I thought they were talking about changing it so that you could get heals from non-group members but I took my break back in October and only skim the boards occasionally. I think their argument was performance but like so many of the tests that they have run, the results and any changes that they have made have had zero impact on the lag.
It’s a real shame because I love this game and I love Cyrodiil when it works. I admit to having a rose tinted / halcyon mythic love of the first two or so years. Maybe the lag was just as bad back then? I do know that I really enjoyed the game before the Champion Point system and the Great Magicka / Stamina split. I’ve stuck through it with all the changes over the last 7 years. It’s always been fun even if it was laggy or the meta sucked.
This no proc change is just not very well thought out. I haven’t even checked but I would suspect the server pops are terrible. They weren’t great back in October. By the time I take my break I literally know the names of almost everybody who plays when I do. Everybody likes to complain about how no proc doesn’t require any skill yadda yadda but the developers built a combat system where you have 90% sets having proc conditions. And skill is over-rated. Good ping wins when the players are close to evenly matched. Anyway, like you I’ll be taking a break. It does make me sad though. Usually I spend a good chunk of May and June ganking Tyros. :)