I am most pleased that Cataclysm might clean out some loser DKs alts who clog up PUG raids, gearing themselves up, playing badly and giving us a bad name.
Since there’s a gear reset and with new races and a much rejuvenated L1 to 58 levelling process, we should see the old classes getting some love again. That should leave some DK alts on the bench.
Generally, I dislike people who play really badly and make no effort to improve themselves, and (worse still) don’t even type proper sentences (I hate l33t speak). As a GM, I would not let them into the guild.
The DK is the easy alt class. I think they’ve taken the mantle formerly held by ‘huntards’, which was arguably the easiest and fastest class to level, resulting in L70/L80 hunters who otherwise would have got lost in a rat maze due to their lack of any intelligence.
Related aside, DKs should know how to do a jump shot for use with Icy Touch.
Which to be your main in Cataclysm and which alt to level 2nd?
If I was going to level a new class from scratch it’d be a shaman or priest. I’d be tempted to level a warrior (to be a second tank, of course). I think a goblin warrior would be funny, much like gnome warriors, they’re just win out of the box. I still remember healing an gnome MT on Nefarian (end boss of BWL), that was so epic and ridiculous at the same time.
Priest and shaman because they’re healing pwnage, and I really enjoy healing.
On my USA account I’ve my DK (will remain my main, not even a second thought), L65 druid, L70 mage and a L30s hunter and warrior. Once my DK is L85 maybe I’d think about levelling one of them or a new class. Not sure.
Most realistically though, I’d just start the never-ending gearing process on my DK. I enjoy it.
Hopefully by then I’ll have the name Gravity again rather than Industry for my DK. No reply on my offer to the current nameholder to delete his character.
Certainly with this kind of decision-making being made by every single player, some of the current L80 DKs will stay on the shelf, and I hope at L85 we’ll see a more even distribution of classes (ie. less DKs).
I hope we’ll have more bear tanks. Where’d they all go?
Thanks to TyphoonAndrew for this thought.