Not touching the PW:Barrier thing. Nope. Not going there.
I’m an Angry Healer as well as a Cranky Tank. As a tank, I expect you to listen to the shit I tell you. If I say “This boss charges randomly,” and you then turn around after a wipe and go “HE KEPT ATTACKING ME, YOU SUCK AT TANKING YOU CAN’T KEEP AGGRO” then I’m going to be…well…cranky. And yes I’ve had that happen. With guildies. …
But I’ve been a healer far longer than I’ve been a tank, and thus, seem to be even more demanding. I respect the healer that makes the most of their class. In the very least, I expect you to pick up when to use what heals-in a fight with more moving, quicker heals are better than longer heals, etc. If I see you not making the necessary adjustments, I might well open my mouth and say something. If it’s a class I’m passingly familiar with (o hai there, fellow pallys/priests), I might well dare to make more specific suggestions like, “Hey, this fight involves some stupid amount of moving around, did you try your Little Heal? You seem to die in the middle of casting your Big Heal from standing in the Ouchy Spot.”
I’m trying to help. The problem is that it’s often not taken that way, especially by the priests. I can’t blame them-they haven’t seen me go a-priestin’, so they just see a meddling paladin. They get irritated that I’m being a “know it all”, and I get irritated that we’ve now wiped 3 times on a fight because someone can’t get out of their GHeal spamming habit. I don’t tend to annoy shammys and druids, because I don’t know enough to speak up-but with priests, I seem to know just enough to get me in trouble.
And hey, maybe Im wrong. That’s cool. Sit there and tell me why your way is actually better than my suggestion and we’ll both be the better for it. I don’t want to be a bitch. I just want to help you. Helping you learn to be flexible helps us all.
…unfortunately I can’t seem to figure out how to do that.
I’ll uh, let you guys know when I do, mmkay?