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No, it's not in your job description. You choose to do so - and by doing so, you enable bad players to ignore mechanics. And the next healer who comes along - who may not be as geared or skilled as you are - will have a much harder time when they simply can't keep up, which will almost certainly result in the healer being yelled at by DPS who now feel entitled to be healed up regardless of their decision to stand in the fire in the first place. In short, you are training players to be bad.
I will heal everything and anything, although I will tell people that they are standing in poo if they are doing so. I will also ask people (nicely) for interrupts on particularly annoying mechanics. I do this in random dungeons, I do this in LFR, and I do this on every healing toon I have.
If people still feel like poo-standing is the way to go, Lifegrip and BoP are far more effective "teaching" tools than simply letting them die.
"Well, you aren't taking damage now, are you?"
I'm actually pretty offended by having the statement that I personally am training people to be bad repeatedly quoted and everything I said about educating players with methods other than death being disregarded. >.> I am not solely responsible for bad players in dungeons.
The fact that I choose to educate by discussion instead of letting someone die does not make me a bad healer or a bad-player-encourager. I put more effort into helping new players or dumb players or !@#$%^- players than I probably should considering I will never see them again, but that's because I feel it's worth the time to actually try helping people instead of just letting them die and hoping they figure it out.
I respectfully disagree. xD The healers job is to heal, even when mistakes are made and the ish hits the fan and someone isn't very good at avoiding things and every other permutation.
Will I try to educate them? Of course. My methods of education simply don't include "letting them die and slowing down everything." Hehe.
I know, I know, unpopular opinion.
It's not in my job description to heal people deliberately taking avoidable damage.
12/30/2013 09:18 AMPosted by BunnyWell, it is in mine. Different strokes for different folks, I guess. :P I LIKE when people take more damage.
If they're trolling in a way that makes me incapable of sustaining the group, I might let them die then - but that's such a rare circumstance - and I am more likely to heal them MORE to spite them. :P Usually people standing in bad is just people who don't know better or tunnel vision.
im leveling a priest at 87 right now and im tired of putting tons of effort into keeping ppl alive from just standing in aoe damage, some of the high damage stuff that ppl stand in deplete my mana preventing me from doing real healing just to keep idiots alive
Healing people is the healers job. It doesn't really matter why they are taking damage. Refusing to heal them just holds the group back. As a healer you have a lot of power to carry any group and get stuff done. I suggest sucking up and healing harder. :P
Honestly, if healing is annoying you at lvl 87 when you're facerolling through the simpleton 5-mans, you should just give it up. It doesn't get any easier (it's already super easy). Heal the DPS and get over yourself.
This 1000%. You are a support character. Your job is to support people. Complain and ask them nicely to not stand in bad, but if they still do heal to the best of your ability anyway. Being an $$$ about it doesn't help anyone and only makes you look bad.
01/01/2014 01:06 AMPosted by TiriélHonestly, if healing is annoying you at lvl 87 when you're facerolling through the simpleton 5-mans, you should just give it up. It doesn't get any easier (it's already super easy). Heal the DPS and get over yourself.
87 as a Priest is actually quite hard, especially as you start getting put into the more difficult dungeons, yet you have very little Spirit overall. It does, however, get better, with gear. Please don't discourage players who have an interest in healing. He doesn't need to "get over" himself. He asked a simple question.
Healers need a nerf in arenas, rated/random bgs.
So tired of seeing disc priests use their bubble shooter and absorb all my damage.
Especially those female healers, of any healer class that like to jump while healing and
have their helmet hidden.
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