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8-14-2008 @ 5:25PM
Is it just me, or is the downranking change an awful lot of overkill for just trying to get people to cast the max rank of all their spells? From a design standpoint, at least in the PvP aspect, I suppose it makes more sense to assume that people are going to use their absolute best abilities 100% of the time that they can (i.e. based on a fixed mana pool where they cast, say, Earth Shock X times over Y minutes to interrupt Z spells), but even with the low amount of PvP I do, I've never really thought of it as a problem.But I can definitely sympathize with you on the Healing issue. I think it somewhat odd that their strategy in design is going to be forcing more overhealing and inefficiency on the part of our healers instead of changing the encounter. Really, from a lore perspective, downranking makes an awful lot of sense: why put the strain on your mental abilities when a less forced version will do? I hope they take this into consideration: it would be much easier to design encounters that assume efficiency than it will be to make encounters that assume HIGHEST RANK ALL THE TIME!!!1I'm looking forward to your Elemental post. How much a change is Lava Burst to our rotations? Does it make sense to stay closer to enemies now to get the guaranteed crit, or if not, is it worth it to throw it in anyway for a quick damage burst?
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