This is one of those things that probably doesn’t sound like much to the seasoned PvPer, but for someone who’s fairly new to the whole scene? It’s pretty darn cool.
Yesterday, my shaman Crysanith, picked up the achievement Hot Streak while doing 2s. Given the unpredictable nature of those arenas, where you could run in to double blood DKs, or another healer team, and just have the “Never-Ending Arena Match” (which ultimately end in a scored loss if you decide to wait out the timer) – it was just a funky achievement for me to get. 🙂
So far this season, I’ve only had a chance to do 2s and some RBGs, but that’s at least given me a chance to play with the differences in 5.2. Most noticeable are the priest changes. A big mechanic change for Nisa was the fact that her crit heals will never show that “big number”. Any critical heal will still heal for the same amount, but apply a shield to the healed target that equals the heal. So yes, this is amazingly key for halting incoming damage. But it still feels a little awkward because you just don’t see that person gaining health quickly like you would on a shaman. It’s a nice relief when Crysanith can throw a 240k heal on to a low arena teammate – I just don’t have that same thing with Nisa anymore. Have to retrain the brain to see the absorb shields the same way!
There are plans to hopefully get some 3s going soon. I’ve been capping points on Crys with a feral friend of mine. He’s also Canadian, and our team name is Tim Hortons, which is THE coolest thing ever and I love that he named it that! 😀 We’re hoping to add a rogue and see how things work with that, which I’m really looking forward to. So much more fun (and balanced) than 2s are.
I also took my first step in to 5.2 content and headed over to do the solo scenarios and dailies with Crys yesterday. That was definitely — interesting. Since they give conquest points beyond the arena cap, though, and she doesn’t have a scheduled RBG team, I guess I’ll be doing those every day!
Hope you all are having a blast with the new patch. 🙂