Id like to touch on something that isn't spoke about too often but I feel plays a large part in all settings on PvP.
I have played WoW since vanilla and always had interest in player vs player, I have played both damage roles and healing roles extensively and as a
healer there is something I have picked up upon that is common regardless of the class I am healing or even the class I am using to heal;
Some players do not know how to cope with being healed.
Seems silly doesn't it?
But for seasoned players and other players its very obvious in practice.
A large contributor is the misuse of cool downs. Whether they are damage cool downs or defensive cool downs, ploughing through their binds with little attention to enemy and player health or resources but also their healer's current state of affairs can cause more headaches and be so inefficient.
Another factor is the lack of awareness. This can can lead to the above but more importantly, things like line of sight can often mean the difference between surviving and dying and is so important when being healed. Pulling someone from enemy healer LoS is an effective way to score a kill, don't do it to your own healer!
Recognising you are being healed in the first place should create a shift in play style. Your healer must be assumed to be able to keep you alive forever. With this in mind, pay your way! what i mean by this is use your spells and abilities to ensure your healer is looked after while they look after you. Peels and CC are imperative to a healer's wellbeing and they are GREATLY recieved in the heat of battle.
Good players will do this subconsciously.
I made this topic to perhaps give some players a friendly reminder but also to offer some insight into a different role in the battleground and arena.
Improve your game by learning and revising the actions you take.
What do YOU as a player make of this mindset? Do you have any tales of poor execution in battle grounds, or perhaps some uplifting stories of brilliant play by strangers or friends in arena or in the gulch.
Let us know!