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    Your Battleground is ready! Your Role Healer! WTF

    Just got on the PTR and I found this waiting.




    So set limits on Healers? Mandatory Tanks? Or just some weird shit they are trying. With how powerful healers are now I can see the reason to do this. If you random pvp at all I am sure you ended up in a game where the other team had 3-4 healers and you had 0 and it felt impossible. But on the other hand, queues aren't instant right now, so why make them longer.



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    Its a good idea in theory. But there is nothing to stop ppl changing spec and doing what ever role they want anyway. Also warrior healer? break out the bandages :P Also i'd rather a longer queue and a more balanced battle personally.

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    Oh wow, so much has changed in the time I have been gone! Warrior healers.. that's new

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    Seems like a disadvantage to me. Longer queue times and people who will queue for healer even though they`re not. Though it might just be there to satisfy people who complain about the hostile team having more healers.
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    Give healers more honor/conquest per game, problem solved!

    Some safety mechanism will probably be having to queue with a healing spec and getting a warning message that you will be kicked out of the queue if you try to change spec.

    And I wonder, will you be able to queue as a tank :O?
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    its a good idea, i think this is part of their plan to make sure each side has an equal number of healers and therefore i think you just encountered a bug. unfortunately like splatter said i can see people easily abusing it and queueing as a healer and then just playing a dps, especially if the queue times are shorter for healers/tanks

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    Queues... I hope they don't reach the 10 minutes mark.

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    horrible idea

    roles don't win bgs, players do

    this is just blizz caving to babies on the forums who don't understand the concept of cc and landing interrupts.
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    Warrior healers eh? I wonder how that works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormspellz View Post
    horrible idea

    roles don't win bgs, players do

    this is just blizz caving to babies on the forums who don't understand the concept of cc and landing interrupts.
    Getting 5 healers in a 10 player BG isn't fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormspellz View Post
    horrible idea

    roles don't win bgs, players do

    this is just blizz caving to babies on the forums who don't understand the concept of cc and landing interrupts.
    Yeah but then there is also dispels and fake casting and landing counter cc and counter interrupts on dps. I dont think it is really arguable that having multiple healers to no healers is a massive advantage, and maybe too massive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korgoth View Post
    Yeah but then there is also dispels and fake casting and landing counter cc and counter interrupts on dps. I dont think it is really arguable that having multiple healers to no healers is a massive advantage, and maybe too massive.
    overall I feel bad dps has more impact on losing a random bg then how many healers are on a team
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    There should be like 20-30% healers in BGs, less the bigger BG.
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    I'd rather wait a little bit longer for a more balanced match than get 4 healers to 0. That being said...these games (or similar matchups...say 4 to 1, 3 to 1) are totally winnable in random BGs...especially if the healers are weak or very poorly geared. I have been in several winning BGs lately where we lamented our doom before they started due to heal discrepancy and then proceeded to blow them all up with ease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baracuda View Post
    There should be like 20-30% healers in BGs, less the bigger BG.
    Yeah most RBGs run 3 in a 10man. So maybe they do 3 in 10, 4 in 15, 12 in 40mans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormspellz View Post
    horrible idea

    roles don't win bgs, players do

    this is just blizz caving to babies on the forums who don't understand the concept of cc and landing interrupts.
    Relying on quality of player isn't a very grand thing to do.

    Sure' I've won BGs with 1 healer on our team versus their 3 healers... but our healer was well geared, their three healers weren't, our FC (me) was well geared, and there's wasn't.

    Seeing as we're not getting a system that ensures some hodge-podge of competence thrown together, I'll settle for the "same number of healers" deal.


    But as has been said, they need to make it so you have to queue in a healing spec, and changing spec gets you thrown out of the BG.


    And even better, they wouldn't have to ensure that each team has some predetermined number of healers; only that each team has the SAME number of healers.
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    Warrior healers eh? I wonder how that works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    Relying on quality of player isn't a very grand thing to do.

    Sure' I've won BGs with 1 healer on our team versus their 3 healers... but our healer was well geared, their three healers weren't, our FC (me) was well geared, and there's wasn't.

    Seeing as we're not getting a system that ensures some hodge-podge of competence thrown together, I'll settle for the "same number of healers" deal.


    But as has been said, they need to make it so you have to queue in a healing spec, and changing spec gets you thrown out of the BG.


    And even better, they wouldn't have to ensure that each team has some predetermined number of healers; only that each team has the SAME number of healers.
    making (or should I say continuing to) the game more stupid for the (lack of) quality players is horrible idea
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    Naw, I like how it can be chaotic, don't mess with it.
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    It's random battlegrounds... Personally I'd rather have an inbuilt mechanism to ensure my team has a couple of healers. And if it encourages more people to try out healing (and hopefully grow to like it) then everyone wins.

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