We were seeing a strategy develop where paladins would cast Holy Light on a Beaconed tank, and then cast Light of Dawn on the raid (and use very few other spells).
So, you tell us Holy Light is supposed to be our go to heal.. Flash and Divine are supposed to be situational.. This is why the ungodly Mana costs were justified.. And now.. you're forcing us to use the situational spells to generate Holy Power, which by design is now a staple in our healing. Flash and Divine, combined with Holy Radiance which are 3 spells used quite often if you have a clue how to heal.. Holy Light was supposed to be our most used heal.. now I'm not sure anymore.
Make up our minds would ya.. Learning to play my class over again every other day is getting old.
Light of Dawn was adjusted because it was completely eclipsing Word of Glory. We lowered the healing of Word of Glory late in development, but also redesigned Light of Dawn. They had fallen out of sync, and Light of Dawn was just too good.
Maybe you should consider the fact that there is More AOE damage than there is single target...this is quite possibly due to bad players, however its there. Could possibly be why the AOE heal was eclipsing the Single Target heal...
Pallys are not raid healers, but when doing heroics, we at least had LOD and HR to fall on when people did stupid things and large amounts of AOE heals were needed. Now, LOD feels like a waste of a GCD and holy power, and as everyone knows.. Single target healing everyone up to a reasonable amount kills your MP.
All I know.. I'm feeling like Vanilla Pallys are making a comeback..
Welcome back to the world of buffbot..
I find it ridiculous that we're having to find out we got our healing hacked n slashed after we enter a random heroic and wonder wtf is going on.
When you decide to make a nerf, without using the same wisdom you're pushing onto us (give it time and see what happens) at least have the common curtiousy to list it on your hotfix pages. We have enough political sneaky shady BS to deal with IRL, we don't need you guys trying to sneak stuff in hoping we won't /rage when we read it.
You want .. no expect us to wait wait wait for you when the community feels a buff may be in order, using the excuse that we're not geared or havent given it time to settle in. But you in your all mighty (sarcasm here) wisdom see fit to make snap judgement calls on something that may or may not pose a problem in some unforseeable future realm of possibilites.