Topic How to Break your Healer - the healer PUG story thread
Ahh thanks forth the explanation Nuvielle, there seem to be a fair bit of swedes on my server now to, well the server is pretty much dead on ally side but still :) the 4 of us playing is 78% swe :)
While not healing and doing LFR on a dps alt.
For some reason it irritates me that other healers point out people who do arround 10k-15k hps while none died because of a lack of healing.
Look, if you did 30k, good for you, so stop wining people healed less. There is less to heal because you did 30k in heroic gear :) Healing is not a HPS (DPS) race.
Edited by Trihealer on 30/03/12 10:41 (BST)
I just think in LFR as long as everyone gets through the whole thing: Kudos! GG! I don't understand why people take it as a HPs race, although it is kind of frustrating when a healer has put himself on follow, goes AFK and then wins the drop you've been waiting for for AGES :(
Edited by Nuvielle on 01/04/12 17:23 (BST)
Zoned in with a guildie yesterday to Throne of the Tides. My guildie signed as tank, the dk in the group got the role and said he wanted to tank. I cried on my guildies shoulder when I saw the gear. Green trinket and belt, pvp items, some blues and of course everything ungemmed. Not a single effort was made that day. Oh well.. we start off, as I'm kind of overgearing it.
He tanked two mobs at a time, while leaving to the others to deal with the rest...As a dk, he could easily have interrupted one of their heals as well, but the melee mobs clearly took too much attention, as well as packs of murlocs were ignored and left to me. Yay. Before Lady Naz'jar a blue agi neck dropped which everyone greeded bar, guess..the tank.
The hunter and feral druid actually needed the neck, but greeded because it was boe and the hunter asked nicely if he could get it. No answer. I said dafuq you needing on a boe for. No answer. He pulled the boss and I said that carrying is one thing. Carrying a ninja is another. As soon as the roll was over...so was he. My guildie took over tanking and the rest was a breeze :)
Edited by Vasken on 02/04/12 12:30 (BST)
A little story from yesterday on this warrior...
Queued up as a tank last night for the satchel, got Well of Eternity. Group is me, a druid healer, and a DK, shadow priest and hunter for DPS. First pull comes and I notice the mob is dying quite slowly, there's the DK on around 20k DPS, but the other two are doing less DPS than I am. I check their gear and see that it's just that they've only just met the entry requirements for HoT heroics, so I carry on.
Fast-forward to Pero'tharn. We've just smashed the third crystal and the DK is standing there while the rest of us are waiting for the boss to appear. Then suddenly the DK is dead next to the boss and he's aggroed- turns out the DK had a burst of such EPIC lag that he literally teleported into the boss' face when the server caught up. The group does know the tactics, however, and I deliberately get caught by the eyes to avoid any more deaths, so we kill him despite it taking so long that I get 33(!) stacks of his debuff.
Healer apologises for nearly letting me die. I do a double-take, yep, he thinks it's his fault and not the 330% increased damage I've been taking. I tell him about the debuff and that I'm surprised I was still alive at the end, and we carry on. We take quite a lot of damage on Azshara due to the adds being up too long, but the druid is better than he thinks, so it's fine. From there on, we don't have any real issues, just a nuisance on the Shadowbats when no-one AoEs them, and we clear the dungeon without a wipe.
Even though the DPS was low, I actually had more fun in that instance that I've had in a while as my tank. No-one flamed or complained about how long the bosses took, nor ninjapulled. And for that druid who healed me yesterday, whose name I can't say here- You're a better healer than you give yourself credit for, so stick it out and don't let the nabs get to you!
(edit: Is this even the right place for this story? I thought this thread was for healers' horror stories, but there are some tank ones here as well, and I do have a healer char)
Needed to get 50VP to cap myself for the week, it took 6 heroics.
Tanks always in mostly dps gear with no gems and plate dps in tank gear with no gems.
1 Heroic had a DK tank in ungemmed dps gear tanking the fire boss in end time IN THE LAVA.
Had a well of eternity after with another tank in dps stuff with no gems taking way too much damage and 3 dps in 30% GREEN GEAR ffs and the retri paladin in ungemmed tanking gear and an enhance shaman using tanking trinkets ...........
Took nearly 2 hours to get 1 ******* dungeon done.
Epic! You effectively four-man a dps race with your best dps missing and the healer apologizes for struggling to keep you alive (even though successful)! Some healers feel an unhealthy level of responsibility!
Just like vanilla! The difference is of course that you'd keep going with a bad group since getting one together was so hard. They finally broke when respawns prevented futher corpse runs.
This was a while a go. My hubby had a new 85 he wanted to gear up, so I offered to group and heal through some pugs with him. We queue for LFG and get Heroic Throne of Tides.
Anyway we start the dungeon and the tank is taking massive amounts of damage from trash. I'm going nearly oom trying to keep this guy up. One hit from trash was nearly one hitting the tank. I'm wondering whats going on, I was overgeared for the dungeon and normally mana is a none issue.
Hubby inspects Tank, quick glance at tank and says he's in Blues and purples and a couple of greens nothing too major, his health looked okay. So I'm thinking it must be me, something I'm doing wrong.
We move on to next trash, Tank again taking massive damage and not moving out of poison patches. Tank goes down and dps finish off the mobs. One of the the dps inspects tank, and then just leaves. While waiting for another dps I take the chance to inspect.
I coudn't believe what I saw. He was wearing blues and purples, WRATH blues and purples and it was a mix of tanking and dps gear. He had two green cata quest greens, one cata epic, rest was wrath gear, one item 232, rest 200 or lower, he had stamina stacked. (My hubby had just glanced, not properly inspected.)
No wonder he was taking so much damage. He didn't respond to whispers, so I was forced to initiate a vote kick, which I hate doing.
We get a new tank and dps, rest of the run is a breeze.
I don't mind someone being undergeared, the whole point of the lower heroics is too gear up, but that was ridiculous. He had to have tricked the item level to get in.
I'm not the best healer, I'm ok, but I think anyone would have had trouble keeping that tank up. Boss would have probably one hit killed him. Still gives me shudders thinking about it now.
Overall I have to say it's swings and roundabouts, some brilliant PUG's, some horrific ones, but you take the bad with the good. I think the good ones make up for when you get the occasional bad.
pugged into end time to get some vp, got baine as second boss and one of the dps accidentily pulled some of the dragon trash.
now instead of letting just the dps die (which i wouldve been fine with) the tank decided that in order to teach this guy a lesson, the ENTIRE group had to die. upon me asking he also stated that he knew perfectly well that the mobs were perfectly killable.
i left upon reentering the dungeon, i hope he had a good time running back and waiting for a new healer and dps.
Tanking, unfortunately, was getting a little dull; I needed a break. I clawed my ancient restoration gear out from the depths of my cluttered bank before heartily throwing myself into a Twilight Heroic.
I zoned into Well of Eternity and lathered the group in buffs. The tank pulled an-... Why's the tank dead? He died before the first mob barely sneezed on him. Thus began the unanimous chorus of "FAIL HEALER!". I admitted to being a little rusty in party chat and we, reluctantly, plodded onwards.
After wiping when the tank merrily displayed his auto-walk abilities and careened into the multitudes of demons plastered across the courtyard, we eventually made it to the trio of mobs. I'd barely wrestled a stack of lifebloom onto the tank before all three mobs decided to acquaint my druid with the ground. Whilst my druid was meticulously inspecting the floor, I decided to inspect the tank.
He was a retribution paladin.
In leather and mail spirit gear.
I'm still lost for words.
90 Gnome Priest
Deside to heal a random heroic because DPS bored me that day.
Hunter at 80%, no threat, taking no damage. Generally the last priority.
" heal me "
Hunter eats damage and dies.
" res me "
I don't main spec healing, but i know priorities, i know to res when someone's died. Agh.
A guildie asked me to come on my shaman healer and heal DS. Sure.
My guildies alt tanks and some other paladin tank. The paladin doesn't know the tacts too well :s
But my guildie can tell him the tacts, else i can do it.
We start at yor'shaj, my guildie start with tanking, everything is going fine. Till the oozes come. This paladin tank stays on the boss and pop guardian of ancient kings.
My first thought was "wtf, you ain't gonna take any damage now"
He keeps on using cd's which is good, but he did it when he didn't get dmg or used a big cooldown when he did get almost no damage.
at the 4th boss the raid decide against my judgement to let the paladin tank. With. 2 secondes he is dead. Luckly my guildie was back up tank picked the boss and carried on. The paladin decide than to go on his fury warrior. What was i happy that he did that. After this boss he left, and got a tank that uses his cooldowns when they are needed, and it was a bit eassier to heal the new tank
Joined a random HoT, and as the tank starts pulling, i notice he's taking very heavy damage and I have to work hard to keep his !@# up.
For the first few seconds I start wondering if im slacking too much or doing something wrong, but when i get time to inspect him, i see half his gear is pvp, rest is dps.
Anyway i suck it up and we keep going, i can still keep him up with some effort.
The last trash pulls before the first boss drained alot of my mana though, and since he didnt tank that well either alot of the dps had been taking damage as well. So with me at 10% mana and all the dps at 40-60% hp, he pulls the boss.
I try my best but we wipe.
Corpserun for a second try, me and the tank are the first ones in place before the boss. I start drinking while waiting for the rest of the dps to get there, tank pulls. I was low on mana, both him and me were low on health, and the rest of the dps weren't even there.
I decide im not up for a run like this today, so I leave.
Edited by Unendinglife on 09/04/12 19:05 (BST)
doing a low level dungeon on my disc priest alt and I get a fully heirloomed warrior dps telling me not to shield him because it stops him getting rage.
imagine spine of deathwing (normal, no lfr)
we let explode 2, kill the shield, barrel rolls going perfectly
then the tank suddenly decide he can have 9 stack with a mob at 99% health for the 3th mob ...
and that twice in a row ... without any notice before or informing the healers there might be high damage income for the rest of the fightbut i think i still love my guild leader :)
Edited by Rynanne on 11/04/12 10:48 (BST)
While levelling my disc priest, I run the Slavepens in LFG. We're at the lobster boss thing, and the tank announces he wants to clear some trash first. So he moves off to the right and I start to follow, when I notice the 3 DPS (one arms warrior and two clothies) engaging the boss.
I spend the next three minutes running up and down the room to heal my party, which is scattered in opposite directions. Tank finally runs back to the boss and everything is under control. But if I hadn't been wearing my looms ... it probably would have been a mess.
After the fight, I say "I would really appreciate it if the ninja pulling stops. It's getting very annoying." It wasn't the first time this had happened.
Warrior's response: "Well, sorry I wanted to speed this run up."
Mind you, we were making excellent time anyway!
Edited by Nereides on 11/04/12 11:17 (BST)
If I may instead tell about a healer that broke my little pug heart on lfr.
Nothing went wrong till loot dropped on madness. I was loot locked already and boosting a friend warlock, so no big deal... till a restoration shaman needs Ti'tahk staff. And wins it. I can't see the loot table, but I'm sure those arcane mages that were with me would of needed it 10x times more than the resto shaman. Especially when Maw of the Dragonlord dropped as well.
He immediately tries to trade it to me. >_> But not realising we're on different server, aka he cannot trade anyone the staff he just won and won't probably ever use, wondering out loud why he cannot trade the item. So by being an idiot, he basically ninja'ed someone else's loot. Or being a troll.
If I may instead tell about a healer that broke my little pug heart on lfr.Lol'd