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    Default healer situation

    so im wondering if its any different on others servers, because on icewatch it basically looks like this:

    - like 50% of the server is russian guys that you cant really count towards the population because theyre only rolling with their russian buddies. theres 3(?) russian guilds there that you rarely ever see outside of meridian

    - a hand full of guys have gathered in raiding guilds and stick with those

    - people outside of those 2 groups are constantly looking for healers to do ANYTHING really.

    i can easily understand why this is. personally id also much rather alt-f4 then play my healing role every time im planning on doing stuff

    im wondering if thats the same on the other servers as well.


    sadly, i wouldnt even have any good ideas on how to fix this either, meaning how to make healing clerics fun to play

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_mo View Post
    sadly, i wouldnt even have any good ideas on how to fix this either, meaning how to make healing clerics fun to play
    My main is a cleric and frankly I am not finding playing my healing souls fun at all. I much prefer playing as an Inquisitor or Cabalist. The thing with RIFT is ingame, if your looking for a group as a cleric, people want you to be heals. Getting a group as a Cab/Inq can be difficult so I find myself soloing alot. I am not sure how to get past this.

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    I like healing tbh. I can be lazy most of the time so far when Im healing, its a nice break from going max dps all the time. I also heal by priority, so if youre not the tank and you dps so much that you get agro, you will probally die. If it happens more than twice, usually its the tank who is having issues with aggro, and at that point Ill start to group heal =P

    If I get aggro from healing or adds, I spam my awesome "healer is getting hit" macro and heal myself and the tank only, fuck everyone else. I am also only lvl 37, so I havent been to the difficult to heal group zones yet.
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    Default Re: healer situation

    Mostly on my server it's people always looking for tanks. Healers are fairly plentiful.

    And I'd much rather heal with my Cleric than bang my head against the wall with the sad DPS options available. Sure, I can throw down on AoE fights, but there's no coming even remotely close to what I can do on names with my Rogue. But that's just me, and the DPS options are there for a reason, but I just think they need some serious improvements for single target.

    You could always compromise, and use a Senticar build for healing to basically turn yourself into a melee Chloromancer. Still get a bit of a DPS-y feel, with plenty of healing for most stuff, just may have to switch it up to Pur/Sent for some of the tougher fights.

    As for making healing fun? Simple: a lot more of those difficult fights, and a whole lot less "ZOMG WE NEED A BARD FOR BACKUP HEALS" attitude from the community. Every time I'm in a group and someone wants to run Bard full time, it's a debate whether to scream at them or just leave. Makes it an absolute snooze fest. Sadly though, most healers are so terrible as to need it, which just baffles me. I guess pushing buttons is just that hard.

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    laying waste to FC every now and then as caba/inq is very entertaining indeed. the 31druid/29shaman/6inq ST dps build lacks the oomph to compete with mages/rogues also.

    i very much enjoy tanking stuff, seeing that warriors are very often struggling to keep the mobs onto them...

    also the only time we utilize bards is if we decide to roll without a healing cleric at all. ive done IT and FC that way, with just a chloro for heals and a rogue switching to bard on some of the bosses. i guess you can see the lack of clerics there as well...

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    damn i am so happy i decided to not roll on icewatch and steer my whole guild away from it. On a related note any role i play on my cleric i can easily find a group on, mostly cause well i prefer to group with guildies which does help quite a bit as i got a fair few of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_mo View Post
    i very much enjoy tanking stuff, seeing that warriors are very often struggling to keep the mobs onto them...
    Im gonna be lazy and ask, whats a good tank build for a cleric? Im debating on getting my 3rd role and setting it up as tank.
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    using the same approach i use for picking eq2-AAs, you select everything you HAVE to have, i.e. everything that reduces inc damage, followed by stuff thats nice to have, i ended up with

    38 justicar / 22 shaman / 6 inq (for the armor buff)

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    Ive never disliked healing in an MMO as much as I do this game....so now, along with a hardly played lvl 50 Cleric, I have a lvl 24 Mage i'm leveling.


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    Default Re: healer situation

    whenever I'm in group with guild clerics I always offer to main heal on chloro so they can go DPS. They usually only have to swap to healing spec for some named. Mostly now our clerics are experimenting with tank roles and different DPS builds. Cleric ST dps is not as bad as is stated, one of our clerics is only slightly behind our rogues and mages, and he'll top them easy if they slack.

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