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7-27-2011 @ 7:30PM
As was said in the review, I wouldnt consider this more than a first step, a very early one, as a lot of stuff is still missing. This might be a trainer for estimating what kind of heal you need, but it's really much too simple considering that you also have proccs, CDs, and more spells at your disposal in game. Also, it'd be great to have AOE- or group-heals available, but that'd require mana too, otherwise you could prolly just spam that.Also, even though it IS a step into the right direction and healing trainers could be handy, we all know there is more to it than just what spell you use...its positioning, staying out of stuff, DOTs you have to outheal, of course mana, LOS issuesSure, you could say I am unfair because all that'd be hard to simulate with an app, but I guess my point is that this only covers a rather small percentage of what healers do, and even if it'd include more stuff, there is stuff you can only get from actually healing "in the field".I know no one wants to learn that by just queueing for pugs, as that'd kinda be a rough start. But there are other options... you could take an 85 friend into, say, a NR heroic and have him stand in AOE stuff or whatever, and outheal that. Watch Omen, dispel etc.Thatd be a good first step.Also, asking guildies to queue for a nomal one is a good step. Maybe someone in your guild wants to try tanking (something else you might not wanna learn the first time in a heroic pug), so that might work. Or maybe your guildies consider the "reward" they get, which is a new guild healer. You can always ask for them to slow down, use more CC, whatever. In a PUG, ppl might ignore you, and you will prolly have to put up with that at some point when you join a pug yourself, but for the beginning, doing older content with 2-3 friends, then normals and eventually heroics with guildies can be a great training.In my guild, we are encouraging that, those "training runs"... there are a few people who would love to tank and heal, and this way, they can try it out at a slower pace, to get the routine and experience. Just a suggestion =)So yeah, I am sure heal-trainers CAN be interesting to some, but this is, as the reviewer asaid, just a start, and I dont know how well they can really simulate everything you need to consider as a healer... and whether it will ever be more helpful than slower-pace runs with friends and guildies
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