Talbadar, on 22 January 2013 - 02:31 PM, said:
I've considered solutions like putting Dispersion on a cooldown when Void Shift is used, but I have seen countless times where the Priest life swaps and all the enemy team has to do is keep training the target that was low, not swap to the Spriest. Not enough people try that, and end up losing time going after the player will full defenses left just because it "feels" right to go after them. Even when the Spriest is low and life swaps with anyone on their team - if they have full defenses they are likely not going to die. So, the problem exists not only when the Priest swaps health with a low partner, but when a low health Priest swaps health with their partner.
I personally dont mind it that much when a sp is forced to use void shift defensively for himself, it doesn't happen too often and well its usually about who you are playing with, if you play with a mage who has block left he can just block right after obviously, but if you are forced to void shift your shaman healer then its great to switch on him, even if he has some defensives left, its all too situational, and one of the biggest problems with blizzard is that when they nerf something they nerf it too much, I dont want sps to get nerfed into the ground just because they are so very powerful right now, just want them to get on par with the other casters. I strongly believe that the way to fix the game is to do small changes, see how much it has changed and tune it up if neccessary, but what happens often is that they nerf a certain thing too much and make it unusable and never revert the change.
I also believe that fade needs to be higher cd for sps, and the amount of fear breaks (tremor, berserking, lichbourne etc) need to be nerfed overall. This would help both warlocks and shadow priests, especially vs melee teams. It was okay to have so many fear breaks up until mop where you could ua+fear someone and they would have to risk between dispelling ua and dispelling fear, so it was the most consisitent cc in the game since poly would get spam dispelled, now 1 dispel erases everything so you get the fear dispelled instantly much like you would dispel a sheep, same goes for vampiric touch. And dispel having a cd works very well for mages who nova and spam sheep, since there are almost no breaks off of sheeps/rings apart from a druid shapeshifting I feel like fear overall is the least reliable cc in the game especially taking account that shamans are so popular and tremor, for whatever reason, has 30 seconds cd.