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2-01-2012 @ 4:34AM
As a non-raider who mainly just pugs 5-mans, I quit healing in the early days of Cata. Rest of group doesn't prevent massive inc dmg (interrupt, CC, don't stand in crap, whatever), healer gets blamed. Nothing I can do about it when appropriately geared for an instance, maybe if I massively outgear it, sure, but early days of the expansion I just felt utterly helpless and very picked on since whatever happened was "my fault", even if there was nothing at all I could do about it. As someone who's been healing for years and always been successful except in the worst of groups, feeling so helpless just totally took the fun away for me, it was horrible.After about a year I plucked up courage to try again and at least did everything on normal mode... I've still never done any of the heroic 5-mans except the 3 new ones though! This expansion utterly destroyed my confidence as a healer; I've successfully healed the new 5-mans several times (and had no real failures), but still haven't got enough confidence to go in them on my own, I have to be grouped with my OH. Thanks Blizz, I used to really enjoy healing 5-mans but making unhealable damage and not putting an obvious sign up "this is not healable damage so avoid it, idiots" to the rest of the group just really really hurt healers who aren't blessed with super-thick skin.
2-02-2012 @ 12:05AM
/agreedThe poorly balanced healing revamp plus the "race to be first" excitement of the new expansion put undergeared and overeager PUGs in Heroics before most players were ready. This led to wipes, namecalling, and, in my case, retirement from the game.Until encounters can be scripted so that stupid/inattentive/uncaring DPS are singled out for their sins, the healer will always bear the blame for a negative boss fight outcome.
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