Oh god! Oh woe! The Nerf has killed priests forever!
In other news, bananas will be extinct within 10 years, and 28/43 is the future.
(Also, I’ve some nice beachfront property in Kansas to sell you.)
In more serious news, the cooldown sucks. I’ve gotten into some baaaad bad habits over the past couple months, and it’s biting me in the ass now. I remember reading somewhere something I really agreed with: It’s not the bosses that get you (even Maly, OS+ and Sapphiron are easily doable without touching CoH at all) it’s the trash.
Or is Spider and DK wing trash supposed to kill half the DPS every pull? hrm…
My biggest complaint about this week isn’t even so much the cooldown as it is the cooldown + breaking bad habits/relearning to raid heal + trial by fire of being the only heal lead available this past week.
I’m also nervous about the rotation that Blizzard is talking about. The specific example they mentioned as being the “kind of thing” they’re looking at, was a “each time you cast Flash Heal, you get reduced cast time of Greater” to encourage spell variety and weaving. But, they’ve done that. It was called Incarnate Raiment. The set bonuses were crap.
The cooldown makes me look really hard at Divine Providence, and remember old Prayer of Mending. (Remember when they first implemented it and it didn’t have a cooldown? But it was being abused, so they added one.) Divine Providence is our “improve all multi-target heals” talent. One of the spells included is a reduced cooldown on Prayer of Mending. After a couple years, Blizzard gave priests the opportunity to tweak their cooldowns (a bit) and I really wonder if CoH will be added to that.
I don’t really have much in the way of statements this post, more suppositions and wonderings.
eta: Folks, I’m apparently failing at sarcasm in this post, beyond me tagging it “snark” and offering to sell beachfront Kansas property. 😛