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Yakk
11-20-2007, 03:09 PM
What if "normal" Druid nukes/dots had their cast times dropped significantly, then the difference placed into a tied recast pool among all nukes.

Then the same thing done with "normal" Druid heals.

The goal being that a Druid who just nuked would be DPSing at the same rate they do currently, and a Druid who just healed would be healing at the same rate they do currently.

But the Druid would be able to cast a DoT, then a heal, then a nuke, then a heal, then a nuke, etc would be able to have more throughput than they do currently.

Spells that already have a long recast would be mostly left alone. Spells that are neither DPS nor Healing (debuffs) would be left alone (but mixing them in would be slightly better).

Then, if that doesn't go far enough... add in AAs that have Nukes/DoTs proc a +healing buff on the druid, and Heals proc a +Nuke/DoT buff on the druid, much like the current wizard instant-nukes can proc a +Nuke/DoT buff on themselves.

The idea is that while a Druid would be limited to 75% of a Cleric burst healing at 80% efficiency and a mage without a pet when DPSing, having the Druid who tries to do both be 37% of a Cleric and half of a nuking mage doesn't seem that good of a deal.

Kadwen
11-20-2007, 05:46 PM
This has been propsed multiple times in different variations and has been shot down by everybody, even druids. In fact i posted something like this years ago on the eq forums. Nobody agreed or liked it.

Kamion
11-20-2007, 06:02 PM
This has been propsed multiple times in different variations | and has been shot down by everybody, even druids. In fact i posted something like this years ago on the eq forums. Nobody agreed or liked it.

I concur up until the red line, after it, not so much.

While some druids may view the druid class as healers OR dps, I have always viewed the druids as healer AND dps. Any situation where the druid is spending 100% of his time dpsing is a trivial situation, dps/healing concurrency is definetely worthwhile.

Fernspur and NBW, in some extent, were changed/added to help address this problem. But the combination of poor efficiency and poor resist check on NBW made the impractical.

I support the idea, but mana issues can't be ignored.