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9-03-2010 @ 5:37AM
Thank you for the article, really well written. As the commenters above mentioned, its easier with a druid to heal on the run, however sometimes HOTs are not enough, you need a 40k heal from a nice pally healer :)As a druid, I have a macro to pop Barkskin and Lifeblood or whatever the herbalist heal is called. Its not much but sometimes it helps to save your life. My boyfriend is playing a paladin (right now retri, although he is a really good healer), and since we are playing in the same room its easy to tell him to drop me a protection bubble when necessary, but Vent can be used for that as well. Its not a shame to ask for help from the dps out there (if they are not way too obsessed with damage meters). DPS will not pay attention to protect you so you have to ask. Other commenters might drop some more ideas where a dps can help, I am not too much informed myself, I just know how my paladin can help me.
9-03-2010 @ 8:59AM
It's true that it's not a shame to ask for DPS's help, but it IS a shame how often (in PuG groups, not guild runs) that they absolutely refuse. I had a ShadowPriest who would NOT drop Shadowform to use a Divine Hymn on HMarrowgar after the last Bonestorm when I was the only healer still up. Another time a Boomkin refused to Decurse during LDW because "That's not my job!" Ugh...thank goodness I'm not forced to PuG often, but I truly feel for the healers and other players out there that are. I truly wish every raider was forced to play as a healer and/or tank before being allowed to DPS....or @ least read Matt's awesome articles and Scattered Shots "DPS meters and You" (which is copied onto our New Raiders page on our guild website.)
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