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5-13-2010 @ 7:53PM
Great healers aren't always the ones doing 8k hps and that's what make them hard to track. I like to think I'm pretty competent. Sure I'm not always top of the meters, but I also don't sit in one spot and mindlessly spam chain heal while watching TV. I'm proud that in raids I tend to always have the lowest overhealing. Its not important these days but it still basically means I only healed when I needed to. Sure the druid is doing 5k hps and 65% of his heals are overheal and while I'm over here doing 3.5k hps and only 10% of my heals are overheal...sure I could match the druid but its not needed. Good healers today do a lot of little things right. Sound positioning and being situationally aware is and always will be a big part to any raider. Predicting damage. Some addon's like DBM make it easier but not on everything. The skeleton mobs in icc that explode when they die for instance, or the dog's decimates(at least for me) aren't tracked and great healers will anticipate that damage. Snipe healing is one such thing. Using your quick heals and "trauma" correctly will save lives over the druid mindlessly hitting rejuv and WG. I'm picking on druids a lot but its just my example of a bad player just like the paladin only bombing away holy lights on everything, the priest doing w/e priests do, and the other shaman only using spam heal.
5-14-2010 @ 12:33AM
You can't compare your overheal to a druid's overheal, thats just silly. You overheal when you heal someone too late or too big. A druid overheals when ANOTHER healer heals the target the druid ALREADY hotted.
5-14-2010 @ 6:40AM
Comparing overhealing isnt really fair - as a pally healer i will ususally top overhealing meters. I CANNOT not heal when i, say, have judged the boss (healing all melee every swing), cast a Holy light on a dps - with the tank topped off by another healer =20k+ overhealing. If i DONT cast, then the dps will die, if i do ill overheal by a large extent. And that not even taking into account the 'splash' healing as well. As i said, ill usually top overhealing meters most fights (OK every fight ive ever been on and looked).
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