Life Tap etiquette: guilty pleasure or raiding necessity?
The answer for both questions seems to be…
Yes and Yes!
Of course out of combat is another story and everyone seems to be in agreement that tapping out of combat and then whining for a heal is the height of raiding rudeness.
There was a very good discussion going on in the warlock forums on Tap vs Heal and even though some posts degenerate into such comments as “get a clue noob” over all i think it’s expressive of both sides of the issue. Take a look…
Personally i felt very bad about tapping and then getting a heal until a couple days ago Arlona and Jhasmine informed me that the whole reason Jhasmine always beats me on the damage meters is because i don’t tap and he does!!! o,0
Honestly i was just trying to do the right thing in a raid situation and not take advantage of our healers mana but what Jhasmine and Arlo were telling me is that DPS is more important in a drawn out fight and for the most part healers understand. Apparently my sweetness was gimping my DPS. Who would have thunk?
The balance is …
- understanding that the tanks will always be 1st priority and
- using you tap responsibly by trying not to tap for more then you can bandage/drain life in a pinch
So there you go.
I for one will be utilizing this tool in the future without feeling guilty about it and smashing Jhasmine in the damage meters as a result.