I’m your party healer.
I’m the one at the back of the room that needs to be close enough to the front of the room to keep the tank alive (and the DPS on occasions)
I have needs that aren’t being met.
I need mana occasionally, although admittedly you are generally conscious of this.
What you aren’t conscious of is my need for 3 other things.
I need loot.
I see you riffling the corpses while I quickly mana up. I see the items you grab and I share in the silver.
I don’t get to loot myself though, normally when my mana bar starts moving up, you start moving on.
Do I fish for the green item, or chase you down around the corner, into the next room?
I need to skin things
See those animal corpses littered on the floor… They are my daily cash injection. I don’t skin them instantly, skinning is a channeled ability.
If I am skinning, I can’t, maybe even won’t heal you.
You got to loot, you got to skin, all while I was preparing to save you from the next hit.
I’ll get there and Rez you when I’m finished.
I need to pluck
Yep I’m a herbalist as well.
Yes it sucks to be me.
You know when you see that Ore vein and you run off and fight the mobs to get your metal? You know, when I am standing right behind you pumping heals into you, while you grab your rocks?
Do me a favor, clear the mobs around the herbs for me and/or wait for me to pluck my fill.
You’re AFK, I’m AFK
I know, these are all minor inconveniences, but I have realized lately if I want to do anything other than chase the tank bout, I need to go AFK.
I didn’t want to, but I realize now that while I am rezzing you, while I am healing you, while I am regaining mana, you are going AFK.
Just be warned that once it’s all done, I will be going AFK. I will be plucking flowers, skinning rugs and looking for loot.
I may even head to the fridge, the toaster, the kettle, the toilet and grab a smoke…
Sucks to be you.
Overhealer and I’m OK?
Actually I don’t know what I am complaining about, generally I have nothing to do.
I throw up an Earth Shield. I drop a Riptide. I go off looting.
- I get excited when the tank loses 10% health and wind up a big healing wave.
- I get excited when the DPS take splash damage and I can wind up a chain heal.
- I love it when a pull goes wrong and we pull two groups… and a pat. At least then I get to do something.
Keep the mana in the bank
Maybe I need to stop topping off the tank.
Maybe I need to let the DPS hurt a little.
Apart from being good healing practice in reducing over heal it would conserve my mana so we can just steadily work through the instance.
Exchange chain heals for chain lightning
Maybe I should pump out a bit of DPS. Run the mana tank dry preventing additional damage rather than curing the odd bit.
Maybe I should have a bit of fun and start pulling. You know, when the tank has one or two groups firmly under control, maybe I should pull the next one.
If I pull them I will have to spam heal myself and give the tank the challenge of pulling the mobs of me before we both drop.
Do you Overheal or AFK heal?
What do you experienced healers do?
Do you go make a coffee while the pull commences and pop back to top them off before the next pull?
Gnomer and Out, Squidly and Stout!
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