Mar 7th 2012 3:38PM For clarity TimR, this is not news, or even where I think Mists will be heading. It's just an interesting topic, which I thought merited discussion.
Hope that clears it up! They've been very clear that this isn't what's coming in Mists.
Mar 1st 2012 1:26PM @clundgren, xChaosMonkeyx
I have to say, as a healer in a battleground (priest and shammy) I would never hang out and fight with a DPS. If I got caught out alone I'd do my best to keep myself alive while running to the nearest concentration of my team-mates.
Of course, not every healer will do that.
Feb 17th 2012 2:10PM D'awww Rocky! I totally watched you too, Mat, but... d'awwwwwwwww Rocky!
Feb 17th 2012 9:12AM An addon called SmartTargeting will automate this for you, and switch it back to Target Nearest Enemy in non-PvP situations.
Feb 16th 2012 1:30PM Hey Harvoc -- I did a column not long ago about Arena addons, see here: http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/01/04/blood-sport-top-addons-and-ui-settings-for-pvp/
Feb 14th 2012 5:45AM Curses! I knew that whichever I said -- front or backflip -- I'd pick the wrong one!
Feb 13th 2012 8:59PM As someone with 2 max-level PvP-specific healers, I totally agree. Edited for additional clarity!
Feb 6th 2012 7:14PM I wouldn't worry, Dean, they may well have just been whispered by someone else!
Keep getting that resilience and skill up, and you'll become the better option :)
They may have just thought that you really didn't have much arena experience after your CP question - alas for losing at arena you get absolutely nothing but a dented ego!
Feb 4th 2012 2:26PM Hmm, I would say either a shaman or a priest. Both have toolkits that complement a paladin well, such as a group cooldown (Spirit Link Totem and Barrier).
I don't know if druids have the burst healing capability for a 5v5 like yours.
To be honest, though, you're best to just try different healers and see what suits you! Don't underestimate the value of player skill - a really great player with a slightly less than perfect class is better than a dreadful player with a "flavor of the month" class.
Feb 4th 2012 2:19PM I've tried it again and I still don't like it - I find the audio aspect detracts from communication with my team.
Of course, everyone is different, and it may well be someone else's perfect addon, but I find SpellAlerter does the same job better.