In the last couple days I had a bit of a scare while keeping up with how priests were shaping up in beta. I saw some incredibly depressing logs that showed that paladins and monks were outhealing priests by a factor of 2! Now, I’m no world first chaser but this kind of discrepancy had me worried as memories of Cataclysm’s launch came flooding back.
Thankfully, Ghostcrawler clarified the issue stating:
“It’s probably not possible to overcome that much of a difference. Fortunately, you don’t have to, because paladins and monks both had some egregious bugs that inflated their healing. We actually hotfixed those bugs but then a new build broke them again. Until you get a new build or we hotfix the issues again, you are probably better off comparing druid, priest and shaman healing. I apologize for any inconvenience.”
In the meantime, I went ahead and rolled a gnome monk on beta. They are just adorable, hilarious and awesome all rolled into one! And as the balance issues and class issues get ironed out until launch, I’m going to be zen just like her! 🙂