An interesting complication in Warhammer
It turns out there may be some major contributions to the constant allegations that healers don’t heal (and other classes don’t do… whatever) in Warhammer.
It seems that only the caster can see the animation for the heal. The target only gets the little green number(s) in the midst of everything else. And everybody else sees… maybe, the healer waving arms, but often just standing staring forward.
Some have noted that when they’re getting nuked by at least some spells they don’t see animations either – just their health bar going down. If they happen to be engaged with a DPS class it can lead to doing the wrong defensive moves – to include standing instead of moving to break LOS.
I can’t verify either of these (yet). But the number of posters who’ve said, “Hey, me too” to this discovery leads me to believe at least the healing issue is legit.
If I can’t see the healer tossing heals to anyone, then it makes more sense for me to be yelling about healers not doing their jobs. Worse, if I’m trying to figure out which healer is healing me, or if there are enough heals going into the tank to make it worth my getting stuck in support in that cluster… bleah.
I know Mythic doesn’t read this, so I’ll ask those Warhammer players reading to check if this is a problem in their system, and if so to send a bug report.