I’m going to let you in on a little secret.
The healers know when you need heals.
See that there? That is what I stare at. All the time. Let’s review it real quick, shall we?
Feet: Only important to me. By keeping these in my view (or rather, by keeping you guys near where I might happen to notice), I know when there’s bad stuff I need to move out of.
You guys: I can see ALL OF YOU. ALL THE TIME. When your green bars go down, I know by how much! When you have a debuff, it makes a neat colored outline! When the other healers are out of mana or dead and I’m the only one in the whole entire world who can save you, I am keenly aware of this fact.
Important stuff: Unlike everyone else, I watch my chat log for DBM announcements. On KT, this lets me know things like: who is going to ‘asplode! And who has FB and is gonna die omg soon! DBM/X-Perl even marks your little boxes (see above) with a SKULL. So I’m all like OMG THAT PERSON THERE. All this important stuff I’m reading tells me who needs heals OMG NAO far better than your screaming over vent. So when I tell you to be quiet over vent so I can calmly announce these things to my other healers in case they’re distracted by someone else trying to die, I actually…want you to be quiet. Because I really do see you dying there. I do. And maybe some new healers in the raid don’t recognize Person X Screaming, thus making my calls actually important.
In summary, 99% of the time, we know when you’re dying. Please don’t yell about it.
I extend a little more leniency towards tanks-having tanked, I know well the unique form of panic that starts to rise as your health dips into the “oh shit” range. If it bubbles over into an “Oh my god oh my god HEAL MEH” over vent, I can understand.
But you, mister DPS? Sshhh.
Or, you know, move out of the red stuff.
Dear Fellow Raiders,
When you have the skull above your head because you are about to ‘aspode, I DON’T WANT A HUG. I know that sometimes the red stuff is trying to eat you, but the fact remains: I DON’T WANT A HUG. Go hug the hunter! He’s not important!
That wipe at 5% was exasperating, to put it mildly. But that just means you’re dead this week, buddy.