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6-29-2009 @ 1:13PM
You have to ask yourself if these people should continue to be officers. Healing meters flat out don't matter. "Winning" them is meaningless. For healers there is one thing that matters: did people stay alive through stuff that they could be kept alive through?If you've got two officers doing things that are damaging to the raid in order to win the most meaningless of all epeen competitions, you need to seriously evaluate why they're officers.
6-29-2009 @ 1:42PM
I agree and will take it a step further. Meters in general can be detrimental to raids and can cause two complications. One: Those topping the meters can deride those under them and contest so-and-so needs to do more damage or we shouldn'e let them come along. And two: Those in the bottom who lack constitution could already feel inadequate.I think meters can be helpful in making some decisions. But in the end, only one thing matters...were you successful in accomplishing the goal? If so, nothing else really matters. Success breeds stability.
6-29-2009 @ 1:53PM
I wouldn't say heal meters don't matter, they just need to be read very carefully and be mindful of what they're reading it for. While it is true winning them is absolutly meaningless, but there really is no other way of judging the skill of a healer without some sort of measurement. Otherwize, a raid leader will not know if an entire raid is being held up by one skilled, hard working player, with the other two healers (in the case of 10 man raids) simply getting carried along.This was the issue with our 10 man ulduar raid. Our shaman healer and I (paladin) did a combined total of roughly 90% of effective healing. Our third healer, also a paladin, not only did the remaining 10%, also had the lowest overheal, even lower than our Blood DK and Ret Paladin, meaning this person was truly not putting their best effort. In any case, the officers had a talk with the paladin and, thankfully, did not turn into drama.
6-29-2009 @ 3:09PM
For the most part, I agree that healing meters don't and should not matter. When I am healing, the only reason I want to see healing meters is to know if some sort of change I have made is making a notable difference. I definitely agree that the final, sometimes forgotten, goal is to keep people alive until the end. Getting caught in the 'Parse' trap can really make a raid go downhill, quick.
6-29-2009 @ 3:16PM
@QuarkThats the kind of situation where a meter is worth having. Otherwise the best judge is "Are we getting the job done?".
6-29-2009 @ 9:55PM
/sarcasm "But if you aren't at the top of the damage/healing/buttkissing/epeen meters, you can't go on any raids with us..." ~ elitiest raid/guild leader/end sarcasmSeriously, if all they are doing is trying to outdo each other, they have no place in the guild, let alone the raid.
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