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12-27-2005, 11:25 AM
I am new so please bear with my questions. I am unsuer as to my path as of yet I am only level 11. When do I need to really focus on a path or am I behind needing to get a focus right now?
Can you unlearn a talent to redirect your tree?
Thanks for all your help
Lvl 11 Druid
Hey there. :) I split your post from the poll to a separate thread so it would get more visibility.
You can check out our Talents forum for a lot of discussions on topics like this, but my opinion is that talents are pretty flexible. You can focus on a tree, or spread your talents out in different trees, whatever seems more effective for you -- you can always respec and swap talent points around later, though it does cost a fairly substantial amount of gold to do so.
12-27-2005, 12:51 PM
It's a pita running around all slow-like at lower levels. I'd recommend you get the talent "Feline Swiftness" by the time you get cat form to help alleviate this. You'll start building up your feral damage at the same time.
Furor and Nature's Focus are good to begin with from the restoration tree. The balance tree really isn't worth your time until you can put alot of points into it and even then it's effectiveness is questionable. At the minimum I'd say to wait on balance until you could respec at least ten points into it for natural weapons.
12-27-2005, 01:08 PM
Good advice Create.
You could spec through feral first, allowing you to get feline swiftness. Its frustrating in your 20's running everywhere to get to / turn in quests. Moreso if it is your second or third toon, and you are used to having a mount :)
Furor is great for your first 5 points - gives u immediate rage when you switch into bear, allowing you to kill things quicker.
And yeah, I'd stay away from balance starting out. Not that balance isn't a good tree, but the returns you see on the low lvl talents aren't as good / useful as those in either feral or resto. I'm a huge fan of Natures Focus in resto: 70% chance uninterrupted heal. I specced Furor 5/5 NF 5/5 to start out (yes, I like healing) because I was running with a hunter a lot and occasionally a mage, and my place in the group was to heal. Because I wasn't competing for dps and kept everyone alive when needed and fought in forms when possible, we powered through quests / instances. Being a good team player went a long way toward my build path. But to each his/her own :)
12-27-2005, 06:06 PM
Thank you all for your advice it is greatly appreciated.
And thank you moderator for the increased vis.
I will haunt the forums more to learn more
01-02-2006, 04:11 PM
Swearword /smile, a few tips for you that are totally off-topic.
If you get stumped on a quest and want a spoiler go to thottbot.com - You can also find what drops from which mob, and where that mob is here.
If you need to get somewhere and have no idea how check worldofwar.net/cartography
If you want to know what spells are coming when go to allakhazam.com - Careful though, there's alot of BS information in the user-posted notes.
Get the CTMod addon now and get familiar with it. It has tons of tools available through a easy user-interface. Things from the ability to see your group members' health/mana/ect. as numbers on top of the regular bars, to a tool that automatically targets yourself for heals/buffs/ect. if your current target is not valid (think healing yourself with one click while in battle), to hotbars - which let you totally customize your buttons. It's a requirement for raids anyways.
An example of hotbars: There are four hotbars: top, bottom, left, and right. I keep the bottom bar visible all the time as it contains buttons I use in every form. The standard 12 buttons automatically change based on which form I'm in so I moved them above the bottom hotbar and keep them visible. The top hotbar has all of my buffs and buttons for my wide array of potions. The left hotbar has a all my healing buttons. The right hotbar has all my engineering gadgets.
If I'm solo I don't want to have all the alchemy/buff and group-oriented healing buttons on my screen so I turn those hotbars off. I don't use the engineering stuff all the time so those remain off sometimes.
I bound the display and hide commands to a key for each of these three hotbars. If I push the button 6 it displays my engineering buttons. 7 hides them. 8/9 control my alchemy/buff bar and 0/- control my group-oriented healing bar.
Sounds complicated? It's not. It took me maybe 15 minutes to setup.
If you're really adventurous, and have a bit of programming experience, try the Flexbar mod. It'll elt you do really nice things like: If I right-click while targetting an enemy a circular array of buttons pops up that will display moonfire, fairie fire, insect swarm, my net-o-matic projector, and my discombobulator ray. If I'm targetting a friendly target different buttons appear.
Hmmm, what server are you on?
01-03-2006, 11:10 AM
Wow create thank you very much for the info.
I am on Nathrezim.
NE Druid lvl 17
I have taken teh above advice about talents and began my heavy feral spec with some points in furor think I am somwhere around 0/5/3 some I am working on it slowly. I am a casual gamer I play on my lunch break and some when I get home from work I am trying not to get myself in trouble with my wife and spend teh quality time she deserves with her. so I do not lvl very fast.
again thanks for the help
01-03-2006, 11:14 AM
do you prefer CTmod over Khaos from cosmos addon do you have experience with khaos. I know of people who use khaos was just curious as to your preference or experince with it ???
01-03-2006, 05:45 PM
I have not used it. I believe Cosmos and CTMod are the two most common full-mods out there.
I use CTMod mainly because the patches to the game will sometimes make mods not work. Once you start using them it's really tough to go back to the old interface if they're broken.
CTMod's publishers have the new version of their mod on the net a day after the patch, at the latest. That means my interface stays consistent, which is a must-have for me. I think it's safe to assume Cosmos does the same.
Two more mods that are good for druids:
Decursive: It lets you push a button repeatedly to automatically target and remove negative status effects from everyone in your group or raid. Just keep pushing the button and it knows who and what spell to cast.
Equipment Manager: Lets you change gearsets quickly.
When you start raiding CTRA (CT Raid Assist) will be a must. It can be installed seperately from the full CTMod. I'd assume it's Cosmos compatible.
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