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1-28-2009 @ 3:33PM
Hmm.My problem with the article is that it’s a rant and not exactly helpful except to release steam. Complaining about specific warlocks who lifetap at the wrong time makes sense, but the overall sense of the whole article seems to focus at ALL warlocks and this clearly is misleading. The whole theme of letting the DPS die to keep the tank alive is understandable - when I main tank as my prot pally I expect to get those heals. However, I also expect my allies to be healed as well - I don’t selfishly think I’m all that because I’m nothing without my healers and my dpsing friends. Sure I’ll keep the boss off my raid, but the raid are what kill it - I just annoy the big guy enough that he doesn’t look away from me. ^-^. Often enough all that’s needed is a quick cast rejuv or renew - something that barely takes much from the healer. But a lot of time people panic and focus on what they know.To go a bit off topic, I was in 25 Naxx as an off-tank and I had to use my Hand of Sacrifice skill to help the main tank out. I ended up dying, but the main tanked lived. I received NO heals, no hots, not even a flash heal from the pally healer - they simply just let me die after I did what I was told to do. The raid didn’t need heals, they didn’t have threat (neither did I have threat btw and you’ll understand shortly why), I did my job to share out the damage so that the main tank wouldn’t die on the Spider Boss (you know the stuns, enrage...hitting hard - webbing people)... but the healers refused to even throw me a life-line. So if they were following some hard resolution for healers to main tanks - while understandable, I felt that they were still careless and sloppy. I can’t bubble if I’m second on threat or close to it. If the main tank does die, the bubble will wipe my threat. No one else except the main tank and me needed heals so one healer could have spared a hot - so what do you do there? Do you whine and say “healers on main tank only?” I don’t really think so. (And if you’re wondering I had used my lay on hands on the main tank earlier- the warrior needed.)
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