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9-28-2007 @ 8:59PM
I agree with #6.Did you die? Did anyone die? Did you have to blow a pot, waste a long cooldown or have to heal yourself in some fashion that otherwise made it seem like the healer wasn't around or working to their fullest potential without any mitigating circumstances beyond their control?If yes: Bad healer.If no: Good healer. Same as tanks. You don't need a shortsighted DPS epeen meter to show you that you're doing a good job. DPS classes have to have that sort of thing, since damage done over the course of a fight is the only way of determining if they're doing anything at all really. It's pretty easy though to figure out which healers are doing a good job and which ones aren't. Mana left? Who cares? Overheals? As long as they didn't run out of mana, it doesn't matter does it? Those things are also gear based, so it stands to reason that a better geared healer will have more available mana to heal with right? The ones with better gear may just throw a few more crit heals and overheals, since their gear allows for it kinda easily. Then there's the gear of the targets... wherin a smart tank will take less damage than a bad tank and a well geared tank will take less damage and all the other variables that add up to proving that two healers in the same raid with the same gear may not even be able to match up with each other on different targets in a metric that's quantifiable enough to actually measure anything worthwhile. Unlike DPS targets, where 5-10 people are focused on the exact same target, so it's a very very easily quantifiable number to show who's doing a better job. Healers are good when people don't die. Period.
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