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10-23-2008 @ 2:36PM
Wouldnt mind seeing healers being more involved in the fight other than just looking at the raidmembers' healthbar.
10-23-2008 @ 3:46PM
Yes, this. IMO they should move a lot of the debuffing duties to the healing classes, then add procs to those abilities which makes you more efficient at healing when you're watching those debuffs and making sure they're used/refreshed what have you. Playing a goblin shaman in WAR really made me realize how much fun healing can be when you can be more involved in the offensive portion of the fight as well as the defensive part (one of the few bright spots in that game).
10-23-2008 @ 4:38PM
Yeah I'm afraid I'm part of the group that thinks complexity is fun. The change to circle of healing (now its a smart heal that affects your closest lowest health raid members to the target) certainly makes my healing more efficient but it also makes it less challenging. (spamming coh on the tank is a valid strategy now) Before you had to decide which group needed healing the most and yet was probably not being targetted already. Also they took prayer of mending, which was nice because you could use it to avoid threat, and made it threat on the priest (most priests i've come across still dont know this)
10-23-2008 @ 4:57PM
@Jane: The PoM change is what's causing me to lose interest in my priest. A huge amount of my healing was PoM because I didn't get any aggro from it - many fights I could get by with just PoM and Renew and nothing else, and I'd always toss a PoM about 10 seconds before. It was such a great fun spell with so many creative uses, I'm sad it got nerfed :(
10-23-2008 @ 5:35PM
I like how if it crits once and surge of light procs, it will KEEP CRITTING so long as SoL is up!
10-23-2008 @ 8:03PM
@ HurodRegarding the Prayer of Mending changes... they seriously aren't a nerf. Yes, you're technically correct that the threat from ProM heals is now assigned to the priest whereas before it went to the target, the amount of threat is so minimal compared to the buff to tanking mechanics and overall DPS it's just not a problem. I've done all I could to pull aggro off my tank -- a fresh 70 who has quest greens and relatively low TPS -- and precasting ProM just isn't a problem.
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