Just read your blog. Nice. Points out all our shortcomings and indeed, our strengths that we rarely get to use (standing still.) I always enjoy reading your posts on the Blizz forums, even though I rarely comment there.
I'm going to apologize in advance, but PvP is something close to my heart. I enjoy it. I took part in the oldschool "GM grind." (Although, I never pushed past marshal as I stupidly took part in a city raid with a DK happy pally...54% of my progress towards Field Marshal lost...in a matter of mere moments!) There were three moonkin on our server, the (in)famous Alaterial, myself and one other that thought carrying the Unstoppable Force was a good idea for "when I run out of mana." Ugh. Those were the days.
And in those days, I died. I died a lot. But because of the way we were made at the time, I expected to die, and it didn't bug me. Chain fears were the only thing that bothered me and the only thing that could have been considered "overkill CC." I had a 50/50 shot vs. rogues; it just depended on who got the drop on whom. And then I learned a valuable lesson. Moonkin were never designed as battle warriors, but as artillery cannons. Ohhh (insert dreamy music sequence here) the AVs with Alaterial and I standing shoulder to shoulder, dropping starfire after starfire (ZOMG did you just crit him for 2K??) from safety on the hill above the horde...
Then we got the BC buff...treants, armor. Life was good. I would laugh like a giddy schoolgirl while I beat the ever lovin' crap outta warlocks. Returning on them seven fold the agony I had felt for so long. SURPRISE! TREANTS! /pummel /pummel /nuke /lol
And now, we have our changes in WotLK. And I'm right there with you, I feel like survivability is the key. But I also feel the bigger problems lie in the players as a whole. Too many players see themselves as an individual on the battle field. (Maybe this is an alliance thing, but I'm betting it has spread across both factions.) We all seem to want more spells, abilities, CDs to help us beat X class. I can take Y class no prob, but I'm not OP because I can't take on X and Z solo! BUFF ME! I go out of my way to thank healers in BGs in tells, and to protect them. If there is a decent healer in a BG I can, and do live through ret pally onslaughts! Ok, ok, a FANTASIC HEALER...decent healers can only get me through rogue stunlocks LOL. If I see a rogue on a priest/tree/pally near me, damn straight I'm using typhoon to help them out.
I do not think I'm a great PvPer because I live long (because, well I still expect to die, and therefore tend to run into the fray. LOL) or because I can out damage people, or have the most HKs at the end. I think I'm a great PvPer because I'm a great team player. I support. It's what I do well. On the rare occasions that I raid with the guild that used to PvP with me, I play myself as a support class. It's nothing to see me popping out to heal. But the guild knows this, and rarely comments on my damage numbers being lower.
Geez Liss, I'm sorry I didn't intend to turn this into my own rant. LOL I do agree with you wholeheartedly...because I cannot rely on others around me to support me the way I support them, I feel we do need something else to survive. Personally, I think it would be wicked cool to be able to cyclone myself, but that the cyclone would whisk me away from the battle at a high rate of speed (say, 40 yards?) all while being immune to damage, dots and hots. Keep the mechanics, but use it to save myself. YEAH BABAY! lol But then...I have some odd ideas at times.
-I like your channelled roots, but feel if they are "strangling" roots, they should be the anti-caster roots.
-While reading your blog, all I could think was "Hunters have that stupid, at range disarm...I would love to be able to throw a log or something (what, logs are nature, right?) and disarm the melee classes. And then you called it too. You're still perfectly tuned to the moonkin psyche.
-You are my druid Kurt Cobain. You speak my heart to others so I don't have to!
So then, a thank you for your efforts, past and present, and a thank you for your continued efforts to help us.