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1-26-2012 @ 8:06AM
I was in Well of Eternity the other day with my Balance Druid alt, and some warrior whispered me asking why I was in "healing gear". I told him I wasn't, and he pointed out the spirit on most of my gear. I lol-ed and explained that spirit = hit for my and several other caster classes, at which he said "If you say so lol" and proceded to comment on my "healing gear" in party chat.It was only when I linked him the Balance of Power talent that he said "oh" and shut up....
1-26-2012 @ 9:21AM
I've had that same thing happen on both my balance druid and my shadow priest. In a few cases, they will still gripe that it's "healer gear" even after I've linked the talents. (And no, I don't roll on OS gear with clear healing procs/abilities UNLESS the healer doesn't need it and I truly want the piece for my OS.)On that same note, I was in one PuG the other day with three people from the same guild-- a prot warrior, a prot pally, and a holy priest. The warrior was tanking and made multiple errors, including tanking a boss out of the area until he despawned. While you might be asking why a prot pally was dpsing as prot, he wasn't. He was the healer and the priest was dpsing. Seriously.
1-26-2012 @ 10:52AM
maybe i'm the only, but i think these stories are cute and remind me of how it was when i started in vanilla. as a holy priest you do have some offensive abilities tho obviously this isn't the role, but you could forgive a player from not fully realizing this; especially if they are more of a quester-with-friends kind of player and not exposed to the rigours of the raid community.i think there's a world of difference between grouping with a quirky group that is figuring it out on the fly, as opposed to a hardline jerk who has a holier-than-thou attitude etc. i'd way rather play and have fun (especially if, as the writer of the article says, they managed to make it through with his OP heals)... i remember tons of times when i was first trying instances and raids etc that there would be fantastic players who helped and gently chided me for my rookie mistakes.tl;dr. take it easy. it's just a game. enjoy it. reach out to others. have fun.
1-26-2012 @ 11:07AM
I never said I didn't take it easy, did I? The player in question harrassed me non-stop, b*tched about it to the group, and all the way to after Azshara told people (not me) to "do more dps" and "go faster" and posted dps meters, in spite of the fact that everyone was pulling their weight, mobs died and we didn't.I found it funny how he finally stopped saying anything after I linked the talent. He never admitted he was wrong, just went quiet, haha.This topic is about sharing PuG stories, and I did. Maybe it's you who needs to take it easy ;-)
1-26-2012 @ 6:54PM
I had a similiar problem. Well no actually it was the opposite...sort of. Let me explain.I was taking immense amounts of grief for not using the right healing rotation (healing rotation? really? /sigh) even though the tank never needed to pop a single cooldown and we didn't have a single death the whole run until someone decided to stand in the Felfire Mannoroth casts. Rather annoying getting in trouble when nothing is actually going wrong.The part that makes this story worth reading? I was using an atonement spec. I was top dps by over 30% (even with Illidan's buffs no one else broke 15K). Let me repeat that. I was getting crap for not healing right, when I was far and away the top dps while healing at the same time.
1-27-2012 @ 1:59PM
@MirYep, I've been on the receiving end of that more than once. It has unanimously been carried out by DPS who are both terrible and feel as though their DPS is a measure of their worth. So when you successfully heal AND do more DPS it only further embarrasses them. I had a couple of DPS from the same guild purposefully trying to die so they could use it as a reason to kick me. Fortunate for me and not for them the Tank was mine, and we knew what they were up to.People are stupid sometimes...
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