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1-06-2011 @ 8:40PM
That last point cannot be overstated!Failing to run towards the tank when you get aggroed is a common noob mistake but easy enough to learn. It only takes one or two deaths before.Tanks (and yes I am one) need to have situational awareness and keep an eye out for mobs that are incoming (patrols or adds) or who lose aggro on the tank and attack other party members. Tip: pull your zoom back as far as you can to get the whole scene in view.
1-06-2011 @ 8:41PM
Woops, incomplete thought there. I meant to say it only takes one or two deaths before they learn to run to tank. :)
1-07-2011 @ 12:30PM
Maybe I should be doing Heroics, after a terrible run in GB reg lastnight I had to log. I have never been so mad. I have all but decided to just quit being a healer. My expirence in regular dungeons has made me very apprehensive to try herioc.My priest has all ilevel 333 except prob the wand and bracers, I have him stacked with enchants (absurdly expensive) and still have these terrible runs in regular dungeons. I run out of mana constantly. The majority dont like to interrupt or CC or dont wait for me to replentish mana.I MIGHT try a heroic but I'm undecided at the momemt. Maybe I need a break I dont know but I'm sick of the dungeons and my mana situation.I'm not going to do any healing for a long while. I think I will just work on a lowbie alt.
1-07-2011 @ 1:04PM
Xot, keep your chin up. Healing is certainly more difficult than wrath right now, although in a good thoughtful way, not a "holy-shit-spam-faster-or-they-die" way. Many of these new instances require CC (though some would still stay arguably /facepalm) for you to succeed if your group doesn't outgear it. I consider myself a skilled healer and I'll admit, when I get a tank in a random heroic that doesn't want to allow any cc and just facepulls everything (or just a rowdy dps for that matter), it can be damn near impossible to keep him up, even though I'm in full 246 and a few 259. It's no joke, these new instances are NOT meant to be played like the wrath ones where the tank runs in and AE's. (I asked a tank once why he was consistently breaking the cc my hunter friend was expertly doing for us, and he said "I AE'd, so what?" ...... god help us)
1-07-2011 @ 5:11PM
Xot, as someone who has played healers on and off since vanilla (when similar stuff happened) I would say your option is basically to blackmail the group into doing it. If they won't CC tell them not to blame you when they die, as they were the ones who chose not to prevent the damage that killed them. And if they wont let you drink, sit down and drink anyways, make a macro letting them know that if they pull while you're drinking that you're not going to heal them. And the most important part of that, is don't bluff, you must mean it. If they pull and you're drinking, sit there and continue drinking until you are at full mana, then and only then (and if they don't look like they're going to wipe anyways) start healing. If they complain you can always use the "it's just more mana efficient to rez you" quip.
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