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5-18-2009 @ 9:15AM
Fail.Healing meters can provide some data on how a healer is doing, but not the whole picture. As others have said, healers do a lot more than just heal: cleansing, dispell, mitigation, etc. Just looking at the healing done chart on Recount pushes people towards AoE heals and massive overhealing. In short, they become dps healers. Let's do a quick case study. Two priests in our guild. One is disc, one is holy. The disc priest never tops the meters (even when holy), the holy priest makes sure he tops the meters. The disc priest's assignments never die, the holy priest's assignments often find themselves face down at the end of fights. Who would you take, the responsible person who forsakes their place on the meters to ensure their target's survival or the irresponsible dps-wannabe who forsakes their targets in favor of topping the meters?Healing meters should have a FAIL switch, something like:IF (player_assignment=dead), THEN Healing_Done=0
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