For those who enjoy the new healing

85 Tauren Druid
3565
I am really enjoying the new healing. It is so much harder that i'm enjoying it. Along with the increased difficulty of dungeons, it really makes this game fun again and so far this is easily my favorite expansion, and even though it's only been 3 days, I feel like I can already say that.

Healing has never been better. I definitely had some growing pains with healing as I first hit 85, but then I learned how to better use my spells efficiently, and learned the most important rule to keeping your mana. The DPS do not need to be topped off all the time. You can let them die a little bit and heal them up after the tank is topped off. Also spirit = amazing.

I could get into it more, but the more I play, the more I enjoy this expansion. While other expansions got worse the more I played, so far this one keeps getting better. Don't ruin it blizz! You are doing an AMAZING job so far!
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85 Troll Hunter
1820
Tank recieves 3 times more dmg than what we can heal.
There is a point its not about managing spells.

Even analyzing every spell, avoiding almost all the overhealing & stuff , it impossible to heal with some classes.specially druids.
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90 Draenei Shaman
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12/09/2010 10:37 PMPosted by Mördsith
Tank recieves 3 times more dmg than what we can heal.
There is a point its not about managing spells.

Even analyzing every spell, avoiding almost all the overhealing & stuff , it impossible to heal with some classes.specially druids.

Healing is fine, problem is you or your group. Prob you if you're ALWAYS having problems.. l2play.
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87 Troll Druid
8585
12/09/2010 10:38 PMPosted by Jynus
12/09/2010 10:37 PMPosted by Mördsith
Tank recieves 3 times more dmg than what we can heal.
There is a point its not about managing spells.

Even analyzing every spell, avoiding almost all the overhealing & stuff , it impossible to heal with some classes.specially druids.

Healing is fine, problem is you or your group. Prob you if you're ALWAYS having problems.. l2play.


Smelling a troll ^^
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90 Draenei Shaman
8150
12/09/2010 10:39 PMPosted by Ig#!@#o
12/09/2010 10:38 PMPosted by Jynus
[quote="14060459933"]Tank recieves 3 times more dmg than what we can heal.
There is a point its not about managing spells.

Even analyzing every spell, avoiding almost all the overhealing & stuff , it impossible to heal with some classes.specially druids.

Healing is fine, problem is you or your group. Prob you if you're ALWAYS having problems.. l2play.


Smelling a troll ^^[/quote]
true though. I've yet to have a problem with healing. every wipe has been beyond my control.

The healer QQ is both laughable and sad. and frankly i'm loving every minute of it, most fun i've had in instances ever!
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85 Tauren Druid
3565
I agree. If the group sucks healing becomes a bigger problem. I'm also noticing that as i'm building up instance gear / badge gear it's becoming more and more manageable. I think everyone was too quick to QQ.
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85 Night Elf Druid
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I am a good healer. I know what spells to use and I know when not to use precious mana because using it now will mean no heals later on in the fight...with that being said...healing doesn't make any sense right now.

If you can honestly tell me you don't have to drink after each pull and that you don't go oom half way through a boss fight...I'd love to know what heals you use and when.
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90 Human Warlock
0
Funny. I'm finding healing to be a lot easier with the changes. I hated having to keep everyone topped off at all times. And I especially hated playing ping-pong with the tank's health. I did not find Spam 'nd Pray fun whatsoever.

3/4ths of the problems I've had healing (and I've been healing pugs mind you) had to do with bad DPS who don't know how to CC, and bad tanks used to overgearing everything. The difference between pugs and, say, guild groups is night and day.

This is the big thing I've noticed:

If you have problems with trash but handle bosses fine, your group is terrible.

If you have problems with bosses but handle trash fine, you're doing something wrong and need to learn how to heal with the 4.0 changes.
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85 Goblin Priest
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12/09/2010 10:38 PMPosted by Jynus
12/09/2010 10:37 PMPosted by Mördsith
Tank recieves 3 times more dmg than what we can heal.
There is a point its not about managing spells.

Even analyzing every spell, avoiding almost all the overhealing & stuff , it impossible to heal with some classes.specially druids.

Healing is fine, problem is you or your group. Prob you if you're ALWAYS having problems.. l2play.


Have you tried healing heroic Ripsnarl (DM) or Forgemaster (GB) yet?
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85 Blood Elf Priest
10155
I completely agree with the OP! I actually get to do something more than spam one or two buttons in this expansion!!!! Healing actually requires intelligent decision making.
Edited by Anaya on 12/10/2010 1:02 AM PST
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85 Orc Shaman
6020
I absolutely LOVE the new cata healing. It took me about a dozen or so failed runs to finally get a heroic done for the first time - and it felt great, and I had fun all the way. Now I've got 3 or 4 of the heroics successfully completed.

Yes we wipe a lot on new bosses - (all random groups) - but it's because we are doing it wrong. Either I wasn't managing it properly, or DPS or tank was taking avoidable damage, etc and we figure it out and get closer and closer until we finally down it. Challenge is fun. A few bosses I got wrecked, one if SFK, one in BRC especially, but I look forward to downing them.

If you are running out of mana every pull, use some damn CC. Tell the others to use it. I use my hex too and contribute, I dispell, interrupt, etc and make sure everyone else is doing what they can too. Most groups have been responsive - a couple of douche ones I simply left.

So yes, it is a L2P issue. And guess what, everyone is learning still.

New healing is intense, strategic, challenging, and therefore fun for me. Sleepwalks through wotlk were not.
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