08/01/2013 06:23 PMPosted by BlackheartI don't generally heal someone's pet, even at low levels unless I somehow notice it during my boredom. It's not something people should expect :P Now if someone asked me politely to heal their pet, I would. Rudely? Nope!
Maybe you wouldn't be so bored if you actually paid attention and did your job correctly. As a healer it is my job to heal and if you aren't going to heal pets, why heal the Hunter? The Pet is an extension of him in every way.
If you find it hard to pay attention to pet health, maybe you should choose another profession before it's to late.
Lol. I never heal pets. Like some others have said I only heal pets out of pure boredom. But guess what? Normally pets don't die unless they have a large amount of threat. And guess what else? I don't care about your stupid pet. I'd gladly sacrifice the extra what... 5% of your damage? 15% of your damage from a pet in order to preserve my mana to actually heal the 5 people in the group that matter. You want me to waste 100k mana on a pet that's not a tank and takes 70k hits like it's paper? Sure, but don't complain to me when I go OOM during the fight and you all fall.
Like many have said, the only reason a pet would take that much damage is if it has threat; otherwise the owner should have plenty of spells to keep their own pet up. If I'm not mistaken pets don't take massive damage from AoE's anymore either and won't even be hurt from standing in fire, right? At least that's what I've kind of noticed (again, I don't pay attention unless I'm bored).
Now, if you're pet is tanking because the tank is down, sure, I'll heal it as best as I can, but chances are I can just heal the DPS warrior or paladin better.