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90 Draenei Priest
Be it PvP, Raiding or Dungeons the burden of the healer is great. So what coping strategies have we all come up with to avoid eating a live hand grenade to put ourselves out of our misery?
Personally, I like to pretend that the idiots are actually enemies and by not healing them I'm actually helping. I mean someone so insistent on standing in the green pool of death or running straight into a horde of 15.....Horde obviously can't be an ally trying to help us win, right?
While healing itself can be a blast and a half, there's always the "baddie" factor to take into consideration. There will always be "that guy". You know the guy. Stands in the fire then complains about the healer not keeping them up. Facepulls all the things and blames the tank for not pulling off of him. Ignores mechanics that lowers his DPS, then complains of bad DPS in the raid. They are everywhere. It's disheartening, but they are.
The trick is to not let it get to you. It's not your fault if that guy yells at you. He gets off or gets his high on making himself feel better about how much better he is than you, deluding himself in self-importance. Ignorance is bliss, after all. Keep in mind, too, that while it may be realm dependent on how many of that guy you encounter, it's always random, and always a low chance of it.
As for coping? I listen to music. All kinds of music. They always calm me down after dealing with a bad raid or dungeon.
Edited by Fistlobster on 7/19/2013 10:22 AM PDT
When I'm in groups with people that take a bunch of unecessary damage to make my job that much harder I just go "Challenge accepted" and try my best to carry them through my heals, I just take it as a personal challenge. If anything, I kind of like it because it's good practice to keep you sharp, quick, and thinking on your toes.
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