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Why do people like sorc/sage healers the best?

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Why do people like sorc/sage healers the best?

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Toogeloo
08.22.2012 , 12:35 PM | #31
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I kinda over exaggerated to due alchol or more likely emotional hatred towards the sage lovers. But I never see sages better than a scoundral nor their heals being biger than a scoundral. I really don't see what the hype is. I see in general chat people screaming for sage healers all the time for hm's but would not take a scoundral....really? I see people brag about their puddles....well I hope they drown in it and if I walk by ill help them. I can throw hots on everyone just as effectivlly. And I guess I'm missing the short commings everyone talks about when they talk about the scoundral. I didnt mean to hound on the poster .......I just hate the sage hype I see on chat daily.
There is no "This Healer is better than that Healer," because all the healers are good. What it comes down to is "Great Healers versus Average Healers."

The reason most people like Sages is because it's difficult to run into a bad sage healer. Like... really difficult. It's that easy to heal as a Sage. Even bad healers can look like they know what they are doing.

Great Scoundrel healers and Bad Scoundrel healers are much easier to differentiate.

Granted, there is the bias of bubbles and puddles, and many people actually think those two abilities make Sage healers stand above the rest. As far as this game goes, an Average Sage Healer is just as good as a Great Scoundrel Healer, people just don't notice it that way.


I will say, however, there are particular fights where having certain healers is more beneficial. Savrak in Lost Island seems much easier to heal as a Scoundrel than a Sage for example. Not that Sages can't do it, but having healed it with both my heal classes, I found it a complete joke to heal with Scoundrel, while I struggled a bit more on the Sage. But this again is mostly because I feel Scoundrels do much better at the whack-a-mole game.

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Cathest
08.22.2012 , 01:02 PM | #32
Sage sorcs are the best tbh
U can keep bubbles up team constantly, and bubbles make u take hardly any damage
Meaning even if sage has weaker heals they have no problem
Meaning team survives.

Just ran a couple hms on my fresh 50 sorc barely geared
And had no trouble at all.

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mikebevo
08.22.2012 , 01:54 PM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by Cathest View Post
Sage sorcs are the best tbh
that should be IMO.

Quote: Originally Posted by Toogeloo View Post
As far as this game goes, an Average Sage Healer is just as good as a Great Scoundrel Healer, people just don't notice it that way.
I'm by no means a great healer, I have just worked at getting geared correctly (despite the limitations put on Smuggler gear above Rakata) and have a understanding what my abilities are and how to use them. So I consider myself very average. However, I will put this average sawbones up against any average Sage. I can hold my own with a couple of great MMO veteran healer Sages that are just as well geared as me. Pretty sure I could do the same with a average one.

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Gwena
08.23.2012 , 06:28 PM | #34
IMHO it is the Sorc/Sage AOE that people really love. Not saying it is a necessity, or that other healers don't have good AOE heals, but when I did Soa as a new 50 (with a bunch of other new 50's), boy did I love our Sage's AOE!

And this may not be quite what the OP is thinking of, but when it comes to why some people like Sorc/Sage healers the best: I don't really know how to put this, other than to say that it might be in part because they seem more like classic healer/caster types and are more "mage" like. They have a very different concept and look compared to the other healers in the game, and while some people may find it refreshing to play a heavily armored or stealthy shotgun-shooting healer, some may simply prefer the caster type. Light armor, robes, glowy shiny heals . . . it has a certain appeal.

I really grew to love my Scoundrel healer (I can run around like a chicken with its head cut off and STILL heal!), and she is my favorite, but I still prefer the general aesthetics and concept of my Sage healer.
Ecc 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

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Elyx
08.24.2012 , 02:51 PM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by Gwena View Post
IMHO it is the Sorc/Sage AOE that people really love. Not saying it is a necessity, or that other healers don't have good AOE heals, but when I did Soa as a new 50 (with a bunch of other new 50's), boy did I love our Sage's AOE!

And this may not be quite what the OP is thinking of, but when it comes to why some people like Sorc/Sage healers the best: I don't really know how to put this, other than to say that it might be in part because they seem more like classic healer/caster types and are more "mage" like. They have a very different concept and look compared to the other healers in the game, and while some people may find it refreshing to play a heavily armored or stealthy shotgun-shooting healer, some may simply prefer the caster type. Light armor, robes, glowy shiny heals . . . it has a certain appeal.

I really grew to love my Scoundrel healer (I can run around like a chicken with its head cut off and STILL heal!), and she is my favorite, but I still prefer the general aesthetics and concept of my Sage healer.
I think this is an excellent point (aside from the "EZ"heals, which is quite accurate). Perception is 3/4 of what impacts peoples decisions on who to take/like as AC's. combine the Traditional feel idea, with the Ez healing (which also means that people have more bad experiences with poor Op/Merc healers, since Sorc's are easier to heal with), and it all adds up. It's not a realistic perception, but it is a common one. And I find that people prefer to be lazy about their opinions in general, then try to see things differently.

But you always have to remember, easier does not mean better. It simply means that less skilled players will get more results from the sorc/sage then the others. It's a buffer for the less experienced.

My preference in healers, barring skill, for general use (when im tanking) is Op, Merc, Sorc. but ill take anyone that can keep the group alive. I'm not picky
"I just hit 50 and finished my class storyline, but I still haven't been able to decide which AC to choose. Leveling solo as a warrior wasn't difficult, so I kept putting off the decision.
Anyone else having the same problem? "~ lagerhat - And who says warriors are broke?