We had enough people to raid with last night! Didn’t have to resort to outsourcing raiders on Open Raid, whoo hoo!
Despite being aware of all the different changes that were coming in, there were a few things that still took some serious getting used to.
Wiped to this fellow three times in the first hour. Wasn’t sure what was going on at first but I suspect it was largely due to players just getting used to their class changes and the loss of a number of spells and abilities.
I didn’t realize how much it affected me until I started calling for cooldowns.
In fact, here’s how a typical conversation in the evening went:
"Give me a Skull banner!"
"WE DONT HAVE IT!"
"Screw it, Rallying Cry!"
"WE DONT HAVE IT!"
"Healing Tide Totem?”
"BURNED IT ALREADY, 2 Minutes!"
"GODDAMNIT HIT EVERYTHING!"
Accountability just became more important in raids. Can’t have three players dying right away at the start of an encounter anymore. Raid leaders are just going to get frustrated and annoyed before calling for a snap wipe and reset.
The whole Battle Res charge is something I understood on paper but it’s going to take an adjustment period. My raid is going to be sick of me calling for a Battle Res and not having one handy. Is there an addon out there yet that’ll track charges available during raid or is there an interface option somewhere that I’m missing?
If you plan to raid Mythic but have a habit of face planting early or often, then either change your plans or stop eating the dirt.
How does the slowed down healing feel for the rest of you?
I like it a little and I’ll eventually get used to it. But I also know that I’m going to miss the more fast-paced, reflexive healing. I’m hating the Prayer of Mending cast time though along with the new Spirit Shell as-a-talent thing.
But yeah, these are just changes that we’ll have to get used to.
Haven’t healed or queued into any of the dungeons yet, but so far the reaction sounds mixed. You’ve got some veteran players who are praising the return to slower, tactical pulls and the other type who are pissed that they can’t chain pull the crap out of everything again and blaming it on healers.
I am so looking forward to this expansion. Back to the recruiting grind!