Mar 18th 2011 11:28AM Exactly! I'm convinced a majority of gamers on XBL are 13 year-olds that spout homophobic slurs. The social interaction in WoW is head and shoulders above that...if you turn off the Trade channel.
Mar 4th 2011 8:24AM I'm getting that impression as well, Tejayes. Disc priests are almost becoming Paladins from other MMO titles...boosting our healing through our offensive skills. We're just lacking the plate armor.
Mar 4th 2011 8:14AM Smite healing CAN be very reliable for raiding depending on how it is utilized. There are several fights where a Disc healer can be paired with a tank and/or melee. Holy Fire will be a welcome addition to my healing toolbox. Now...just need to convince the devs to include it as part of the Evangelism talent too.
Feb 25th 2011 10:28AM While I agree our AoE healing throughput isn't as good as our Holy brothers, Disc priests have plenty of goodies available in our toolbox if things start getting hairy. Power Word: Barrier, Pain Suppression, Power Infusion, and Divine Aegis procs from our Prayer of Healing to name a few. We just can't wait until everyone is almost dead to start using our GCDs.
Are you not comforted by our shiny wings? You don't know what we had to do get those wings! I'll never feel clean again...
Feb 24th 2011 1:46PM I'm curious if the tabards count towards the cap for weekly guild rep or not. Either way, it's a great option for those that are already exalted with Cata factions to grind some guild rep without having to do the same dailies over and over again.
Feb 17th 2011 11:52AM I believe it was more of a "fix" to scale the absorb of DA with critical hits from PoH. But remember Holy also received a buff to their Circle of Healing to help ease the pain. My point is Holy priests were considered OP with PoH during Chakra Sanctuary, but Disc felt the nerf heavily because their AoE healing options weren't great to begin with. It would have been nice to get a little boost to an area where we were lacking.
Does it make me angry or frustrated or whatever? Of course not - I really like the changes in 4.0.6. and I knew the mega-bubble bananza wouldn't last more than a week.
Feb 17th 2011 9:00AM What I find funny is that when they nerfed PoH, they didn't give Disc priests a discount mana price.
Feb 17th 2011 7:40AM Let the wussy Holy priests have their wimpy bubbles for less mana. My bubble is way more sexy now and is worth the extra mana. I never had to spam it because I know how to play my class.
You'd think everyone and their mother was rolling Disc priests by the outcry on the WoW boards. I inspect priests all the time in SW just to see what's doing and I haven't yet seen another level 85 smitey heal friend. Heck, another player even mistook me for a holy paladin the other day in a random heroic because I had wings.
Feb 15th 2011 11:23AM I was disheartened to read that as well. I already have one point in SoS and Inspiration, but I'm not yet ready to drop my shiny smitey wings for Surge of Light and Desperate Prayer. I'm not a huge fan of Flash Heal in its current state when compared to my other options. That's not to say I'm not open to re-evaluating it now after 4.0.6 but I'd need a serious shove. If anything, bigger shields have given me more time to Smite heal.
AA + EV + Atonement = Smite heals (crit smite = bubbles goodness too), bonus to healing, DPS, and for me currently the equivalent of a mana potion every minute. And did I mention the shiney wings? I love the wings.
I think it's better to think of it in terms of tank and non-tank healing. An AA build will focus more on healing tank/melee - other specs won't.
Feb 10th 2011 7:58AM This patch has me anxious. PW:S for Disc priests is super delicious now. I'm afraid they're going to take it all away by the end of the week.