Look at all the data out there (World of Logs, State of DPS etc.). Each show druids clearly blowing everyone out of the water (esp with their loltranqevery3min buff). Yeah this is a QQ about how OP druids are and I know lolmeterz dont mean everything blah blah blah. But my point is - why nerf one of the least productive classes while buffing (new mastery) the most productive ones..?
You honestly shouldn't focus on logs. Different fights create differing disparities between different classes and roles. It's a shame that they are homogenizing all the healing classes, and it honestly takes the luster from this game, but some classes still have specific roles that they excel at. Comparing HPS between a druid and a paladin is foolish. They serve two vastly different roles in a raid. Plus, as I said earlier, focusing on HPS is dumb especially since a huge percentage of Paladin HPS is overhealing.
Paladins are currently tied for last based on average parses. I don't think being last justifies a nerf.
But we can generally spam for quite a bit longer than any other healing class. Even though we take the 50% debuff from Divine Plea, we can throw an external to mitigate damage for its duration. Admittedly, so can other healers (except the "zomg too op raid healing druids").
05/12/2011 09:46 AMSo now we have shammies saying that we are balanced around our internal, non scaling mana regen that we have to spend around 20% of our GCDs for. Same difference. Nice progression by the way, clearly experienced in heroics.
Posted by Chlawl
Something I mentioned earlier, regarding how we'd scale with Intellect and Spirit on gear in T12 and higher content. If our mana costs were left untouched, we'd eventually reach a point where we'd only spend 1 GCD every minute on judging. We'd not even need that pathetic amount of mana (yes, I agree it's pathetic, especially once we get larger and larger mana pools) but would judge purely for the Judgements of the Pure buff.
Also, that's very low to mention a character's progression. One reason being: he could be posting on an alt for all you know. And another being: Just as easily as you can say, "lulz, you haven't killed Omnotron, scrub!" to someone, I can say to you, "only one HM Nef kill, noob?" Which can then be followed by someone responding to me with "Only one HM Cho'gall kill? PFFT!" Very faux pas.
05/12/2011 03:33 PMSo what you are advocating... is that we need to expect to relearn our class every tier because blizz would prefer to balance us around the tier set.. instead of making a tier set a compelling or unique twist on existing game play.
Posted by Olafson
When there's not much damage going out and almost every healer is jsut spamming their medium heals on the tanks to fill globals... How is this exactly a drastic enough change to have to "relearn our class"? It's what I do when our raid is in the safe zone and other healers are topping off the last 10-20% of the raid's HP.
05/12/2011 03:42 PMNot really, when people stop enjoying the game, blizz loses customers.
Posted by Olafson
Who will more than likely flock back to Blizzard when they release their next huge hit.
05/12/2011 06:39 AMjsut wanting to cry martyr
Posted by Crysth
"Oh! Poor me!"
This is starting to be all I see in this thread. And though I expected as much, it's still depressing.