View Full Forums : POLL: Gender and Nuking/Healing Preference


Scirocco
08-08-2002, 09:58 AM
Interesting point just got raised in the gender thread here. We know from previous polls that druids seem evenly split between nukers/evoc specialists and healing/alteration specialists. Of course, many of us end up doing both, but the specialization and AA choices probably indicate your preferred role.

Thus, choose one of the four options, based on YOUR (the player's) true gender. Gender of your character is irrelevant. Determining whether you prefer the role of nuker or healer should be pretty easy, but if you really cannot make up your mind, look at what you have specialized in and what you have spent AA points on.

Evocation? Likely a nuker.

Alteration? Likely a healer.

SCF? Likely a nuker.

One of the Healing AAs? Likely a healer.

If you are an Alteration specialist with SCF 3 and no points in the healing AAs, you are just plain old confused and shouldn't bother voting!

(SCM is all around good, so doesn't count for either side...:)

So, are you a nuker or a healer?

Ganlaan Stormwind
08-08-2002, 02:17 PM
Kinda hard to vote on this one. I mean on raids I usually heal in the beginning till CH sets in, then heal group as needed and at the end unload the remaining mana in nukes. Rarely have I limited myself to just thinking I am one of those roles. I guess I would be "Male - Healer&Nuker" if you had that option.

vetoafauna
08-08-2002, 03:43 PM
where's the mangina option?

Scirocco
08-08-2002, 04:08 PM
Ganlaan, what is your spec? Where have you spent your AA points? Given a choice of either healing or nuking effectively on a raid, would you prefer to be healing or nuking?

Miss Foxfyre
08-08-2002, 10:39 PM
/sigh

There's no mangina option because Scirocco CLEARLY stated this was based on your real-life gender, you know -- that checkbox marked SEX: male/female, not "male in drag" or "male RPing a female."

Kildaere LiSiofra
08-09-2002, 02:22 AM
I didn't get to vote before it was closed, but sheesh.
I'm a female in RL, and am surprised to see how many females opted healing over damage.

Hell hath no fury...
That applies to me 24/7, scorned or not. ;)

Scirocco.. wasn't showing at work, but shows at home. /shrug

Scirocco
08-09-2002, 04:19 AM
It shouldn't be closed, and you should be able to vote. If you can't, try refreshing the thread.

***

I went back and edited the URL, which had show results=ON. Perhaps that was the source of your problem.

Stormhaven
08-09-2002, 06:12 AM
So... if you like nuking and healing, does that mean you're sexually confused?

Cloudien
08-09-2002, 07:33 AM
Interesting poll. The results are sortof what I expected in the back of my mind, but not when thinking about it... I know quite a few girls here (geographically, but also on the boards) who would definitely be the 'nuke' kind of personality :)

Scirocco
08-09-2002, 10:21 AM
So far, it confirms the general split between nukers and healers among druids. Nukers have a slight edge, but we still have only about 95 votes so far.

Among the male players, there appears to be a strong preference for nuking over healing (almost 2:1). Female players are more balanced, with a bit of a preference for healing.

So far.

Kinare
08-10-2002, 01:19 PM
"If you are an Alteration specialist with SCF 3 and no points in the healing AAs, you are just plain old confused and shouldn't bother voting!"

Bah! I voted for Female healer =)

I have SCF 3, and no healing AA yet. I figure whatever can help me grind more is what I should get.

But I do find myself blasting more because of the off chance of eye candy... I mean crits =)

vowelumos
08-11-2002, 08:27 AM
I am a male who mostly heals. My Spec is Evocation and My only Archetype AA skill with any points is SCF. As everyone has suspected I am crazy. I mostly heal, but I do like to blow things up :)

chenier
08-13-2002, 01:04 PM
I don't see anything wrong with having alteration specialization being thinking of yourself as a nuker. Moonfire/Wildfire take 320 mana whereas POTG/ROTG (sorry, no bp here) alone take 1200 and 600. I cast the later two way more than the nukes during a raid, so yeah, I'll take the specialization checks against those.

But gimme mah nukes for da fight!

*edit*
had the wrong amount of mana - fixed

Scirocco
08-15-2002, 10:58 AM
Chenier:

First, there are no specialization checks. You get a reduced mana cost with increased specialization. It applies to all casts of that spell. (You also get a reduction in fizzle rate, but this is moot for most spells if you are a level 60 druid.)

Second, with regard to mana costs, you have to look at the number of each spell cast. A nuking druid will cast 10 to 15 Moonfire/Wildfires against a particular mob on a higher level raid (e.g., I cast about 10 MFs on Rumblecrush last night, and finished with two crits a row for 2645 and 2665; and to make it even nicer, my Nuking Drood Group got the XP). During the earlier parts of these raids, perhaps one to three per lower level mob. On a typical "raid," I may be casting 30+ MFs or WFs an hour. That's a lot of mana in the aggregate. And a lot of mana savings.

I never cast PoG anymore, but if it is cast at all on raids, it may be cast once. And that once will last over an hour. RoG on raids is usally done by BPs, but even if cast via spell, you're casting a couple of times per hour. The mana savings from alteration spec in this instance is far, far less.


Moonfire/Wildfire take 320 mana whereas POTG/ROTG (sorry, no bp here) alone take 1200 and 600. I cast the later two way more than the nukes during a raid,


If you are casting the latter two spells "way more" than the nukes during a raid, then I'd have to say you really aren't nuking. At least, not as a primary raid role. Your primary role may be buffing, or may even be healing. If you aren't casting nukes that often, can you really consider yourself to be in a nuking role?

frisleafshadow
08-18-2002, 07:36 PM
also, buffs happen before the fight. When mana cost has little value. Everyone's buffing and getting ready.

Where in fights mana cost of what you cast matter more.


At least from my perspective

Sylvann Woods
08-30-2002, 03:08 AM
I specilized in evocation becuase i felt in grouping and soloing ( not raids and before AA skills came out) I would be doing more damage / kiting etc. I'm also trying to get this enhanced root thing if they take the snare off our epic :p So despite my specilization, i heal on raids til a mob is at about 40 then nuke it silly ;)

Panamah
08-30-2002, 10:20 PM
Men like to either blow stuff up or see stuff get blown up. So it sort of makes sense they're nukers. I bet if Jane Austin had something explode in Sense and Sensibility that men wouldn't mind seeing that movie.

I respecialized in evoc after Luclin came out because Moonfire looked so good and our heals were so icky. I think I just reach 200 in my evoc specialization and now I'm thinking about respecializing. :(

Aset Wyzerman
09-09-2002, 03:26 PM
See now this one is hard for me....I can't choose both. :mad:

I started out as an evoc spec but changed it to alt mainly because I raid most of the time & healing is invariably what I end up doing. Get a cleric in my group & I am nuking my behind off. ;)

Aidon Rufflefuzz
09-09-2002, 04:27 PM
Just remember...Yzerman, Federov, and Vladinator would have been Nukers if they played!

Go Wings!

Actinide
09-11-2002, 08:45 PM
Uhm, I'm not allowed to vote cause I'm specialized in alteration and have SCF3 and only 1 point in healing AA's (crit heal 1, yeah baby!) 1. I never bothered to find out how to change my specialization; 2. I'm too lazy to change my specialization.

Scirocco
09-13-2002, 05:59 AM
What is your preference?

The spec/AA skills are mere suggestions, and may not reflect your preference. If you don't have a preference, then don't vote, of course.

Arrysi
09-16-2002, 07:50 PM
i'm specified in evoc because of the quad kiting i do, but most of my duties on raids or groups are healing and dotting. its really situational and specializations really don't help much. i'm a evoc specialist but prefer healing over nuking.

Sildan
09-23-2002, 01:15 AM
Uhm, I'm not allowed to vote cause I'm specialized in alteration and have SCF3 and only 1 point in healing AA's (crit heal 1, yeah baby!) 1. I never bothered to find out how to change my specialization; 2. I'm too lazy to change my specialization.

I gotta agree with this one, cept for a couple minor things.
I don't have SCF3 but am working on SCF2.

I chose alteration because I end up healing more than I end up nuking.

I chose SCF because critting gets me off :cool:

It's a game and ya gotta go with the skill thats the most fun.

Siul Zeuqzav
10-04-2002, 12:54 PM
Male/Healer here.

I originally made my druid since I wanted a healing type char that wasn't totally dependant on another such as a cleric or a shaman.

I also chose my AA accordingly. 1 Healing Adept, 2 Spell Casting Mastery, 1 Healing Gift, 1 Mental Clarity, and 1 in that channel AA.

I'm probably the only druid with 45 AA to *not* have spell casting fury. Guess I like to be unique =P

Lilyani isThuggin 420
04-18-2003, 10:57 PM
56 druidess here
20 aa's
critical nukes 3 baby!

nuke baby nuke!

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Xytrani
05-04-2003, 10:47 PM
Saw this poll going when I was looking at older threads. I'm a 65 Storm Warden, male, healer all the way. Specialized Alteration, have crit heal 3 as well as crit nuke 3. And yes that 3k crit nuke is nice eye candy, but doesn't compare to the 4k heal that I belted out in 3 seconds.

If the cleric goes down, I can main heal with the best of them, if it's all under control, I've got some good dmg in the mana bar. But given the option, I'd rather keep someone alive then send something to it's grave.

You evocation druids scare me ;)