right now I feel like I just want to delete my class and reroll and never look back.
I am honestly tired of being trained, being swapped on and dying instantly
I am tired of just being nuked down while being unable to do anything.
Warlocks already even prefer playing with priests than shamans. And it is going to get even worse with the arrival of weapons and the nerf of stoneform.
I might be missing something, but without a doubt Resto shaman has the least damage mitigation from all healers( actually there is NONE, we don't have any damage mitigation besides our armor and versatility bonus from dispelling which is like 0.77%).
what you guys think might be a good way to save this class from the endless boredom of being trained by the most ridiculous comps every single game.
Yes, you might be missing something. I don't want to be rude, but the best way out is just to play more and stop moaning on forums that your class is bad. Get used to the changes and continue playing. Never change the class or reroll, you remind me people who love a team which is wining all the tournaments, and when the team has a bad period you leave it alone and choose a new top team to love.
When you enumerated the "defensive cooldowns" you forgot about the 12 second cooldown wind shear. It's a range kick. There are no instant CCs now, you can stop a CC, while, for example, a paladin can't do shit about it. I was watching a stream yesterday from the paladin's perspective and he simply can't do anything while the mage is casting sheep. You can wind shear and los. You can use GROUNDING. It's a perfect totem which can stop any spell even if you're staying behind the pillar. I often ground deep freezes, fists of justices, freezing traps. The freedom "which dies in 1 auto-attack" is AOE. It is applied to the whole team. You also have the frost shock to control the movement of your enemies. You have hex. Which is a curse and can't be simply dispelled.
Shamans were just better than other healers last season. It has been changed. You have to get used to it. It's still one of the best classes in the game but now you can't heal your team up with a single healing stream totem while CCed. You can't use healing tide and heal all the aoe bursts of the LSD2. Adapt! Master your skills!
I suggest listening to the Eminem's song called "Survival" if you like it. It is very inspirational.
Looney - the best shaman in the world made it 36:0 in 3s in the beginning of the season. Are shamans bad? You have huge area to get better. Until you don't become as good as looney - stop whine because it's shit. You know you can do better! But you don't want to exert yourself. You want easy wins, easy rating, easy title.
Be a fighter. This topic is a shame.
Restoration Shaman since TBC