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2-11-2009 @ 1:09PM
I make a habit not to ask for heals when DPSing, since the primary focus is keeping the tank alive. If I'm not being healed, there's obviously a good reason, so I just accept it. If I die, I die. No big deal, I just sit and watch, urging them on to clear the pull/boss so we can survive. They can rez me after(or I can run back). Just because I'm not DPSing doesn't mean the current pull can't be finished without me. People just need to relax.
2-11-2009 @ 1:36PM
There are some situations that require calling out though. We lost one DPS while 8 manning Kel'Thuzad and he wiped us with 60k health left. If that DPS would have stayed up, it would have been an easy clear. So there are times when you can't afford to lose a DPS so calling out is helpful (note: he was standing in a void zone in the middle of all the adds and couldn't see it, so he couldn't be saved - but I'm just saying, sometimes calling it out can be the difference between a clear and a wipe).
2-11-2009 @ 1:48PM
Calling out if someone is in a void zone is helpfull, yes, as that person can react. But if someone needs heals, the last thing a healer wants is to hear someone say "X needs healing".We don't see people as names, in a fight you are basicly just a health bar. I for one don't memorise where everyone is just so I can react to people calling out.
2-11-2009 @ 1:49PM
@Blake: That's really one of the things that separates the average raid leaders from the good ones, though. It is not hard to set a UI to make it very clear if someone has died, and part of leading the raid is having an idea of who is necessary and who isn't in a fight, and making the call to burn a rez on them or not.I'd love to see the "don't ask for healing" be one of the loading screen tips, seriously. I ran with a heroic CoS earlier in the week where a bad pull on my part (oops) led to our healer dying immediately on the last boss. Thankfully we had a dps druid toss me some heals and do a quick brez, but in the mean time our hunter died. The hunter then bitches in chat about not getting heals. Way to look like a dumbass, dude.
2-11-2009 @ 3:09PM
@Terhen>>Calling out if someone is in a void zone is helpfull, yes, as that person can react. But if someone needs heals, the last thing a healer wants is to hear someone say "X needs healing".It depends. On KT, the visual effect for ice block shows up before it registers on the heal bars, so I am perfectly content to hear "heal X - iceblocked" over Vent. Makes my reaction time that much quicker.But yet, for the most, I don't tell folks how to DPS or Tank, ergo...
2-11-2009 @ 9:31PM
I am surprise no one has mentioned it... but there is lag in vent..by the time some one asks for healing..the heal is already on the way ...or done :)
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