I have played all of the healers, and pretty much since vanilla. And in the last year joined an average guild where I was labelled as being bad at mechanics, etc etc. I did die a fair bit, but thought that it had to do with a few things. Well, duh. I played a holy paladin for years and rarely EVER died. But h paladins have an immunity that no other healer has. And well, resto shammies also kind of have an advantage over Disc priests in that they can auto-brez themselves. Also, despite others telling you that disc is highly mobile, I utterly and completely disagree. The majority of a disc priest ramp and the damage that they do that follows requires them to plant. And in my guild when I mentioned this I was told I was wrong, that Disc is a highly mobile healer. Anyhow, I left the guild because I was tired of catching blame for things having to do with the spec, and also because people were plainly wrong about why I had died–all that came to a focus when I got boxed in by two others with beams on Hungering Destroyer and hence had nowhere to go and died. And then was called out for having run the “wrong” way, when neither direction gave me any option for survival.
Anyhow, to make a long story short, I feel vindicated by this video, but also wonder why Disc priests die so much. Is it the lack of an immunity? Is it the mobility problem while ramping? Is it both of these? Is there something else to this?
Thoughts would be appreciated. With 9.1 just around the corner some of us who main disc priest may be wise to simply play holy paladin or something else. Or maybe there is something we can do to address the issue.
Thanks in advance.