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Cataclysm Talent Preview: Holy priests {WoW}

Jun 11th 2010 4:26AM I straight up HATE Lightwell.

Not because it sucks, it's a decent enough device, but once you've stuck it down, you have no control over whether people use it or not (and let's be honest, nobody does).
You can politely ask people to click on it, even shout at them, but either way, they A; won't click it, or B; will click it, but HATE you for making them think about something else other than their rotation.
I mean, getting them to not stand in the fire is hard enough, giving them something else to do is the end of the world!

Maybe I'm being too harsh on non-healers......

Anyway, I agree that making Lightwell a pre-requisite for Chakra (awful name btw) is potentially a bad move. Problem is, as far as boss fight mechanics are concerned, we don't know what's in store for us. If they work it right, Lightwell could be the most awesome tool evar! But as long as it requires interaction from other players, I have my doubts.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Cataclysm druid, rogue, priest and shaman talent previews {WoW}

Jun 10th 2010 4:00AM nom nom nom. I fully approve of this!

WoW Insider Show Episode 141: The podcast of many bleeps {WoW}

May 27th 2010 5:38AM Great show guys, as always.

I take it the bleeps are a response to some of the cursing that occurred on last weeks show. Did you guys get a telling off by any chance? lol
Anyway, sounds like you're having fun with it now. =D

Love the show. Keep up the good work guys! *thumbsup*

WoW Moviewatch: Diplomats {WoW}

Apr 19th 2010 3:47PM Excellent work! really good stuff. Hard to believe it's their first effort!

My only complaint is the voice acting of the dwarf. Awful pseudo-Scottish accent that just sounded way off.

But it didn't spoil it for me. I still lol'd =D

Breakfast Topic: Using "IRL," IRL {WoW}

Apr 14th 2010 2:46PM In England (certainly where I live anyway), the term "aggro" has been used for decades for describing someone giving you a hard time.
"this bloke's giving me aggro"
"I'm getting aggro off the missis" etc
So it's quite an easy one to use IRL since everyone knows it.

I do find myself using LOL and LMAO a lot (where I actually say "lumaow"). Also Imba, Epic fail and gratz.
There's probably a few others that I let slip without even noticing.

Love Glue Gunnin': Lady Gaga-choo! {WoW}

Apr 1st 2010 1:19PM This column is chock full of win.

Breakfast Topic: Game over man! Game over! {WoW}

Mar 29th 2010 3:05PM WoW is the current MMO king, and will be for a very long time yet.

However, as a certain Old God pointed out;
"No king rules forever. Only death is eternal"

WoW WILL end one day. It may be 10 years, it may even be 20 years, but one day, despite the engine updates, graphical updates and mechanics updates, they'll eventually run out of content and subscribers.

I for one will be sad when that day comes.

I read this a while ago, and it made me wonder what the end will be like when it eventually comes.

All of us gathering in some tranquil place, to see the end of the world (of Warcraft).....

Spiritual Guidance: Ghostcrawler on priests {WoW}

Mar 1st 2010 5:13AM WRT being second best at everything;
I play a Holy Priest and a Prot Warrior, both of which are considered second best at the various healing/tanking roles. While it's nice to be able to do everything really well, in this world of content progression, taking the second best is not an option.
IMHO, Holy Priests and Prot Warriors are only considered if there's no "best class" people available.
So, while it's nice for guys like Ghostcrawler to say "Hey, it's cool, cos you guys are the second best at everything, the other classes are only good at one thing", it's actually pretty patronising. Yeah, the other classes are only good at one thing, but they're soo good at it, they'll get picked over you every time.

Now, that's a reasonably general blanket view, not all guilds are run like that. I've been in a few guilds that realise the value in Holy Priests, especially in 10 man stuff where, if you lose the holydin or the tree, the Holy Priest is pretty capable of covering their roles.

Now, this isn't QQ. I'm not crying because the other healing classes are better at one thing or another. I actually LOVE being pretty decent at all aspects of healing, even if I'm not the master of any in particular.
What I would change though, is the attitude of how guilds are run. Topping healing meters does not make you a good healer!! Just like this damned Gearscore addon, too much emphasis is put on numbers these days rather than skill. The way I see it, if you get the job done, that's all that matters, period!

WRT healing not being fun (mana management etc);
I remember when I first started healing as Holy, I'd levelled my priest as Shadow and had no intention of ever healing anything till my guild asked if I could give it a go in Naxxramas. I had no experience and terrible gear (greens and blues). I'd go, or get close to OOM, all the time, so I had to learn how to manage my mana pretty fast. It meant carefully considering which type heal went to who, and a LOT of communication between me and the Disc priest (and even the Shadow priest would help out with a HoH if I needed it).
It made the healing experience a lot of fun, with many fights going down to the wire!

Nowadays, much of the fun is gone. I find myself merely staring at my raid frames and doing little else. There's no communication between healers any more since mana isn't much of a problem. You don't need to coordinate healing to save wasted heals since the cost of them isn't an issue. Also, as has been mentioned, there's little time to talk when people go down so fast these days. If someone's taking big damage, you can't chat about it, you gotta throw some big heals at them or they're dead in a flash.

Overall though, I'm happy with where Holy Priests are right now.
I do agree that something needs to be done to make all healing a little more fun though. It's exceptionally frantic these days, which doesn't really translate into fun. I don't think a mana regen nerf is the way to go, that would just add frustration to the frantic-ness. I think perhaps fight mechanics need to change to make us think more about how we heal, and how we, as healers, work together.

Also, ban the use of gearscore/dps meters! ;-P

Breakfast topic: Your biggest regret? {WoW}

Feb 23rd 2010 1:09PM I regret a lot of stuff.

Being too scared to get into raiding throughout BC.

Still in BC, falling out with my brother in game, and transferring off his realm (and subsequently not speaking for months).

More recently, quitting the game, along with half our guild, to play Aion. We had one of the best 10-man guilds on our realm, and we threw it all away. Some of us came back a few months ago, but the guild is gone now. Those that stayed have joined other guilds, many of those that left, simply quit playing MMO's altogether.
The magic we had is gone forever......