This thread again?
They can go thru mana a lot slower
They can have HPS that's insane/off the charts & blow other healers out of the water
They are no longer just tank healers, so they can do pretty much what all other healers can do and more efficiently
So why does nobody really talk about or acknowledge how OP pallies are, and how they need a nerf or to be toned down.
More so - any healer who likes to be the OP class with big numbers - I notice Holy Pallies are *everywhere* these days. Every raid group has/uses one.
Why is one class so ignored and allowed to be so good?
This thread again?
The mana issue... We have lots of ways to get it back. Not that we go through it slower. Trinket (10%, 3min), Potion (10-15% 1 per fight), Insight (4% per swing), Plea (12%, 2min), Racial (2%, 2 min). This is a perception issue, not a reality issue.
HPS.... We have good HPS, but so do other classes. Depending on the fight, I will be beaten by priests or druids. Yes, I generally am above them in "most" fights this expansion. Before 5.2, it was Disc priests. In 5.3, who knows who it will be. IH (our mastery) gives us an advantage, and with mana caps (300k) in effect, the desire to go mastery over haste makes this the smart choice at the moment.
Not just tank healers... Why should we be just "tank healers." No one else is just X healers. We all have toolboxes that give us specific situational advantages, but none of us are really pigeon holed into one specific role.
OP is a matter of perspective, and as for no one talking about it. This is at least the 5th thread I've seen in the last 2 months. Before 5.2 we were doing 80~% of Disc priests, and no one commented. We aren't doing anything different now. It's just more apparent what our power is now.
As for us being everywhere.. We've always been here. It's like buying a Toyota. You start noticing them on the roads. When you spotted the first one on the top of the charts, you started noticing us all over the place. We're common.
As for being ignored. Why fix a problem that isn't there. Our mastery works pretty much the same as always. Our spells haven't changed a whole lot. What is your suggested fix?
You say there is a problem, but don't say what the problem actually is (we are too mana efficient, heals have too fast of a cast time, etc), nor do you suggest a fix.