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7-20-2009 @ 11:55AM
@ Tom"Well actually it's not really true. Overhealing is a symptom of another problem as well. If you overheal you have used 'more powerful spell then is nessesary'. This is not only a mana problem but also a time problem."Maybe true, maybe not. It depends on the situation. I think it WAS true back when you could downrank spells without a penalty, but since you can't, it isn't. Example: I'm a holy paladin. My max rank of flash of light is my most mana efficient. If a player is down by 3k and I Flash for 6200, I've just overhealed by 3200, however my mp5 is such that in 1 tick I'm back to 100%, so no harm, no foul. A Rank 3 or 4 Flash might have actually healed for around 3k yes, but it would have cost me more. And since I'm back to 100% my "wasted" mana is moot. Now, if I heal like this throughout the instance or raid my overhealing by the time all is said and done is going to be pretty significant. But did I endanger the group any? No. I would consider an example like this to proactive rather than reactive healing. Back when you could chain chug mana pots did you not take one before or around the time your mana pool was half gone to get the cooldown on it running so it would be up again when you needed it? Or did you wait until you were completely oom before taking one so as not to 'waste' it? I don't see the difference. I'll heal someone down by 3k and take the 3200 overheal meter "penalty" on a 6200 heal because it's proactive and doesn't hurt anything.
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