Wrong. See, the thing about the data that you see from WoL is that they don't give you the full scope of everything happening in a raid. WoL does not tell you player skill, strat, or concept behind a comp. What you see are numbers and your interpretation of them. Monk numbers are high in WoL. Blizzard on the PTR have tuned them accordingly. That doesn't make other classes broken or weak.
Your personal anecdotal data does miles more than WoL for Blizzard because guess what? They already have that numerical data. You're silly for even thinking that pointing just to a parse or spreadsheet that you're proving a point. Sometimes that may work, albeit not in this case.
Here you are again, essentially saying that people need to be Na zi's, and do what Na zi's have done, in order to understand them. You're saying we can't just look at what they've done and make an analysis. You're saying Blizzard is the only one who can draw valid conclusions from data.
Your continuous attempts to make all of healer balance rely specifically on my perspective is really beyond credibility. Look at the data, and do what anyone with a brain can do, ok? Stop trying to make this about me, and instead try using something everyone can agree on. Numbers.
You don't need all those extra variables to reach rational conclusions. You don't need to know the concept behind a composition. You don't need to know player skill. Why can't you figure this out on your own? Why do I have to explain this to you?
Just look at what healing teams are succeeding, what specs, how often those specs appear relative to other specs. Normal and Heroic raids aren't the easiest of things. Just by seeing who succeeds at them will give you huge clues to the skills of the players, the power of the specs they're using, the viability of their raid composition. You can infer a great deal of the things you claim to need to know in advance just by looking at the data of successful raid groups.
I don't get why you aren't capable of this.
You are assuming the wrong thing about the wrong person. Try again.
By your logic you're a Disc Priest who's butthurt because you didn't get the buffs you wanted. CwutIdidthur.
I've made no assumptions. You're a Monk. How can you even begin to deny this? And how is whether or not I play a Priest of any spec relevant? I'm not even talking about Priests. Isn't this thread about Monks? Isn't it? Can we get someone else here with a little sense to say if this thread is about Monks?
I could get into why you posting as a Monk lends absolutely no credibility, and most likely detracts from any credibility you might have, but I sincerely doubt you are up to it.
I could start by asking you if winning is fun though. Do you like to win? Do you think your time is valuable? Do you like to feel like your use of time is rewarded and not wasted? I'm not sure if you have the capacity to see where I'm going with this, but if you do then surely you see you're doomed. You have absolutely no logical recourse whatsoever to say that anything positive you ever, for the rest of your natural life as a Monk player, say about Monks, is without bias.
Therefore when you immediately leap to the defense of Monk buffs as you did here, how can anyone think you really have the good of the spec at heart? Surely it is only yourself you are thinking of, and you have no legitimate way to prove otherwise.
I think your problem is that you are giving feedback so definitively about content you haven't even done yet, or much less completed. Lets say that you were looking at things from a completely objective standpoint with theory as part of your discussion: I'm cool with that. But your parade or insertwhateveritishere is silly.
You bash on people who are giving you perspective from design and objectivity and then turn around and try to counter it with outlandish comments and assumptions.
My role here on these forums and towards Blizzard has only been for Balance - which is why I'm not tearing up from the tuning that they have on the PTR. Hurr.
This is exactly the response I expected. You have from the start been trying to make this about me, or rather you've been waiting for the opportunity to say just how much better than me you are. So perhaps it is less about me, or rather not just about putting me down, but making sure everyone knows just how smart you are.
Whether or not I ever complete any content has absolutely no bearing, whatsoever, now or at any point in time, on the state of balance between one healing spec and another. What is so hard to understand about that? How you can even dare to begin attempting to say I am personally relevant to the state of healer balance is beyond all logic and credibility!! Do you think you appear sane for doing so?
Apparently my post exceeds 5000 characters soon