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4-09-2010 @ 12:27PM
A) thanks for taking the time to reply B) I dont think you need to mark your thoughts pro/con -- it just "felt" to me more negative than positive when reading. Perhaps your neutrals to me were negatives? Not sure. I guess it's in the eyes of the beholder.And I guess I could see where your coming from in terms of social stigma. And perceptions other players have of priests being too hard, and if the bar is too high, and the priests who play more casual dont adapt -- how it could effect the reputation of the entire class. I hadn't actually considered it, in terms of that balance before.By and large -most- of this expansion disc priests have had to deal with that stigma from the get-go. We dont blow up the meters. I had to fight often and early to justify myself and my position in the raids I attended when I was a priest in a small guild frequnting pugs. Personally though I dont necessarily think that fight is a bad one to have. Not totally. There is something about proving other people's misconceptions as wrong which is a bit alluring. It's amazing to do to the things, people tell you can't be done.I guess to a certian extent -- I know there are still priests who already come up against sterotypes of being not as good as other classes. I personally sorta think priests can do it all -- and just as well as their healing brothers and sisters if not better. By agknowleding what you've done, I have to say that the sterotypes dont just come from outside the priest community, but from within it's ranks most often. I guess that's why I reacted to violently to what you said.You seemed to cast doubts, even if they were personal doubts on the viability of your own own classes ability to currently compete / preform in ICC. And that's dangerous ground. I've met and tutored so many priests in the last 2 years I've played a priest. Most of my reccent "students" are disc priests which come to me from a holy background, who are playing disc as if it's holy without COH, and have no idea where to begin. The class is complex. It requires research, and careful care and consideration. The very things I most love about my class. That there is a bar .... are the very things that blizzard seems to be stripping away slowly bit by bit. As the game turns from world of warcraft into world of casualcraft.One of the few areas of the game that requires skill and effort is the bar between amazing and decent. Blizzard has made vast improvements to pally, shaman, and druid healers in wrath. They did so to an extent by nerfing priests who were deemed as too over powered. I'd love to think they'd buff the difficulty of other classes to match that of a priest but they wont. They will nerf priests even more and try to dumb us down.Anyway .. I thank you for the time you took to respond, I didn't expect an actual answer to my late night ramblings.
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