1.) If you see an empath start on a patient, know that
they have already diagnosed and taken the time to clean off their own wounds
before starting..don't ambush heal..many paths have been left with major
scars because they healed down and started taking wounds, to have the wounds
they need for clean up stolen by an over zealous competitor..this isn't a
race ..we are here to help and get ahead..but not on the back of another.
2.) If you get someone to take a wound from you for
clean-up purposes TAKE IT BACK. If you are asked for a clean up and start
to help, finish the job..don't leave someone waiting on your whims as you
take wounds from others..many times someone is waiting to leave the lands
or go hunt with waiting companions or even take minors without expanding
the mana to heal majors cause they can't heal down a leg cause the arms are
major scars with minor wounds on them...it takes a minute to take the entire
body's wounds...spend that minute to help another. As long as there are not
dying people in the area this should be our first priority if asked.
3.) If you are a younger empath who has overhealed
and now is bleeding in a place that you can't heal, whisper to an older empath
or ask someone for help in guild speak. But don't say 'Left leg a sec' and
stick an older empath with a bleeding wound (which they may not be able to
handle at that moment) unawares. And of course, when the older empath does
heal the wound down, be sure and take the minor.
4.) Never borrow a wound off someone without asking
first. It's annoying to lose the mana because someone takes a wound from
you just as you're casting the spell. Also, if one person is cleaning up
a lot of wounds from another empath, wait until they're finished before asking
if you can borrow some of the wounds. Transferring 15 wounds from someone
and having someone else snapping them off you at the same time gets confusing
for EVERYONE. The best advice for borrowing wounds is BE POLITE. You wouldn't
think of borrowing anything else from someone without asking...why is this
5.) Older Empaths such as Mistyrose...Philippa..etc
are not usually at the gate..if you see them there they are usually close
to leveling..if you know someone is close..cut em some slack...allow them
to take a few good bleeders to get over the hump..you'd want someone to do
it for you...ask in guild...and then step back..you'll get the warm fuzzies
for helping a friend...better than the few experience points you'll lose.
6.) If you hear a patient ask one empath to take their
wounds, or an empath tell someone 'I'll get your chest as soon as I heal
mine', do not take that as an immediate invitation to take that patient's
wounds. Often times, a patient would rather have a friend heal them than
a stranger, and all of us would prefer to heal our loved ones ourselves if
we possibly can.
7.) If you fog to a patient and find another empath
there don't begin healing..first one on the scene has that patient. Also
if an empath is with a dragger going to a safe spot to heal and you are sittingin
that node check with the empath to see if perhaps this is true..they may
have come a long distance to heal this patient.
8.) An older empath has said that she is having a real
problem in that she WoR's a patient to the North Gate, and before she even
has a chance to take a look at them, their wounds are snapped up. The idea
that an empath has risked their life to rescue a patient, and then is not
even allowed the experience of healing that patient is APPALLING to me.
9.) Try not to heal singers, reciters or yellers. Not
saying let them die..just tell them that they will not be healed as fast
with this uncivilized behavior. What if everyone sang, yelled or recited
at the gate or TSC. Ooof!
10.) And this is mainly to new players...never sing
or recite whisper your wounds to me or whisper to me if you need HP...first
you are being unfair to others healing there..second you are training the
players the wrong way to announce wounds and third in the crazy, loony, chaotic
world of the gate and TSC you are but one other distraction.