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Pvp Healing is not fun.

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Pvp Healing is not fun.

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Astlopho
12.28.2011 , 04:22 PM | #11
Healing is fun.

If it is not fun for you then, you basically suck at it. (Like not keeping people alive.)

The number 1 issue I have with healing in the Warzones; you get more valor marks for killing someone than you do keeping the person alive who killed someone. It needs to be balanced out. Don't get me wrong, I have a great time healing someone. But I'd like more awards for doing it. (At least even with a person doing the killing.)
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Prophetic
12.28.2011 , 04:25 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by TheFishes View Post
Healing, as you're referring to it, is not spamming heals...

Shield your taregt, stun one of the dpsers on him, throw out a quick or instant heal, knockback the 2 or 3 guys on him, toss a big heal...

Healing is an offensive sport now... It's no longer how much HPS you can output, but rather controlling a situation to make your heals count...

I used to always say, "I don't care what my healing done numbers are at the end of a match, I care about how many total deaths my team racks up..."

Think of yourself now more as a control/support class that CAN heal, rather than a healbot...

You'll have more fun, and realize you're not underpowered...

I concur with this. Given a 2 on 2 situation (yourself as a healer and a buddy vs. 2 DPS or whatever) and both parties have equal skill, you should be able to win half the time. As a Scoundrel Sawbones, I've got HoTs, Interrupts, Stuns, Escapes, tons of tricks in my aresenal. If 2 people start focusing who you're healing, you have to pull something else out of your bag to help them live. The DPS against you have to do this too, in order for them to survive. I believe it's working as it's intended. I personally enjoy it quite a bit. I feel way more active.

If you're outnumbered, you should be defeated unless you get extremely lucky or are very skilled. But you can give them a helluva time before going down. :P

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Dexxius
12.28.2011 , 04:26 PM | #13
My beef with healing IS the bloody frames don't update proper They are buggy as hell it shows everyone full health all the time I either have to reloadui every 10 secs just to get updated frames It's retarded.

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Muskaan
12.28.2011 , 04:29 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Astlopho View Post
Healing is fun.

If it is not fun for you then, you basically suck at it. (Like not keeping people alive.)

The number 1 issue I have with healing in the Warzones; you get more valor marks for killing someone than you do keeping the person alive who killed someone. It needs to be balanced out. Don't get me wrong, I have a great time healing someone. But I'd like more awards for doing it. (At least even with a person doing the killing.)
This is absolutely correct.

As a level 50 Sorc healer with 3 pc Cent gear, I can heal for 300K+ easily on VS or Ald. hutball numbers are always less.

However, number of badges dont reflect my performance at all.

Why should a healer try to get a killing blow badge ??? 25 Kills ? And yet each badge gives us more commendations.

Give us triage badges - like badges for healing people who are at less than 10% HP.
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Sildrin
12.28.2011 , 04:29 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Poor_Grammar View Post
I don't know, most of the 50's around here seem to have no problems with wanting to beat up noobs.
Nope, because as noobs-in-RL themselves, they, for once, enjoy the chance to be the bully.

And still they do not see the irony in the turnabout. Silly noobs.

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Victheone
12.28.2011 , 04:29 PM | #16
Enjoying healing immensely in this game at the moment, I just find it incredibly frustrating that it gets rewarded so much less than everything else when it comes to warzones, do 300-400k healing helping the team achieve objectives and I end up with 3-5 medals compared to my assassin buddies 10 medals, seems pointless to heal if you want to rank up fast.

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Poor_Grammar
12.28.2011 , 04:30 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Dexxius View Post
My beef with healing IS the bloody frames don't update proper They are buggy as hell it shows everyone full health all the time I either have to reloadui every 10 secs just to get updated frames It's retarded.
Some of my team doesn't even show on it at times. What is the command, /refreashui?

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Stratoforce
12.28.2011 , 05:12 PM | #18
Only 1 healer has a shield. None of the others do. Fight against players that don't got downs, and you'll see exactly how bad healing really can be. When at level 50 I crit heal someone for 2200~ and the enemy is critting for 4k-5k regularly it doesn't help anything.
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ZombieMeerkat
12.28.2011 , 05:18 PM | #19
This game should be more like WoW. You know, where it takes and entire raid group to not only kill the healers but who they're healing as they're healing them.

/sarcasm

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Repefe
12.28.2011 , 05:24 PM | #20
Healers are effective plenty ... it's not ez mode like in other MMOs, but it is strong and annoying as hell to play against if the healer is any good. Plus if you get guard, it's almost game breaking.
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