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While I clearly understand they are some scaling issues, Blizzards philosophy with healing may not be ideal but I don't want them to suddenly inflate healing again and let healing carry DPS again.
Perhaps Blizzard need to re-itemize gear or buff healing enchants to give us a little boost to scaling but not to the level of WOTLK.
Remember triage back in Classic? When some fights you must let melee die just to keep the tanks alive and keep only the range DPS alive.
It's ok people die, that's why there are other tools you need to use like Battle Rez, Lay on hands, or Life Grip.
Learn to use your wide arsenal of spells other than your main heal buttons.
In BC, a Pally that decurses and BoP a DPS was a good player. In WOTLK, it became unnecessary as Holy Light Spam solves all, that's NOT ok.
Because most healers are only using 1-2 buttons all night in WOTLK, in Cata they expanded to maybe 1-4 buttons but they are still just "healing" spells and not using other life saving spells.
How many Pallys or Druids in WOTLK actually use root/HoJ to stop a mob from chasing a DPS?
When healers in WOTLK only need to spam the heal button to faceroll every fight, it becomes monotonus and boring.
Those are still healing spells, they are still boring. Use when you have Holy Power, wow how much fun is that.
In Classic or BC, when Pallys have to BoP or BoF players in certain fights, it was much more challenging than just heal spamming like in WOTLK.
In Karazhan, when we didn't have any priests to shackle, I spam Turn Evil on undead targets when we the raid gets mobbed by undead adds. Most Pallys today would rather heal through that than use non-healing tools.
Yeah, it's funny. I thought this was going to be a thread supporting the new healing style given the title.
Healing *was* monotonous. Hell, raiding and heroics were monotonous in general in LK. Finally instances are fun again.
I healed Grim Batol (a 84-85) instance as 83 on this toon (all but the tank were 83). We had a few wipes, but it was, for once, a challenge and interesting, especially being "under-levelled/geared"
The backlash against healing is not surprising, since we got into too many bad habits in LK. I, for one, am looking forward to the new style. So far, so good.
One of the more pleasing things in vanilla I remember WAS CARRYING bad dps.
Undergeared, but responsive to instruction, kinds of groups I could lead, as a healer, and when required, pull their @$$ out of the fire.
Now, with Leap of Faith @ 85, I can still do the fire thing, but my capacity has been diminished 75~80% (1 down from 4~5).
That's my point. Finally in Cata there are chances where other non-healing spells will shine. WOTLK, if you BoP a player they may not appreciate it when they expect you to simply heal them through danger.
Remember in the LK fights people thought healers could heal stationary players during infest.
Edited by Basara on 12/10/2010 10:07 AM PST
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