I feel as if they can't be OP. Reason being is that both sides, Order and Destruction, have access to them. If you really feel they are that overpowering, roll one. Zealots and Runepriests have better single target healing, and insta cast heals. This enables them to heal themselves on the run. AM and Shaman have good group utilities in buffs and hots. DoKs and WPs have the group heal. Why must a "squishy" healer have the best of everything? As a DoK, I certainly can't run around as heal spec and expect to effectively heal my group. I have to stand there and just take it like a man. This is why they wear heavy armor.
People argue that they are melee healers, and as such should have to melee in order to heal their group. Honestly I don't get this really at all. Should AM's and Shaman have to DoT up people in order to heal their group? After all, that's how their mechanic works. If you really want DoK's and WP's to melee only, there are some big changes that would have to happen, such as the below:
- Change regen rate of Soul Essence
- Make Rend Soul a group heal
- Add SE regen to offhand weapons, not just books / chalices
- Rend Soul / Consume Essence may have to ignore armor
If anyone can please provide rational ideas to the so called problem, please feel free to present them. Other than that, stop your whining.