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8-25-2011 @ 6:17PM
When I first read the title I was like, no way. But then I got to thinking, maybe it should. It would require the whole party to be responsible for damage, mitigation, and healing. I'm not sure it would be able to be done without a huge revamp of certain classes. Maybe the answer is to go with 6/12/30 man system. The 6th being a mitigating/buffing/healing class (bard or monk) that with song or with prayer, would help the group along. I've only been playing 2.5 years or so, and I like tanking, but I do not like being the scapegoat/whipping boy anytime someone's ideal of a perfect run doesn't happen. Another option would be to give the tank more heals and less dmg. Let the heals get aggro (not unlike they do now), you can give them an AoE heal that mitigates, aggroes and slowly heals the party over time. Not an OP heal but a steady one. Is it dumbing down the game? Perhaps. But let's face it, it's not working so hot as is, and our action bars are full of spells. I think consolidation would help things a good deal.
8-26-2011 @ 11:28AM
Make dps more responsible for their own healing. Give dps a dk-like deathstrike. If they stand in the fire or pull aggro, it's their own responsibility for healing themselves. But the healing comes at the expense of a massive drop in dps. This is similar to the way feign death works for pulling aggro. Healers still take care of tanks, and would be necessary for raid-wide healing during punishing boss aoe pulses, but the responsibility for recovery from "stupid" or "unlucky" is placed on the dps.
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