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9-28-2007 @ 11:35PM
I've skimmed over a few comments and seen a few things along the lines of "everyone alive = good healer; people dying = bad healer". This is absolute BS if you ask me. There are four other people (in a 5 man group) and you're going to place all the blame on the healer? Easy way to make sure none of them want to group with you.The tank may not be able to hold aggro, or may be undergeared. The dps may constantly pull aggro, or may pull additional mobs at inopportune times. And, yes, the healer may not do their job well enough.In a 5 man, the real question is, "did the healer keep everyone alive whilst they were all doing their roles properly?". If yes, they are a good healer. If they keep everyone alive whilst other members are causing the aforementioned problem, they are doing a great job.From my own personal experience, I joined a PuG Bot run. During the run the rogue and hunter kept pulling aggro (these are the last two classes that should ever get unwanted aggro), and at one stage the Warr tabbed out of WoW whilst standing in the path of a pat. Sure enough, it aggro'd, as did the group nearby, and we wiped. Aside from that, nobody died. However, after the first boss, I looked at the damage taken and healing taken meters. The four other members of the party had taken more damage and healing than the tank (the tank should take the most by far in a good run). So I said "thanks and so long", and left. The point is, had I let anyone die, you could hardly blame me for it.So yes, before you look at the healer's competency, look at the rest of the party first. You may find that there was nothing the healer could have done to prevent the death.
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