I'm actually glad of the shaman problems. I'm not usually one to change toons due to a temporary nerf, but I finally got down to leveling my paladin, so I'll finally have a max level tank/healer. I hate swapping between the DK and shaman.
So they buff the disc priest main spell, and then decide that the mana cost is too low, as they don't want priests spamming their main spell.K. Right. Gotcha. oh, the other one.... nope, I'm confused.
Blizzard seems so set on balancing the classes that I think soon my hunter will be a decent raid healer.I appreciate the changes to PW:S if the increased mana cost includes a buff in the amount absorbed...but it doesn't look like it's going to go that way. Looks more like it's just a temporary "don't die while I finish my cast!" kind of spell, a bad situation to be in anyhow. Useful for sure, but if that where the case, give it a decent cd and make it "prevents 100% amt of dmg for 3 seconds" no absorption amount or anything like that, just a quick save. That being said, I have seen some discipline priests standing around with time to QQ'ing for wipes (Disc priest says, "You stood in fire, it's your fault we all wiped").On the flipside of that, I have seen shamans working their @$$ off. The heals keep you up, but they are neon green pretty much the whole fight.Not sure what
K , Im just giving healing on my disc priest another go after the pure oom pwnage i got everytime from healing a cata dungeon and now they are INCREASING the mana cost of power word shield?GJ blizzard , u want all disc priests gone and holy instaid? Well good luck finding a tank healer in cata raids ever again...
Ah, so noobs playing resto shaman got their buff lol. I'm bitter because I really don't have room for another keybind on my resto shaman. I'm hoping they integrate this cooldown on the grounding totem and healing stream.If you think resto shaman are behind - you should have played one in vanilla. They were incredible in the right hands though, especially with 8/8 Earthfury :) (down ranking heals, good use of mana pot / tide. etc).
I'm really happy they buffed Shamans. Being out-healed by my paladin alt as he dinged 85 with purchased PVP gear wasn't fun to experience.
Wait, they don't want disc priests casting PW:S as a main spell, yet that is part of the description of disc... Oh, and the actual spec icon is the same as PW:S. Yeah, that makes sense!
Thats a bit annoying, I just started getting used to using my shield more. I thought the main spell of Disc is the bubble, so why are they annoyed that people are using it so much?Ohh well, penance ftw.
Wonderful! Was wondering why my shaman's heals were lacklustre.
Getting tired of being messed around to be honest. I play a Disc/Holy Priest and Holy Pala as my mains and I'm so tired of all this change. Maybe I should just level a rogue or hunter or something.
this is awesome... nice that we finally get to be on par with others. the link to the logs parsing site is very indicative of the situation when you look at the the 2 week graphs for each encounter. Shaman are a flatline at the bottom, while the others converge with paladins at the top.and to those who are concerned about PvP..i'm tired of PvP balancing messing up PvE. I'm all for PvP, but just deal with it. Any issues should be resolved with resilience...
Great, While you seem to be able to fix everything else via hotpatches, Resto shammies get screwed till the next content patch. Just fricking wonderful. So instead of beaing my healy mainspec Im screwd by using my weak DPS spec that perty much gets me killed every fight. but thats what happens when your Melee and the other healers cant keep up with heals because they too are weak in heals dpt. I hated LK because it was faceroll 1 click heals win, but Im starting to hate cata more because as a player and a fan of other games I can tell you Cata was rushed by the parent company to get the games on the shelfs. Look what happens. Think next time FFS Please!
L2Read.The 15% buff you're getting in the damned hotfix. (IE: Today or whenever they put it in).The second part is talking about possibly adding ANOTHER healing CD to your arsenal. But that's only a maybe and hasn't been decided yet.
And Im done ranting now *Steps off soapbox*......I been playing for over 4 yrs now and that was my one and only rant. So please keep that in mind when you reply. And no Im not going to quit wow, I like everyone else that are loyal have to deal with the changes.
Back to the point... so if disc priest is meant to prevent harm, and the shield is the main spell, why would you make it a lesser used tool. It was great that you buffed it recently, to provide that little bit of healing, but I still use my other healing spells, granted I haven't gotten to end game content but as so many others have said: we just started using PW:S to a decent potential and now your asking us to only use it in dire situations.... I'd rather not risk the group, there are already enough bogus wipe excuses.
Its not just about shammies, I play all classes. And I can tell you they are all screwed. They didnt have this stuff figured out before launch, didnt run Beta nowhere long enough to get stuff right. Granted crap is still going to happen on launch Ie BC's 72 hr crash. And yes I did read about the Cd, but I can tell you that the buff to Purification isnt going to help much at all untill (When and if) the other Cd(s) are added.
Post 1. Blizzard you should make an new equipment manager wich makes you save your gear apperence. Fore instance if you have thunderfury in your bag you should be able to show it, but still be able to use your other lvl85gear, this creates moore inviduallity and makes people to go in old content way moore just to get the look they want!. wich is just fore the win.Post 2. Also the "twinking" brackets should be redone like it was in the old days. if you want to stay at lvl 19, 29, 60 or whatever you should be able to do that. You have done so if you choose to remove your experience you end up like only meeting other twinks wich there arent that many of to make the system work. Fore instance it will be better too have a lvl 10-19 bracket as good old times, because then there are moore players that are queing making it possible to twink even if you have turned your xp gain of. Once you are lvl 19 fore instance and pay 10g to get no moore xp and start queing fore Bg;s it says none available and that goes fore all twinking brackets, wich is kinda fail big time. You should be able to play the game as you want not forse you to lvl up to 85 or just stay a while in an special lvl.And dont come with the comment that i'am playing at an low poulated server, i play at The Eu PvP server Outland. it's a full/highest populated server and you cant even do a batteground once you have turned of your experience. And this is why i stopped playing my twink wich was at the 19bracket lvled up too 20 just because you added xpgain in bg:s, i have played wow since beta and i have like 30days played time on my lvl19 or lvl20twink now. I know many people that will stop playing wow do to theese problems or will continue if they are getting fixed including me.
I suppose that my healing was a bit low compared to other classes come cataclysm, although at first I thought that it was just first impressions and how the new healing system worked.Now that I've been healing for a bit and have been healing alongside many other classes, I do notice that while I can heal, my HPS is not quite as high as the other classes, despite me being very efficient and knowing how my class works.In other words, I'm glad that Blizzard is giving us more than just a new glowey hands effect (even though I do like it very much).