Most healers have a “list”. Actually, most healers have two lists. One list consists of people we really like-the tank that is always watching our backs, the warlock who uses his demon as a Healer Guard, the hunter dropping ice traps at our feet, or even just the DPS who don’t stand in fires. We like these people. If they do something silly, they have an automatic Healer Aggro Dump. Think of it as healer rep, if you will. When you’re honored with a faction and accidentally take out a guard or two, it doesn’t ding you too badly.
The other list? Well, that consists of the people we don’t like. They’re the people who never run back after a wipe, the people who never sit down and eat as if your mana bar is their damn mage food, and the rogues who bitch every time they die in a whirlwind. You merely walk into town and next thing you know, it’s like all the Light’s Hope Chapel guards have descended on your ass.
In our guild, the worst ones are the people that end up with their names in “Healer Channels”.
LetHuntDie has been the official healing channel of BoO since someone had the mistake of letting me pick the name. Hunt isn’t a bad kid-he’s a kick ass hunter and isn’t not that obnoxious towards the healers most of the time, but giving him hell as been a guild tradition since before I joined. He canget really fucking annoying but I think that’s just a part of being 16. Aspect of the Emo Kid QQ.
NoHealsForNightghost started off as a joke-I’ll often declare a “new healing channel” when someone is especially annoying, unless of course it’s Hunt. Then it’s just “CHANNEL NAME IS GO.” But last night our guildie hit a new point of annoyance.
Hodir was a rough fight for us. It was a scraping the bottom of the mana barrel fight, pots used, Hymns blown, fiend on cooldown, oh fuck oh fuck OH THANK GOD HE DIED fight. The days of me being able to tie our resto shaman on meters as disc are gone-thank you, PoH and Penance nerfs. The boss submitted and everyone stopped where they were-except me, because I perpetually strafe and jump like a space goat on crack. Stopped, and…the debuff kept ticking.
Ticking and stacking on people whose health was already low. Mikata said something on Vent about moving if you still had the debuff but it was a wee bit late.
Nightghost died. Died, and then proceeded to make some angry remark on vent about how the healers couldn’t fucking heal him. Consider it the equivalent of clicking “At War”.
Cue the healers smacking their PTT keys, only stopped by the raid leader-Mr. Cranky Tank Josh-telling us to chill. If by “chill” I mean “STFU OR I’LL REPLACE YOU WTF GUYS.”
This did not, of course, stop me entirely…
CAN’T HEAL WHEN OOM
…nothing can stop my /rw abuse! NOTHING!
Ahem. But seriously-it’s a stacking debuff that you’re in complete control of, and healers can’t magically pull mana out of their asses at the end of a boss fight. Fail on…whatever was to blame for it continuing to tick despite our victory, but whatever. Even if it had been some other uncontrollable factor, if your healer is OOM and hasn’t been spamming GHeal on themselves all fight or something else stupid, what the fuck do you want them to do when they have no god damned mana?
Angrily blaming other people in a raid for shit that’s not their fault is bad, mmkay?
Angry outbursts on vent in generally aren’t all that great, actually.
This Lesson in Raiding brought to you by People Who Should Know Better.
Bill is so getting the shit beat out of him next time I see him. By which I mean I’ll angrily hit him in the shoulder a few times and he’ll laugh at me, but it makes me feel better.