Sep 5th 2010 5:47PM I don't see why everyone is freaking out.
They are cutting mana regen across the board for all healers (which they stated they would do from the beginning) and comparing divine plea to innervate and mana tide is just silly. Those are tools that can benefit more then just the healer, if you have to compare your regen to other classes it has to be on the abilities that affect only themselves.
I like to reserve judgement on changes untill I see actual raid/pvp viability and all this blog shows me is someone who hates "nerfs" when in reality it is clearly an attempt to bring paladins down to the standards of other healers. It might be too much true but that doesn't mean they intend to keep it that way.
Dec 19th 2009 9:22PM Well said.
Alot of the people here saying that you shouldn't have said anything are wrong. The only way you ever learn is mistakes and he may not like it or they may not but the fact is if no one ever told him that he could improve by changing a few things how would he ever figure it out himself?
The fact is I want my WoW time to be enjoyable too and carrying a person who not only refuses to spend the time to even learn how to play their class but is overall a detriment to the party is not my idea of a good time.
Dec 19th 2009 4:43PM So? I work full time too and still manage to be able to at least have a basic knowledge of my class and how to play them. Someone in blues who is casual and does not have their gear optimized should eb able to put out 2K dps or they are playing their character wrong. The people that get up in arms about this are the same people that do nothing to try and improve their play style they just trundle along at a mediocre pace when if they just sat down and read some guides for 30 minutes would be much better players. The rest of us have to basically make up for their lack of effort. Knowing a rotation and a proper spec does not require hardcore hours of play to accomplish but can mean the difference between 1k and 2k dps.
Dec 19th 2009 5:54AM I disagree completely Robin...
I am a person who reads countless guides, spreadsheets and discussions on everything there is to know about my class because I a) want to be prepared as possible so as to maximize my playing ability and b) not cause anyone else to pick up the slack for any errors I would cause otherwise.
Now I know it would be unfair for me to expect someone to come raid buffed to a pug in the best spec available for their class with complete knowledge on every encounter and with all epics but at the same time I feel like a basic knowledge of how to play your class is not asking too much.
The fact of the matter is that the death knight did not know what he was doing. I feel like not only is that disrespectful to the people running with him but it also shows a lack of pride in his character. It is not wrong for someone to expect you to at least be able to out dps a tank and furthermore it is not wrong to point someone in the direction of the tools they need if they are unable to do said feat. Saying that "Oh we downed the boss so it didn't really matter" is just in my opinion a horrible perspective.
I am a firm believer that gearscore is an ineffective way to judge someone on their character, and if someone joins my group with blues or greens I will at least let them play and see if they can actually contribute, but at the same time if someone comes into my party and they do not know how to play their character they will first get tips on what they should and should not be doing and if they are uncooperative they will be booted.
And if that makes me an elitist jerk then I will gladly take that title because to be honest my pride and research in my character is more for the people around me than myself. And the "casual player" attitude comes across more as entitlement then anything else. It literally takes anywhere from 15-30 minutes to read up on rotations, gearing, and whatnot on how to optimize the spec of your choice. Ignorance is bliss some people say which is fine for the people who are practicing it but everyone else around them has to deal with their ignorance and the fact of the matter is there is a big difference between playing casually and not wanting to learn and better yourself.
Sep 16th 2009 3:13PM Hey there it is me and my fiance's 1 year anniversary in less then a month and I would love to be able to give her those as a present. good luck choosing a winner :)