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10-09-2011 @ 6:42PM
"Holy Radiance's one job was to liven up our AOE capabilities, and while it did give us more potency, it failed to give us new choices to make."I disagree that HR's job was to liven up AoE capabilities, I rather think Blizz put it in as something to give you some AoE heals. I doubt that they put it in to make the healing "rotation" more interesting.That being said I love the direction they went with Holy Radiance this patch. The added layer makes it feel a lot more potent. The only problem I have with it is that (depending on how numbers work out) holy pallys might suddenly think themselves on par with resto shaman or druids, and not heal on the tank as much. This isn't really a problem as much as another layer of complexity, as it will put more strain on the "raid healers" having to pick up some tank healing slack(once again depending on how awesome pallys think their AoE heals are.)
10-09-2011 @ 7:05PM
Well I believe it's been stated by Blizz that they wanted to break the "Paladin = Tank Healer, Druid = Raid Blanket, etc." mentality in Cata, and bring about the ability to look at the players on your heal team and the encounter for heal assignments, and no longer feel compelled to have X class to perform X role. So this new AoE will, if anything will, hopefully put the final nail in that coffin.
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