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2-01-2011 @ 5:25PM
Replying to my own post, should've read entire column before posting:"Keeping your back to the direction the wind is coming from gives you a buff that will help you move and cast faster. Keep in mind that healing is a 360-degree endeavor, and you don't actually have to be facing someone to heal them; they only need to be in your "line of sight," so to speak."As far as I am aware this is an extremely common misconception - through the naming of the buffs and some experimental positioning it's fairly easy to prove that you gain the debuffs based on your position in relationship to the boss:It has been an extremely long time since I got VP as my hc, so if these are wrong (either someone points it out, or you try it and die horribly), then just switch them around in your head.Downwind of Altarius should be:Origin of wind -> Boss -> Player (this is bad)Upwind of Altarius should be:Origin of wind -> Player -> Boss (this is good!)as I say please just switch those round if I got the naming convention/mechanics wrong, and I apologise for over-using colons :)I've already written what will end up a long comment so to summarise "correct" positioning for the healer:Stand by the side of the boss, and move through the boss to avoid the frost breath if needed. If the wind spawns on the wrong side, you can simply step through the boss and continue healing. Sometimes it can be tricky, but just remember sometimes you need to move either towards the tail or the head somewhat to gain the buff and it's easy :) Hope I've helped anyone confused by the mechanics here
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