Moar anger pl0x.
- You kill things
- I heal you.
- I heal you
- You kill more things
- We win battleground
- You leave me to die
- You get no heals
- We lose battleground
I have been pure DPS for so long that I hadn’t seen the options screen on a healing mod until a couple of weeks ago.
One of the 1st things that caught my eye was the Blacklist option.
If you want heals you don’t want to be on my black list.
Want to know how to stay off my black list?
I save you, you save me.
The reason I declare my Resto spec at the beginning of a battleground is so you know I will look after you… if you look after me.
If I keep you alive, and you run off and let me die, the situation will be reversed.
If you mount up 2 foot from me while I get slaughtered, you have earned the right to join my blacklist.
When I save your butt, just wait with me.
I need something to heal, that could be you, if you are still there.
Healing needs juice
- Mage + Water = healed Mage
- Mage + Water + Int = protected Mage
- Mage alone = blacklisted
Douche-bag Mages take note.
I play a Mage, I know how easy it is to offer and make water as well as throw an Arcane Intellect on.
I also know how squishy Mages are.
I’m biased and often Mages get the early heal… I look at the class colors and I give you priority. I know what it’s like to have the potential to dish out pain, without the health pool to support it.
However when you ignore:
- My polite requests before the battle begins.
- My whispers before the battle begins.
I ignore your health bar once the battle begins!
Honor Farm the EFC!
- In WSG my primary concern is our flag carrier.
- Your primary concern should be enabling the flag cap.
We can’t cap the flag when the enemy is carrying our flag.
Each time the enemy fails to get their flag off our flag carrier, they send a few more people to get the job done.
After a while our flag carrier takes more damage, which makes it harder to keep him alive.
I can heal and DPS, but at some point our FC will be out-healed and out gunned.
I know you want to farm honor and I fully support you in this endeavor.
If you are looking for honor, kill the EFC!
He probably has a few mates helping him and we all get a pile of honor for the flag cap.
Have fun AND make a difference!
I will not protect the Farm, alone
So we saved the farm.
Your DPS, my heals.
Why did you all run off issuing the order for me to guard the farm?
That’s your job. My job is to guard your health pool.
Especially if you are “Mr. I’m a DK and can solo them“.
Unfortunately the healers are usually the last one to leave a resource. You see while you were building rage and energy, we were burning mana, lots of mana, for just one reason… YOU!
What’s worse is we just topped your health bars up after the battle with the last drops of our mana.
So just because we sit lazily down at the end of a fight, doesn’t mean we are sticking our hand up for guard duty.
It means we are trying to regain mana ASAP so we can join the pack mindlessly dying at the BS, LM, Mine etc, because they left their healers behind “at the farm” to be mercilessly slaughtered by that rogue that was just waiting for you all to leave us alone.
Those dogs hurt
Drek’s going down!
All healz on me!
OK sure, I’m right on your tail, I have already thrown Earth Shield on the tank, thrown down the tremor totem so you don’t run around like a bunch of weak Horde when Drek goes
You are all taking lots of damage… you do know to get away from the whirlwind don’t you?
So I have 2 choices:
- Heal the tank alone, or
- Throw caution to the wind and Chain heal you back to the living.
When I press my 3 key, and that Crit Chain Heal rips from my fingertips, every loose mob in the room is heading in my direction. I know you are pretty good at identifying the humanoid bosses, particularly the one that has the big red Drek above his head, but somehow you miss the dogs.
You know dogs have a sense of smell 100 times stronger than humans, elves, gnomes and dwarves?
Yep, well, they can smell and over healing squishy at 100 yards, and they know how to bite us in two.
Guess what, while I am healing myself… I am not healing you!
Get the friggin dog off me!
I don’t care if you are the squishiest of all.. a Mage, if you get the dog off me, I can heal you and the tank through the damage.
Leave the dog on me and… well… enjoy that whirlwind!
Yes, we healers are special flowers. There are very few of us that are prepared to enter a BG spec’d for healing, prepared to take the hits saving you while you honor farm.
We are ENTITLED to your love, respect, water and protection!
Next time a BG ends, rather than gloating over your 3rd position in the end result table, click on the Healing Done column… take note of the names on it… add them to your friends list, protect them, care for them, feed them.
In return, we will turn your health around from 1% to 100%, we will change your killing blow total from 1 to 10, we will change your death total from 10 to 1…
But we can’t do that while we are being ganked and left at the farm.
Gnomer and Out!, Squidly and Stout!
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