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1-22-2010 @ 8:10AM
I play both a healer and a tank. I have to agree that playing both makes you tend to want stupid DPS to just die and give up and leave you.
1-22-2010 @ 10:40AM
The thing I like to do in low level dungeons, since some people area a little ridiculous in how much they pull aggro, is watch them die. I understand the difference between accidents and habitual aggro stealers.To reply to the main topic as well:I mostly tank at 80. I have a DPS who's gathering cobwebs. I'm in the middle of making a healing set for my pally. Just to see what healing is like at end game. I think it'll be fun. I do a little bit of healing and DPS at lower levels though
1-22-2010 @ 3:32PM
Even if you want to play smart as DPS, unfortunately it's not "rewarded," as many people judge DPS based on the numbers from addOns like Recount. Thus you don't get points for holding back so the tank can grab or regain aggro; you don't get points for interrupting your damage dealing to turn around and help rescue a healer that's drawn aggro; and unless I'm misunderstanding, you just don't get points for having a play-style that varies from pure damage dealing.At least in battlegrounds, honor is calculated to include how close you fought on a flag, in addition to your kills, damage, and healing. It would be interesting to see if a more nuanced calculation other than pure DPS would affect how people play their DPS.Btw, I play hybrid, since I solo-leveled to 70 before getting involved in PvP or instances, and that playstyle has "stuck" for me on my main, even though I'm technically DPS. That means when I got into a PvP skirmish with a priest and a warrior on my side, and the priest wasn't throwing heals, I was fine stepping back from the fight to throw the warrior heals to keep them in the fight. My alt however is pure DPS, and that difference is making me appreciate the versatility and survivability of a hybrid. I'm planning to dual-spec as a healer on my main, so I'll get to walk in those shoes soon and see how I feel about that.
1-22-2010 @ 3:39PM
I should clarify that I meant you don't "maximize" points, not that you don't get any DPS credit at all.
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