I think my healing over the last 5-10 levels for pulls of less than 3 groups was roughly 65% Renew, 25% PW:S, 5% FHeal and 5% other stuff (Holy Nova spam, lolPoH).
I assume PW:S will take much prevalence now and I'll hopefully be able to cast even less FHeal.
So I guess I don't know what you're trying to say, Moz. :P
I can't really blame you, I'm barely making sense to myself, reading back =P
What I meant was that whenever tank healing actually gets difficult (which for 80s is on hard hitting bosses in raids) you'll get your Penance on cooldown (and PW:S and Renew are already up) and have to spam Flash Heal to keep the tank up. Without Penance, your rotation in these situations would go from "PW:S>Renew>Penance>FH>FH>FH>Penance" to "PW:S>Renew>FH>FH>FH>FH>FH>FH>FH>FH ad nauseam" which, to me, having been 80 for so long, would feel pretty weird. But you're completely right; pre-80 about 95% of your healing in groups is done through shielding and you should never even get to the situation where you-have-to-use-penance-but-can't-so-have-to-spam-flash-heal, and looking at what will change for your DPS is a lot more interesting.
Actually, I am just wondering about glyphing. I don't really expect healing Aeth to get much harder pre-80 and he is complaining about never having any use for his cooldowns
As a tank or as a healer? In the case of the latter, he has to lower his standards for when to use them. I was in that situation once when we got a priest in my guild who used Guardian Spirit on anybody who went below 20% rather than saving it for 'that time the tank got low' which never occurred. Seeing him do that made me figure that the smart move if you're never using your cooldowns (as a priest) is to simply use them earlier to make your life a lot easier.
I might just get the Holy Nova glyph for the lulz.
They changed that, though, didn't they? Iirc it's 20% healing and damage now, which is really meh. Worth it for AOE grinding or something though, I suppose.
Also, peeps over at EJ don't really seem to agree whether it's worth it to glyph Penance or not. What do you guys think?
Well, for one, before you even get Penance, I'd say it's definitely not worth it. Aside from that... it actually depends. At first the mere suggestion of getting rid of the glyph seems folly, but then you realize you will probably never do solo tank healing (and if you do you won't be able to keep the tank up in the encounters where it matters, regardless) and that the primary use for Penance is to quickly heal up raid targets who are getting hit by abilities like Bone Spike - and that damage barely occurs as much as once per half a minute. I reckon one needs to look at the alternatives. This quickly there isn't anything better I can think of, so I guess I'll be sticking with it.
Or where you purely referring to a leveling situation? In that case I'd get it purely for using Penance as a damaging spell.
Edit stole ma spellingz. Edited, Jan 23rd 2010 6:11am by Mozared