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1-09-2009 @ 11:51AM
Why is there an automatic assumption that using heal meters will encourage healers to stop being effective and start competing to be top on the heal meter? Are the people you heal with just that egotistical?I use heal meters religiously to see where to best place my healers in assignments. If someone has low latency, I'm not assigning them MT/OT positions; they're raid healing or backup to the MT/OT (ie Patchwerk Hateful Healer). If someone has low overall healing but is glyphed and spec'd for HoTs, I communicate to the flash spamming pallys and priests to let the HoTter do his job and not override his HoTs when someone is at 80% and not taking consistent damage.My raid leader never looks at the healing meters. He's got me to do that. My healers don't rank themselves on the HPS or the Overall; they race to see who has the most dispels or how many HoTs we can stack on someone. They take more pride in a job well done than in a chart.Create the climate in which you want your healers to thrive, and use the meters like gardening tools. Don't discount their use just because you can't effectively use them.
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