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4-13-2009 @ 8:51PM
Although it's probably been talked about, I would like to say that the holy trinity of healer, tank, dps should go through some kind of change. Namely, that of the role of a healer. I personally do not know a single healer that actually likes healing. They have been forced into the role by their guild or the sheer necessity of needing to offspec heal in order to get into dungeon runs. I'm sure there are a few people out that like healing, but seriously, what percentage of the community does that comprise? I'm guessing very little. The problem with this is finding groups to run dungeons with. It seems that about 9 out of 10 times a group for a raid or dungeon is held back, its by trying to find people to heal. Every other type of game has some type of regenerative healing system, or health packs, so why not mmo's? Would the very few people that like healing actually quit playing MMO's if they had to deal damage, or had some other type of roll to fill? I doubt it. I have a suggestion. In whatever form wow 2 takes, do away with healing as a class. Instead,. get creative with types of classes available depending on gaming style. Have the dps/heavy armored classes for dungeons and raiding and, perhaps, have a civilian class selection. Maybe someone wants to be the richest trader in the land , or the best crafter. Have classes that can just specialize in crafting or......whatever. In fact two of the healers I know would love something like this. They prefer the social aspects of the game much more than downing bosses or seeing raids. They come because their pressured into it.
4-13-2009 @ 9:08PM
I'm sorry, but you have not met very good healers, then. Every good healer I've ever met loves healing. I happen to adore my job of being a healer, so please don't sterotype us has hating our role.
See my comment immediately posted right below yours. You and I are addressing I think the same concern but from different angles. Perhaps its not surprising then that I am one of the people who likes to heal. On of the most disappointing things about the Achievement system when it came out was that there were no achievements for professions (other than dinging a level) and none whatsoever for playing the auction house. I actually do like to raid, but I'm not obsessed with it. I can spend hours "farming" the AH and have just as much fun as I can killing things. To be short and sweet, I think Blizzard needs to offer more opportunities for people who aren't "button mashers".
4-13-2009 @ 9:10PM
Are you serious? I love healing and there are many in my guild who agree. Actually when my guild started naxx we we're short dps and not healers
4-13-2009 @ 9:33PM
I don't know who else here has experience with tabletop gaming, but "getting rid of healer as a class" is something that they did with the new edition of Dungeons and Dragons. They did it by making clerics attack (the equivalent of smite) and letting that cure status effects or create a damage shield. The upshot of that is that, where a priest in WoW can actually cast a shield spell which will always prevent some damage, a cleric in D&D has to throw a fireball that has a 50% chance of missing (in which case you prevent no damage). If you try to make a priest more fun by making it more like a mage, then you'll make it less fun by making it less like a priest.Aside from class homogenization, and aside from the RP perspective, some people just don't like the "feel" of a damage-dealing class. Granted, more people like hurting than healing, but that's why a raid needs three times as many hurters as healers.Personally, I've always been a big fan of not having classes, which is a viable route for a new MMO. Even in that case, you're sure to get characters who specialize in healing, if it's at all viable.
4-13-2009 @ 9:50PM
I am mainspec a bear but I prefer to heal. It's much more entertaining than spamming maul/swipe (atleast druid healing is, idk about pallies). I actually need to think about what heal would be best for the situation and I need to focus on who has dots up, what dots need refreshing, do I have time to throw in a nourish?It's much less stale and more dynamic than everything else IMO
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