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6-18-2009 @ 1:21PM
Matticus mentioned "effective" healing. I get this line from other (non-paladin) healers all the time. I over-heal a ton between glyph of holy light and other healers with various AoE heals topping my tanks off. I have no HoT. My heal lands for 17k and if the tank only needs 5k, I overheal. My understanding is that a HoT will stop ticking when the player is topped off. Zero overheal. It seems unfair to look at healing performance (at least with respect to paladin healing) when talking about "effective" healing. I judge my performance by whether the tanks are still standing and the boss is down. I always top the meters on over-healing, but I have enormous amounts of mana left at the end of the fight. I only see over-healing as a problem (especially on progression fights) when you go OOM. That's my opinion, but it isn't always shared by others.
6-18-2009 @ 1:28PM
/agree And this is where a RL needs to know other classes. You can't judge a pally same as a priest. I think meters are more important where the boss *isn't* dying, i.e. where you're at the edge of what the raid can do. Using them to stroke oneself or berate others on encounters where the boss died is asinine.
6-18-2009 @ 1:31PM
Absolutely. I never look down on a raider in my guild for overhealing unless there's an issue with mana. Frankly, I don't care if you overheal for 16,999 on those 17k crits until you go oom and the tank goes down. Unless, of course, you're on the raid as a whole in addition to the tank. If that's the case, you gotta make sure no one in the raid is suffering.
6-18-2009 @ 1:36PM
If I understand correctly, and I hope I do as a resto druid, that a hot that ticks while the target is full on health will be complete overheal, but those complete overheals are not recorded. With the number of targets I cast hots on, I know my overheal % is higher than what recount reports, but I have no idea how to figure out what it is.I think the best thing for super picky RLs to evaluate performance would be the ability to do demo type recording (like in the quake2 days) and be able to replay at any speed from any point of view. Doubt something like that would be in the cards though.
6-18-2009 @ 2:09PM
Well my guild doesn't really care about overhealing unless there is a major mana problem in a fight, which as a Holy Paly, I almost never have. in KT for example, even with being hit with three mana detonations, i still out lasted the tree druid and holy priest.
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