The dust has settled, and after several weeks of voting, I can officially confirm the Best Class in Warcraft according to Twitter should be no surprise to anybody at all:
I main-ed a Druid during Wrath, it should be stated at this point for the record. I totally get the flexibility, diversity and general awesomeness of the class. It is also fair to say that some of the loveliest and most understanding people I know play them. In all of the voting, without exception, they were also the most vocal, passionate and determined to make their points with a smile. Frankly, I think the right class won the day.
There’s a cynical part of me that might argue that a large portion of Legion was made for Druids to begin with: a complete redesign of their forms, an entire zone just for them with an extremely lore-heavy quest line… but it isn’t just that. Druids encompass what’s best about Warcraft, after all these years in the game. They are pure fantasy backed up by a storyline that has maintained interest and support since Vanilla. Despite complaints over the nature and depth of class fantasy, their audience remains loyal, devoted and capable of doing everything in game without complaint. They are their own holy trinity plus one, after all: the all Druid Guilds will tell you that any instance is doable with enough persistence. However, when all is said and done, Druids are fun. If they weren’t, Hunters would have won instead.
Congratulations to the Best Class in game. May you enjoy a year of tummy rubs, no woodworm and instant flight form for all it is worth.