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Ceriwyn's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 05:18 PM | #1
Just curious from beta and those in today, what is harder to find a tank or a healer?

Yes, still deciding what to play and probably will until after I click the create button.

ZeketheReaper's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 05:21 PM | #2
Probly healer I've seen more tanks than heals.
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krealiss's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 06:24 PM | #3
It's definately healer. I was trying to run esseles today and we had 3 tank classes and not 1 healer. It seems much harder to find a healer. Btw didn't have any trouble with esseles.

Caelrie's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 07:03 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by krealiss View Post
It's definately healer. I was trying to run esseles today and we had 3 tank classes and not 1 healer. It seems much harder to find a healer. Btw didn't have any trouble with esseles.
That's because Esseles is a 2-player flashpoint that doesn't need a tank or healer.

ScarTissue's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 07:15 PM | #5
From my experience in beta, healers were harder to find.

P-Snuggs's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 09:23 PM | #6
I was in beta, too, and there were tanks everywhere. Not only that, but everybody wanted to be Sentinels (myself included). It was hard just to find a trooper or smuggler. But when I get into the real game, I'll be a healing inquisitor, and I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people from beta start the real game as healers, and hopefully we'll have a more even mix.

Of course, it doesn't help keep the flow even when out of 4 classes, 2 are only tanks, one is mainly a healer, and one can really go both ways (from what I understand), so the tank:healer ratio is about 5:3. And that's all classes being equally chosen, but they aren't.
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Zikah's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 01:10 AM | #7
I was under the assumption though that only one spec for jedi knight/sith warrior out of the 5 was the tank (4 dps and 1 tank), and the the same goes for jedi counselor/sith inquisitor (3 dps specs, 1 healer and 1 tank). The same goes for the other 2 classes and their specs (one has 1 tank spec, the other has 1 healer spec).

It seemed at least from looking, that both healers and tanks are even.

But tbh, I can't see how people would rather stand back and heal instead of shoot force lightning/throw boulders at people and jump in crushing people as jedi/sith.

Hopefully things will even out though, will see.

Genesizs's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 01:19 AM | #8
you could make a level 1 on your prefered server and check /who and see what classes currently are played most and make your decision that way ?

just something i made up just now . dunno if it accualy works that way still ?

i think in beta i could tho ...
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Erevan_Kindelar's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 01:28 AM | #9
The feedback around my friends is that Sith Sorcerers and IAs will be quite popular with their heals, but most people who played tanks in the beta are going with tanks and skilling up on their Biochem crafting skills so that they can make and use the top-line stims for healing purposes.

Party healers have a slightly harder time in SWTOR at the moment than in other games such as WOW or EQ2, because the Target of Target, macros and mouse-over focussing are not implemented. That is not to say that the healing classes are broken, just that a lot of the shortcuts people have come to rely on elsewhere are not available.

NevesNET's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 04:21 AM | #10
Party healing needs alot of work, as before mentioned. That said, I will be rolling a Sorc as I find their story the best and want to re-visit it now that it's for real and not beta.