The game has gone from hard to pretty easy at this time, since folks get gear so easy now. But the first comment is to all healers as a question.
1. There is a question of: Just because you can, should you?
For about 4 months now, I've done nothing but run my healer toons. Shaman, Druid, Priest... all 85s with 350 to 375 ilvl and two of each on different servers. One thing just keeps sticking out to me and it is to this I am typing about.
The one thing is this. You go into an instance now and more often than not, your faced with tanks either really under geared and just have enough ilvl to get into the instance or... the tank isn't even in any type of avoidance gear at all, but the person decided they wanted a fast que, so they quickly spec into the appropriate tank spec (IE: Blood for dk, feral for druids, Protection for Pali and warrior) and yet have nothing on as gear but dps gear. Sure sometimes their dps gear is ilvl 353 and up, but it's all dps gear! Then they expect to go into whatever instance it is and get carried by the healer. WHAT HAPPENED! I remember running my tanks and was consistently told: " Go get some avoidance or more on you before you que as tank!" You get hit too hard still. Then I got kicked if the healer didn't' like what gear I had on even when I had every piece on at the time, that had either parry, dodge or block on it before I ever qued as a tank in cata regs. The point to my diatribe is this!
Every person out there that plays wow, will kick a healer fast if they are not geared properly and can't heal the grp thorough their stupidity. People fully expect healers to have almost better gear on than the rest of the group and be able to heal them through anything, even if they are standing in stuff or like melee toons, who decide to go face to face with a boss instead of getting and staying behind the boss. If the healer can't, often times party chat will fill up with all sorts of derogatory comments.
On the flip sid,e as a healer you are geared far beyond what needs to be and indeed can heal everyone through what ever stupid stuff the rest of the grp pulls, even a 333ilvl tank toon with dps gear!
So then this is the question. Why are you doing that! I ask this of healers because apparently it's expected now in the game! Just because you can heal that yo yo that qued as a tank in dps gear or heal through some dummies who just stand there in ground effect damage and refuses to move... Should you!
Yes as a healer it is the duty of the healer to heal. No argument out of me on that. However, you aren't helping anyone if you heal someone not geared to do their job correctly, by healing them.
In short, this is not a qq but rather a PLEA to ALL HEALERS to refuse to heal these types of yo yos. A priest can't change spec, keep their shadow gear on and que as heals and get away with it easily (well they can in they are tier geared perhaps) just because they want a faster que. So why should any healers heal someone not geared right for the job they qued for? The plea across the board on all servers is for healers to first check the gear of the grp and if the tank isn't geared properly, then simply refuse to heal them (carry them, because that's exactly what you're doing) . If dps decides they don't' want to move their feet or get out of the way of mob and boss dmg dealing! Don't' heal that individual and let em die. If that yo yo tank thinks it's a PS3 Nascar game instead of World of Warcraft and starts pulling before the healer and rest of the grp is there and ready! DON'T HEAL them! Healers! if you all start doing this across the board, people will get right and play this game right again. You keep carrying these yo yo's, then you simply aren't helping anyone or the game.
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should, is the bottom line point!