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8-12-2011 @ 10:20PM
I can say in all honesty that we have had clear cases of healers not being up to it and it was the healers responsible for the wipes. Various fights through various expacs, based mostly on the competency of the players involved to deal with things like moving out of the way of key things (like the Lurker's spout). We had a situation where we were stuck using 8 healers in early Ulduar because they couldn't do the job, including paladins that wouldn't tank heal - they didnt' want to and couldn't keep the tank alive. We replaced 3-4 of them, and were suddenly able to run Ulduar with 5-6 healers with much more success. Sometimes it really is the healers who are the weak point.That said, I do agree healers get blamed more than they should by people who aren't paying proper attention. I'm the current heal lead and I'll be upfront and say "the tank had 17 stacks of the crap he should have no more than 4 of and that's just too much". Or point out ppl aren't moving properly, or are persistently out of range. Our RLs aren't the type to blame the healers for everything off the bat, we use mods that show cause of death etc to work out if it is healing assignments, healing failure, raid positioning etc that is the real issue. It's not about blame, it's about working out what went wrong and how to fix it next time.
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