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9-02-2011 @ 3:18PM
I think that a clearer discussion of healing assignments would have been useful, especially considering your strong words about sniping, which you leave completely undefined. For our ten man group, we usually have one healer "assigned" to the main tank, one to the off tank, and one to the raid, but there is going to be a lot of overlap. I want HoTs on my tanks, I want the tank healer using AoE heals for AoE dmg, and I want heals ASAP from anyone if any member of the raid is less than 20% health.I have run with some bad healers, and here is what I noticed.(1) Their assigned targets either died or regularly dipped so low that other healers had to try and cover for them, or dps had to self-heal.(2) They had low HPS combined with one of two additional factors: (a) They failed to cover their assignment: This means they could have healed more but didn't. (b) They went OOM. Again, this means that they could have healed more, but didn't.Sometimes a good healer will have low HPS because their assignment simply wasn't very demanding for that fight. If they managed their mana and fulfilled their assignment, they aren't the problem. Check if they had a lot of overheal. Try expanding their assignment or reducing the overlap or, in some cases "sniping", from other healers. Sometimes a healer with high HPS will fail in their assignment. Was their assignment too much? Did their assigned target stand in fire or get out of their range? Were they trying to rescue someone other than their assignment? If so, was that actually necessary or were they "heal sniping?"
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