I’m not going to go into a lot of detail here, but I wanted to make a little comment, and let you all know how I’m feeling. Not that you care, but that I gotta get it off my chest.
I looked at the priest talent changes for Cata. I’m frightened by the priest talent changes. I don’t want to have to pewpew in order to healheal. Zelmaru at Murloc Parliament pretty much said how I’m feeling about it here.
My only hope is that either these are just side talents intended to aid our effectiveness in solo/pvp situations, or that things are still going to change. As we all know it’s only Alpha. Nothing is set in stone, I hope.
It’s kind of funny, because honestly, if I could, I would go back to my old Divine Spirit Holy/Disc build from BC. That was the spec I felt most comfortable in and it afforded me the luxury to be the kind of healer I wanted to be.
Part of what I resent in the changes since Wrath was released is the pigeonholing. You’re a tank healer. You’re a raid healer. In my heyday in BC I was the everything healer. I was the support healer. I could heal anything you put me on. I miss that. I can still do that as Disc now, but no one assigns for that. Maybe I just had an awesome raid leader back then who let me do what I wanted.
With the coming of Cata I’m considering leveling up to 85 as Holy. I want to be able to heal both ways. This expansion I tried Holy and failed miserably. I don’t know if its because I leveled up as Disc and was so used to it I couldn’t change, or if I just suck at Holy. If the Disc design remains as it is, heavily smitey, I may just have to try switching.
Time will tell…