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2-07-2012 @ 5:23AM
Hey Dawn, I'm hoping you see this and can answer, something popped into my mind when you commented the following:"Everything I don't go after, someone else has to, and that diminishes the mana in one part of the raid faster instead of evenly across all the healers... By prioritizing people who need my heals, the rest of the healers inadvertently get to have a bit more fun because I'm covering their asses when they're being greedy."This reminded me of the occasional time where you will end up out on an island solo healing. And not just because other healers have died (although that may be common), but because of actual mechanics. I haven't kept up with heroic healing mechanics in cataclysm, but I think you know where I'm going with this: 10-man Heroic Sindragosa. Remember that bad-boy? Phase 3 ends up being a rotation between each healer taking a turn pretty much solo healing the entire raid. Because even with three healers, if one gets debuffed, and another gets iced, that means all the sudden the final healer is the only one that can actually cast a healing spell. So wouldn't it be good to have some experience in healing like this, to prepare you for those types of dire situations?My point in saying this is that there are some occasions where you HAVE to heal the tank, the ranged, yourself, the melee, everyone, and you HAVE to have maximum output for a short period of time, your original assignment be damned. Besides 10man heroic Sindy, you can also find yourself at the end of a raid with healers dropping like flies where you have to pick up the slack for dead healers, especially on high-damage heroic encounters. Heroic Cho'Gall comes to mind as a ridiculously hectic end-stage fight.In other words, wouldn't practicing these skills actually be helpful for those occasions where you are called on to heal like that?And I'm also wondering how well you did on 10man Heroic Sindragosa back in the day? Because I remember that fight really separating the women from the girls in terms of healing.
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