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No one votes for - Healers in WZ's

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No one votes for - Healers in WZ's

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IcyBergals
02.17.2013 , 01:39 PM | #41
If you've gotten 3 votes in 2 weeks as a healer you're either: doing something wrong, playing on a server with a terrible community, or making it up.

I'm a healer on POT5. When I run with a premade we just vote down but often times I'll tell my group I don't need a vote, just give it to whoever needs gear, because I get so many votes most games. Or I'll say not to vote for me because I want to vote for who I thought the actual MVP was, someone who guarded the offnode the whole game or had that perfect CC that allowed us to capture/defend the point. At the end of a really boring game, where I notice one person has guarded the offnode the entire time and only got attacked once or twice, but did a great job calling inc, I'll call out to the whole ops group to MVP that person. It's the worst job in PVP, standing there doing nothing, and deserves recognition.

Healers and DPS get plenty of MVP votes. Scratch that - The number 1 healer and dps get plenty of mvp votes. I've had plenty of games where someone else will do 10k more healing than me, I'll do 50k more damage than him, but he gets 4 votes and I get 0. Most people just quickly sort by whatever parameter they want (heals, dps, protection, medals) and vote for the top player. So basically determine what is more important to you. If you want to play for MVP votes then go around padding your numbers. If you want to play to win then play objectives. Is it better to get those 3 extra comms for the mvp votes or carry your team to victory and get 60 extra comms?

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Polymerize
02.17.2013 , 01:41 PM | #42
Quote: Originally Posted by IcyBergals View Post
If you've gotten 3 votes in 2 weeks as a healer you're either: doing something wrong, playing on a server with a terrible community, or making it up.

I'm a healer on POT5. When I run with a premade we just vote down but often times I'll tell my group I don't need a vote, just give it to whoever needs gear, because I get so many votes most games. Or I'll say not to vote for me because I want to vote for who I thought the actual MVP was, someone who guarded the offnode the whole game or had that perfect CC that allowed us to capture/defend the point. At the end of a really boring game, where I notice one person has guarded the offnode the entire time and only got attacked once or twice, but did a great job calling inc, I'll call out to the whole ops group to MVP that person. It's the worst job in PVP, standing there doing nothing, and deserves recognition.

Healers and DPS get plenty of MVP votes. Scratch that - The number 1 healer and dps get plenty of mvp votes. I've had plenty of games where someone else will do 10k more healing than me, I'll do 50k more damage than him, but he gets 4 votes and I get 0. Most people just quickly sort by whatever parameter they want (heals, dps, protection, medals) and vote for the top player. So basically determine what is more important to you. If you want to play for MVP votes then go around padding your numbers. If you want to play to win then play objectives. Is it better to get those 3 extra comms for the mvp votes or carry your team to victory and get 60 extra comms?
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Ainsland
02.17.2013 , 01:51 PM | #43
Not sure what server you play on but on POT5, it appears heals usually get the most votes. On the other hand, I play smash marauder and almost never get any votes in wz's where I top damage and even objectives. But I just chalk that up to overall resentment the community has toward that spec and ppl assuming those who play it are bad. Doesn't bother me though; I'll take a win over votes any day.

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cultivatedmass
02.17.2013 , 01:52 PM | #44
Quote: Originally Posted by Ainsland View Post
Not sure what server you play on but on POT5, it appears heals usually get the most votes. On the other hand, I play smash marauder and almost never get any votes in wz's where I top damage and even objectives. But I just chalk that up to overall resentment the community has toward that spec and ppl assuming those who play it are bad. Doesn't bother me though; I'll take a win over votes any day.
i don't think people see you as bad. they just see smash spec as easy to look good at end of round. all you need is a couple good smashes and you can go afk. so unless they're way ahead(like 50%) of everyone else they usually don't get votes.

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Technohic
02.17.2013 , 02:00 PM | #45
I NEVER vote on total damage output. If I was a healer, I vote for my guard/peels if it was a noticeable effort (just popping guard at the first gate drop does not qualify) or if I am something else and see heals my way, I vote for the healer I see above my head or sometimes I vote for the 2nd most heals because I know they get forgotten at times. If none of those exist, I go for objective points or if I saw someone do something that won't show up but I realize they provided a very useful assist.

Would love to vote for who I see making the most difference but if I am watching everyone else, chances are I am not focused on doing what I should be doing.

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Solarenergy
02.17.2013 , 02:34 PM | #46
Well, I don't think being a healer automatically means they should be MVP. There are some people that have gone so far as to play healers because they want to feel like they are the hero of every warzone. The truth is that playing a healer is like playing any other role, one shouldn't expect to get preferential treatment just for being the class they play. No one votes for a dps just because they are a dps, so why should it be any different for healers? At the end of the warzone, if I vote for a healer, or if I receive votes, then I hope it is not simply because I or the person I vote for is a healer, but much more than that. I don't think a healer should automatically get votes unless he or she is exceptional. Same with a tank or dps.
P.S. On my server, people vote for healers a lot. I do feel sometimes that I get votes only because I'm a healer, and that's not really something I want, but that's the mentality of most people. Healer is god. I don't agree with it though.

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Maraxuss
02.17.2013 , 03:04 PM | #47
Healers almost get all the votes on my server. Never want votes? Try playing a tank, then cry some about votes and selflessness.
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Master-Nala
02.17.2013 , 03:29 PM | #48
I vote for whoever has the highest objectives score.
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Bouncy_Hunter
02.17.2013 , 04:25 PM | #49
I usually vote for whoever I believe did the most in my eyes to achieve victory....This could be someone on the bottom of the scoreboard that did a clutch move to score the only goal....or stop someone from capping/planting. I do often times vote healers if I see them actually working with the team...I've seen a lot of healers pump out crazy healing but never leaving mid for example in Huttball to help carry and we ended up losing because of the lack of heals. A good healer not only sits around pumping out heals but works with the team towards the objective. Heals, CCs, Pulls, Cleansing etc...

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Zhaker
02.17.2013 , 05:13 PM | #50
Quote: Originally Posted by WIZBASKY View Post
I am a bubble stun spec healer for WZ's, just in a game i just played I did 560k healing 2nd healer was 200k

Not 1 vote, I have been playing healer for last 2 weeks and I think in that Time i have gotten 3 votes, I can understand not voting for a DPSee, or a HUTBALL capper, as you do not really know who did what to help the game, a 1st place DPSer just may have been out for kills teh whole game not helping I have done that and come 1st in DPS.

and in hutball you cannot tell who did the capping at the scoreboard, but healers are eveident, VOTE FOR EM or you will probably start losing healers. After every game when i get no votes i feel like never healing for a PYG ever again, but i also like it, it's frustrating. Show some appreciation guys & gals.
I'm a healer I average 300-500k heals. Sometimes less than that and I hit sometimes 200k damage as a healer

Do I get votes? Sometimes. But do I give a **** about votes, no. Why do you give a **** about votes, since when is this American Idol?

I give votes to people that do the most boringest defensive jobs. Do little but have high objective score. I order my group to give it to the guy that was bored out of his mind guarding a node doing little fighting. I give grats to that guy.

So yea sorry. Healers get it when they achieve the highest objective points, the most heals AND made sure nobody died and you stopped cappers. Then maybe they should award you it. Not spamming random heals cause anyone can do that.