02/24/2013 02:19 AM
Posted by Mitimem
Lower levels. Not low. Example would be 86.
86 is not low level. There's no definitive line, but if your level is only achievable with the most recent xpac than you are not low.
With how classes are balanced below level 90 I'd consider levels 1-79 to be low level.
86 is lower than 90. It's also the first level outside of Cata that I remember people saying "hey, why the hell am I going OOM so fast???"
If you're lower than 86, or dont have mana issues, none of this applies to your healing mechanics.
As redundant as I may sound, Again, we're not talking about people who can make it rain green numbers effortlessly through fights. We're only talking about the newer healers who are having mana issues. We're not talking about healing while leveling. We're specifically talking about the point in the game, where spamming Flash, or CoH no longer works.
So you want mana to matter at "lower" levels. I agree with that idea. However the discussion of overheals is a bad one, if your goal is centered around teaching newer healers anything.
Overheals should be the least of their concern.
I think Mana should matter at all levels of the game.
I dont think I said I wanted to center my teachings around OH, but its something that needs to be talked about when the problem is evident. I've noticed a trend with OOM healers, and have found the answers are right there in the OH stat.
OH is not an issue if you have mana to blow. This thread isnt about having mana to blow. It's about the opposite.
Lower levels = below 70/80.
Either way, OH isn't an issue - just as long as you've got the mana regen to back it up ;-)
We're talking about healers who dont have the mana regen. OH then becomes an issue.