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11-04-2008 @ 9:48AM
More dps is good. Less group healing? bad.I would have preferred they do something like keep the healing coefffieinct of VE and iVE, but reduce the number of people it heals (It goes to the bottom 10 now, make it the bottem 8 instead of ret-nerfing it)My only complaint? Is that my tier4-5 gear or equivelants are now less useful.I have passed on +crit gear for the past 2 years. Now I have to regear to get +crit gear? So I can scale well? As I upgrade gear in the expansion, I will pick up +crit gear. but as I don't expect to get the expansion until December/January, thats about 3 months of futility ;-)
11-04-2008 @ 9:57AM
These changes are great. I was planning on leveling a DK to stay raid viable in my guild. Now I think I will stop passing on all the new T6 drops we are seeing now that everything was super-nerfed.....
11-04-2008 @ 9:55AM
Your T4/T5 gear could be less useful, but what will you use it for?Everybody will be in Northrend in the next months, if you don't get the xpac you won't have many thing to do (no TBC raids, no heroics, no bg).So, less group healing isn't a problem if you have no groups to heal...
11-04-2008 @ 9:59AM
Just as an FYI at level 70 stacking crit on a shadow priest actually reduces your overall damage, by alot. its not till your mid 70s that you start to gain any benefit from stacking it.
Stop! You're depressing me! :-)I will probably level my pally or my warlock to 70 until I get the Xpac. My gear will still be useful for dailes, I suppose, but it will be hard to evaluate the changes to Spriests without changing gear.I have a hard time not pulling aggro now, and now I have to manage spikey damage, not something I have had to think about.
11-04-2008 @ 10:13AM
VE only heals your party members ( including pets ) and not the lowest 10 people. I believe you've mistaken replenishment for VE's effect.Last night, in raw healing, through a BT clear, I did over 7 million in raw healing and 1.3 million in effective healing. Considering I was not in a tank group and didn't even use VE unless my group was taking damage, I could have easily done better.I've have a few ZA and KZ runs where I've been #1 in effective healing by sitting in a tank group.I'm happy to see our healing get nerf'd down to reason along with a DPS buff :)
11-04-2008 @ 10:19AM
Your right, I am mixing the VE with the VT / replenishment mechanic.I thought that VE had the same mechanic raid wide, I was mistaken.Since it is only the caster group (Enh Shammy's, Pallys and Druids usually go in our tank group), VE just make me the top in overhealing.So, yeah, I will take a DPS buff for this nerf. :-)
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