Mar 23rd 2010 9:42AM Renew now on a 20 sec cooldown??? This hoses priest healing imo.
During a nasty boss fight I often drop a renew on all 5 members to mitigate group damage (especially if I know I'm going to get feared/stunned) - now I can't do that.
Multiple dps members get aggroed? Drop a quick renew on each of them and it usually take cares of it till the tank can pull them back - now I can't do that.
Keep renew ticking on the tank to help absorb those crits and allow for a little buffer while casting flash heal? Forget it, I can't do that now because the cooldown means the next dps to get aggroed dies unless I want to burn precious time casting a flash heal on them instead of focusing on the tank.
I'm assuming its the same amount of healing but spread over 60 secs instead of 20 which means the individual ticks of healing will be reduced substantially.
Thanks for ruining one of our most useful healing spells Blizzard. :(