Healing in WoW is not fun

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Healing in wow used to be fun, now it is a low-quality gaming experience. I just did a warfront with not even one healer in it. I myself refused to heal because I did not want to stand around waiting for someone to come help me kill things.

Reasons healing sucks in WoW:
  • Over-specialized healing specs that are not fun to play.
  • Slow, boring rotation and gameplay.
  • Crappy healing gear early in the BFA expansion make healers feel weak and neglected. A lack of healing weapons and trinkets is a huge problem.
  • Hybrids that can no longer be played as a hybrid.
  • Healing specs, except disc priest are useless for leveling or grinding.
  • Talent matrix is too limiting for healers, especially hybrids.

Healing in WoW just isn't fun anymore which is why I rarely do it. I have quit healing on my holy paladin completely. All I hear is how much shaman healing sucks but I don't think the problem is with the shaman class, I think all healing in wow sucks, except maybe for priests.
Idk, i play all healing specs cept for Shaman and i have fun.. even with holydins and their shortcomings.
11/11/2018 12:25 PMPosted by Helenei
Healing in wow used to be fun,


The game stays the same. PLAYERS change. Nobody has as much "fun" their 6th year as their 1st year, playing the same game.

Many players falsely believe "the game is getting worse", when it is the player who is changing.

Personally, I played DPS for years. After the 7.3.5 patch (Feb 2018) I leveled up 5 healers (all 5 healing classes). Healing dungeon groups was FUN for me!

But if I had been healing dungeon groups every day for years, I don't think it would be "fun" anymore. That's why players quit. Of course they do, eventually!
Paladin healing is probably the most boring thing in this game
11/11/2018 12:40 PMPosted by Naiad
11/11/2018 12:25 PMPosted by Helenei
Healing in wow used to be fun,


The game stays the same. PLAYERS change. Nobody has as much "fun" their 6th year as their 1st year, playing the same game.

Many players falsely believe "the game is getting worse", when it is the player who is changing.

Personally, I played DPS for years. After the 7.3.5 patch (Feb 2018) I leveled up 5 healers (all 5 healing classes). Healing dungeon groups was FUN for me!

But if I had been healing dungeon groups every day for years, I don't think it would be "fun" anymore. That's why players quit. Of course they do, eventually!


I leveled all though lich king as a holy pally. I could never do that in bfa.
11/11/2018 12:41 PMPosted by Wumbo
Paladin healing is probably the most boring thing in this game


yeah it's a miserable experience. Even at lv cap you are just mashing flash light or whatever it's called, wait until your free, quick cast procs and use heal. Ta daa!

#GamePlay
Healing as a Monk is a lot more fun then healing as a Shaman. I hate healing with my Shaman as well OP.

Make a monk.
11/11/2018 12:40 PMPosted by Naiad
The game stays the same. PLAYERS change. Nobody has as much "fun" their 6th year as their 1st year, playing the same game.


you're right in that we change

but you are very, very wrong with the whole "the game stays the same" thing
I went dps in ghuun in lfr just to try shadow... And being dps is way much better than healing.
Healing feels kinda boring but nothing we can do about it
11/11/2018 12:25 PMPosted by Helenei
Healing in wow used to be fun, now it is a low-quality gaming experience. I just did a warfront with not even one healer in it. I myself refused to heal because I did not want to stand around waiting for someone to come help me kill things.

Warfronts aren't fun.

Healing specs, except disc priest are useless for leveling or grinding.

Sadly, shadow is useless for that. Before disc was given holy nova in BFA, I level'd as both holy and disc.

Talent matrix is too limiting for healers, especially hybrids.

This is true but more so for any hybrid. It feels bad to have a top tier main dps trait but the 2nd trait is 2/3s healing focus and the one dps trait is garbage.
I love healing, especially as shaman. /Shrug
Easy solution don't heal if you don't like it.
11/11/2018 12:25 PMPosted by Helenei
Healing in wow used to be fun, now it is a low-quality gaming experience. I just did a warfront with not even one healer in it. I myself refused to heal because I did not want to stand around waiting for someone to come help me kill things.

Reasons healing sucks in WoW:
  • Over-specialized healing specs that are not fun to play.
  • Slow, boring rotation and gameplay.
  • Crappy healing gear early in the BFA expansion make healers feel weak and neglected. A lack of healing weapons and trinkets is a huge problem.
  • Hybrids that can no longer be played as a hybrid.
  • Healing specs, except disc priest are useless for leveling or grinding.
  • Talent matrix is too limiting for healers, especially hybrids.

Healing in WoW just isn't fun anymore which is why I rarely do it. I have quit healing on my holy paladin completely. All I hear is how much shaman healing sucks but I don't think the problem is with the shaman class, I think all healing in wow sucks, except maybe for priests.

hey now...best holy priest world here JOCKIN....ive been playing with all dps azerite traits as discipline and i can outdamage just bout every shaman spec maybe after this rework...excuse me damage buff they might have me jockin! but i gotta say its pretty satisfying just who am i kidding ever since wrath icecrown set changes and mending screwball bulllll holy priest is BAD playstyle it was literally like perfect for a couple reasons that wouldnt even matter if i told u. and discipline oo wee max deeps max heeps but someone screws up in ur group and the stack of cards comes tumbling down disc cds are to strong super OP when they get the job done but thats just superficial cringe !@#$ i feel like rewarding healing comes from getting the job done when ur group screws up..and u cant do that in the current game state...they screw up they die end of group....end of pugs end of wow.

11/11/2018 12:40 PMPosted by Naiad
11/11/2018 12:25 PMPosted by Helenei
Healing in wow used to be fun,


The game stays the same. PLAYERS change. Nobody has as much "fun" their 6th year as their 1st year, playing the same game.

Many players falsely believe "the game is getting worse", when it is the player who is changing.

Personally, I played DPS for years. After the 7.3.5 patch (Feb 2018) I leveled up 5 healers (all 5 healing classes). Healing dungeon groups was FUN for me!

But if I had been healing dungeon groups every day for years, I don't think it would be "fun" anymore. That's why players quit. Of course they do, eventually!

keyword think and the healing playstyles have ALL changed everyone of them in all sorts of ways over the years sorry u dont have first hand experience just how much better healing use to be....it was a DRUG...healing was A DRUG thats how good it was how do u mess that up?
Disagree. Healing is by far the most fun left in wow.

I've played healer on and off since classic. Priest/Paladin/Druid and recently monk. The only real challenge left in the game falls on the shoulders of healers. If it weren't for the challenge of playing a healer in higher end content, the game wouldn't interest me at all.
Healing and tanking are both boring in WoW. Also liked minstrel in lotro over healing in wow. Good combination of healing, support, and damage. Their battle stance was something I liked also.
Same with hybrids in WoW, there's little support to be played around with. Compare paladin, to lotro's captain. Captain plays more like what a paladin should be imo.
Tanking isn't fun, healing isn't fun, and some DPS specs just aren't fun anymore. Practically at the end of my rope on what I want to play and enjoy.
the healers in FFXIV are fun because they're "expected" to do dps in addition to provide utility. the healers in wow are expected to keep your HP up, and if you dare waste mana or a global on a DPS ability your raid dies.
11/11/2018 01:16 PMPosted by Pdn
the healers in FFXIV are fun because they're "expected" to do dps in addition to provide utility. the healers in wow are expected to keep your HP up, and if you dare waste mana or a global on a DPS ability your raid dies.


that's not true. there are windows where healers should dps in wow. in in mythic content.
11/11/2018 12:49 PMPosted by Chickpea
This is true but more so for any hybrid. It feels bad to have a top tier main dps trait but the 2nd trait is 2/3s healing focus and the one dps trait is garbage.


Particularly as some don't stack. One item that returns mana. 2 items that return mana oops the mana return is the same as one.
Ok Alternative to mana return. umm a dps trait?

But I still have fun.
Ive mained heals since MoP, it sounds like its not for you

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