Does healing attract calmer individuals?
However, the healers I run with regularly in raid are pretty level-headed and quiet. We usually only talk to coordinate our CDs and the rest is up to the tanks and DPS to drop the boss.
05/02/2012 09:16 AMPosted by GloostickMost healers I run into in PUGs tend to be the most high-strung individuals in the group. That's not to say that they lock up under pressure, but they tend to be the whiniest ones.
That would be lack of confidence. They're afraid the DPS is gonna do the impossible pull and then votekick them for wiping.
If I'm actually involved and trying, loud and high strung is a lot more like it.
My mentality, in regards to healing, is that it is the Only role that requires conscious, non-stop, thinking. DPS is just "do you highest DPS rotation = win" and tanking isn't much different, just with an added positioning and movement mechanics, but still simple. I heal for the challenge.
While the discussion linked was whether or not more healers were female, the same view applies here: specifically, I think that !ON AVERAGE! healers tend to be older (hence, more mature) players, is all.
I'm generally not an out-spoken person. Healing falls into my systematic habits. I used to be an avid chess player, healing kind of had a similar thought process: Evaluate situation, predict most likely events, act accordingly.
Tanking dungeons tends to be more fun because it has a bit of unpredictability. Tanking raids drove me away from tanking completely. Its so boring having such a basic rotation while waiting for one of the boss' ability timers to come up to use a cooldown.
I actually liked ICC tanking on my bear. 1 button tanking let me watch TV and glance back periodically to make sure all is well. Then they added procs in for randomness to make it more engaging, meaning less tv watching and more realizing how boring it is to stand around waiting.
LOL. I'm just not going to comment on this one.
I am very calm. We'll just leave it at that.
You're perfect though, so you don't count.
In raids, I'm quiet on vent, save for a few circumstances. In 5mans/typing in raids, I'm the obnoxious one, cracking jokes at every corner. :\
05/02/2012 08:39 AMPosted by OutdoorlifeOk the subject line was not allowed to be big enough so here it is: does healing attract calmer individuals vs other roles. I noticed in raiding a lot of guys like to tank. It is a very macho thing. I am not a macho dude I find healing more enjoyable than any other role. I have tanked and dps in a raiding environment as well and it is not as good as healing. When things hit the fan it is the healers that must stay calm and systematically make sure everyone lives to fight another day.
Ok, now that is out of my system. If I, or anyone I know well, were to be given the task of making a list of 100 words to describe me.... calm would not be anywhere on the list.
That said, I operate very well under the pressure of needing to (wanting to) keep everyone alive.
I prefere healing because I don't like mobs beating me in my face. And, even though I could be using every GCD and cursing it being too long while healing, I don't like the "rotation" thing for DPS, where I felt being forced to push a key because it's off cooldown.
I think for every role, healing, dps, or tanking, a calmer person would do better.
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