be an AA ability, how many AAs would you spend for your favored stance?
e. I would not pay AAs for the ability

8) If stances were made an innate ability, at approximately what level should they be usable?
a. 1


Questions 9-12 refer to this hypothetical situation:
Stance implementation is announced. You can switch to a non-neutral stance, and from the time you switch, you may not switch to a non-neutral stance for 5 minutes. You may revert to neutral stance at any time. Switching between stances is instantaneous. Stances grant the proposed +25%/-50% power to heals, nukes and dots.

9) Would you support stances in this form?
a. Yes


10) If the switching time was not instantaneous, but rather 10 seconds (as a spell cast), would you still support stances in that form?
a. Yes


11) If no distinction was made between non-neutral and neutral in regards to the re-use timer, and you were required to wait 5 minutes before switching stances period, would you still support stances in that form?
a. Yes


12) If mana preservation was affected rather than increased power, would you support stances in that form?
a. Yes


13) If AAs were introduced that increased the power of specific heal/nuke spells either individually or as a collective (collective referring perhaps to fire/ice/magic-based or Fast/long-heals), would you buy those AAs in place of stances?
a. Yes


14) If disciplines (perhaps 2min +50% heal/nuke power, re-use timer 20 minutes as an example (just an example, no real values intended here)) were announced as a replacement to stances, would you be willing to support them?
a. Yes, however I'd much rather have decreased mana costs... this only considering heals. Nukes are fine.


15) Should Nimchip buy cookies and ice cream for every druid that finishes this questionaire?
Zomg :(

16) Where do you stand on the issue? (again, I know...)
b. For Stances, but altered

Aldier
03-28-2006, 06:36 PM
If you had to wait 5 minutes before switching to any other stance, neutral or otherwise


The purpose is to see if people would still use stances even if not optimal under several different conditions. Some players might not mind a 10 second cast time to switch for example.

If I would not use them with instant switch, why would I use them with a 10 sec delay in switching??

If you answer no to 9, the answer to 10 and 11 is no.

tatankawd
03-28-2006, 06:49 PM
Please stick to the questions. Your input is appreciated but for the sake of the thread let's keep it separate. - Nimchip

I did, it was question #5.

5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?

My answer was healing.

I simply didn't have time to go through the whole list.

Tat

Dayuna
03-28-2006, 06:58 PM
If I would not use them with instant switch, why would I use them with a 10 sec delay in switching??

If you answer no to 9, the answer to 10 and 11 is no.
good point, didn't think about that >< editted!

Nimchip
03-28-2006, 07:02 PM
I'm gonna do the following with this thread...

1) move it to general

2) edit any post that doesn't answer the questionnaire.

Provided Dayuna agrees.

Dayuna
03-28-2006, 08:00 PM
sure thing =)
most things stance related degenerate into rambling, hence the choice of location for it

Alaene
03-28-2006, 10:16 PM
Stances Questionaire:

1) Where do you stand on the issue?

b. For Stances, but altered

2) If implemented, would you use stances?

a. Yes


3) If implemented, which do you believe would be your favored stance?

b. DPS (come on Stormwizards!!!)

4) If developers announced stances were no longer going to be implemented, are you most likely to:

a. Shrug and go on about your life (but maintain, publically, that class imbalance needs addressing)


5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?

b. Healing


6) If stances had never been announced, would you be satisfied with what druids have right now?

a. Yes (but I would still not consider Druids balanced with other classes)

7) If stances were made to be an AA ability, how many AAs would you spend for your favored stance?

e. I would not pay AAs for the ability (because it is an issue of balance)

8) If stances were made an innate ability, at approximately what level should they be usable?

g. 65 (IMO the issue of balance for druids only crops up in the end game - but I'm prepared to be shot down on this)

Questions 9-12 refer to this hypothetical situation:

9) Would you support stances in this form?

a. Yes

10) If the switching time was not instantaneous, but rather 10 seconds (as a spell cast), would you still support stances in that form?

b. No (if the 10 seconds applied only on switching INTO a stance, i would be okay... but i need to be able to switch back to neutral immediately)

11) If no distinction was made between non-neutral and neutral in regards to the re-use timer, and you were required to wait 5 minutes before switching stances period, would you still support stances in that form?

b. No

12) If mana preservation was affected rather than increased power, would you support stances in that form?

b. No (but if I was a healer, amongst other required changes, I would)

13) If AAs were introduced that increased the power of specific heal/nuke spells either individually or as a collective (collective referring perhaps to fire/ice/magic-based or Fast/long-heals), would you buy those AAs in place of stances?

b. No (again, because it is an issue of balance)

14) If disciplines (perhaps 2min +50% heal/nuke power, re-use timer 20 minutes as an example (just an example, no real values intended here)) were announced as a replacement to stances, would you be willing to support them?

b. No

15) Should Nimchip buy cookies and ice cream for every druid that finishes this questionaire?

a. Yes (although I'd hate to see the state of the icecream after freight across the pacific.)


16) Where do you stand on the issue? (again, I know...)

b. For Stances, but altered (for Scirocco's reason - something is needed, I can see no workable alternative to stances)

Vekx
03-29-2006, 11:42 AM
Stances Questionaire Answers:

1) Where do you stand on the issue?
b. For Stances, but altered

2) If implemented, would you use stances?
a. Yes

3) If implemented, which do you believe would be your favored stance?
c. Healing

4) If developers announced stances were no longer going to be implemented, are you most likely to:
a. Shrug and go on about your life

5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?
b. Healing

6) If stances had never been announced, would you be satisfied with what druids have right now?
b. No

7) If stances were made to be an AA ability, how many AAs would you spend for your favored stance?
c. 15

8) If stances were made an innate ability, at approximately what level should they be usable?
e. 51

Questions 9-12 refer to this hypothetical situation:
Stance implementation is announced. You can switch to a non-neutral stance, and from the time you switch, you may not switch to a non-neutral stance for 5 minutes. You may revert to neutral stance at any time. Switching between stances is instantaneous. Stances grant the proposed +25%/-50% power to heals, nukes and dots.

9) Would you support stances in this form?
a. Yes

10) If the switching time was not instantaneous, but rather 10 seconds (as a spell cast), would you still support stances in that form?
b. No

11) If no distinction was made between non-neutral and neutral in regards to the re-use timer, and you were required to wait 5 minutes before switching stances period, would you still support stances in that form?
b. No

12) If mana preservation was affected rather than increased power, would you support stances in that form?
a. Yes

13) If AAs were introduced that increased the power of specific heal/nuke spells either individually or as a collective (collective referring perhaps to fire/ice/magic-based or Fast/long-heals), would you buy those AAs in place of stances?
a. Yes

14) If disciplines (perhaps 2min +50% heal/nuke power, re-use timer 20 minutes as an example (just an example, no real values intended here)) were announced as a replacement to stances, would you be willing to support them?
b. No

15) Should Nimchip buy cookies and ice cream for every druid that finishes this questionaire?
a. Yes

16) Where do you stand on the issue? (again, I know...)
b. For Stances, but altered

Merdarie
03-29-2006, 12:06 PM
Stances Questionaire:

1) Where do you stand on the issue?
a. For Stances as proposed

2) If implemented, would you use stances?
a. Yes

3) If implemented, which do you believe would be your favored stance?
c. Healing

4) If developers announced stances were no longer going to be implemented, are you most likely to:
a. Shrug and go on about your life

5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?
b. Healing

6) If stances had never been announced, would you be satisfied with what druids have right now?
b. No

7) If stances were made to be an AA ability, how many AAs would you spend for your favored stance?
c. 15

8) If stances were made an innate ability, at approximately what level should they be usable?
e. 51

Questions 9-12 refer to this hypothetical situation:
Stance implementation is announced. You can switch to a non-neutral stance, and from the time you switch, you may not switch to a non-neutral stance for 5 minutes. You may revert to neutral stance at any time. Switching between stances is instantaneous. Stances grant the proposed +25%/-50% power to heals, nukes and dots.

9) Would you support stances in this form?
a. Yes

10) If the switching time was not instantaneous, but rather 10 seconds (as a spell cast), would you still support stances in that form?
b. No

11) If no distinction was made between non-neutral and neutral in regards to the re-use timer, and you were required to wait 5 minutes before switching stances period, would you still support stances in that form?
a. Yes

12) If mana preservation was affected rather than increased power, would you support stances in that form?
a. Yes

13) If AAs were introduced that increased the power of specific heal/nuke spells either individually or as a collective (collective referring perhaps to fire/ice/magic-based or Fast/long-heals), would you buy those AAs in place of stances?
a. Yes

14) If disciplines (perhaps 2min +50% heal/nuke power, re-use timer 20 minutes as an example (just an example, no real values intended here)) were announced as a replacement to stances, would you be willing to support them?
a. Yes

15) Should Nimchip buy cookies and ice cream for every druid that finishes this questionaire?
a. Yes

16) Where do you stand on the issue? (again, I know...)
a. For Stances as proposed

Netura
03-29-2006, 01:47 PM
Stances Questionaire:

1) Where do you stand on the issue?
Stances in some form or another.

2) If implemented, would you use stances?
a. Yes

3) If implemented, which do you believe would be your favored stance?
Depends on situation...

4) If developers announced stances were no longer going to be implemented, are you most likely to:
a. Shrug and go on about your life
b. Complain publicly on forums

5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?
b. Healing
c. DPS
e. Utility

6) If stances had never been announced, would you be satisfied with what druids have right now?
b. No


7) If stances were made to be an AA ability, how many AAs would you spend for your favored stance?

I would pay as many aa as it takes. But thats just me, and Stances shouldn't be made to be an ability that EVERY druid can't access immediately.

8) If stances were made an innate ability, at approximately what level should they be usable?

whatever. Maybe level 30 with specializations.


9) Would you support stances in this form?
a. Yes


10) If the switching time was not instantaneous, but rather 10 seconds (as a spell cast), would you still support stances in that form?
a. Yes

11) If no distinction was made between non-neutral and neutral in regards to the re-use timer, and you were required to wait 5 minutes before switching stances period, would you still support stances in that form?
No. There should always be an option of going neutral.

12) If mana preservation was affected rather than increased power, would you support stances in that form?

b. No

13) If AAs were introduced that increased the power of specific heal/nuke spells either individually or as a collective (collective referring perhaps to fire/ice/magic-based or Fast/long-heals), would you buy those AAs in place of stances?

b. No

14) If disciplines (perhaps 2min +50% heal/nuke power, re-use timer 20 minutes as an example (just an example, no real values intended here)) were announced as a replacement to stances, would you be willing to support them?

b. No

15) Should Nimchip buy cookies and ice cream for every druid that finishes this questionaire?
a. Yes
b. No

16) Where do you stand on the issue? (again, I know...)

i answered this already.

Tiusson
03-29-2006, 02:40 PM
Stances Questionaire:

1) Where do you stand on the issue?
a. For Stances as proposed

2) If implemented, would you use stances?
a. Yes

3) If implemented, which do you believe would be your favored stance?
c. Healing

4) If developers announced stances were no longer going to be implemented, are you most likely to:
a. Shrug and go on about your life (leaning towards d)

5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?
c. DPS

6) If stances had never been announced, would you be satisfied with what druids have right now?
b. No

7) If stances were made to be an AA ability, how many AAs would you spend for your favored stance?
c. 15

8) If stances were made an innate ability, at approximately what level should they be usable?
e. 51

9) Would you support stances in this form?
a. Yes

10) If the switching time was not instantaneous, but rather 10 seconds (as a spell cast), would you still support stances in that form?
a. Yes, but I would grumble a lot!

11) If no distinction was made between non-neutral and neutral in regards to the re-use timer, and you were required to wait 5 minutes before switching stances period, would you still support stances in that form?
b. No, if the cleric drops I want to be able to at least drop to neutral form.

12) If mana preservation was affected rather than increased power, would you support stances in that form?
a. Yes

13) If AAs were introduced that increased the power of specific heal/nuke spells either individually or as a collective (collective referring perhaps to fire/ice/magic-based or Fast/long-heals), would you buy those AAs in place of stances?
a. Yes

14) If disciplines (perhaps 2min +50% heal/nuke power, re-use timer 20 minutes as an example (just an example, no real values intended here)) were announced as a replacement to stances, would you be willing to support them?
a. Yes

15) Should Nimchip buy cookies and ice cream for every druid that finishes this questionaire?
a. Yes, Peanutbutter-Oatmeal-Chocolate chip please...

16) Where do you stand on the issue? (again, I know...)
a. For Stances as proposed

Thanks for your time!

Thank you!



PS - just don't forget about us non-rading, non-level 70 ppl! I keep feeling like I'm being pushed to level 70 when I need more time to round out my character before I get there. Have a look at the spells and AA's from the last 2 expansions from a level 65 perspective...

- Tiusson Leifwight
65 Druid, Lords of Obsidian
(Family-style, non-raiding Guild)

Fanra
03-30-2006, 12:19 PM
1) Where do you stand on the issue?
c. Against Stances, but in favor of an alternative

2) If implemented, would you use stances?
a. Yes (rarely)

3) If implemented, which do you believe would be your favored stance?
a. Neutral

4) If developers announced stances were no longer going to be implemented, are you most likely to:
a. Shrug and go on about your life

5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?
c. DPS
e. Utility

6) If stances had never been announced, would you be satisfied with what druids have right now?
b. No

7) If stances were made to be an AA ability, how many AAs would you spend for your favored stance?
b. 10

8) If stances were made an innate ability, at approximately what level should they be usable?
a. 1

Questions 9-12 refer to this hypothetical situation:
Stance implementation is announced. You can switch to a non-neutral stance, and from the time you switch, you may not switch to a non-neutral stance for 5 minutes. You may revert to neutral stance at any time. Switching between stances is instantaneous. Stances grant the proposed +25%/-50% power to heals, nukes and dots.

9) Would you support stances in this form?
b. No (if no, skip to question 12)

12) If mana preservation was affected rather than increased power, would you support stances in that form?
b. No

13) If AAs were introduced that increased the power of specific heal/nuke spells either individually or as a collective (collective referring perhaps to fire/ice/magic-based or Fast/long-heals), would you buy those AAs in place of stances?
a. Yes

14) If disciplines (perhaps 2min +50% heal/nuke power, re-use timer 20 minutes as an example (just an example, no real values intended here)) were announced as a replacement to stances, would you be willing to support them?
b. No

15) Should Nimchip buy cookies and ice cream for every druid that finishes this questionnaire?
a. Yes

16) Where do you stand on the issue? (again, I know...)
c. Against Stances, but in favor of an alternative

Just to note, I hate questions with unchangeable answers. However, I did my best to fit my strange viewpoints to one of the possible answers provided.

Dari
03-30-2006, 10:43 PM
1) Where do you stand on the issue?
c. Against Stances, but in favor of an alternative
second choice: b. For Stances, but altered - I think 50% is too much to lose to gain 25%.


2) If implemented, would you use stances?
a. Yes - I would assume I would have to in order to do my job.


3) If implemented, which do you believe would be your favored stance?
a. Neutral


4) If developers announced stances were no longer going to be implemented, are you most likely to:
a. Shrug and go on about your life


5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?
c. DPS
second choice: e. Utility


6) If stances had never been announced, would you be satisfied with what druids have right now?
b. No


7) If stances were made to be an AA ability, how many AAs would you spend for your favored stance?
e. I would not pay AAs for the ability

8) If stances were made an innate ability, at approximately what level should they be usable?
e. 51


Questions 9-12 refer to this hypothetical situation:
Stance implementation is announced. You can switch to a non-neutral stance, and from the time you switch, you may not switch to a non-neutral stance for 5 minutes. You may revert to neutral stance at any time. Switching between stances is instantaneous. Stances grant the proposed +25%/-50% power to heals, nukes and dots.

9) Would you support stances in this form?
b. No (if no, skip to question 12)




12) If mana preservation was affected rather than increased power, would you support stances in that form?
a. Yes - IF we didn't burn 50% MORE mana on healing if in dps mode and vice versa this might be viable.


13) If AAs were introduced that increased the power of specific heal/nuke spells either individually or as a collective (collective referring perhaps to fire/ice/magic-based or Fast/long-heals), would you buy those AAs in place of stances?
a. Yes


14) If disciplines (perhaps 2min +50% heal/nuke power, re-use timer 20 minutes as an example (just an example, no real values intended here)) were announced as a replacement to stances, would you be willing to support them?
b. No

15) Should Nimchip buy cookies and ice cream for every druid that finishes this questionaire?
b. No - make mine yogurt and strawberries, please :)

16) Where do you stand on the issue? (again, I know...)
c. Against Stances, but in favor of an alternative

Nilwean
03-31-2006, 01:12 AM
Stances Questionaire:

1) Where do you stand on the issue?
b. For Stances, but altered

2) If implemented, would you use stances?
a. Yes

3) If implemented, which do you believe would be your favored stance?
a. Neutral

4) If developers announced stances were no longer going to be implemented, are you most likely to:
a. Shrug and go on about your life

5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?
b. Healing

6) If stances had never been announced, would you be satisfied with what druids have right now?
b. No

7) If stances were made to be an AA ability, how many AAs would you spend for your favored stance?
d. 30

8) If stances were made an innate ability, at approximately what level should they be usable?
e. 51

9) Would you support stances in this form?
a. Yes

10) If the switching time was not instantaneous, but rather 10 seconds (as a spell cast), would you still support stances in that form?
b. No

11) If no distinction was made between non-neutral and neutral in regards to the re-use timer, and you were required to wait 5 minutes before switching stances period, would you still support stances in that form?
a. Yes

12) If mana preservation was affected rather than increased power, would you support stances in that form?
b. No

13) If AAs were introduced that increased the power of specific heal/nuke spells either individually or as a collective (collective referring perhaps to fire/ice/magic-based or Fast/long-heals), would you buy those AAs in place of stances?
a. Yes

14) If disciplines (perhaps 2min +50% heal/nuke power, re-use timer 20 minutes as an example (just an example, no real values intended here)) were announced as a replacement to stances, would you be willing to support them?
b. No

15) Should Nimchip buy cookies and ice cream for every druid that finishes this questionaire?
b. No

16) Where do you stand on the issue? (again, I know...)
b. For Stances, but altered

Scirocco
03-31-2006, 12:43 PM
1) Where do you stand on the issue?
a. For Stances as proposed
b. For Stances, but altered
c. Against Stances, but in favor of an alternative
d. Changes aren't needed


a or b. I'd take them as proposed, but I wouldn't made them being altered, either


2) If implemented, would you use stances?
a. Yes
b. No

a. Yes.


3) If implemented, which do you believe would be your favored stance?
a. Neutral
b. DPS
c. Healing

b. DPS. I'd put my DPS in high gear and never look back except when emergency healing was needed.


4) If developers announced stances were no longer going to be implemented, are you most likely to:
a. Shrug and go on about your life
b. Complain publicly on forums
c. Quit the game
d. Go on a mass-murdering spree at Sony headquarters taking hostages for the ransom that they implement stances anyways



a, perhaps c. Stances would definitely get me back into the game more. Continue the status quo, and I might quit for lack of interest. *shrugs*


5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?
a. Nowhere
b. Healing
c. DPS
d. Debuffs
e. Utility
f. Other


c. DPS


6) If stances had never been announced, would you be satisfied with what druids have right now?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Don't know

b. No


7) If stances were made to be an AA ability, how many AAs would you spend for your favored stance?
a. 5
b. 10
c. 15
d. 30
e. I would not pay AAs for the ability

As many as d.



8) If stances were made an innate ability, at approximately what level should they be usable?
a. 1
b. 10
c. 25
d. 46
e. 51
f. 60
g. 65
h. 70

b or c. Doesn't make much difference.



Questions 9-12 refer to this hypothetical situation:
Stance implementation is announced. You can switch to a non-neutral stance, and from the time you switch, you may not switch to a non-neutral stance for 5 minutes. You may revert to neutral stance at any time. Switching between stances is instantaneous. Stances grant the proposed +25%/-50% power to heals, nukes and dots.

9) Would you support stances in this form?
a. Yes
b. No (if no, skip to question 12)


a.


10) If the switching time was not instantaneous, but rather 10 seconds (as a spell cast), would you still support stances in that form?
a. Yes
b. No

a., although this undercuts the emergency healing aspect.


11) If no distinction was made between non-neutral and neutral in regards to the re-use timer, and you were required to wait 5 minutes before switching stances period, would you still support stances in that form?
a. Yes
b. No

a. That's the original proposal as I understand it.



12) If mana preservation was affected rather than increased power, would you support stances in that form?
a. Yes
b. No

b. No. For the DPS side, I'd rather have higher damage nukes than mana efficiency. Size does matter!



13) If AAs were introduced that increased the power of specific heal/nuke spells either individually or as a collective (collective referring perhaps to fire/ice/magic-based or Fast/long-heals), would you buy those AAs in place of stances?
a. Yes
b. No

c. I'd buy them both. If stances weren't available, I'd buy them regardless.



14) If disciplines (perhaps 2min +50% heal/nuke power, re-use timer 20 minutes as an example (just an example, no real values intended here)) were announced as a replacement to stances, would you be willing to support them?
a. Yes
b. No

b. I'd rather have stances. If stances were no longer a possibility, then I'd support anything that gives us a boost to power.


15) Should Nimchip buy cookies and ice cream for every druid that finishes this questionaire?
a. Yes
b. No

16) Where do you stand on the issue? (again, I know...)
a. For Stances as proposed
b. For Stances, but altered
c. Against Stances, but in favor of an alternative
d. Changes aren't needed

a.

Cassea
04-01-2006, 09:48 AM
Stances Questionaire:

1) Where do you stand on the issue?
a. For Stances as proposed

2) If implemented, would you use stances?
a. Yes

3) If implemented, which do you believe would be your favored stance?
c. Healing

4) If developers announced stances were no longer going to be implemented, are you most likely to:
c. Quit the game

Sony has mucho competion for my $15 these days. I feel that they either owe us the promised stances ASAP or a straight answer and explanation as to why they are going back on stances. Their "official" silence in the matter is both a slap in the face as well as a potential final nail in the coffin to the druid class. While I am not looking for an excuse to move on this does make it hard to justify my continued support after an entire year has passed and we have yet to hear anything other than the "stances are still on the table" crap we have been told. Take the darn things off the table and tell us why or put the darn things in. Quit the game solely over stances.... no - final nail in the coffin - maybe!

5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?
b. Healing
c. DPS
e. Utility

6) If stances had never been announced, would you be satisfied with what druids have right now?
b. No

7) If stances were made to be an AA ability, how many AAs would you spend for your favored stance?
c. 15

8) If stances were made an innate ability, at approximately what level should they be usable?
a. 1

Questions 9-12 refer to this hypothetical situation:
Stance implementation is announced. You can switch to a non-neutral stance, and from the time you switch, you may not switch to a non-neutral stance for 5 minutes. You may revert to neutral stance at any time. Switching between stances is instantaneous. Stances grant the proposed +25%/-50% power to heals, nukes and dots.

9) Would you support stances in this form?
a. Yes

10) If the switching time was not instantaneous, but rather 10 seconds (as a spell cast), would you still support stances in that form?
a. Yes

11) If no distinction was made between non-neutral and neutral in regards to the re-use timer, and you were required to wait 5 minutes before switching stances period, would you still support stances in that form?
a. Yes

12) If mana preservation was affected rather than increased power, would you support stances in that form?
b. No

13) If AAs were introduced that increased the power of specific heal/nuke spells either individually or as a collective (collective referring perhaps to fire/ice/magic-based or Fast/long-heals), would you buy those AAs in place of stances?
b. No

14) If disciplines (perhaps 2min +50% heal/nuke power, re-use timer 20 minutes as an example (just an example, no real values intended here)) were announced as a replacement to stances, would you be willing to support them?
b. No

15) Should Nimchip buy cookies and ice cream for every druid that finishes this questionaire?
a. Yes

16) Where do you stand on the issue? (again, I know...)
a. For Stances as proposed

Noken
04-01-2006, 02:56 PM
1) Where do you stand on the issue?
c. Against Stances, but in favor of an alternative

2) If implemented, would you use stances?
a. Yes

3) If implemented, which do you believe would be your favored stance?
a. dps

4) If developers announced stances were no longer going to be implemented, are you most likely to:
a. Shrug and go on about your life

5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?
f. Other (buffs)

6) If stances had never been announced, would you be satisfied with what druids have right now?
b. No

7) If stances were made to be an AA ability, how many AAs would you spend for your favored stance?
b. 10 (but seriously, weither you support stances or not it's a balance issue, and shouldn't cost AA)

8) If stances were made an innate ability, at approximately what level should they be usable?
b. 10

Questions 9-12 refer to this hypothetical situation:
Stance implementation is announced. You can switch to a non-neutral stance, and from the time you switch, you may not switch to a non-neutral stance for 5 minutes. You may revert to neutral stance at any time. Switching between stances is instantaneous. Stances grant the proposed +25%/-50% power to heals, nukes and dots.

9) Would you support stances in this form?
b. No (if no, skip to question 12)

10)

11)

12) If mana preservation was affected rather than increased power, would you support stances in that form?
b. No

13) If AAs were introduced that increased the power of specific heal/nuke spells either individually or as a collective (collective referring perhaps to fire/ice/magic-based or Fast/long-heals), would you buy those AAs in place of stances?
a. Yes

14) If disciplines (perhaps 2min +50% heal/nuke power, re-use timer 20 minutes as an example (just an example, no real values intended here)) were announced as a replacement to stances, would you be willing to support them?
a. Yes (less limiting to versatility, sounds better)

15)

16) Where do you stand on the issue? (again, I know...)
c. Against Stances, but in favor of an alternative

Golthine Gettinwood
04-01-2006, 02:58 PM
) Where do you stand on the issue?
a. For Stances as proposed
b. For Stances, but altered
c. Against Stances, but in favor of an alternative
d. Changes aren't needed

C. Against Stances, but in favor of an alternative

2) If implemented, would you use stances?
a. Yes
b. No

B. No

3) If implemented, which do you believe would be your favored stance?
a. Neutral
b. DPS
c. Healing

A. Neutral

4) If developers announced stances were no longer going to be implemented, are you most likely to:
a. Shrug and go on about your life
b. Complain publicly on forums
c. Quit the game
d. Go on a mass-murdering spree at Sony headquarters taking hostages for the ransom that they implement stances anyways

A. Shrug and go about my life


5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?
a. Nowhere
b. Healing
c. DPS
d. Debuffs
e. Utility
f. Other

B. Healing

6) If stances had never been announced, would you be satisfied with what druids have right now?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Don't know

B. No

7) If stances were made to be an AA ability, how many AAs would you spend for your favored stance?
a. 5
b. 10
c. 15
d. 30
e. I would not pay AAs for the ability

E. I wouldn't pay AA's for this ability

8) If stances were made an innate ability, at approximately what level should they be usable?
a. 1
b. 10
c. 25
d. 46
e. 51
f. 60
g. 65
h. 70

C. 25

Questions 9-12 refer to this hypothetical situation:
Stance implementation is announced. You can switch to a non-neutral stance, and from the time you switch, you may not switch to a non-neutral stance for 5 minutes. You may revert to neutral stance at any time. Switching between stances is instantaneous. Stances grant the proposed +25%/-50% power to heals, nukes and dots.

9) Would you support stances in this form?
a. Yes
b. No (if no, skip to question 12)

B. No

10) If the switching time was not instantaneous, but rather 10 seconds (as a spell cast), would you still support stances in that form?
a. Yes
b. No

11) If no distinction was made between non-neutral and neutral in regards to the re-use timer, and you were required to wait 5 minutes before switching stances period, would you still support stances in that form?
a. Yes
b. No

12) If mana preservation was affected rather than increased power, would you support stances in that form?
a. Yes
b. No

B. No

13) If AAs were introduced that increased the power of specific heal/nuke spells either individually or as a collective (collective referring perhaps to fire/ice/magic-based or Fast/long-heals), would you buy those AAs in place of stances?
a. Yes
b. No

A. Yes

14) If disciplines (perhaps 2min +50% heal/nuke power, re-use timer 20 minutes as an example (just an example, no real values intended here)) were announced as a replacement to stances, would you be willing to support them?
a. Yes
b. No

A. Yes

15) Should Nimchip buy cookies and ice cream for every druid that finishes this questionaire?
a. Yes
b. No

A. Yes

16) Where do you stand on the issue? (again, I know...)
a. For Stances as proposed
b. For Stances, but altered
c. Against Stances, but in favor of an alternative
d. Changes aren't needed

C. Against Stances, but in favor of an alternative

Silxie
04-01-2006, 07:35 PM
Stances Questionaire:

1) Where do you stand on the issue?

c. Against Stances, but in favor of an alternative

2) If implemented, would you use stances?
a. Yes

3) If implemented, which do you believe would be your favored stance?
c. Healing

4) If developers announced stances were no longer going to be implemented, are you most likely to:
a. Shrug and go on about your life

5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?
d. Debuffs
e. Other


6) If stances had never been announced, would you be satisfied with what druids have right now?
a. Yes


7) If stances were made to be an AA ability, how many AAs would you spend for your favored stance?
d. 30


8) If stances were made an innate ability, at approximately what level should they be usable?

c. 25

Questions 9-12 refer to this hypothetical situation:
Stance implementation is announced. You can switch to a non-neutral stance, and from the time you switch, you may not switch to a non-neutral stance for 5 minutes. You may revert to neutral stance at any time. Switching between stances is instantaneous. Stances grant the proposed +25%/-50% power to heals, nukes and dots.

9) Would you support stances in this form?
a. Yes

10) If the switching time was not instantaneous, but rather 10 seconds (as a spell cast), would you still support stances in that form?
b. No

11) If no distinction was made between non-neutral and neutral in regards to the re-use timer, and you were required to wait 5 minutes before switching stances period, would you still support stances in that form?
b. No

12) If mana preservation was affected rather than increased power, would you support stances in that form?
a. Yes

13) If AAs were introduced that increased the power of specific heal/nuke spells either individually or as a collective (collective referring perhaps to fire/ice/magic-based or Fast/long-heals), would you buy those AAs in place of stances?
a. Yes


14) If disciplines (perhaps 2min +50% heal/nuke power, re-use timer 20 minutes as an example (just an example, no real values intended here)) were announced as a replacement to stances, would you be willing to support them?
a. Yes


15) Should Nimchip buy cookies and ice cream for every druid that finishes this questionaire?
a. Yes


16) Where do you stand on the issue? (again, I know...)

b. For Stances, but altered
c. Against Stances, but in favor of an alternative

Hakeashar
04-03-2006, 06:14 AM
Stances Questionaire:

1) Where do you stand on the issue?
b. For Stances, but altered

2) If implemented, would you use stances?
a. Yes

3) If implemented, which do you believe would be your favored stance?
b. DPS

4) If developers announced stances were no longer going to be implemented, are you most likely to:
a. Shrug and go on about your life

5) Assuming stances are dropped, where do you think the most improvement is needed?
b. Healing

6) If stances had never been announced, would you be satisfied with what druids have right now?
a. Yes (basically, I'm happy with my dysfunctional 1/2er. Sure, lots more dps/healing/utility would be great, but I didn't create a specialist class. /backs slowly away from either side; hands up)

7) If stances were made to be an AA ability, how many AAs would you spend for your favored stance?
b. 10

8) If stances were made an innate ability, at approximately what level should they be usable?
e. 51

Questions 9-12 refer to this hypothetical situation:
Stance implementation is announced. You can switch to a non-neutral stance, and from the time you switch, you may not switch to a non-neutral stance for 5 minutes. You may revert to neutral stance at any time. Switching between stances is instantaneous. Stances grant the proposed +25%/-50% power to heals, nukes and dots.

9) Would you support stances in this form?
a. Yes

10) If the switching time was not instantaneous, but rather 10 seconds (as a spell cast), would you still support stances in that form?
b. No

11) If no distinction was made between non-neutral and neutral in regards to the re-use timer, and you were required to wait 5 minutes before switching stances period, would you still support stances in that form?
b. No

12) If mana preservation was affected rather than increased power, would you support stances in that form?
b. No

13) If AAs were introduced that increased the power of specific heal/nuke spells either individually or as a collective (collective referring perhaps to fire/ice/magic-based or Fast/long-heals), would you buy those AAs in place of stances?
a. Yes

14) If disciplines (perhaps 2min +50% heal/nuke power, re-use timer 20 minutes as an example (just an example, no real values intended here)) were announced as a replacement to stances, would you be willing to support them?
a. Yes

15) Should Nimchip buy cookies and ice cream for every druid that finishes this questionaire?
a. Yes (and pie! /rubs tummy)

16) Where do you stand on the issue? (again, I know...)
b. For Stances, but altered

~Tar'Kaiden of Leviathan