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9-02-2011 @ 1:52PM
On the subject of meters:Yeah, the healing done and hps meters are sub-optimal for evaluating healers. But you can tell if there is a problem if you see someone only doing 20% or lower each boss fight. It also depends on the encounter. You can break down the heals in most tracking add-ons to see what spells the healer is using the most to determine problems. For example a druid is casting a high percentage of regrowths instead of nourish. You can even go so far as to upload your log into WorldOfLogs and set up filters to see the actual timeline of casts and if they are utilizing the procs correctly. Not enough? Use WoL to compare your healer's performance against someone that is successfully downing the content with the same class and spec. WoL's tools are an excellent source of information if you take the time to utilize them.And yes, we see every time you silly DPS are standing in the bad and make fun of you behind your backs. :>
9-02-2011 @ 2:59PM
What do you look for, I know that will have a complex answer, however, what are the fundamental indicators to help understand good healing practices?I'm a resto druid, and have been told to reduce my overhealing. Reading up on the topic, it seems that is just how druids operate, overhealing is a fact of the way resto healing works, weather healing tank or raid or both. I've had to toss heals on the off tank that frequently drops dangerously low too. The other healers in our 10 group, are a shaman and a priest.We tried firelands normals, and kept wiping. We are geared in Tier 11, normal gear with some of us wearing some Tier 12 normal pieces. Personally, I think our difficulty is low gear (as in not heroic level tier pieces), thus lower DPS and lower stam overall that makes it difficult. Combined with learning the combat dance strategies, and too much movement, keeps us dead instead of the boss.
9-02-2011 @ 3:10PM
Overhealing isn't a bad thing as long as you have enough mana to finish the fight assuming the rest of the raid is not taking un-necessary damage or extending the fight longer than it should be due to DPS or mechanic fails. It depends on the FIrelands bosses. I have found Shannox to be very healer friendly as long as you watch your feet. IMO Beth'Tilac is a resto druid's fight to be well over the other healers if you are healing on the ground level and using Efflorescence and Wild Growth wisely. Wow-heroes is the meter we use to see if someone has the gear for Firelands. I personally use AskMrRobot to optimize my toons.
9-02-2011 @ 3:44PM
moir scott pointed out, officerchat.orghttp://officerchat.org/2011/06/16/using-world-of-logs-to-analyze-druid-healing/also, for lead to complete set of article series:http://officerchat.org/2011/08/02/using-world-of-logs-to-assess-holy-priest-healing/And, it's rare for me to run OOM, I use my trinket (core of ripeness) when I can (or think about it), maaayyybe innervate once, and very rarely have to drink a mana potion. This after scattering rejuvs about and everything else, even during "long" fights. I seem to get close to mana issues when either we have a lot of us standing in bad stuff, me having to run around a lot avoiding things, and/or the fight seems to just drag on.
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