Yes I have been Pvping a lot. 31900 odd HK’s to go to 100k kills. It’s going to be a long time.
I was healing an Eye of the Storm this weekend and a little Pally healer is yelling at people to protect them. It took me a little while to get close enough to gear check them - and I think my snarky retort in Bg chat of “It’s a little hard to protect you with 16k Health and no resilence’ probably got completely missed.
Protect the healers – Lol
I don’t expect to get protected at all while healing in a BG. I have a trinket – I have fear, I have GS, I have Shadow Meld. ( Shadow Meld is very useful when getting smacked around by pets of any kind. Works on Army of the Dead, hunters pets ect. ) I can also heal myself. I have to take some responsibility for my own life – I mean I’m the healer damn it.
It’s not like I can ask a dps to heal me – hopefully they are either destroying the horde, or ccing them, and I am keeping them alive long enough to be more affective.
I have never asked people in a BG to protect the healer. Should a healer expect to be protected?
I work on the principle of if you get heals in a bg your lucky. There is no target priority in any bg bar the flag carrier in WSG/EOS. It’s keep up who you can, so if you are getting any heals be grateful. Mana gain in BG’s with that nerf, and in Pvp gear can be pretty terrible – hence why I am in half pve gear while healing – in Pvp healing gear it was heal untill your OOM - die then do it all over again, and I know some BG healers don’t even bother with Pvp gear at all. I like to be somewhat harder to kill.
As a dps I don’t do too much to protect healers, I might fear any melee/pets away from them, shield them , target their attackers – but not so much because I am protecting a healer, but more because it’s Pvp – and often thinking does not often move past.
OH! RED TAG KILLLLLLL EEEETTT
Fear or death is usually the only thing to get a enemy off a healer anyway, sometimes they don’t notice the healer behind the dps healing their little heart out, but when someone gets a little smart and ” Kill the healers First” command is issued – well then your healer is in trouble anyway.
I think a 16k health person – healer or not with no resilience is asking WAY too much for people to protect them. Yes everyone needs to start somewhere – but it’s one of those times I would like to say ” Suck it up princess” because they can’t help you when you can’t even help yourself.
BGs take two…
I think we also need to start a campaign for Disc Priests and the “Healing Done” on BG boards to include absorptions too. While they are at it, add dispels/decurses too.