Oct 1st 2008 12:29PM nonono.... Big Brother told me 2+2=5! Long live Blizz.... Big Brother!
Sep 12th 2008 1:22PM I see no problem with this. This is actually heightening the "war" in Warcraft, encouraging people (like me) who rolled chars on a pve server to transfer to pvp and actually do some world pvp combat for the first time, without the hassle of leveling and gearing another character. I've already transfered my main in fact, and I'm looking forward to some kick-butt Lake Wintergrasp. The pve servers are what were really taking the "War" out of warcraft, cultivating almost a friendly rapport between the two factions, while on a pvp server, it's much more cutthroat.
Aug 3rd 2008 4:59AM I agree, this is a great pvp talent, but if, as the OP suggests, the talent IS used in pve, it'll be a lot of grief on everyone. I'm not saying that mages will be pulling the boss, but maybe they won't want to be healed of that splash damage that has become so prevalent is BT, Hyjal, and SW.
Aug 2nd 2008 5:22PM As a healer, fiery payback concerns me. Your hypothetical of a mage intentionally bringing himself below 35% health, then dealing massive amounts of damage sounds good at first, except for that little caveat you added of "telling the healers not to heal us."
As a resto druid healer, virtually all my heals are instant cast HOTs, and in the case of lifebloom, begin working right away. In fights, I usually have a "heal first, ask questions later" sort of attitude. If I see on my UI that someone in the raid has aggro, or has taken damage, I instantly put a lifebloom or two and a rejuv on them, and at this point in the game, without even thinking about it. It's gotten to the point where the heal has become more muscle memory and instant reaction, rather than a thought process.
Thus, I worry about mages getting mad at me when I heal them, and subsequently having to keep track in every raid "well, Cerralius is fire, so he's not going to want a heal, but Littlebluman is frost/arcane, so he will want heals, and will get mad at me if I don't." That kind of complication slows things down, and with the global cooldowns being reduced in Wrath due to talents and haste rating, heals will be going out faster, with even less consideration of exactly who are receiving them. Those are just my thoughts as a resto druid.
Jul 18th 2008 2:29PM I simply LOVE what they've done with resto druid tree form. As much as I love playing my resto druid now, I'll love it even more after wrath. Blizzard just sold me on staying through the expansion.