12/03/2010 12:05 PMIn time we may see an end to that BS.
Posted by Jamö
Healers were blamed for wipes in Vanilla, BC, and Wrath, why does anyone think this is going to change?
A healer's job is to keep health bars up. When health bars go down and people die healers get blamed. Whether or not it's the healer's fault has rarely, if ever, played a role in that and nothing about Cata is going to make that better -- quite the opposite.
Smart healers are going to do what smart healers used to have to do if we wanted to get anywhere at all -- which is to find a decent tank and glue yourself to their hip, thus leaving the LFD and general PuG population healer free and tankless. Likely that is going to cause a heretofore unimagined level of screaming from the LFDless masses -- Wrath having shown them gay Paris, good luck with getting them back onto the farm, GC (you, and we, have no one to blame but yourself) -- that will rend the heavens, thus causes an inevitable, and probably pretty early, change in direction. Whether that'll be good or bad for healers, only time will tell, but I'm guessing the end to this inevitable hideous mess is going to be a whole lot more self-healing (even more than current) and a whole lot less need for healers in the specific.
That is probably the only way we will ever see a World (of Warcraft) where healers are not nigh unto automatically blamed for just about anything that goes wrong. Can't blame what you don't have or need.