I was perusing my blogs this morning when I came across a post from Miss Elf, a blogger I frequent often.
She had been inspired by a Tales of a Priest to answer the following question:
This got me thinking. Why do I heal?.. wait a minute.
I don’t heal! Silly me, I’m the exact opposite! That changes things!
Why do I DPS then?
The answer is simple; I like my opponents dead. I like feeling like it’s a race to the kill, and if I don’t give it my all, the group dies. A perfect example can be found in a post from Critical QQ about how a run didn’t go well because the other DPS stunk. Without good DPS, you die. That’s the moral of that story.
So we help the group kill things. Big deal, so can tanks. They just do it slower, right? So why aren’t you tanking?
Here’s the thing: tanks make sure I kill stuff by taking all the hits. They don’t do nearly as much damage. It’s just common sense that a Healer’s mana will run out long before you kill anyone if all there are in the group are tanks. Plus, could you imagine the adds? Gluth would kick your butt without us DPS.
So why do I do this? Why do I DPS?
Because someone has to do the fun stuff, and I really don’t mind.