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9-07-2009 @ 12:34PM
I had a flash of inspiration the other day, and think that I came up with the reason why Prayer got the stuffing nerfed out of it and why Chain Heal keeps getting buffed. (I play both a Disc Priest and Resto Shammy at eighty, so I'm not talking out of my ass here).Blizz stated in the past that they wanted healing to be more..."fun". I think they want each healing class to have more of a thought process than "If one person is taking damage, Flash Heal. If multiple, Prayer of Healing", and Prayer went against that, I think. Prayer healed everyone in a party regardless of where they are (provided they were in range, of course). There could be a tank and a melee by the boss, you twenty feet away, and the other two DPS twenty feet in the other direction, and Prayer will still get them all. Chain Heal is a very powerful AoE heal, but much more situational. Given the amount of health deficit in that situation, it may be more worthwhile to just drop Lesser Healing Waves on everyone. They want healers to be more situationally aware rather than just playing whack-a-mole with Grid/Healbot/whatever.
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