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4-10-2010 @ 8:35PM
His obstinacy on the "Wild Growth plus Rejuvenation spam" is infuriating. I don't heal like that. I don't run with any druids who heal like that. So some people in high end guilds where everyone has an Elitist Jerks PhD and who have tightly coordinated raids make it work. Goody goody for them. If I even tried that we'd be wiping on every boss. WTB better logic and less arrogance from blue posters.
4-10-2010 @ 8:47PM
Simply because you cannot get the optimum to work does not mean the game shouldn't be balanced around it. If this were to be the case, and Blizzard were to balance around people in situations like the one you are in, then the healing styles which allow for better throughput would be too powerful. Additionally, if you can't get a 5+1 rotation working on the fights where it is optimum you need to have a word with your other healers. They shouldn't be dragging you down.
4-10-2010 @ 9:50PM
Optimum in what sense? Are we talking sheer HPS? Are we raid healing or tank healing? 25 man or 10? Off tank healing plus melee? Is it one of those fights with Decimate, like Stinky? Every fight is different, and requires different tactics. What annoyed me about his post was this insistence that all resto druids do was push two buttons, when that's clearly nonsense.
4-11-2010 @ 2:35AM
I like to think of it this way.You are ALREADY doing what they want to see druids doing. In Cata, you will probably not have to worry too much about your playstyle and can spend your time concentrating on other things. Druids who heal exclusively with 2 or 3 skills will have a much higher learning curve.It's not the people who are using all their spells that they're changing things for. He's not talking TO YOU specifically because you're outside of the majority (one would assume majority, anyone, since they look at the numbers). They're chastising the high-end druids for not using their class completely. All the druids who are already using all their spells shouldn't have to worry about it.
4-11-2010 @ 1:03PM
I found this extremely frustrating as well. Generalizing from the top percentile to the rest of the group is inherently flawed, and a community of high-end raiders set on min/maxing is not necessarily representative of everyone else. I admit that my parses usually show Rejuv and WG as my top healing spells, but not nearly to those extremes. Combined they usually account for 50-60% of my overall healing, with huge variance on individual fights. If I have to tank heal, or if I'm carrying a weaker healer, LB, and Nourish see a lot more use than if I'm just mopping up raid damage.In response to Miatela, it makes no sense to balance a game around people who are intentionally pushing the very edge of imbalance.
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