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11-01-2011 @ 11:44PM
Not a big raider (ok, I don't raid, but I like reading about it), but how much will "your healer is supposed to be in melee range to do his job" impact the design or execution of raid fights? If it doesn't impact the design of raid fights... how much do you think monk healers will be used?I'm 100% all with letting people play the class they want (that's part of why me and raiding aren't buddies), but won't the "goal driven" see a problem with a perceived choice between "healer that's safely out of the way" and "healer that's up there dodging fires while watching green bars"?
11-01-2011 @ 11:58PM
That's one thing I'm curious about. In the beginning of Cata, rogues and kitty dps were frustratingly hard to keep up, despite CDs.Unavoidable damage was a huge part of the new healing system Blizz wanted to try out. Leather-wearing dps would sometimes lose life way too fast to keep up with.I can only imagine what it would be like with a melee-range healer in the same situation.
11-02-2011 @ 7:26AM
From what I have heard, they aren't in melee range of the boss, but melee range of the heal target. So they're very mobile - think holy raidiance. based on some of the sample skills we saw at blizzcon(the statues), I would think they will do just fine *ONCE* the player figures out how to use it.
11-02-2011 @ 9:33AM
Calaana, nobody thought the healer should be in melee range to the boss :D
11-02-2011 @ 9:41AM
Heh... i did...
11-02-2011 @ 3:47PM
Healers need to learn to be more mobile...I heal in melee range of the boss all the time.The only time I'm standing still most fights is when casting a slow heal. I learned to be mobile during the OZ event of Kara in patch 2.4... and I'm still waiting for the average healer I see in PUGs to catch up to where I was in 2007...Stop casting roots on yourself, and get moving.I don't see any difference between being asked to heal in melee or in range - if you're doing it right, you're already weaving in and out of various places and playing attention to fight rather than to the healbot boxes anyway... so just go left no instead of right, and dive through there rather than here.
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