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8-06-2009 @ 11:39AM
I would definitely agree with your statement. The mana regen nerf a while ago (the one that nerfed the ridiculously high regen you could get when waiting 5 secs) was one of the best decisions Blizzard has made in a while. The sad thing is, Blizzard didn't really nerf anything- they felt the need to buff in combat regen as well, making the nerf to mp5 pretty much useless. If we went back to pre-bc regen rates, we would FAIL at healing. Absolutely get wrecked. In fact, I would venture to say that most of the raid material we have now would be impossible without the regen that we now have. All these healing buffs, in my opinion (and this is just a theory), are all aimed at turning the focus of boss fights over to strategy and dps. Which is probably what it should be, and I'm not complaining, when there are only two fights in game at the moment (not counting CC yet, lol) that present any conceivable sort of difficulty towards healers, those two being hard mode Mim and General. (One of which where mana regen is entirely blocked, proving my point, the other where the raid is taking a gargantuan amount of damage). Not sure I agree with you in terms of druids having better regen than priests. The difference at most is single-to-low double-digit numbers of mp5, in other words something that one piece of gear would change.
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