I dont blame them but it seems that with the loss of borrowed power buffs to many healers, only the strongest will stay healers, while the rest will go dps or tank. Please make all healer classes viable in pugs, they need the help.
they’re viable, it’s just not much fun to heal randoms at this point.
Pugs like to abuse tanks and heals
They are. The key word you used here is pugs. Ain’t nobody want to waste time dealing dealing with a bunch of randoms when I can do the same content with people I know whom I know can do the mechanics, talk on disc and allow me to optimise dps at the same time. It’s the same thing when people conplain we dont que into arena shuffle.
Maybe we’re just sick of groups not doing a single dispel to help with afflicted, getting hit by every avoidable mechanic, doing garbage DPS and thus requiring insane amount of extra healing to keep them alive and then ranting “omg! more dispels and heals on the affix!!11”
Borrowed power isn’t the issue at all. As a healer, I don’t want any borrowed power.
It’s late in the season, and a lot of people have stopped doing keys (myself mostly included). This is also a pretty icky healing week with bursting–lots don’t enjoy dealing with it, since zug zug dps don’t pay any attention to stack counts, so it’s frustrating.
min-maxing those 14 keys is the real endgame
Its not about min/maxing its do I want to play with randoms or do I want to play with people I know? Healers and tanks have the luxery of making that choice.
If pugs are unbearable the devs will react soon. As it’s the entry point for most customers. If numbers are shrinking the next yacht hard to buy
i don’t think most of the devs are really in the market for yachts
As someone who mainly pugs M+, tanking is fine, if DPS die it’s due to them standing in bad most of the time or popping all CDs at the start of a pull while I’m still gather mobs.
As a healer it’s the same deal, DPS standing in bad or not using defensive a when they can.
When dealing with afflicted and bursting, it’s as much on healers as it is for DPS and ProtPal/Druid/Monk for dispels. If the group doesn’t want to slow or stop damage and burn 8 stacks of bursting that’s on them. If no one wants to help with afflicted and still wants to take as much damage as possible, it’s on them.
Healing takes patience and skill, so if you’re hurting for a healer, maybe level one up and try it out
blizzard needs another season of bleeding players before their analytics let them make the 20 separate board meetings to discuss why healers don’t wanna play the game as much
we might get a serious look at it by season 4
I had not one, but two runs in a row this week on my Priest where I not only was doing Afflicted solo (not as bad on Priest, but I ‘noped’ out of a group that had no second dispel on my Druid), but I was also out-DPSing some Hunter- as the healer, mind you. The combination of afflicted with the dungeon weekly event is pretty nasty, it seems.
My pvoker guildie says people will not take her. Takes her forever to get into pugs.
I suppose these pugs think they deserve a HPal for their not-the-highest level runs. Any healer should be acceptable at lower keys. Perhaps, if you are pushing the highest levels of M+ then maybe a HPal would be the only viable option. (even though In My ‘I-don’t-do-M+’ Opinion, it should never be such)
It’s not just the viability, it’s also the toxicity. A tank dies, everyone blames healer. A DPS dies, everyone blames healer. And if the healer puts 100% toward healing only. they get blamed for zero DPS. And when a healer tries to throw some damage spells, everyone blames healer for not doing enough to ensure party doesn’t bleed at all.
I’ve quit healing months ago because the player blames healer for standing in fire or having paper quality gear.
Be the change you want to see in the world, OP.
Healers have next to 0 impact on a tanks survival. If a tank dies, it’s almost always their fault. That’s just how tanks and healers are tuned right now.
This isn’t to say you should never cast a heal on a tank, but tanks should be able to solo their hp 90%+ of the time. Dh and dk need help on pull, paladins near the 55s mark, so on and so forth. But if a tank dies suddenly, they messed up.
In my experience, 99% of the time a tank dies they say some variation of “my bad” afterwards.
Try telling that to 10,000 DPSers who never played a healer. They’ll still blame healer anyway.