I got my healing operative to level 55 a little while ago, and I’ve been practicing healing by running a few instances. And when I say instances, I mean “pugs” because the stars rarely align where guildies are available at the weird hours that I can snatch for non-raiding playtime.
Remember, folks, I’d been playing a healer pretty much exclusively before SWTOR, and it’s like riding a bike, right? But I forgot just how damn annoying that bike is. I am a really grouchy healer!
The tank goes first, period. Any DPS who charges in front of the tank should be vote kicked immediately. DPS are a dime a dozen, and I am not amused by having to expend any effort on saving them from their own fail. Wait in another 30 minute queue if you can’t play nicely with others. Morons.
Avoid the avoidable damage. DUH. Just because I can heal through it doesn’t mean I want to. I don’t. Learn to interrupt. See that shit on the floor? Don’t stand in it. Oh, the boss is targeted on you? Hit your aggro dump.
If you don’t know what the hell you’re doing, ask. You know, I understand that people are jerks, and it’s really hard to get up the nerve to say “hey, I don’t know this instance very well.” But, at the same time, if you just fake your way through it, and that makes my life harder, I become ill-tempered. If you don’t know kill order, and you pull aggro and get your ass killed, I’m leaving you dead.
Having played a healer in the past, I’m pretty conscientious about avoiding these pitfalls when I’m playing as DPS, but I’m resolved to try even harder, because this shit is annoying.