Sure it's just my opinion.
Moophius, this is the most accurate thing you have said in this conversation.
You have literally not given one shred of evidence, or made one single reference to a source for your claims, yet, this is what we are hearing from you:
That's just silly. I've already proven beyond all doubt that the increase to either WG-Efflor is minuscule compared to an overall increase of over 6% to all spells. LB has no bearing on this whatsoever.
You have proven nothing, this is one of the most absurd statements in this thread. Maybe that is how your mind works, I guess you think just saying it makes it true. NO, it doesn't. You have given no sources, NOTHING. Only blanket generalizations and math my 5 year old niece could do.
Even at the most basic level you have not even considered the costs that have been pointed out to you, not only from the loss to efflo/WG, but also to RPPM, casting speed, the interaction of talents, T15... etc..
You just keep repeating the same elementary number, with some of the least comprehensive analysis I have ever seen (for someone who pretends to be an authority on a subject).
I don't have to prove what's already been proven. All one needs to do is visit Rdruid sites and the druid forums to confirm that.
So this is your “proof”….
So you are nothing more than a parrot, making general assertions about "sites" you visited (incorrectly at that), of which not even one has been named. Please enlighten us on all these Druids sites which support you? Because, to be honest, the Resto Druid sites out there right now are pretty poorly maintained. And of the ones that do exist, almost all take from the EJ thread and the Hamlet/Treecalcs theorycrafting you dismiss.
So please, you have proven nothing, nor have you even referenced a reliable source. Go ahead and do so, or please stop it with these silly claims of “proof”, which are neither from you, nor have they once been provided in this thread.
That 6.53% is what I get when I reforge you back to 3043 and change your gems/chants out. It's a real number and means you would gain a flat 6.53% increase to all spells..
I don't need a theory-crafting tool made by someone who hasn't raided in the last few years to tell me that dropping 6% mastery for one one tick of WG/Efflor is wrong.
Now your napkin math is better than Hamlet’s Treecalcs… which has been around for years and relied upon by many Druids? No simulator is perfect, but it has proven to be a very useful tool over the years. Even Hamlet would not profess it is perfect, and that is the reason it is constantly discussed and tweaked within the thread there. So please, I invite you to show me where you think it is in error, without directly attacking someone who is far far brighter than yourself, and has invested far more time and thought into this subject.
And while he may not actively raid anymore, he has plenty of people working with him that do. Also, I would argue that his challenge mode clearance is more significant than anything you have achieved recently in this game. You are not exactly god’s gift to WoW, Moophius…
Why should anyone consider you credible? Is that one HM you killed this teir supposed to carry weight? Why is your word worth its salt?? Wait it is not even yours... lol... just some generalizations taken from other people's sites.. Yeh.. I think not.
No - it's because loosing all those stats for ONE TICK of anything isn't worth it.
Adding an extra tick won't do much of anything in that regard.
Really take a look and tell me how superior WG is even with extra ticks. A rejuv is stronger - much stronger and wins even more so with more mastery. This isn't guesswork.
Wrong again. You gain one tick - that's it. One tick and a loss of strength for that tick and all other healing across the board. .
This is the depth of your argument.... and oh, how shallow it is.
All you keep repeating is “one tick, blah blah blah”, and even then, you can’t even get THAT right. First, it it is for two separate heals, WG and Efflo. You also ignore the increase to HPS and tank healing via LB and direct heals. You ignore the increase to WG from Incarnation at 6652 with more targets. You ignore the increase to efflo from T15. And then you also disregarded the RPPM impacts I noted to you.
Your argument is so pathetically vapid, lacking in any real “proof” or comprehensive examination, with only the most basic calculations and reasoning, how one can possibly take you seriously…
Sure it's just my opinion.
And that is all it is… A pretty obstinate and ignorant one at that.
While I think most Druids should not go for the next BP currently, it is far from being "bad" to do so; it is a valid option depending on gear/fights or play-style. Going around and attacking people via armory for it, is just plain stupid.