Thursday, December 31, 2009

You know....

I had forgotten the responsibility factor when it comes to instance dynamics. All parts of the group are important....without dps the healer and tank would die, without the healer everyone else would die, and with out the tank...well....we have all seen that scenario before! What I am talking about is the chance of surviving if any part of this puzzle is eliminated....

Just by shear chance if one of your dps is eliminated, then you still have an above average chance of downing a certain mob(s). You still have your tank, a healer, and a fair (although lessened) amount of dps. If you take the healer away unless you have a utility toon with you that can off heal, you have a severely limited ability to complete the task at hand. If the tank goes....well....RUN!

I guess what I am saying is that there seems to be a certain lack of respect or maybe acknowledgement to the people that still find tanking and healing enjoyable and, even more so, rewarding! Does a dps ever consider that when a tank or a healer has to worry that they are pulling aggro that they decrease the chance of any encounter of success? I know as having played all of these that aggro management needs to be looked at again and taken to heart by those dps WHORES who just vie for the top spot on the aggro meter. As a healer, I am revisiting the idea of my Kill List and implementing it again....if you pull aggro you will pay the consequence...

1 comment:

gnomeaggedon said...

I've been playing Squidly, my Resto Shaman a lot of late, but Gnomeaggedon is elbowing his way back into my play time.

While running Halls of Stone last night there were several occasions where the healer was a bout to cop a face full.

With my shiney new healers must be protected attitude, I wore so many hits for the druid.

Lots of Ice Lance or FireBlast + kite to tank and Nova in place action going on.

I know the healer appreciated it, because there was usually a heal on me as soon as I headed towards the lose mob.

End result... my dps was lower than it could have been...

But there was a healer that knew there was more than the tank looking after them