Psst! You don't suck!
“Your healing numbers are amazing!”
The whisper came from the holy priest in our 25-man who is normally burning up the charts. To be honest, with the craziness of my pally and I playing reliably only two days a week and having rushed around like a night elf on speed just an hour earlier when I realized the raid was in fifteen minutes, and I needed fish feasts and flasks and…everything, I hadn’t even paid any attention to the healing meters at all.
I was just stopping to breath deeply and settle into healing Trial of the Crusader when the whisper arrived, pink and shiny, in my chat window.
At first, I was really flattered.
“Thanks,” I replied. I combine a healthy diet of Rejuvenation and Wild Growth with the occasional helpful Swiftmend, just to keep me regular. Thanks for noticing.
And, after we were done killing the boss we were working on, I checked Recount. And there I was, topping the charts! By a lot! Hooray!
But after the mental huzzahs and self-congratulations came the self-doubt.
Rejuvenation and Wild Growth and I’m topping the charts? Have I become a healing spam-bot?? Yes.
Am I actually a good healer if I’m a healing spam-bot? My internal Taz shrugged. Err…maybe?
I’ve read over and over how healing meters aren’t the be-all, end-all. They’re deceptive, they don’t show the whole picture, you should mainly use them as a measuring stick against yourself – 3000 hps last week, 4000 hps this week, good job, you!
So what is Taz’s be-all, end-all, then? How do I know if I’m doing a good job? (more…)
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