I was referring to Retribution Paladins in my post specifically and as they have the ability to assist their entire team with healing on-demand through the use of their abilities, they are able to off-heal. I will edit my first post to specify Retribution Paladins for you. :)
So, all Paladins are off spec healers no?
Guess it does not matter, Ret was made with one defensive mechanism, healing, after that gets nerfed (And lol, Ret healing is nerf worthy?) not a single person will play Ret, so I would like to congratulate u for destroying Ret.
It is also not entirely true that healing is the only defensive ability that you have, Paladins also have as I am sure your aware, Divine Shield, Divine Protection, Hand of Protection, Lay on hands and also while weaker if this change occurs, heals. There are other abilities in the Pally arsenal that can be used defensively as well, so stating that heals is the only way a Paladin has to protect themselves and others is not entirely true. Do remember that you would still have your heals, while weaker they could still help in keeping both you and your team alive.
Understand that this is also not a definite change, it is simply something that we are considering to deal with the high healing numbers that are seen from some off-spec healers. We greatly welcome your feedback and thoughts on this, so please continue to provide it.
You do realise that you guys have designed Ret Paladins to be off-healers. You only need to look at the talent choices/glyphs available.
In an Arena environment: Bubble is dispellable by 2 classes, Divine Prot. is good against casters and to a lesser extent melee if glyphed, Hand of Protection is fully dispellable by at least 4 classes and Lay on Hands doesn't work in Arena, soon to be Rated Battlegrounds as well. Selfless Healer stacks are also dispellable.
If you plan on going through with this change you at least need to make Selfless Healer undispellable because WoG alone won't suffice with the amount of damage certain classes, which I'm sure you are already aware of by now given the amount of threads on this forum, are able to pull off.
Ret's niche is off-healing. That's how they peel and that's how they'll always peel if you keep designing the spec like you are now and during Cata. Don't ruin that for the sake of the caster Hybrid healers who have the mana to stand and spam heals for a while with relatively low mana issues, and in doing so they don't lose all that much pressure.
Just my 2 cents.
Ret healing is ridicilous and should be nerfed asap. They can kite dps forever in arena with ridicilous offheals constantly keep himself up, while globaling someone randomly every 2-3 minutes. Its not even fun and should be fixed asap.
You're playing Demo. Not to be rude but please don't sit there and say Rets have too much healing while being able to global someone. As a class without ACTUAL healing spells you have too much healing as well. Oh and fyi - Chaos Wave is enough to global someone.