I wanted to start a thread sharing some of my thoughts and plans for a shadowlands main, and see if others wanted to share as well. It sounds like all classes are changing somewhat with the "unpruning" of certain abilities and the addition of covenant signature spells. I imagine because of this lots of us want to test drive stuff and see how it feels. However I imagine some have an idea about where they are leaning, and I thought i'd share. It seems The developers have decided to move a bit past the idea of 'bring the player, not the class". Upcoming shadowlands changes strongly increase class identity and unique utility. For example the inscription scrolls for the raidwide buffs are going away, so if you want them then you need to bring a warrior, priest, mage, etc. The Engineer battle rez is going away, and Drums are being nerfed. At our lvl it may not matter overly much, but my brain has a hard time leaving power off the table. As a result i imagine we will want at least one of several classes.
Mage, Warrior, Priest, Demon Hunter, monk, and Battle rez classes, so druid, warlock, Deathknight?
That's not to guilt people into class choices, I think it's important to have fun. I think it's better to have happy players doing what they like than "optimal". I've recently been lvling and gearing Alts instead of grinding out visions, etc. ( yay Expansion lull) And I realize there a quite a few classes I like and would be happy playing as my main in Shadowlands. Basicly, if you combine my inability to not Min-max at least a little, with my Special Snowflake Narcism "Tm". I'll end up maining one of the classes above if nobody else decides too, As I said before this isn't a sacrifice, I genuinely enjoy these classes, Also I'm not looking to pressure people into playing what they don't want. On the contrary I hope by sharing my plans, Others who might have been thinking like me feel a bit more free to pursue what they want most.
I'm also probably looking to get into M+ in shadowlands, I came into bfa too late to do the raider io grind, and learn the ins and outs of the dungeons, but I like the M+ system, and will be thinking of m+ as I pick a Main as well. I think in a vacuum i'd pick a class that either can tank, or get into M+ easily, like rogue.
Basicly I'm wondering what class gets you guys excited for shadowlands! Anybody hoping to change Raid roles?
I've recently discovered i really enjoy tanking pugs at least, helps to Herd Cats when people expect you to lead anyways.
I'm leaning towards, Rogue, Druid, Warlock, Monk. Dps or Tanking, ive wanted to learn heals for abit now, but im just not sure if i'd like it, seems a lot different than my typical wow experience.
uh, yeah, so i think that's what the End of my wall of text.
TLDR: classes matter, I'm a pick me type, and will fill in whatever other people don't enjoy. :p