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4-05-2010 @ 11:20PM
here is where this REALLY looks like it might suck, and not just for shamans. in 10m raiding, it is pretty common to use 2 healers for some content. it also isn't uncommon to get stuck with two healers of the same class. this means that in a lot of cases, you won't be able to cure at least one of curse, disease and poison.if all that means is more damage you have to heal through, fine. healers can cope with that. however, if the curses work like the one on Lady Deathwhisper, where casting spells with the curse causes long cooldowns, that's a problem. if the curses must be dispelled or they heal the boss, that's another problem. if there is a poison which increase spell costs, or slows casting speed, that too is a problem. doing rotface or grob without the proper dispeller is also a major problem.the previously stated goal of "bring the player not the class" won't work well if there are poisons, diseases, and curses which are critical raid mechanics. on the other hand, if all of these vital mechanics get changed to magic effects in order that ANY combination of healers can deal with them, and all it is that diseases, curses, and poisons do is add inconvenient damage, then this will work out fine for raiding. it can't just be future encounters, but they will have to go back and fix older ones, too.i'll leave it to someone else to care about pvp, i'm sure they'll be more eloquent than i, sympathetic but without skin in the game.
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