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1-09-2009 @ 11:18AM
"1. It's a good indicator of who isn't pulling their weight, if a healer is very low on a fight where a lot of people need heals, that's an indication that they are being lazy or are just a bad player."Really? No, its not.If they have a lot of overheals, and not many heals, it means their latency is lower than other players.If people are dying, it means people are casting the wrong spells, or there aren't enough good assignments of healers to people (or your raid is undergeared) or your raid is taking too much dmg.Disc priests and HOT players assigned to OT's will have abysmal numbers on the meters, but they will do their job better than the higher scoring members would (shields and HOTs topping off a character are *very* good at keeping people up, very bad at showing up on meters)."2. Whatever small ego boost healers get from the Healing meters is sometimes our only motovation."Ahh, then you play one of the classes and constantly have the assignment that allows you to do so. Usually the looking at healing meters prevents raids from effectively assigning healers the most beneficial ways as they are aware that will "tank them on the heal meter".THE ONLY THING a heal meter does that is is record what spells a person is casting. That is *only* good to see if a class is spamming the correct general heal (for instance, to get on a paladin case if only casting holy light).
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