SUNDAY SNARK! WOOOO HOOOO!
DISCLAIMER: This is a SNARK post. I am not holding back here. I realize that this does not apply to all tanks. This is intended as a snide, ranty, and humorous post. So please, save the righteous, indignant tank responses. Thank you.
Tanks! I know I have griped at/about you before. And you have been very good natured about it, a fact for which I am thankful. BUT… some of you out there… some of you that I have had the “privilege” of healing have been… less than humble. Less than understanding to how healing is supposed to work. And this post is for you.
Things You Should NEVER Say To Your Healer… If You’re A Tank.
1. NOTHING. I have been in instances where the tank has never so much as said a word to me. This is not good, as if you are unwilling to communicate with me your intentions, then I cannot make sure I do the best job of healing you. This is the worst possible thing you could do.
2. “We don’t need CC.” I will argue that there are times that this is the case But if I’m asking you to CC, just do it. If I ask for CC, and you refuse to let the DPS do so, and you die, you only have yourself to blame if you die. I told you what I needed to be successful, and you ignored me. You can officially fuck off at that point.
3. “Spam your biggest, most expensive heal on me to keep me up.” This usually follows, “We don’t need CC.” This usually happens on trash, when you’ve decided that CC isn’t necessary. You want me to blow all of my mana to keep you alive- at the expense of keeping everyone else up, as well? I don’t think so. You need them, too. And that’s a pretty selfish, asshole thing to say.
4. “WTF healer, why did you let me die?” Probably because YOU did something stupid. If your immediate reaction is to blame someone else, then you need to take a step back and re-evaluate your performance. Or you need to not piss me off by doing #1-3.
Well, that’s it for now, folks. I’ll be back on Tuesday with another post of some value, most likely involving raids and such. Until then, have a lovely Sunday and stay angry, healers!