No that's not actually what he said... but close enough. He really said:
There's a PvP healing cloak in patch 2.3. The vital stats are...But one poster objected that spell crit wasn't as handy to healers as mana/5sec ... so he changed it!
16 spell crit
+51 healing / +17 spell dmg
Fair enough, the cloak now has 6 mana/5sec instead of the spell crit. Enjoy!I know. You're thinking, "if only every change was that easy," right? Actually, today it is. Read on...
There are several other new items coming up, too! First the DPS PvP cloaks:
Well here it is (also patch 2.3)!And finally, a melee weapon just for hunters:
112 Armor Penetration
16 Spell Crit
+27 Spell Damage/Heal
Yes, there's a Vengeful Gladiator's WaraxeSome of you may be wondering why this kind of thing is just coming out now. Why didn't they add in more healer items earlier on?
98 Armor Penetration
Cost: 1000 arena points (no rating requirement)
Early on we had a philosophy that we wouldn't put tanking gear or full sets of healing gear on the pvp vendors since at the time there were concerns that players would feel like it was advantageous to pvp in order to get gear to beat raid content.Yep. That's Blizzard admitting that their previous philosophy "sucked." Is this Blizzard finally opening up and immediately responding to player concerns? Or have these items actually been under development for a while, only now becoming open to the public? Does it matter, as long as there's sparkly treasure coming up in patch 2.3?
Turns out that philosophy mostly sucked (although we're holding onto the no-tanking gear part of it), so we fully itemize for healing in PvP gear now and rely on resilience to make it pvp-specific enough that it won't be considered ultimate raid gear.