Bahska and Apocalyptix,
I agree with both of you. I don't pay 15 dollars a month to NOT have fun playing the only class I like playing.
Yes, there is one thing in the machanics of the fight, that's great and fine, but to have the issues most of us are facing is retarded. I think it's great that they made it a team effort, but this is just too much. I'm not an idiot, I know how to play my class, gear has a little to do with talent for playing this game. I don't overheal, I wait till everyone is low to heal them to save mana, etc. I have tried absolutely everything. Enchants, at least on my server, are 1k for each, no thanks. I will enchant my gear as soon as I have the mats, not everyone has money in this game.
I don't want to be dictated to play a certain spec/class, etc. If blizzard is going to pull this crap, why not just make every healer generic like a regular video game, such as xbox or whatever. That is what WoW is coming to. Where is the uniqueness in one's character anymore? All you people who think we're QQing, well we all have the right to, especially if they share my frustration!
As far as those of you who say this isn't WOTLK, duh. Yes, healing is completely different, but it is nothing like it was in BC. Cata has taken the fun out of this game for me, as well as for others. I am a healer, I don't want to be forced to play a dps class because I can't "survive," that's just stupid. Like I mentioned in my first post, I've spent over $1,000 to play this game, if I'm to continue playing, something has got to change.
So big deal that Cata has only been out for a week, doesn't that show determination to progress for those of us who are already 85? Key word, we want to 'PROGRESS' not constantly be running oom and die. Not to mention the fact that Cata has taken crit out of healing. I'm sorry but a 'crit' of 38k means NOTHING on a tank with 120k health points, especially considering the fact that the mobs hit harder than that!
The point is, I am very unhappy with how they have hacked my class. Last I heard, priests were supposed to become the best healers, but now they are the worst. Not many Paly's, Shammy's, and Druids are actually having problems (although some are), but in fact have been increased.
So what about us that want the choice to chose our own spec? I don't want to get my information from some elitis jerk's list and be dictated on how to play my character. I've played my toon long enough to know how to play her. Like I said before, I'm not an idiot and I have a right to "QQ." So if you have a smart butt comment, just do yourself a favor and don't reply to this post because this girl has sat dormat for far too long. Oh yes, I will rebuttle!
Edited by Pinkanani on 12/14/2010 2:06 PM PST