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Druid wearing cloth complains about others being OP. More at 5.
Pretty much this. It was an easily identifiable situation - just like Prot Paladins block capping too quickly with Mastery. This isn't some weird or out-of-nowhere exploit that someone stumbled upon. It was plain as day, and yet Blizzard let it go right on through. Slowing the rate of Holy Power generation seems fine, and then slashing Light of Dawn's throughput feels like overkill.
It's also worth noting that there are a couple bugs out there inflating Paladin's healing throughput, which may be influencing Blizzard's numbers. Did they change things with that in mind or not? No way of knowing, but it makes me wonder if Feral DPS was balanced around a broken (over-damaging) Rake.
If Blizzard has been asleep at the wheel twice now, only to wake up and say "Oh hey whoops!" about something completely obvious, it should make everyone nervous about what they're taking for granted about their class. That's what bothers me most.
I just think it's ridiculous players keep saying 'oh pallies deserved it' and they aren't really even grasping what was nerfed or how we were nerfed.
Paladins were reporting the bugs in our spec for literally *months* now, because they've been there since Beta, and instead of fixing bugs that clearly carried the spec to a much higher and efficient level than the other classes, they left those in and nerfed our actual PLAY STYLE. Which was changed as of 4.0 the moment we got holy power, instead of a week ago when we got Cata.
Yes, things needed to be changed. On that gross ugly Worm thing I was easily sustaining 15k hps while the next closes healer was doing 10k. Now we're all doing 10k. ./shrug It's still an annoying fight and we clearly haven't mastered it in my guild. And I most certainly do go oom, just as I did before this change. But I have absolutely no problem healing heroics and I don't know any healer that does, be that class shaman, druid, priest, OR paladin.
Now we're all equally annoyed because our play styles were all equally ruined, really. That's all this nerf accomplished.
Edited by Sunarra on 12/15/2010 8:28 AM PST
85 Orc Shaman
The 'combo point' system was fantastic. The numbers needed tweaking, instead the entire mechanic was basically scrapped.
The numbers needed tweaking, instead the entire mechanic was basically scrapped.
mechanic was basically scrapped.
The mechanic was not 'basically scrapped.' In fact, it's not scrapped at all. The mechanic is still in place. Just adapt. Instead of a free heal every 6-7 seconds from HL spam, keep Holy Shock on cooldown and use your FoL/DL every once in a while for more power. Solved. It's still possible, and still powerful.
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