Maybe they're new and weren't aware of the potions. Maybe they were in a rush before the quest started and didn't have time to pick them up, or maybe they didn't realize they'd run low, then ran out. This sort of thing is set straight by communication. If you have the spell but not the resources to spare, say so and explain why. If you do and you're withholding out of spite due to some imagined slight, that you're being put-upon, then you're not helping your group. I have trouble understanding the cost/benefit analysis that goes on in the minds of people that withhold spells like these. It's like they imagine they can do more DPS with those 20-30 spell points than another character is capable of doing for the next several minutes. In which case they're either deluded or ridiculously overpowered.
Is it annoying when people don't use/don't know about/forget their potions? Of course it is. Is it indicative of an attitude that says you're a "hjealbot" who shouldn't do anything other than follow and heal? Not in the slightest. Perhaps were you see conspiracy and mal-intent, I see ignorance and laziness.
Not going to dispute that. What's in dispute is the frequency with which the morons who apparently do believe it present themselves. We have two widely disparate estimates of their frequency, to the point that statistically, there is likely no truth to be found in the middle ground. It's my belief that players of Divines frequently develop a god complex and it manifests itself in threads like this which espouse a barely concealed contempt of any character build that isn't capable of self-sufficiency. They're so used to getting praise for doing an easy job adequately that advice or criticism when they fail to perform is read as melee trying to dictate their playstyle.Anyone who thinks that a divines only job in a party is to heal them is nothing short of a moron.
Wrong and wrong. As I have said before. In future, I would recommend that you avoid arguments wherein you attempt to teach me about myself.You say you havent experienced this much, I say that you either A. Havent been playing very long, and/or B. Mostly stick with friends/guildies.