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6-11-2010 @ 12:42AM
The problem with Lightwell is that it relies on other players to be conscious of where it is at, and be aware enough to use it when they need to. In a progression fight, there's already so much for non-healers to work on that adding in another thing for them to think about isn't the best option. On farm content, it's just not needed.It's such a highly situational spell that being forced to take it feels like a waste of a talent point. Ok, maybe there is going to be a 10 man raid encounter where you have two healers, and three groups of people in different areas, and for three minutes of that fight Lightwell will serve as the healer for the odd group. In the past, it's been sort of useful on fights where the raid is moving and not dpsing anything, so players can click on it during the transition. Again, I just haven't found a fight where having it makes the encounter noticeably easier.In theory, it's a good spell, but in practice I find it burdensome. Do I have a better solution? Unless it turns into something like the upcoming shaman spell, an area targeted AOE HoT, I will probably be able to count on two hands the number of times I use it during the entire expansion cycle.
6-11-2010 @ 1:08AM
^^thisLightwell, i think i've seen twice since wrath Launched....CoH being nerfed yet again....Imo Circle of healing is THE spell that defines holy priests, and sux that its being tampered with yet again...Chakra, should have the aoe section reversed , do 3 CoH get a bigass PoH, because lets face it....when was the last time u cast 3 of PoH in a row?All in all.....i feel the released details of Holy have been really underwhelming, those are just my 3 biggest beefs- Angry Holy priest raider
6-11-2010 @ 3:59AM
I comment about this further down, but basically I think Lightwell will have a brighter future in the expansion based on how much more I think location is going to play a part in strats.GC made this post already: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?sid=1&topicId=25172045118&pageNo=1He basically says Lightwell didn't fit into the pace of wrath, but may in Cataclysm. I think that's definitely a good additional argument against lightwell, in addition to "how are we supposed to make people click it?" Making people click it tends to be about being in the right environment right now. If you have a raid leader that supports it, it gets factored in - if you don't, you don't. There are plenty of places where players have downtime in the current game model and can use it, just most of them haven't looked for those places because we never took Lightwell before.
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