LoD Nerf Reverted?

Honestly, I think I have whiplash.

I got home last night around midnight to read that Light of Dawn healing no longer transferred via Beacon of Light.

Insert long blog post complaining about this.

And now, Ophelie says it’s working for her.

It wasn’t working for me. But about 45 minutes later, lo and behold, it was. I just tested it out with Walks.

WILL BLIZZARD PLEASE MAKE UP THEIR DAMN MINDS ABOUT THINGS BEFORE PUSHING THINGS LIVE?!

There’s been absolutely no contact from Blizzard to holy paladins in the last 24 hours. Just a flip of a switch to turn off LoD through Beacon transfers and another one to switch it back on.

I think there’s one thing we can glean from all of this: Holy Paladins are in a bad spot at the moment. We are broken on several levels — too effective at healing in some cases, not effective enough in others and the use of Light of Dawn, the very existence of Holy Power and the whackadoodle uses of Beacon of Light are only serving to muddle things.

I can’t wait to see what Blizzard has to say about this weekend’s changes.

(Don’t miss out on my follow-up post, located here at Kurn’s Corner!)

7 comments

  1. Beezlebubba says:

    “Some of the hotfixes below will go live the moment they are implemented, while others may require your realm to be restarted to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update.”

  2. Kurn says:

    Beez – No, strangely, it didn’t work all last night and into today and then in the evening, it started to work again. I don’t know what the deal is there. Others are confirming it stopped working and started again. Very, very weird.

  3. Beezlebubba says:

    Maybe they’ll do the same for my raging blow. I like my offspec dps.

  4. Joe Ego says:

    I really am the last person to QQ about nerfs, and even this last change was more “well, this is just getting silly.” Now my head is starting to spin and I’m glad I’m not in a 25man raid (yet).

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  5. Cyranor says:

    According to Bashiok:”The hotfix note correctly describes what an attempt to fix a bug ended up changing, which was not actually the original intent. We’re reverting the hotfix until we can fix the bug without causing Light of Dawn to no longer trigger Beacon.”
    So its not that they’re changing their minds about pallies on a whim, its just that the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing >.>.

  6. Neara says:

    There was another bug concerning LoD & Beacon that they tried to fix and they ended up breaking LoD, so they reverted it with a hotfix and it does transfer again.

  7. One of the reasons these “hot fixes” suck. At least, with a patch, you know when things will change. Now it’s
    “We have hot fixed”
    “Nuh-uh, I can still do it”
    “Wait for the server restart/rolling restart/next time you log in/the moon goes full/the chicken cross the road”

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