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3-12-2010 @ 10:57AM
I heal because I enjoy it. I enjoyed it so much I leveled a paladin to have two healers. You're right; new content is fun when you're doing it right, or at least making good attempts, and that's a big part of the reason I heal. (The other is that we'd never get a raid going otherwise.) However, Orion's very correct in that healer burnout is a problem. Very few of the tanks i've run with in randoms have done more than take the healer for granted. I've seen the tank pull half the dungeon and then say "Why would I need to use cooldowns to get through that? That's what you're for."In progression, it feels good when you do things right, (I would quote GC about "feeling smart when you mix the right problem with the right answer"). A lot of the stress falls to healers when other people screw up, and you're expected to just pick up the slack. Healing through damage that will kill someone in the blink of an eye is not fun when you've wiped seven times that night, you're running a fever, you want to go to sleep, and the DPS are pushing the tanks to keep going. I have friends who raid at least four times a week, and I personally have no idea how they do it, because a lot of their time is spent wiping. TL;DR - Healing is fun until people turn it from a game into something serious.
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