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1-30-2012 @ 11:01AM
The player in me sympathizes - it's a lot more fun to get buffed than nerfed. However, the game designer in me understands what constantly buffing everyone leads to. Without getting too far into arcane discussions about balancing theory:The problem isn't that Hpallies at overpowered in general, or else Blizzard would have just nerfed their passives. The problem is that Holy Radiance spam is too effective as a tactic. If we buff every other healer instead of nerfing Holy Radiance, game balance between classes may have been improved but the balanc between players and raid bosses has been altered; you've essentially just nerfed all of the PVE content in the game, and the effect on PVP would be even bigger. The same way you nerfed raids, you've altered the balance between healers and everyone else. Healing is already very strong in PVP, and now keeping big groups alive in BGs is even easier.Sometimes a nerf is necessary, even if players don't like them. It's much more elegant to nerf one spell than to change the whole composition of every aspect of the game.
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