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Altrelo
08-25-2014, 12:41 PM
I ETR'ed my Cleric some months ago and only recently have I started playing him again. I built him as a raid healer and a tanker when he stop being in off-destinies. Yet, even when I keep throwing heals throughout many quests, the melees still flinch back when they are hit. Due to having to heal all but 1 party on my SS Bard recently, and my stick build, I know healers are scarce.

Once ran with a FvS that I stood next to for 10 seconds waiting for a heal or cure. I finally got DoTed and died next to him/her. She was really quick to send a raise though, not even a second passed. I once apologized to the group for not sending heals because since we had a Cleric with reasonable SP and no damaging weapons, I thought he could heal somewhat. I've so far grouped with only 2 proficient healer on my Bard and melee characters.

Yet even with those experiences I cannot imagine why after 3 quests, healing you through them with deaths only in PoP, through boss fights where no one died, you still flinch. I kept throwing mass cures yet only one person actually got healed.

I know many people don't heal, but when you see someone throwing you heals throughout half the quest, perhaps don't flinch as much.

Qhualor
08-25-2014, 12:57 PM
You answered it for yourself. Self sufficiency was crammed down our throats and today, its easy to get for any build. Its expected today to be capable of keeping yourself alive because actual healers are no longer common. Sometimes players get a little worried too if their HP dips to half or more because even if they are getting healed, they don't want to die. I do it myself in pugs because if I don't know you, I don't know if I can trust that I will get healed. For all I know, you could be getting attacked and unable to throw a heal.

Bridge_Dweller
08-25-2014, 01:01 PM
Incoming damage in EE is too much to rely on the reaction time of another person.

Altrelo
08-25-2014, 01:04 PM
You answered it for yourself. Self sufficiency was crammed down our throats and today, its easy to get for any build. Its expected today to be capable of keeping yourself alive because actual healers are no longer common. Sometimes players get a little worried too if their HP dips to half or more because even if they are getting healed, they don't want to die. I do it myself in pugs because if I don't know you, I don't know if I can trust that I will get healed. For all I know, you could be getting attacked and unable to throw a heal.

I did not. I answered if it's one quest, not a whole chain where I was performing proficiently as a healer. Healing someone with ~800 hp at 75% for 300+ HP is insane. I'm also not asking you to trust me, but at least notice that your Cocoon did 5% of the healing for the greater part of the quest.

UurlockYgmeov
08-25-2014, 01:09 PM
Sad - but also happening in heroics.