Best druid changes of 2009

So, for New Years, I wanted to try and reflect more on the positives that have happened for druids in 2009. I’m keeping this short, so I won’t have long explanations.

Best Game Change:

  • Dual Spec feature! Now, we can be 2 druid specs instead of just one.
  • I think the changes to the grouping system with random cross-server 5-mans comes in a close 2nd.

Best general druid change:

  • Bear & Cat form graphics! Now, we have more variety in colors!

Best Resto change:

  • Buffs for nourish! Druids in 2009 got more spell diversity in the form of Nourish becoming a viable healing spell to mix in with a healthy supply of HOTs.

Best Moonkin change:

  • Eclipse becoming more worthwhile (even when people still don’t like it). Moonkin became more raid viable during WotLK & more accepted in PvE.

Best Cat change:

  • Predatory strikes instant Nature spell buff for PvP.

Best Bear change:

  • Savage Defense making druid tanking a little more interesting.

And that about covers it! What are your favorite 2009 changes?  Have a great New Year’s Eve!

4 Comments

  1. Niloc
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Eclipse becoming more worthwhile (even when people still don’t like it). Moonkin became more raid viable during Cataclysm & more accepted in PvE.

    Woops, small typo, that expansion hasn’t been released yet.

  2. Lissanna
    Posted December 31, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    gah! Typo fixed. :)

  3. Posted January 1, 2010 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    For me it’s definitely dual spec and the random dungeon finder.

  4. Kieran M
    Posted January 2, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Dual-Spec, Random Dungeon Finder, Glyph of Rapid Rejuvination.

    Another great thing is finding this blog and learning so much about Resto Druids!