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  1. #161
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    heal>dps>tank

    some hc modes require a lot dps concentration while the tank is just.... tanking.

    At least my opinion

  2. #162
    Quote Originally Posted by Tehfred View Post
    Memorizing a rotation and not standing in stuff sure is stressful. Hey, I can over-generalize other roles in the game too!
    What classes allow you to memorize a rotation anymore?
    Every DPS class I play now has a priority of spells which varies greatly depending on situation. So I'm not sure what DPS you are playing.

    The difficulty and level of involvement is healer > dps > tank. For most encounters. (A notable exception would be phase 3 adds tank for Nef. there might be some others I can't think of atm)

  3. #163
    For me it's tanking. I started as a dps Mage and just got bored of avoiding the fire and nuking, then rolled a healer and enjoyed it, then finally went tank, as much as I enjoy it - it requires constant focus on multitudes of subjects, for example;

    Threat, rotation, adds in the room, keep an eye on the bosses tactics, your health and more
    Healer feels like it's just watching your raid bars and conserving mana while watching where you're standing
    Dps is just nuke and watch where you stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noreck View Post
    heal>dps>tank

    some hc modes require a lot dps concentration while the tank is just.... tanking.

    At least my opinion
    Guessing you've never rolled an 85 tank xD

  4. #164
    In WotLK it was tank=healing=dps in Cata it's heal>tank=dps. Experienced in all roles.

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    Healing imo, none of this one crit heal and you are at full health, it can actually take time to build someones health up and the dps get punished big time for failing on a mechanic (which is of course how it should be).

  6. #166
    well i think all of them are pretty equal

    tanks if you mess up EVERYONE knows you messed up

    as for dps if it aint high enough then you can be replaced alot easier than tanks or healers

    and healers watching someone die makes you're heart sink when you know its an important member of the raid/party causing a wipe

    i personally have played all three and think tanking is the worst

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    Healing is no doubt the most stressful, and I'd like to add that Tank Healing > Raid Healing, especially on hard hitting bosses.
    Brutallus... *shivers*

  8. #168
    Quote Originally Posted by Tehfred View Post
    Memorizing a rotation and not standing in stuff sure is stressful. Hey, I can over-generalize other roles in the game too!
    lol this!
    Also I'd say healing>tank>dps. And I'd say healing because of people like our good friend Tehfred is referring to.
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    Sorry people but you need to accept DPS is about as stressful as making a bowl of cereal.

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    healing. without a doubt.

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  10. #170
    Not sure how anyone could say playing DPS is the most stressful unless they are joking. Even when it comes to dying it is far less of a deal for a DPS to die.

    I have never heard a raid leader get angry at a DPS for not doing enough damage, whereas I have heard many healers get berated for letting people die and many tanks have got grief for not moving the boss/mobs appropriately. While I do not really agree that one role is more important than another when you are working as a team I think DPS is only going to be as/more stressful if you are doing the below.

    One thing is there are lots of times where gimmick fights will require one person to do something that will make or break the fight like the orb(or kiting) on Razorgore or the gongs on Atramedes - whoever is doing that has the most stressful job

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    Tank > Healer > DPS.

    Yes, I am semi-bias'd, but hear me out.

    Healing is very stressful in Cataclysm, yes, you have to watch your mana and maintain the health of your party while avoiding danger (Adds, fire, etc.). Other then that, there isn't a whole lot.

    Tanking is equally stressful, with the healing being more difficult, tanks need to be more aware and careful when to do what, IE Cooldowns, etc. But not only this, like healers, tanks need to watch their position near fire, AND they have to watch for other dangers, IE Adds, or an extra trash pack pull.

    All in all, I think Tank is just slightly more difficult than healer.
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  12. #172
    Anyone who voted DPS has no idea. Healing is brutally unforgiving in the heroic raid encounters, and we are expected to pick up the slack when a DPS or tank messes up.

    Let me ask you this. When someone dies in a raid, who generally gets blamed first? That's right, the healers.

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    Vanilla, I would have said tanking. Because holding aggro was a complete and total pain.
    BC, healing.
    Wrath, tanking again.
    This expansion it's back to healing, especially in raiding where some encounters just do a ton of damage.

    Anyone voting DPS is a VERY bad DPS player. DPS has never and will never be hard. Period.

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    You can slack on DPS and (a big maybe) you can slack on tanking, but you can't slack on healing. And definitely after this expansion, slacking is an instant boot if you're not doing your job correctly.
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  15. #175
    Quote Originally Posted by Noreck View Post
    heal>dps>tank

    some hc modes require a lot dps concentration while the tank is just.... tanking.

    At least my opinion
    Except DPS can often get away with dying on stupid things and the RL will just sigh, if a healer or tank dies the raid wipes.

  16. #176
    Quote Originally Posted by Fenixdown View Post
    Vanilla, I would have said tanking. Because holding aggro was a complete and total pain.
    BC, healing.
    Wrath, tanking again.
    This expansion it's back to healing, especially in raiding where some encounters just do a ton of damage.

    Anyone voting DPS is a VERY bad DPS player. DPS has never and will never be hard. Period.
    This, especially the last line. Sorry people but you need to accept DPS is designed for people that don't want to take responsibility for anyone but themselves. That is about as stressful as making a bowl of cereal.

  17. #177
    I would have to say that DPS is one of the more stressful roles to play especially on progression. There reaches a point where you hit this wall and there isn't anything that your group can do as far as healers or tanks go. If your group doesn't have the dps to kill a boss then no amount of healing or tanking is going to change any of that and if you're consistently lower than everyone else or your spec just happens to be sub-par (elemental shaman) then you might get benched until the issue resolves itself. Tanking is not what I would consider to be that stressful once you learn the encounter but healing is what I would consider the most stressful out of the choices.

    Healing > DPS > Tanking

    Healing is the most stressful because Blizzard went ape shit on avoidable damage and mana conservation for healers. Out of all the roles to play healing is what I would consider the hardest role to avoid aoe damage. As a melee dps I have to watch all of my cool downs as well as watch my feet and the area around me. Healers on the other hand have to watch their healing assignment, manage their cool downs and their mana consumption AND watch their own feet, it is easy to zone out while watching the health bars go up and down.

    P.S. this is my sad attempt to placate the healers in my raid, I honestly think it is far worse for melee dps than anyone else, just keep healing me!
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  18. #178
    Quote Originally Posted by Chomag View Post
    I'll go with Healer.

    Most stress free would be tank. Well most of the times anyway. Sure, some encounters are heavy on the tank and if he can't cut it, it's GG, but most of times you can just sit there and spam your stuff without paying attention to proper rotations, dps meters, mana pools and sometimes you can even stand in the flames as you need to keep the boss in one place.
    Lol really?

    As a tank:
    Magmaw - stand in the wrong place it's a wipe
    Omnotron - stand in the wrong place it's a wipe, fail to pickup the bosses quickly the first time it is also most likely a wipe
    Maloriak - Fail to move the boss and it's a wipe, fail to pickup the adds properly and it's a wipe

    You can actually list the majority of encounters, that while being easy you will cause a wipe if you are not paying attention as a tank. Also since when did tanks not need to frequently manage cooldowns(as in the tanks that aren't shit) you also need to do as much of a rotation as DPS classes, unless they suck and they you won't have any issues regardless

    If you do badly as a DPS you can be carried on almost all encounters unless the other DPS are equally as bad.

    Also this should really be stating the obvious but the reason there are a lack of tanks across the majority of content has a lot to do with it being a stressful role to play.

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    Healing because you have to compensate for people's mistakes and 9/10 times they receive the blame for things

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    Right now i would have to go with healer, atleast overall, sure some fights puts more pressure on dps / tank, but still seems like healer is the most stressfull right now.

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