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12-21-2009 @ 6:15PM
As a Tree Druid and Holy Priest, it really comes down to having a smart tank, not even a great tank, just a smart tank. I do not mind large pulls, or moving quickly, but make sure the healer has mana. Giving me 10 seconds to drink, and making sure i have enough mana will prevent a wipe.. and saves alot more time then running back to your bodies.
12-21-2009 @ 7:43PM
I've had good luck with the pugs so far. Solo, the dungeons queues pop fast for us healers. I try to make sure I have clean bags, water, and stay repaired. Maybe a mana pot, but can't remember the last time I used one (on my priest) in a heroic. Most fights I'm fully regen'd by the times it's over. I don't think I'd burn a flask, but everyone's mileage varies.I have had my share of unfocused DPS, but nothing major. A tank deciding to tap a mine instead of picking up the mobs that the sham's totems pulled..yeah been there :-) Been pretty much running one or two randoms a day on my priest healing to make sure I at least get my frost emblems and a few triumph for orbs. Then switching over to my warrior or druid. For the most part healing on my priest has been somewhat boring in most groups, but that means for some fast badges. On my druid things get a little more exciting, some because healing on him is fairly new to me, and some because the gear is not quite up there. I have done heroic FOS and POS with no real problems, but kinda scared to take him in HOR just yet.
12-21-2009 @ 10:05PM
I'm a prot pally and usually very good with giving healers mana breaks and watching their mana bars. But in LFG pugs recently I've found that when I stop - either for healer mana or for my Avenging Shield CD to finish - it's a cue for the DPS to pull ahead of me...
12-22-2009 @ 4:09AM
@Eva,I've noticed the same thing; my g/f shamwow-heals so I'm more attentive to when she OOMs... and even when doing guild runs the DK will take my stopping as a sign to go forward and try to deathgrip a mob or two... I know he is trying to keep his recount DPS numbers high, but that doesn't mean crap if they are getting everyone killed. There are two people who have the responsibility of keeping the pace, the Tank and the Healer (they should probably be on the same page on this). Everyone else (guess that only leaves the DPS) should really be following them. If you are a DPS that isn't going to listen to the tank and healer, and you are dumb enough to go and try to fight that group of mobs then don't be surprised if your group lets you die to spare everyone else from a wipe. ~Ada of the EO
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