Feb 28th 2010 12:44PM Let me try to stress this again: I did read the entire article. I disagree with having your panic button bind include a health pot: have them bound separately, especially if you have a bloodlusted dps phase coming up where you need a potion of speed.
I said in my previous comment that I thought part of the article was disingenuous, but I didn't explain why. My worry here is that the readers are not going to understand unless you have a very good grasp of the outgoing heals, your MW 5 heal is going to be wasted. I think very few people have the capability to recognize the scenario when one heal is the difference between a wipe and a kill, let alone react in time to stop that wipe.
Although there may be shamans who are tracking incoming heals to all targets while doing their best priority rotation and dodging boss abilities and can recognize the situation where only their heal could save the day, they are rare.
I still feel disappointment in readers down-ranking legitimate critiques or calling those critiques trolls. Look at the down ranks on competition and geoff on the first page, two polite disagreements that are immediately grayed yet are clearly not trolls.
Feb 28th 2010 2:31AM An editor should have fact checked your "I used maelstrom procs to heal SSC in TBC", because you didn't. The talent didn't exist until the pre-WOTLK patch hit. That sets off the alarm-o-meter, when you're relaying fictional encounters that never happened to you. Then I read the column (all the way through, including the caveats) and it's basically giving people entirely the wrong impression about how to use that talent in raids. The absolute kicker is down ranking the people who actually know what they're talking about.
May 22nd 2009 10:47PM I think many of the people here are missing the point, which wasn't well stated in the blog. It's not normal mode that enhancement shaman are having problems with, it's hard mode encounters where the damage is both [b]unavoidable[/b] and at times [b]unpredictable[/b]. It's the hard mode ulduar fights where the extra four to five thousand health that the other melee dps has lets them survive where the enhancement shaman struggles.
May 15th 2009 1:01AM It's an interesting move by blizzard, one I don't necessarily support but understand. Probably should remove the human/night elf racials as well for stealth level/detect. The problem that I see with going down this road is homogenization breeds apathy.