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2-16-2011 @ 5:48PM
/wallotextWell, i am glad i have pretty much gave up on my priest and only use him for shadow, My pally is better in every way. is this what i wanted....no...far from it! i have been a disc priest since bc, i have saw it change so much, and last it went more toward Absorption ( i.e: our mastery, our many talents that effect use of PS:shield, and not to mention the one that MAKES IT SPAMMABLE!!!) disc priest had their niche (LK fight) but i don't wanna hear other class crying about that, they had many fights they were good at and disc wasn't. Why is blizzard screwing healers around so much. there 2-3 classes far above every time they "patch" something, yet every time after those classes are still on the top. Disc priests maybe could spam PS:shield ( a dumb priest), I have yet to see a disc priest heal as well as holy, or any other class for that matter. Shaman weren't healing like they used to and might have needed a bit of a buff for PVE. If you come pare disc to the other heal specs in a side by side chart, and then look at some numbers after, you will see disc not only at the bottom end, but also how much these other heal classes (pally, druid,H-priest) out heal us and just have better function. If you don't want disc using shield then change it!!! make it the same as holy but give us something, anything like other classes. i'm sick of most classes having this complain of all 3 specs better be perfect, while us priest sit here, and most time we don't have one spec that is usable/enjoyable. But blizzard doesn't listen to anyone who makes sense, they listen to the Mass of morons on the forums who cry about everything they can. TL;DR - Blizzard has have yet to make the priest class fulfill to what it once was Not to mention the only class with 2 specs for healing!! most priest i know including myself have moved to a different class, because blizz does this crap every week and has yet to bump us anywhere near the top classes of healing. Will blizz fix it? No, it will be the same crap over and over. RIFT IS OUT IN 15 DAYS, Good chance if i enjoy it i will be canceling 3 of my 4 accounts. and 1 only for keeping in touch with friends, and on Rift Patch days.Blizzard it's about time you fix some of these dumb problems that shouldn't be released into live! Why run beta servers if you don't figure this out pre-release./endrant
2-16-2011 @ 6:18PM
Were you aware that they raised the absorption of PW:Shield by over 200% in patch 4.0.6, one week ago? Since then, disc priests have been as good as any other healer (even paladins, since they got nerfed in the same patch).Disc is slightly overpowered now. Shield spam is back. A 33% increase in shield cost is warranted.
2-16-2011 @ 9:12PM
Josh, the problem is that when they increased the power of the shield, they already DID increase the cost by 33%. Doing it again now is taking something they just balanced out and throwing it out of whack again.There are alot of great comments here about shielding that I won't bother repeating, they've been made. No, we shouldn't only use PW:S. Yes, we should use Penance (and other heals!). Yes, the days of the ShieldSpam are gone. But if they want to force us not to spam them, why don't they just take away Soul Warding???I say, let us spam it. Let any monkey that wants to solo-button a Disc priest go for it. Fine. But your raid is going to suffer and you're going to have to learn better eventually. I hate that those of us that know what we're doing have to suffer for the people that don't.
2-16-2011 @ 9:40PM
Because they don't want to force players to not spam it, but rather encourage players to not do so via mana costs etc.If they were to not let you spam it they would make encounters such as heroic chimaeron exponentially harder.
2-17-2011 @ 4:57AM
So a player is a monkey when they want to spam PW:S...And you're complaining that you can't do it now. Hmmm...
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