The PTR was updated today to reflect the ongoing changes to the game. Hymn of Hope is a Draenei racial… wait, it’s everyone’s spell… wait, it’s out… wait, it’s glyphed… wait, it’s in. And so it goes.
I’d thought the other day that in anticipation of the addition of the dual-spec option that I’d plan out my talents for the priest (shadow/discipline), druid (balance/restoration), and shaman (elemental/restoration), but it seems as though so much is still in flux that it’s premature to do so. Hell, I’m not even sure how I’ll main-spec Khaeli at this point.
But the point is, I’m thinking about it. And when it comes to the introduction of dual-specs, it’s the folks who aren’t thinking about it that concern me. I worry about the DPS and tanks who figure that since they’ve got a second spec with the majority of the points in a healing tree that they’ll be able to increase their chances of getting spots in raids and heroics, even though they haven’t the slightest clue about how to cure or when to Swiftmend or who to Beacon. And I worry about the healers who figure that since they’ve got a second spec with the majority of the points in a DPS tree that they’ll be able to pewpewpew sufficiently to not be benched when suddenly there’s no healing shortage (yeah right), even though they haven’t got the slightest clue about rotations and are likely far from hit-capped.
Now granted, shoddy healers and mediocre dps can occur with main-specs, but I think the risk is even higher with off-specs.
(Of course, I’m one to talk. I respec’d Khaeli to shadow tonight and was appalled with how poorly I performed.)