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9-07-2009 @ 2:37PM
Honestly? I laugh my ass off at healers who are concerned with topping the meters or of any guild or raid leader that uses the meters as a method of judging healers. The only effective metric by which you can judge a healer is by whether or not the raid/party is dead through no fault of the DPS or tank. If the tank is kiting the boss where it needs to be, and the DPS are killing the adds fast enough, then if the group wipes, it's the healer's fault barring any sort of freak occurrence. If everyone's doing their thing and the healer is keeping everyone topped off, then the healer's obviously doing his job right, heal-per-second numbers be damned.HPS is such a flimsy metric because it relies on so many other things besides just YOU. If your tank is overgeared for the place, he's not going to be taking as much damage, so your HPS drops. If the DPS is overgeared and burns the boss before he does anything, your HPS is gonna drop. If you're the third healer in a raid, and the other two healers are overgeared for the place? Your HPS is going to drop. The only time Recount is remotely useful for a healer is to check individual numbers (when you open up a person's recount report and see how much of their healing was done by a particular spell, for example). It happened the other night in our guild's Ulduar run. We had a new healer with us, and he was only managing Naxx-level Healing Done, forcing myself and the other healer to work harder to keep everyone up. So I opened up the meter after the fight, saw what he was doing wrong, and coached him on it. Leave competitions about topping the meters to the DPS, please. Healers don't need that kind of e-peen measuring contest.
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