[old] Please don't spam-heal.

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90 Blood Elf Monk
9535
10/17/2012 04:27 AMPosted by Stakiyah
The only thing I don't understand is, why wouldn't the mob stop attacking the healer when I taunted and judged it?


Because it didn't want to? XD Kidding aside, I've had tanks who run into a party of mobs. One or two of those mobs always seem to pause for a moment, then bypass the entire party to chomp on me (who was drinking and hadn't cast any heals in several minutes.) It's just one of those things...

VT is a Cata dungeon and that whole set of dungeons was built for the express purpose of penalizing bad (or even semi-bad) play harshly. It's easy to forget that when you're way over geared.
What?

Firstly, healing doesn't generate threat unless it's actually effective, ie the person being healed was hurt.

Secondly, healing aggro is split between all nearby enemies. When dealing with a group, aggro being generated from healing is very low indeed.

If a healer is pulling aggro off you from healing, then I dare say there's three possibilities:

- The healer was a Paladin with Righteous Fury on
- or you were getting smashed and actually needed the healing
- or you weren't in your high-threat gen tanking stance
100 Tauren Warrior
11810
If a healer is pulling aggro off you from healing, then I dare say there's three possibilities:

- The healer was a Paladin with Righteous Fury on
- or you were getting smashed and actually needed the healing
- or you weren't in your high-threat gen tanking stance


None of these were true, as stated in the OP: the healer was a druid, I was being healed for zero, and Righteous Fury is never OFF on that character.

In more recent times, I've noticed that my own healers pull aggro a lot. Sometimes this is clearly due to bad tanks or newly spawned adds, but I'm starting to doubt that healing doesn't generate threat. It probably doesn't generate MUCH threat, but something is definitely going on here. I think it's time for a new thread.
90 Night Elf Druid
13170
You edited the title to state it was old ... but yet you necroed it anyways?

I've gotten plenty of aggro from healing, mostly at low levels @_@
Edited by Veroicone on 5/27/2013 10:39 AM PDT
90 Human Paladin
9525
The thread, it's alive... IT'S ALIVE MUAHAHAHAHA

[Not anymore]
Edited by Jurannok on 5/28/2013 2:46 PM PDT
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