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New and More 3.08 News

Looks like there is MORE news on 3.08 with a boatload of changes & bug fixes. So, time to recap the healing priest ones!

  • Guardian Spirit: It is no longer possible for simultaneous killing blows to trigger the heal from this ability multiple times.
  • Improved Holy Concentration: The tooltip has been rewritten to indicate that this talent reduces cast time rather than providing haste.
  • Prayer of Mending: Will now only benefit from the healing talents of the priest who cast the original spell.
  • Rapture: This talent will now correctly return mana for Power Word: Shield based on the caster’s mana pool instead of the target’s mana pool.
  • Surge of Light: Prayer of Mending will no longer sometimes cause Surge of Light to trigger on Priests who do not have that talent.
  • Most of these are bug fixes, and are ones that probably were overdue. The GS bug surprised me, I don’t think I even knew that could happen. Though I wish they would prevent overwriting GS’s with another GS – a simple “A more power spell is already active” would suffice.

    The Prayer of Mending bug irked me beyond belief, especially on fights where bouncing ProMs were important. (Malygos, for example)

    The Rapture bug fix makes Discipline Priests rejoice, as mana restoration based on a Prot Pally’s Mana Pool not your 20k mana pool is NOT fun.

    Imp Holy Concentration’s tooltip is nice. Though I don’t think will make much a difference (if any).

    There are a number of profession changes that seem interesting. Generally, it seems that most professions had the materials required to produce certain items reduced- which is a nice thing to see overall.

    There are a few things that make me go “hmmmm…”. Namely, the new Alchemist recipe for Ethereal Oil. So far some speculation I’ve read makes this the new Pigmy oil (which is a pain to farm), or possibly a reagent for Dual Specs. Time will tell. Also with the introduction to Fish Feast, I would imagine most higher end guilds will be farming these mats to ensure that each raider has the “better” food buff up for boss fights.

    3.08 will likely be this coming Tuesday… now if Blizzard can only fix these ridiculous queues and horrible instance lag problems. I do NOT like a 5 second lagged COH. /grumble

    Written By: on January 7, 2009
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