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Regional FlagBlizzard what are your intentions with disc?Source
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Shadowsin
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#1 - 2011/02/24 07:35:00 PM
i just keep seeing more and more disc nerfs and i just dont understand what your intentions are with this class anymore. it is being made very obvious that you just dont want us to cast shield at all. unfortunately there are several talents and a mastery devoted to a spell that you dont want us casting. so what is the point? what are your intentions with this spec/with this class?

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#66 - 2011/03/01 09:28:15 PM
02/24/2011 11:35 AMPosted by Shadowsin
it is being made very obvious that you just dont want us to cast shield at all. unfortunately there are several talents and a mastery devoted to a spell that you dont want us casting. so what is the point? what are your intentions with this spec/with this class?


We want Power Word: Shield, Power Word: Barrier, and Divine Aegis to continue to be an important part of a Discipline priest's rotation. We want you to use those spells frequently. The changes we've made through hotfixes and those that we currently have planned for 4.1. aren't intended to remove that element of gameplay at all, but simply refine it and bring it more in line with our design goals for the spec as a whole.

As we've stated in the past (http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2089271114?page=25#485), we don't want Discipline priests to use their shields to exclusion of everything else -- including, potentially, a more efficient heal. While damage mitigation is what Discipline priests are known for and something that you do very well, we also want you to cast important spells like Penance, Greater Heal, Prayer of Healing, and Flash Heal. Casting those heals doesn't make you a Holy priest, especially if you're using them to leverage other key talents in the Discipline arsenal (like Renewed Hope, Strength of Soul, and Train of Thought).

Even so, we know that a lot of players want a class specialization that does nothing but shield, and that's fair -- but that's not the direction we want to take with Discipline priests right now. We want you to use the spell that's most appropriate for the situation, be that a heal, a shield, or an offensive ability like Smite. Your shields will still have their time and place, of course, and we'll make sure that you have good reason to cast them, but they just won't be the only thing you use to keep an ally alive.


The above aside, we really appreciate your feedback, and encourage you to keep talking about what you'd like to see from the priest class, and Discipline especially.

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#85 - 2011/03/01 10:10:00 PM
03/01/2011 1:33 PMPosted by Tiduz
I would like to see the 4 piece bonus balanced for discipline, if you don't know what I'm talking about check out the numerous threads about the tier piece imbalance for disc vs holy.


This is feedback we've seen quite a bit, and it's good. With the changes to Chakra in 4.0.6, we realize a lot of players feel that the Holy 4-piece set bonus is currently much stronger than its Discipline counterpart. We don't disagree and it's something we've been actively discussing changing in 4.1 (for example, we're considering potentially removing the Weakened Soul requirement on Penance targets in order for the Spirit bonus to apply).