The new 4.1 changes to the looting system pretty much render my most recent rant "Mortigan Gets Needy" as completely worthless. Not that it wasn't a completely worthless rant to begin with. But I'm too proud and stubborn to take it down and pretend like I never wrote it. So it stays, even though it's meaningless now.
I've mentally collected a few other rants, directed at healers, which don't warrant their own blog post, but are just PERFECT to tack onto an almost-apology. (I'm a Warlock. We don't apologize for anything. The paragraph above is as close as it gets.)
MESSAGE #1 To Healers:
Lately, I've been grouping with some shady, let-me-die “healers” in Heroics, and I find that I have to heal MYSELF at the most critical moments. Whether it’s consuming a healthstone, drinking one of my super awesome healing potions, using Lifeblood, or just flat running through a mage to get the mobs off of me, it seems I’m saving my OWN butt. I'm OK with that. I can help out here and there.
HOWEVER: When the fight is over, after Lifetapping to refill mana, when I start Harvest Souls to refill my health, DO NOT – I REPEAT – DO NOT – friggin finally toss a little heal at me to “top me off”. If you weren’t healing me when I was getting my face chewed off, you’d better not be giving me the little green swirly heal afterward, when I can easily get back to full health on my own. It pisses me off. Don’t go there. I swear I will set you on fire myself. Thank you. This has been a public service message.
MESSAGE #2 To Healers:
If I, in my infinite generosity as a Warlock, bestow upon you the grand honor of receiving my only Soulstone, so that you can instantly rez when necessary, you'd better APPRECIATE the fact that I don't get to rez myself, because I'm giving YOU that wonderful opportunity. So when we wipe, if you're one of those spineless healers that is going to quit the party at the first sign of trouble, you'd better at least have the decency to rez me before you run crying like a freshly spanked brat from the dungeon. I've seen too many healers lately pop my soulstone, look around sheepishly, and leave. I hope they build a whole new extra-deep pit in Hell just for you Soulstone Quitters who leave my corpse on the floor.
If you're not a healer, please forward these important messages to EVERY healer you know. It will help us all tremendously. Or at least me.
Mortigan of the Warm Hearted Helpful Advice