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8-03-2008 @ 8:02AM
There's also the other side of the story. I love healing in battlegrounds with my holy priest. The problem is that I cannot defend myself. People do notice the healing they receive, but don't pay attention to whomever gives it. So I have both lack of healing on my warrior and lack of support on my holy priest. The real problem is however that most people are selfish bastards, which is ironic since they decided to play a multiplayer game.
8-03-2008 @ 9:31AM
When I see a healer I immediately switch to priest's opponent dropping everything else. I wish more people did the same.
8-03-2008 @ 11:33AM
This. If someone is complaining about healing classes not healing, they had better kill that fucking rogue that's keeping me stunlocked, because I sure as hell can't.That's why I usually try to find someone who is doing good and follow them around for the rest of the bg. I still heal the other people around us, but you get someone who knows that they're going to be getting heals as long as you're alive and you don't die half as much.
8-03-2008 @ 4:53PM
Yup that's the big problem, most people don't do much to keep their healers alive. I don't really blame them, because it's hard to keep track of everything in a BG, and if you're busy trying to kill the opposing group's healer, you probably won't notice if someone from that group breaks off to go after -your- healer. But still, it needs to be done.Healing is the most important single part of a winning BG team (organization is more important, but that's more of an overall thing), but no matter how many healers you have, they can't do much good if they're always getting killed 10 seconds into a fight.
8-04-2008 @ 12:39PM
Cookie - That's one thing I learned about PvP healing though, it's not just healing and getting defended - it's also about taking care of yourself. I used to have this PvE attitude where tank was always supposed to keep adds off me, so when I healed at Balinda and kept dying because of the elemental summoned, I was upset. Eventually I learned how to heal-tank the elemental which allows everyone else to do the serious work.Anyway a part of smart healing is using terain to your advantage. When your heals come down from nowhere like a gift from the heal fairy it means that the enemy will struggle to take you out. Catch 22 is that no one is going to defend you either.If you really want to encourage healing defense, I've found that the best tactic is to mark healers with lucky charm raid icons. Maybe it's a mental thing but it tends to mark a rally point when you see that target getting hit.
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