You guys are sadly narrow minded. DPS could go fight NPCs to test their DPS or queue dungeons to do the same. Tanks can go engage elites or other NPCs to test their tanking abilities/CDs. Healers could go heal random people to test throughput..
That's NOT the frickin' point.
What I want is the ability to test full damage absorption capability of my Spirit Shell + full Divine Aegis. I can't do this in randoms because it's only throughput based on 5 people. Queuing for LFR is silly, too, to just test this out.
Asking for healing dummies that are regularly receive damage is the best way to test this.
Sure... single heal direct heals can be tested anywhere in the world.. but not raid wide heals and throughput.
I guess I don't understand what *the frickin' point* is...the answer to your question (theoretical maximum of SS+DA) has undoubtedly been mathed out already, so what is it you need to test?
Healing dummies aren't needed because they don't actually help you learn anything important as a healer. If a new healer is stepping into a raid...I really hope they know which heals are single target, and which are raid-wide. I would also hope that they at least have some base level of knowledge concerning their synergies, and how to manage their resource(s)...in addition to just healing in general. And staying out of bad. And knowing who the tanks are. And knowing who is soaking damage from a particular mechanic...and so on.
Healing dummies would teach none of the above, and as such, they would be a useless feature. This isn't being narrow-minded, it's just fact.
Learning your relative level of throughput comes with time, experience, and looking at logs. Improving your throughput comes from the above, and perhaps learning from someone who is better. Again, a healing dummy serves none of these functions.
If *the frickin' point* is that you want to see how big your numbers can get in a situation that doesn't matter, well...I guess I don't have anything to say about that.
Trollers gonna troll...
every single point you make, can be said for DPS.
Test your rotation in a BG or Dungeon.
Max DPS numbers have already been theorycrafted/calculated.
arguments invalid. DPS have dummies. We could too. It's really that simple. It's not a "BUT THEY HAVE IT WHY CANT I" QQ. It's a, "They have it, therefore I know it's possible. So go one step further and provide the same thing here." You guys are over-complicating it by trying to point out that healers don't need it. You're also justifying that statement horribly.
We're not asking for something to test rotation. We're asking for something that allows us to check out what our CURRENT configuration allows. Not theoretical max.. current max.
And I already said, shouldn't have to queue 5 mans to test. Theorycrafting is for theorycrafters. I'm not downloading a spreadsheet to punch my stats in and going through all that crap.
Raid damage simulation is easy.
stacking absorbs on a single target and multiplying it by 10 does not give an accurate sense of time to build or use of CDs.
At this point, it's obvious that those disagreeing are just trolling.