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3-26-2010 @ 5:32PM
I always love when people say that healing isn't fun or that you don't get to do anything exciting.On my hunter I have to pay attention to, basically, "am I hitting the right target?", "Am I pushing threat to far?" and "is there something other than the floor underneath me?" (okay, there's actually a lot of other stuff in the rotation going on, but yeah.On my shaman, every single GCD involves examining the entire raid, every player, the tanks, the other healers, the environment, the boss, etc.... and then making a decision on whether someone needs heals, who needs heals, if more than one needs heals which is priority, how much healing do they need, which heal should I hit them with, how is my mana pool doing (typically fine, I'm a shaman with 30k/550mp5 in a 5 man, lol), etc....All that in addition to "is there something other than the floor underneath me"That is one of the most wonderful things about healing to me, all of the triage involved. And those moments when something goes horribly wrong, like the tank decides to grab both groups at the top of the ramp in Heroic PoS and is taking close to 40k damage every other GCD in combination with party damage everywhere, but when you pull it off you feel like a rockstar! Hitting 10k dps on koralon is nice, and it is what everyone seems to pay attention to, but dps just never has a moment when they really get to feel like a hero.
3-26-2010 @ 7:52PM
Nice comment, I can totally relate. I think that is why dps likes to post their logs after a fight, it's the only thing they have to score themselves by.As raid healer, I pretty much just heal everyone.
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