03/27/2013 12:24 PM
Posted by Tiriel
Wait, you're trialing, therefore, you're balancing your stats correctly? You may well be, but the latter certainly doesn't follow from the former. I would strongly encourage all healers to give Hamlet's posts a thorough read and draw their own conclusions--if you end up disagreeing after actually reading them, fair enough.
I read them when they first came out. I disagreed with them at that point, and I disagree wtih them to this day. It's cute, though, that people who don't really tackle the content when it's difficult continue to parrot this complete and utter tripe that Spirit is somehow "bad" and Intellect is better in every single situation, without fail, for every class and spec. What's even more hilarious is criticizing Affinitti for having 200k mana left at the end of a world first kill and calling it a "waste." It shows a complete lack of understanding of how progression works. It's like people have forgotten that damage is higher, healing is more intense, and you need that padding to extend your attempts as long as possible in hopes if getting those mechanics down so you can get a kill.
But, by all means, continue slashing your regen and telling yourself that OOMing during progression fights is "normal" and "good" and that having any mana left over at the end of the fight somehow makes you bad. I'll be off in the corner, with my better regen, continuing to keep people alive while you're standing there with your thumb up your butt.
Of course, none of that has anything to do with anything I actually do or actually said. But it's great that you read them and disagree with them "to this day." That one from March 15th DOES seem like forever ago. I don't mind that you are wrong about basic facts about your "main spec," with such stunning regularity (I don't remember them all, of course, but off the top of my head, "penance consumes borrowed time," our [5.2] shields "ARE THE EXACT SAME IT'S JUST A TOOLTIP ERROR" etc., etc., etc. Etc.,) because I'm sure you're probably a nice person and a fine healer and we all make mistakes, but generally, in the face of that, people try to temper their absolute certitude; they recognize their mistakes, particularly numerous in your case, as evidence that they don't know everything, that they could be wrong about other things as well, and that it's best to remain open and teachable, because people who are unteachable can't learn. But by all means, carry on, defensive, hostile, wrong with breathtaking frequency, yet still somehow knowing everything.