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6-06-2010 @ 2:30PM
NUMBER 9 is definitely true. I'm so tired of post after post about not healing dps who stand in fires, or not healing warlocks who life tap. As a healer I don't feel it's my place to "teach" others how to play by withholding healing.
6-06-2010 @ 4:26PM
I don't at all mind healing a Warlock who Life Taps. Heck, if I see them start to between pulls and I toss a Renew their way, I'll tell 'em to do it MORE so as not to waste the HoT.I *do* mind healing Warlocks with an empty mana bar who /sigh and /tapfoot and gogogogogogogo at me when the tank is patiently waiting for me to get done drinking... and, as soon as I stand up and the tank starts moving forward, Life Taps himself down to 5% and then says "HEALZ".Just clarifyin'.
6-06-2010 @ 6:59PM
As a warlock who joyously and liberally lifetaps during mana-up time, I approve of this message. :)I hate locks who do not respect their healers and are not mindful of a healer's mana. They turn out to be That Guy more often than not, and usually end up earning the Swift Boot of Retribution from the raid leader.Fellow Warlocks: Please tap responsibly.
6-06-2010 @ 8:00PM
Although, I am personally of the opinion that any warlock who lifetaps until they're at 10% of health, in combat, and then whines about getting no heals, should really learn to play their class. Really, I've got my hands full healing the tank and can't spare a GCD for a Renew on said warlock or we'll wipe. Yes, it's happened before. Yes, it'll probably happen again.
6-06-2010 @ 7:52PM
-To heal or not to heal the DPS in the fire? Personally, I'm firm on this one and I will not change my opinion. I won't withold heals but I will rank them low in priority. As long as there is time to heal them up in a good group I don't mind. But in the cases where the fight is hectic and they're STILL in the fire after 4 or 5 seconds then I'm going to alter my decision flow. 1. Can they help it? Melee following where the tank kites... probably not. 2. Are they just standing there casting in dead center of a pretty obvious conflagration?If it's not acceptable for me to stand in the fire and be expected to heal, then it's not acceptable for anyone, especially range. The DPS that will stand there expecting me to deal with it is basically saying, "I'm going to make your job harder while you make mine easier. If I can just stand here = more DEE PEE ES *see my meter*" - Again, if there is no pressure then I'll do it. But when I'm also watching out for other mechanics built in to cause sudden damage, random aggro on a member, or other things, the fire is the easiest thing in the game to avoid. Here, I may say "watch out for that fire" and after that they can do what they want. As far as lock's tapping. That's never bothered me at all. Just don't tap when we're first pulling a group of trash with casters in it. If the tank doesn't have aggro on those stragglers then guess who gets the aggro over everyone when I go to heal the lock so that he/she can withstand the incoming aoe shadow/fire/frost spells? Tap as soon as you can or once aggro is established please and I'm good. If not, I'll deal with the aggro till the tank can help me out.
6-06-2010 @ 8:31PM
Any healer who withholds heals on a DPS just to "teach them a lesson" really should just delete their toon. Show some class and stop being a holier than thou douche bag.
6-07-2010 @ 11:03AM
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