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12-18-2008 @ 3:09PM
@JPN,ARE YOU F-ING KIDDING ME? Your importance, particularly if you are DPS, only goes as far as those bosses with enrage timers.With the change to tank DPS in wrath, all tanks are able to dish out damage. Wrath also almost negated the need for a threat meter because every tank i have played with, including the one I actually play (a prot pally) is so far out in front on the threat meter, that the job of almost every other memeber of the group has been dumbed down in favor or more challenging mechanics.Since holding threat is no longer an issue and tanks can dish out a significant amount of damage, every run becomes about the healer. A tank, though the 2nd most important member of the group, is entirely dependent on the healers ability to dish out heals. If the healer goes OOM, the fight is over essentially. The dps can all die and as long as the tank can dish out enough DPS and the healer can keep him alive, everyone gets the loot everyone is after. Healing is a thankless job with exponetially more stress than any dps. I have a lock whose rotations I'm always trying to improve, and DPS is always rewarded with a dmg meter report at the end of the run.Ask any healer, they will tell you about thankless runs and people complaining about repair bills and acting like its the healers fault. Back before Wrath, I even had players get pissed becuase I wouldn't use my rez cooldown just for them.Try sincerely whispering a healer after a run and complimenting them or telling them thanks, you might be surprised at how appreciative you are of their ability. Thank yous are not that common for even the best healers because everyone expects them to shut up and heal. Your comments prove as much.
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