i play a lock so the only point in time i've been affected by the boring-ass "sustained dmg is useless, timing burst = win" was MoP, which is probably why i hated the expansion.
this is now, more than ever, the case on my rogue, which is probably why i dont even bother playing him anymore.
destro suffers a similar issue, but unrelated to offensive cooldowns. filler spells deal literally dot dmg, and the only actual dmging spell is chaos bolt. i feel sad whenever i mouse over incinerate's and chaos bolt's tooltips...
Incinerate: burns your target for 8k damage.
Chaos bolt: crits your target for 80k damage.
remember when chaos bolt didnt do 10x incinerate's dmg? good times.
Well, my WPM count was somewhere around 150-160 w/o errors last time I checked ( I'd be a really shitty inefficient programmer otherwise ), so I basically just write down what's on my mind and move onwards to something else.
If I had a shitty typing speed I'd probably never bother with this crap.
But I do want to write a book sometime during my life. Inb4 nobody reads it
i actually only read about 10% of the stuff you say.
i dont hate you or anything, its just i cant bring myself to read all those walls of text, especially coming from someone that probably takes these things WAY too seriously anyway.
The discussion is offhealing, all I've stated that shadow offhealing is PURE trash, which it is. You go oom after a few flash heals that don't heal for higher than 7% of someone's HP bar, while at the same time someone elses passive healing ticks for free at a certain percentage, etc. Elemental Shamans are probably the best example of decently balanced offhealing in the game right now, they heal for a relatively decent amount and go oom in the process, everything else is either overtuned or undertuned ( spriests heal for jack shit and go oom in a second, while Enhs heal as much as fucking disc priests do rofl ).
The discussion wasn't about Shatter or Shadowpriest damage/abilities, it was about hybrids and their offhealing. You'd have to be blind not to notice Shatter is doing very well on ladder right now.
Also this is the problem with arena community, you people are like fucking wannabe lawyers, everything needs to be mentioned and spelled out and reasoned out 99% of time, otherwise someone will always come in like this guy did and go all like :
"man, I really dislike the fact that I'm forced into combat to be able to compete with other teams, the spec is clunky, boring, I want to play sub" - 6.1 rogue with a brain
"OMFG U R FUCKING MOST OP SPEC IN THE GAME SHUT THE FUCK UP NI***R" - arena community
"I know that, I simply stated what I don't like ? ..." - 6.1 rogue with a brain
"OMFG SHUT THE FUCK UP IDIOT GO BACK WHERE U CAME FROM HOW DARE U OPEN UR MOUTH" - arena community
Ya, that'd be a sick burn if the guy you were quoting wasn't wrong in the first place, making you an even bigger moron.
completely off-topic, but i estimate that by now the time and words you dedicated writing "essays" on AJ could literally be converted into a book.
for resto shamans i think they should nerf instant heals somehow and buff casted heals (like faster cast times or smth), because u cant cast vs melee cleaves and you will die in stunlocks (maybe in opener), but it's absurd that a shaman can outheal the non melee cleave dmg without casting a single spell
rshaman casted heals are actually insane compared to every other healer, partially because of how their mastery works. the reason they are not the best healer is because, well, you cant exactly cast stuff with melees on your ass.