This is more for Zen, Lazer, Lesteon, and myself.
How do you all feel last night went? How was healing our heroic attempt at the dragons? Zen and I made the decision for him to focus on the tanks and I focus on the raid for the night. I think we should try switching that around for one or two fights just to see how it works. This has nothing to do with you, Zen...more of me trying to find a holy paladin's place in heroic EN, haha.
I think last night went extremely well, healing wise, though.
I also am questioning what it means to "focus" on either the raid or the tank. In high raid-wide AOE damage situations... how much were you, Zen, healing the rest of the raid? As a healer, I find myself trying to heal any green bar that dips below half. Part of the reason why I play a healer is that I don't trust others with that much responsibility... when I see a health bar hitting 50-75% my first instinct is to HEAL HEAL HEAL. After thinking about last night, I realized that I did not really do anything differently than previous nights... should I have ignored the tanks a bit more and put that attention towards the rest of the raid? Say I were to be focusing on tank healing... should I attempt to heal raid members who drop below half, or trust that the other healers will take care of them? Say I am healing the raid (like last night)...should I spend the mana on healing the tank when at or below 50% or should I trust the tank healer?
Absolutely NONE of this is meant to sound like ANY healer was not doing their job... I think we all dominated last night. However, I found myself running out of mana at 34% of the H. Dragons fight... I am not sure how to overcome this or what to do about it on Thursday night. The raid, as a whole, was taking incredible amounts of damage throughout that entire fight and I was struggling to keep up, both HPS and mana wise.