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10-30-2011 @ 11:19PM
First off, you overstate your case. Not every MMO has a 'dps-to-heal' class.More to the point, to fit in WoW, monks need to be able to successfully heal 5-mans as well as handle tank healing and raid healing, even if others are somewhat better at some of these tasks. That is, they can't be ONLY a backup healer. If they can't main heal, too, then the spec fails.We've already seen the existing healers get nerfs because too much of their healing is 'smart;' in fact, we've got more nerfs incoming in 4.3 for that very reason. No way Blizzard is going to base a class's heals exclusively, or even mostly, around smart heals.And they've already told us they like the current healing model, which among other things means mistweavers are surely going to have a slow, weak, efficient heal, a fast, stronger, very inefficient heal, and a slow, very strong heal, all directly targeted. Admittedly, they could turn out like druids and only rarely use the baseline heals.
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