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1-10-2012 @ 7:07PM
Great stuff. One thing I would like to add: Keep in mind where the healer is positioned and how much mana they have. I hate it when people pull and the healer out of range or pull when the healer is no mana or not enough to last.
1-10-2012 @ 7:12PM
This. It's pretty obvious when a tank (or healer, or just about anyone) does not have a UI which tells them who is or isn't in range. Although Blizard's in-game raid frames will inform you of this, I don't think the standard party frames do, unfortunately, and not enough people seem to be defaulting to the first one.
1-10-2012 @ 10:20PM
I can't upvote this enough. Tank: OMG DRUID YOU SUCK WHY DIDN'T YOU HEAL ME YOU NOOOOOOB?Me: Well you see, I hadn't actually zoned in yet so yeah. Kinda tough to click on the health bars when I can't, you know, see them.
1-10-2012 @ 11:04PM
I've been in many groups where either the healer complains the tank should not run out of range of them or the tank complains the healer is not keeping up.Unless the tank is really silly about running super fast while the healer has no mana, I tend to side with the healer following the tank rather then the tank having to be aware he's running out of the healers range at all times(Doing both would be best but that usually doesn't happen. I have both a tank and a healer)
1-11-2012 @ 1:35AM
THIS.I've been leveling a healer via the dungeon finder, and SO MANY TANKS feel the need to run ahead around a corner into a different room, then bitch when they die. Or inexplicably hide behind columns. Situational awareness is your friend.
1-11-2012 @ 7:27AM
"And if your healer gets angry with you for using your abilities, healing yourself, paying attention to the mechanics and the like, then don't worry. You're doing the right thing -- and while you may have angered one of the 10 million or so people who play WoW, you'll make many others very much more cheerful."But i was supposed to make my healer happy. Even if it's just one person, it's still a healer, and thus the subject of this post. And i made him angry, when i was supposed to make him happy. Oh, i'm so confused... /Sarcasm offThe idea is quite nice and i agree with it, since i'm a healer too. What amazes me was that you didn't mention Dark Intent and Focus Magic. Even though they're tools to increase other player's DPS, they can increase healing as well (and DI goes so well along with resto druids even).A tip from a pro:- Be nice. Start the instance with a "Hi everyone", and add a few random fun gossips along the run.
1-11-2012 @ 11:05AM
@ Skyrei"Unless the tank is really silly about running super fast while the healer has no mana, I tend to side with the healer following the tank rather then the tank having to be aware he's running out of the healers range at all times"Sorry, as a I can't disagree with this enough. If I have no mana I will NOT chase a tank. Staying in range of the tank implies I am ready to heal him. If I run out of mana I will let the tank know in party chat, then I will sit down and drink. If he wants to ignore me and run ahead, it's his funeral.Good tanks are ALWAYS aware of their healers mana and whether or not they are keeping in range. As a tailor I also like to stop and loot. Dungeons are a good source of clothe and I resent tanks who can't slow down enough to give me a chance to loot.
1-11-2012 @ 12:49PM
Yes. A Thousand times yes. Last night, like so many other times, I zone in to the instance where the tank has already engaged the mob, despite my alert in party chat that I was still on my way. And after stupid pull after stupid pull the tank (who obviously ISN'T a tank but a dps who wants short queues so he tries to tank) runs off again into a new room despite my "Out of Mana" emote, I had had enough. I had no regret when I simply dropped group to let them meet the fate that awaited them. Besides, healers can get pretty short queues themselves :)But seriously, I'm normally a VERY conscientious healer, but tanks like that annoy me to no end.
1-13-2012 @ 1:13AM
Why oh why can I only lifegrip from forty yards away. :(
1-16-2012 @ 5:37AM
Yep, plenty of times where I'm looting a 20-mob trash pull and tank goes around the corner. When tanking the other party members are my "flock" and it's my duty to keep them with me and protected.
1-17-2012 @ 3:13PM
I have 3 healers. I recently got my priest to 85, and the horror stories I could tell about normal 85 dungeons with tanks that insist on running off at half health to pull the largest pack of mobs they can, while I'm sitting around the corner and/or down the hall trying to get mana back from the last pull. Oddly enough, I had one tank abusing me after doing that very thing in Grim Batol, it was so bad, the dps voted to kick him.
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