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2-06-2012 @ 9:44PM
While that's absolutely true, and I agree entirely Dimmak, the meters can be used as a gauge for performance, like they can for DPS--not just to stroke epeens, which is the most common use. But it's not so useful if you don't have another person of the same class to compare--I know I'm usually healing with paladins, a shaman, and/or a druid. If the other priests are healing, it usually means I'm tanking! But if I can compare myself to another priest of my spec, it can help to check the breakdown to see what's being done differently that may be more efficient or helpful in some situations.There's also the trouble with elitism LFR; I ran into it a few weeks ago where "bad" heals were booted based on meter counts, despite a lot of it being DPS (and people taking more time to smack talk in chat than pay attention to their jobs, I think)--it didn't help another disc priest in the raid was much, much higher on the meters than others. They may have been using some of the tactics here, and using that to be a jerk to anyone they sniped healing from to pad their own meters (I didn't get to check their gear, but I also suspect they had better than average).It may be one of those things where in something like LFR, try pushing your meters a little; it's a good place to practice it, anyway, and can keep jackasses off your back for a bit (unless they're just *really* determined to be jerks). Like Pyro said, though, this is something for more experienced healers to try to test themselves, since it seems to fly against all the Cata healing advice of Don't Shield Spam and staying on one's assigned targets.I know I could probably stand to be slightly more aggressive in my own healing, but I don't think this article is endorsing "try to solo heal it all using these methods!" either; a few of them at the right moments could be handy though.
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