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So when should the healer let someone die? Well assuming this means occassions other than when they make fun or insult your class, race, capability to heal, sexual prowess or haircut than I would have to say it’s a pretty clear cut case for me. To illustrate how simple it is, I made a flowchart (because simple things always need a flow chart):
See how simple that is? Umm… well… It was simple when I thought of it. Allow me to attempt to simplify! Ahem. DON’T BE STUPID AND YOU WILL BE HEALED. Does that work? However, I don’t just play a healer. Less we forget the sheer awesomeness that is Puff the Gnome Death Knight!
So how would I make a chart for a cute adorable death knight? Well, it would have to much more complicated than the healer one. Simply because of the myriad of conditionals and options that would go into healing as a Death Knight. Let me see if I can sum this one up also as a flow chart:
There we go! That should clear things up pretty much. So there you have it. A simple way to decide whether or not to heal or not to heal for both actual healers and Death Knights. However, I should stress that these do not hold up always in a raid environment. Because in a raid environment, you can always just let the other healers deal with it, and then blame them when it goes wrong. Not that I do that, but it is a valid strategy when it comes to triage.
Also, it’s easier to let people die if you’re good looking. I learned this from watching E.R. *nodnod*