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4-12-2011 @ 11:20PM
Meh getting a bit annoyed here at Blizz. The earth shield nerf is a bit of a kick in the teeth. They buffed us to bring us in line with other healers, yet a unique mechanic is nerfed, so we will have to spec out of other talents to bring the healin of ES up to near what it was (if you want to that is). I guess this is probably due to pvp. Played this class for years and soon as we start looking promising, the pvp-related QQ goes nuts and blizz respond. I pvp and while some ppl say we're OP, I find warriors/ DKs terrible cos of the stuns/ silences etc. If a class is strong, dnt nerf it, just alter ur playstyle to win. Basic problem solving!What annoys me most is on healing charts, paladins and disc priests easily get 15-20k hps with relatively little effort. Yet i bust a gut healing (not overhealing) in large aoe dmg fights like nef HC and can only manage 12k or so on average. So remind me again, how is this fair?
4-12-2011 @ 11:25PM
Healing charts matter? I thought the way to measure a healer was: 1) are your targets alive and 2) do you have the mana management to last the whole fight?
4-12-2011 @ 11:41PM
@KaphikDepends what type of guild you are in. Plenty of rubbish guilds out there that will bench players because the charts say their class isn't good enough.
4-13-2011 @ 9:48AM
@sukisuki Like someone else said earlier, there was a change to how ES works with mastery, so this probably isn't much of a nerf at all compared to live servers.Also, if a priest or pally is hitting 20k hps, they're putting in more than "little effort"
4-13-2011 @ 9:49AM
If the boss is dead and the party isn't, I've done my job as a healer.
4-13-2011 @ 4:36PM
HPS is a measurement of damage taken, and then successfully healed through.I average 11k hps on twins in a PuG. I see my guild healers averaging 8k in a guild run.Why? It's not because my guild healers suck, it's because my guildies mitigate damage.The only part of the chart that matters is to see how you are healing (with what spells), and to see how much of the weight you are pulling. (This may not mean you fail, if you're assignment is not taking much damage, but it might mean you can broaden your scope, and take slack for someone else.)
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