I've played a rogue since late vanilla/early tbc, and I'll continue playing it in the coming patch. Through ups and downs its still one of the playstyles I enjoy the most (lots of control, on-demand damage). I feel best when I'm gouging, shiv'ing, blinding, garrotting etc, more so than when I'm just tunneling damage into something and hoping its unhealable.
I've played almost all the other classes casually, and have most at 90 or 85 already. Now I'm looking for advice and thoughts on what to pick up as my second PvP class in the coming patch. With the changes to gearing etc. I think I can now maintain 2 characters and play them at a decent level.
I've REALLY enjoyed playing a resto shaman in previous expansions. I think it's an excellent class, and it combines big heals, lots of utility and good mobility. I've tried to be a good disc priest, but I just do not enjoy the playstyle. One slow on me and I feel like all I can do is juke or die. I happily admit to being a less than optimal disc priest. I haven't played druids of any spec since Wotlk, where I mainly raided as resto. I'm taking a good look at feral now (and yes I've seen the nerfs incoming - justified ones imo), it looks quite fun to play, and the damage is through the roof when CDs are up. I quite like the bleeds, but without the cyclones everywhere I'm thinking it might bring too little utility to the table. Thoughts on this? Warrior is not my cup of tea in PvP, too tunnely. I loved cataclysm marksmanship hunters, but now that it's BM or gtfo they don't interest me as much. Every expansion since TBC I've tried my best to gear and play a warlock in pvp, but the LOLONESHOT by every melee in the game has ruined it for me every time. Thoughts on warlocks now? Are they fun to play if you just suck up the ugly gearing process? Monk doesn't really appeal to me, though the Windwalker changes look kinda cool. I've been hit hella hard by some monks this patch Paladin is mostly out the window, I think. Played one during cataclysm raiding, don't want to go there again. Mage isn't quite my thing, don't think I want to go there.
Presumably this rant has given you some sort of idea of what kind of player I am, and what I enjoy, and hopefully you can share some of your own thoughts and experiences. Mind you, this is ONLY for PvP. No PvE considerations at all.
My own thoughts:
Safe choice: Resto shaman, will probably have fun
Frustrating but maybe hugely rewarding choice: Warlock, will probably hate the BG grinding to get geared in start of season
Runner up: Feral durid, rawr mangle rip ravage
Votes so far:
Resto shaman: 3