I’ve been a fan of atonement healing ever since it was introduced to the game. I’ve used it through heroics, raids and a lot of soloing but there have always been a couple of things that irk me. Now increasing the range to 40 yards will be great when in a group or raid but when I’m soloing or questing it annoys me when I see my heals or aegis pop up on a random person just because they are close enough, esp. when I could use the heal myself.
It’s not like these anonymous players will stop to help you if things get dire. Questing in an area with 20 other people is nothing unusual but if I’m at half health then I would hope the smart heal would go to me other than some random player in the vicinity.
There’s also been a few cases where I’ve been killing a champion and a player or two will hover in the area just to see if I die. Sure, don’t offer any assistance even though I see my DA proc on you…
But what about your heals going to the bloodworms, the mechanical dragonlings and my plants on the farm when I’m killing the virmen and birds. Surely I could use that heal more than my songbell… if only my farm dog did more than swim in my pond and dig around under the homestead – now that would be something.
I’d love to see Blizzard fix this so at least when soloing or in a group the heals just benefit the relevant members and not every Tom, Dick and Creepy.