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11-10-2008 @ 2:47PM
I’m a resto druid. I raid with priests and others healer classes. When I look at the Recount data, the priests consistently spam CoH. They also have the most overhealing. CoH is meant for this.Not all druids spam WG because it not an effective heal to spam. The people that actually analyze the situation and use the appropriate heal know this simple fact.So why should a great heal be nerfed just because there are druids that do spam WG while not really thinking about what they are doing? When players like this participate in a raid, the raid pretty much fails due to wipes. You can’t keep a raid up with WG no matter how many times you push the button. Putting a 6 second CD on it totally defeats its usefulness. Groups are spread out and they all take damage at the same time, they need to be healed quickly and 6 seconds can pretty much mean certain doom.So what to do? I tell the healers that I see spamming CoH and WG in raids that they aren’t really helping. The numbers speak the truth of this. During raids I take a close look at the recount data to see what is going on. If the raid is having problems not staying up and the tactical is correct, it’s most often the fault of poorly chosen heals. Correcting the problem during the raid is your only option.So why is Blizz taking it upon themselves to ruin a great heal spell in the effort to make bad healers better healers and making good healers have more problems? WotLK raids will definitely be more difficult to those that cannot play their class. Catering to whiners and complainers with a completely flawed solution is not the answer here. The solution for those that spam WG: learn to heal and stop holding your raid/group back because you can’t make effective healing decisions in the heat of action.Bliz, leave well enough alone with WG and move on.
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