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11-08-2010 @ 7:12PM
I love the way the direction the new content seems to be going in, much more fun to have to play a role in your own survival, rather than just letting all the healers do the work.
11-08-2010 @ 7:41PM
Okay, this sounds very old timer-ish. But any way. in BC we were lucky to get a heal as DPS. That's the truth. We had bandages, our lock cookie, and a health pot if we really needed. And our pets? Hah. So many times our pets would go splat, which just killed the hunters dps (as BM, which everyone was back then). We may be seeing that model again, with tanks having 200k health and the dps not all that far behind; get used to being at half health. Use that lightwell. Pray for that rejuv . Step in the eflorescence. Be a more active participant in healing yourself.
11-08-2010 @ 7:56PM
sounds just like vanilla. heals were saved for tanks mostly. the "learn to bandage" saying got pretty popular. ctraid used to have an option to let you see what was in peoples inventor. our raid leader would kick anyone who didnt have HP pots on them.
11-08-2010 @ 7:57PM
I just hope DPS can make the change. I think going back to this style of fighting is good, but PUGs will be in for trouble. The focus on meters and not overall surviving and beating the encounter is going to be hard to change for some people. I really liked the idea I read in a comment about punishing DPS players by making void zones and such actually hurt their DPS - not their health. Hurting health just makes healing more stressful, instead of getting DPS better at their jobs.Hurt their meters, not the healer's sanity.
11-08-2010 @ 8:18PM
@rob, I wouldn't go so far as to remove the need to heal players that are standing in that stuff, but hey: a -50% haste rating for standing in bad goop isn't too unreasonable in an unreasonable world right?
11-09-2010 @ 8:42AM
I love the idea of the void zones hurting the dps output. A similar model to Professor Putricide's orange flasks that do some damage but give you a big -hit debuff could work really well. I don't think the health aspect should be removed completely, but a mix of the two could really help with DPS focus on awareness. Now, if only I could remember to watch out for this stuff when I'm healing....
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