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Tanks VS Healer, who is in a greater need?

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Tanks VS Healer, who is in a greater need?

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hunterraaze
01.28.2013 , 07:19 PM | #1
I know there is a forum exactly the same as this over in the class forums, but I wanted to know specifically to this server. Which of the two is needed more? Thinking more on Empire as that's where most of characters are.

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Gaoree
01.28.2013 , 07:39 PM | #2
Competent tanks are definitely more in need. Tanks are pretty much an instant pop on the group finder queue while healers have a small wait, so that would lead me to believe more tanks are needed.

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JonMuckey
01.29.2013 , 12:39 PM | #3
Regardless of faction,

People are always in need of tanks and healers who understand mechanics, gear optimization, and are aware of the present situation in any fights/ops.

I suppose this is also true for DPS.

There is always room for any class.
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Mookind
01.29.2013 , 03:30 PM | #4
Can NEVER have enough competent tanks. That being said there is no point if you're not gonna put any effort into playing the class. Bad tanks ruin raids.

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psandak
01.30.2013 , 03:48 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Gaoree View Post
Competent tanks are definitely more in need. Tanks are pretty much an instant pop on the group finder queue while healers have a small wait, so that would lead me to believe more tanks are needed.
I have both a tank and a healer (republic) and the queue pops vary from day to day. There are days when I queue on my tank and it takes ten minutes or more for the GF to pop. After I run a HM FP on my tank I swap to my healer and it insta-pops. And it seems to be a near 50/50 split.

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oredith
01.30.2013 , 05:14 PM | #6
when i first started getting serious about raiding (in wow), i made a healer (priest) because it felt like a good healer made a huge difference. this was back in Vanilla raiding MC, swapped from a rogue to a priest.

healer does make a big difference, but then i realized that a better tank made an even bigger difference. a tank that can communicate cooldowns, anticipate damage, avoid damage, and more importantly, keep track of what your healers' cooldowns / resources are, is much more valuable, so i ended up tanking as a warrior later on.

ultimately, it really doesn't matter if you're a healer or a tank, GOOD PLAYERS are always in demand.
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DelphinHunter
02.01.2013 , 07:06 PM | #7
Need seems to have evened out a bit for us with alot of alt tanks coming up.
But yeh some tanks arent quite up to snuff yet but are working on it.
Seems like they come up faster than a healer though.
Most top healers seem to have it together by now (or gave up. lol)
Id think a good healer or tank is always in demand
But im just a small sampling of the population.
Plus my main is MDPS so nobody loves me.
But I still will be giving TFB Hm a beat down tonight.
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Pernicia
02.03.2013 , 02:13 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by oredith View Post
GOOD PLAYERS are always in demand.
This, more than anything, this. If you're good at what you do you'll find a home regardless of your role.

Take me for example. I'm a decent tank and an exceptional healer (multiple top 200 world rankings including a #7 overall when i still played WoW), yet my Ops main is a Marauder. I wanted to do something different in SWTOR, so I put in the time to learn gearing and rotations for all 3 specs, strengths and weaknesses, etc. End result is I've got a secure spot on an Ops team in the least desired role, and my guild does not want me to switch.
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