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10-05-2010 @ 9:22PM
10-05-2010 @ 10:10PM
More like RIP fun Healing.I still don't get why Blizz needs to make healers' lives miserable in cataclysm really.Its already a pain to be the guy that has to compensate for everybody else's mistakes, did they really need to make it even more stressful by messing with our mana?I personally shelved my 4 healers and don't expect to bring them back out for a long while.Healing just doesn't feel fun at all now.LFD is going to be a very very ugly place to be for the first year of cata as a healer.
10-05-2010 @ 10:56PM
Eh I don't think it's all that bad, healing had gotten awfully easy. I just feel like they've stripped all the flavor out of druid healing. Going from an amazing raid healer to a moderately okay tank healer, and removing tree form for such flimsy reasons. Ugh it just makes me sad.
10-06-2010 @ 10:04AM
@Elmouth Don't knock it till you try it. I think healing, on several specs including Disc & Holy Priest as well as a Resto Druid and Holy Pally, looks pretty fun. I haven't seen much on Shaman but I'd venture to say that it looks just as cool from the tools they're getting.
10-06-2010 @ 11:52AM
Call me crazy, but hadn't they been saying for years that they wanted to make healing MORE engaging and MORE fun so that MORE people would do it? What we're ending up with feels like it's going in exactly the opposite direction of everything they've ever said about healing. This isn't just a matter of screwing up our spec, it's a matter of trust.I have no philosophical issue with going from a raid healer to a tank healer. But based on the uniformity of reports coming out of the beta, I'm sure the general consensus that "this is gonna suck" is entirely accurate, and I can't escape the feeling that the tremendous majority of directions Blizzard could have gone with our class would have avoided such an outcome.
10-06-2010 @ 2:41PM
I've tried every flavor of healing except paladin. I think these changes are going to be an improvement for pretty much any type of healer simply because I got completely sick of healing being a Grid watching, clickfest like it is now. You don't do raids in WoTLK, you watch these tiny little boxes and try to stay focused enough to not Stand In Bad.This model benefitted tree healers, to some extent, since they've had better mana management tools than shammies and priests and are actually able to heal the whole raid, unlike paladins. Just because they're slowing down the healing tetris mini-game and forcing you to think before you heal doesn't mean they are making it boring. As long as they allow you to use this extra time to actually pay attention to the fight and to what the boss is doing.
10-08-2010 @ 12:28PM
My point wasn't that it was gonna be boring, with all the new shiny spells and effects, it looks beautiful and quite entertaining.The problem is, they also made a very unrewarding job also a very tedious process, making it unappealing to me.Why bother? And as for for your grid argument, well grid will still be used, if you don't like grid and like to move around a lot I suggest playing something else than a healer, dps and tanks are where its at if you want to be in the action so bad.
10-12-2010 @ 7:43PM
"Eh I don't think it's all that bad, healing had gotten awfully easy. I just feel like they've stripped all the flavor out of druid healing. Going from an amazing raid healer to a moderately okay tank healer, and removing tree form for such flimsy reasons. Ugh it just makes me sad"I couldn't have said it better myself.
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