“Improved Tranquility – Tranquility doesn’t have the punch to pull aggro anyway.” as explained in the Guide to Resto End-Game by Heavenfall.
Opinions vary around the importance of the 2-point talent Improved Tranquility to reduce threat generation by Tranquility up to 50% and 100%. For example: who needs Improved Tranquility when you have barkskin or Improved Tranquility is worth taking a second look at.
All these things aside, the CM Vaneras from the EU forums has announced these features for the upcoming 2.3 patch.
Just like the 2.2 patch on increased damage modifier for the Hurricane spell, they’re planning on giving some extra punch to Tranquility in 2.3.
Will this change things? Will we respec because of these changes? I’m not sure yet, I’ll just have to wait and see. What I do know is that I will take at least 1 point in Intensity when 2.3 comes out when Feral specced, and I’m going to make a lot of macro’s concerning switching back to casterform with the new /cancelform implementation in 2.3.
There have been a lot of changes in 2.2, and there will be some really interesting things in 2.3. But what about our current situation? What about our Resurrection abilities, what about the feral range bug, what about what about the Healing Touch cast duration, what about eating apples in bear form! Oh wait…
Lot of things to discuss, though I will leave that to others.
What does bug me is the upcoming change to healers itemisation; free spell damage. What Lunatic is going to solo/farm/etc in his or her HEALING GEAR?! Especially Druids should at least have 2 different sets of gear, and every priest I know does exactly the same. I’m definately Ok if they decide to make it a talent to get a bit of +dmg from +healingstat, but Item-stat changes?
I can totally see it happen:
*drop of cloth with +50 healing and +20 damage and healing*
*crappily geared mage Needs on item*
*Healer loses roll*
Healer: “Wtf??! Why did you need on that item!?”
Mage: “It’s better than what I have now!”
Healer: “It’s HEALING GEAR you noob!”
Oh, the drama…