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Some of you might not be aware but as of a recent hot fix Holy Light no longer generates Holy Power via Tower of Radiance. Blizzard has yet to fix the tooltip wording to omitt HL. In addition, the healing done by the Light of Dawn was also nerfed.
Okay I totally understand the LoD nerf as I have heard recounts of the insane raid/party healing it did and people were hardly using WoG, but why the ToR nerf? Holy Power and the mechanics to generate it were imposed by Blizzard onto us and it isnt a bad system but why nerf the very mechanics and tools you gave us to use?
This nerf would encourage play that would be detrimental for Holy Paladins:
1. Going into melee to use Crusader Strike to generate HP. Conventionally, a healer should not be in melee they should be at the back healing and not in the fray of combat. In some cases, some bosses/mobs do nasty melee aoe which would considerably make a Holy pally's job harder. Other Healing classes dont have to use their main (if any) healing mechanics/tools in melee so why should Holy Paladins?
2. Tendency to use delayed mana-inefficient heals more often as opposed mana-effiecient heals when it counts. To me it makes to sense to wait for the tanks Health to drop significantly (to reduce wasting over healing) to use a mana-inefficient heal (DL/FoL) for the sake of generating HP :/. Wheres the incentive for people to use mana-efficient heals (HL) to stablize the tank before major incomming damage other than mana conservation? Blizzard needs to reward people for using heals when appropriate.
In conculsion, Blizzard really needs to revert this ToR nerf and get pallies playing as they were intended like other healers - rewarding players for using appropriate heals for a given situation and being out of melee (for the most part).
Edited by Turell on 12/27/2010 5:44 PM PST
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