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4-20-2010 @ 5:07AM
"So you're arguing that anything with a reasonably long cast bar is either not fun or useless?"Actually... Yes D:Anything over about a 0.5 cast time drives me insane. This is why I don't play caster classes anymore :(
4-20-2010 @ 5:52AM
Long cast times give me time to think about what I'm going to do next; make a sandwich or turn on Arrested Development?
4-20-2010 @ 7:43AM
But without long cast times, we'd lose the opportunity to pray that the heal makes it before the tank becomes floor paste. Isn't that fun for you guys?*crickets*
4-20-2010 @ 9:22AM
Thanks you Conrad for that comment, i LOLed IRL! :)
4-20-2010 @ 9:46AM
"Anything over about a 0.5 cast time drives me insane. This is why I don't play caster classes anymore :("If you feel that way, then you're clearly not a healer, and never have been. That's fine, there's nothing wrong with not being a healer. However, why would you care what Blizz is doing to a healing class? And the flip side of that - why would Blizzard need to take account of your perspective when they design that healing class?
4-20-2010 @ 10:30AM
I used to be a holy priest Jay.Cast times slowly drove me to the brink of sanity.After I murdered a few tanks and dumped their bodies a river, I went and had a cup of tea, then rerolled as a warrior.
4-20-2010 @ 11:00AM
Playing a class that can heal doesn't make you a healer. Healing in a raid doesn't make you a healer.
4-20-2010 @ 12:17PM
@Heilig"Playing a class that can heal doesn't make you a healer."Agreed."Healing in a raid doesn't make you a healer."....wait, what?
4-20-2010 @ 12:24PM
Roll a warlock. Get the succubus. Get Soulfire. Go to a BG. Tell me that wasn't fun?I'll take a 4-6 second cast time thanks. The big explosions that result from timing it well are just too much fun. (But yes, sitting there doing nothing at all is NOT a fun way to play the game. It's why I'm a little nervous about the DK rune changes, but we'll have to see how that plays out.)
4-20-2010 @ 11:08PM
No True Scotsmanib4: ONLY IF YOU CAN CURE CANCER WITH A TOUCH ARE YOU TRULY A HEALERhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lvU-DislkI
4-21-2010 @ 11:21AM
I think what Heilig is saying that even though you're playing a healing class, and are healing in a raid, 'being a healer' is not only the class and spec, but also the mentality behind your gameplay. Are you healing because you enjoy 'whack-a-mole'? Or are you healing because you like the fact that you're doing your bit to keep the boss off everyone's but the tanks' ass? In my mind (and I think in Heilig's too) you aren't a 'true' healer until you're healing with the second mentality.
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