Hello everyone. I've been a forum lurker for a while now, and I like to think I'm fairly experienced in the game. I like looking through the forums to learn new things, improve my play style, and see different perspectives. Recently I was looking through older cleric threads, and I found something that I was very surprised to see would spark strong debate in the cleric community. As I said, the threads I looked at were a bit old (maybe a year), so I was curious if the thoughts expressed in those discussions are still around.
The general feeling a year ago seemed to be that the idea of clerics as primary healer is outdated. Clerics are far better dd's than healers, and truly, a mystic is a more efficient healer.
I saw several clerics (and even non-clerics) assert that it is best to always ask a cleric (regardless of whether he/she is the only cleric/mystic in squad) if he/she is there to heal or dd, and if you do not, and your squad fails due to lack of heals, it is either the fault of the tank for not being able to use charms/pots/skills to survive, or it is the fault of poor communication.
There is more I could say, but in the interest of brevity, I'll stop here for now. I really want to hear other thoughts