I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door and must have it painted black
Maybe then I’ll fade away and not have to face the facts
It’s not easy facin’ up when your whole world is black
Paint It Black – Rolling Stones
I sympathise with the resto druids worried about losing their form in the expansion. Changing from being a permanent form, to temporary form.
Imagine if you took Shadow Form off a Shadow Priest? – I would get upset. Even though you can never see the colour of my gear, and that I do not wear a shirt so you can see cleavage. That I painstakingly picked the colour of my tabard to match, that you can’t tell I’m on a ‘special’ mount because it’s Shadow. Blue drake – what blue drake. They’re all blackish purple. I could stand naked in Ironforge, and I would still be ‘modestly covered.
It may not bode well with us Shadow Priests if they take away druid tree form.
Shadow Form is great for instant identification as to class and spec. Every body knows you can only get shadow form if your deep enough into the tree to be considered ‘shadow’ spec, besides being furry, feathery, or leafy – what other class besides the druid, and a shammy ( and only in travel form) are so easily identifiable.? We can determine classes by accessories, Pets, Minons, disco totems, gear, or those blue blue DK eyes – but we see a tree – we see resto druid, and going forward you won’t see a tree that often.
“Where’s the shadow priest?” Just look for the black blob.
Special is being lost to homogenization
Warlocks have a metamorphosis ( if they are in the right spec) so while this musing is pure speculation, without even a hint of such a change, and perhaps even fear mongering annnnddddd the ongoing debates on hybrids, and all the things that make our classes special that seem to be dispearing, or getting shared. Eg Shadow Priests getting Mortal strike – there is no reason why a Shadow Priest couldn’t lose our form permanently and it become a buff, or even the nuke we have so desired.
Shadow Form: Caster becomes embroiled in darkness, calling up their awesome shadowyness to increase Spell power, Haste, and Crit by 300 for 20 sec
So While it may be a little late to add to the campaign ( the fever for the druid protest seems to have passed a little - for in fear of my own shadowy skin
From Treebark Jacket