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Lack of Healers in Flashpoints


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NSViper
04.12.2013 , 07:19 AM | #11
TOFN here.

Tank - instapop
Healer - maybe 5 mins max
DPS - anything up to an hour ...
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JouerTue
04.12.2013 , 07:27 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by wainot-keel View Post
Queing up for heals with my Commando or my Sorcerer on Red Eclipse can take around 5-10 minutes. Insta pop is not common. When I queue with my Jugg tank what is rare is not an insta pop.

If I queue with my mara, oh well... lol... I do that while I gather materials on planets or stuff like that. I hate being idle on the fleet.
I play in your same server and while tank que is instant, when I'm with my commando it takes a few minutes, sometimes 20-25, so plenty of heals there..

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Cpnneeda
04.12.2013 , 08:44 AM | #13
I'm on Jedi Covenant as well. I usually hit the GF as i start my Dailies run. More than likely I'll only have to wait 10 mins max, if it doesn't instapop. Hell I usually only wait 20 mins for a GF Op run to come up.

I enjoy healing though, so look for me to be a healer as often as i can.

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yoomazir
04.12.2013 , 09:14 AM | #14
Problem is, healers & tanks just don't queue anymore once they reach the newly introduced weekly cap...

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MongolianGnome
04.12.2013 , 09:46 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by yoomazir View Post
Problem is, healers & tanks just don't queue anymore once they reach the newly introduced weekly cap...
That's why people have alts. My main is a sent, but I play my sorc a fair amount and more often than not I heal mainly because I enjoy it, but also because it speeds up the process. Similarly, I've found it strangely efficient to group up with guildies to run FP's. Last night I ran with 3 dps on HM FP's like Lost Island. I slipped up on healing here and there, but really you don't need a tank for most HM FP's, at least the 50 variants. For 55, I can't share an opinion there. But for pushing through 50 to 55, you don't really need a tank if your dps know what they're doing.
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yoomazir
04.12.2013 , 09:49 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by MongolianGnome View Post
That's why people have alts. My main is a sent, but I play my sorc a fair amount and more often than not I heal mainly because I enjoy it, but also because it speeds up the process. Similarly, I've found it strangely efficient to group up with guildies to run FP's. Last night I ran with 3 dps on HM FP's like Lost Island. I slipped up on healing here and there, but really you don't need a tank for most HM FP's, at least the 50 variants. For 55, I can't share an opinion there. But for pushing through 50 to 55, you don't really need a tank if your dps know what they're doing.
Oh, basically you're doing FPs without the use of Group Finder, kewl.

Oh and having alts doesn't stop the weekly cap probelm.

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caveslug
04.12.2013 , 10:44 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Soxbadger View Post
Yep as a tank its almost instant pop, as a healer its usually a slight wait.

I was queing a lot of hm flashpoints, but I hit comm cap in 1 day so not a lot of incentive for me, especially when I que Lost Island 3 times in a row, which is pretty much the most annoying flashpoint for a healer. Right now its just not making a lot of sense to pug que with Lost Island in the mix.
Really?

They have nerfed Lost Island again, its a true face roll now. If anything Kaon is far harder compared to LI now, and that's not because they made Kaon harder, they just nerfed LI so much.
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WildbloodX
04.12.2013 , 12:10 PM | #18
Always been the story in MMOs, Tanks and Healers are not as common as DPS. Everyone wants to kick butt and take names, but if you ever leveled up a tank or healer pure spec you will see it is a slower lvling process and more of a challenge.

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mikebevo
04.12.2013 , 12:46 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by WildbloodX View Post
Always been the story in MMOs, Tanks and Healers are not as common as DPS. Everyone wants to kick butt and take names, but if you ever leveled up a tank or healer pure spec you will see it is a slower lvling process and more of a challenge.
You haven't meet my healer.

Leveling 10 to 50 on a sawbones was a real pain, but I am having an extremely easy time leveling from 50 to 55 (at 54 1/2 now). First off, the reason I had a difficult time from 10 to 50 is I don't have a healers mentality, I see am champion, I kill the champion. So far, I have died 4 times on Makeb and outside of a heroics I have soloed everything as I don't want to lose conversion rolls with my female smuggler smart***. 2 of the deaths have been from falling off cliffs, the other two have been trying to get a chest from 2 level 55 elites and a mob of weak 54 creatures, I got the chest 3rd try. I haven't been slow because it is harder to level a healer, been slow because RL caught up to me this week, but will hit 55 tonight. So far my guild has 3 level 55's, 1 dps, 1 heal and 1 tank and the tank was the 1st to 55. Bunch of 54 and 53, so I doubt I will be the 4th.

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TralyanSavo
04.12.2013 , 02:05 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by yoomazir View Post
Problem is, healers & tanks just don't queue anymore once they reach the newly introduced weekly cap...
This is false. I'm queuing as a tank because I'm trying to get loot drops to gear faster. I'm just less likely to queue by myself because the skill and gear requirements for the HM's is high enough to where I'd rather run with people I know.

The weekly cap is garbage though. Its laughably low.
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