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5-18-2009 @ 1:56PM
Yeah, but...If a holy pally heals the MT for 14000 that shows on the meter. If a disc priest shields the MT for 14000 that does NOT show up on the meter. However they did the same work (in fact the shield might have saved a life if the MT had less then 14000 health left...and it did more work if the MT had less then 14000 damage when the pally's heal landed)So the meter is flawed when looking at a class that hands out a lot of shields.If you look at total heals and don't look at over heal then you have another chance to point at a "good healer" and say "bad! no biscuit!". (that is not to say just look at over heals and say "bad!", subtract OH amount from amount healed to see "real heals").That still doesn't really tell you what is going on either. If I'm assigned to raid heal, and I let 3 people die, but on the next try at the boss the next healer lets 2 folks die who did a better job? Well, if there was similar damage going out, Mr "2 deaths" worked better then "mr 3 deaths" right? Well, maybe. But what if "Mr 2 deaths" lost the 2 highest DPSers in the group, while "Mr 3 deaths" lost the lowest 3?Who did the most healing, the pally that throws out 1M healing, or the one that does half that AND cleans off 200 poisons?Evaluating healing is HARD.If you are wiping, you do need to evaluate healing, but it isn't as easy as "this number is too low, shape up or get out!". The numbers don't tell the whole story for DPS, and they tell even less for healing.
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