There is a definite downside in being able to work healing miracles – namely that it allows people who fail to get away with failing and continue to fail. I have been working on my operative’s gear – and been pretty lucky with drops – so now I can save groups that should rightly croak by reason of their own stupidity.
I paired off with a guild tank the other night and queued for a pug. The DPS totally botched one of the encounters by (among other things) mixing up the kill order. If it were a month ago when I had less gear, we’d all be dead. As it was, we pulled through with a little bit of swearing from me.
Since they lived through their stupidity, the following exchange occurred:
DPS 1: I think they nerfed that encounter.
Me: No, I’m just awesome.
DPS 2: I’m pretty sure they nerfed it.
And that is why they will never learn, because I’m facilitating fail. I’m a fail enabler. I suppose I could let them die, but then they’d just go “lol, that healer sucked.”
I’m still awesome.