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5-13-2010 @ 8:15PM
I don't understand the premise of this write up at all. Gemming sensibly is one of the easiest and most basic things players of each class can do (healers included). I don't think it's unfair to assume that someone who can't gem properly also can't perform other tasks well - if they could, it stands to reason they could also spend an hour reading the interwebs and drop some gold on a proper assortment of gems.It's like having a great resume with a long list of your qualifications, education history, and work experience that would qualify you for most any job you wanted but it's typed in alternating caps in pink size 24 Comic Sans. There's nothing wrong with getting the basics right.
5-13-2010 @ 9:58PM
Min/Maxing doesn't apply as easily to healers as it does to DPS classes. Take paladins, for example. You can go down the holy light or the Flash of Light path. Is one better than the other? Some say yes, but others will disagree. The real answer is that it's situational. So don't automatically assume that there is only one build type and item enhancements for each of the healing classes.
5-14-2010 @ 12:26AM
I play my holy paladin quite often. Your statement seems to indicate your lack of understanding of non-healing classes more than any failure on my part if you think that same logic doesn't apply to every class and role in the game. *Everything* is situational. There are always some circumstances where if you have so many of one class and so-and-so is covering buff X and Y and that guy is watching group 3 then some talent or ability or stat not normally prioritized may be marginally more useful.None of that is relevant to my point, which I'll restate for clarity. Regardless of what class and spec you've chosen or what your gear looks like there is always a right and wrong way to choose your gems. The question may be somewhat more involved than just "Hey I play a shaman what gems should I use?", but that doesn't mean it's okay to overlook it. Mages and priests gain some varying degrees of benefit from spirit, but a mage or priest gemming for straight spirit would look like a retard.
5-14-2010 @ 9:59AM
You are missing the point of the article.This isn't about Hunters gemming Spell Power, or Mages gemming entirely for Spirit. You say that, at a general level, it's super easy. This article isn't *about* the general level. It is specifically about the *specifics*.
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