Thought about it? What did you come up with? I'll give you
My assessment of Sergeant Jerkinator is already in the title of this and the previous post. It's what he is and I'll tell you why in two words: "alternate facts".
Now I'll elaborate...
I've done Lost Island -- and therefore Project Sav-Rak -- countless times as a healer. I'm quite serious when I call it "one of the toughest tests of a healer's ability in a SWTOR FP." Everyone with whom I've partied with or spoken to concerning this FP and this fight agree -- unless, of course, they're new to it. Here are the challenges the Healer faces in this fight:
Frontal Damage x3. Only the tank should be in front of the boss, at all times. Sav-Rak does frontal damage that the tank can mitigate and the healer can, without much stress, heal through. But if the DPSers get in front or the boss suddenly changes his facing -- because a DPS over-aggroed or the tank failed to manage aggro or sometimes just random chance -- the DPSers and Healer take that frontal damage too, but without a tank's mitigation (shield/absorb/defend). The fight then quickly becomes HHS (high healer stress).
The Debuff. There's a proper name for it, but I simply know it as "the green wormy DoT thing". About 60% of the time, the Tank gets it, which makes it easy for the Healer to notice it, but at other times, it's a DPS or the Healer himself who the boss afflicts. This DoT is huge and the Healer must either cleanse it or heal through it. Cleansing is best, but that cleanse has a cooldown and often the boss throws this debuff back-to-back, which means "heal through it" on the 2nd player.
Beat Chest and Throw People. This is an easy mechanic to deal with -- it requires only minimal situational awareness to get directly under him while he beats his chest so that, when he throws us, we all land on the platform instead of plunging to a fiery death in the lava. The problem for the Healer: when we come down, we often land in front of the boss and we're stunned for a second or two in that position. If you recall my 1st bullet above, then you know that's not a good thing.
Spit from the Pipe. It does a lot of damage and the boss will keep it up until you force him back down onto the platform by diddling the three consoles. If everyone is doing what the hell they're supposed to be doing in this phase, then you have the Tank and two DPSers on the consoles -- but only one on each! -- and the Healer in the center of the platform desperately trying to keep everyone alive. Even if we all do this perfectly -- and that is certainly not the case with all groups! -- this part is the hardest for the Healer. Most wipes occur here. And, as in the previous point: when the boss finally comes back down, some or all of us may briefly be in front of him. (Remember: that's bad).
Cumulative Effects of the Above. The longer the fight goes on, the more the above damage occurs and the less health the group members will have. No Healer in the game will be able to keep a group topped off. By the 3rd time you get to the "Spit from the Pipe" phase (or 2nd time, if the group hasn't been on top of their game), the Healer can no longer cope with it by himself -- Tank and DPS must use defensive CDs to prevent a wipe.
The above is the
reality of this fight. If you've done this FP and this Boss -- even as
a Tank or DPS -- then you know it's not easy. We can justifiably say
that it is "common knowledge" that everyone, especially the Healer, must
know what they are doing and execute to a high standard.
So in that context, let us have another look at Sergeant Jerkinator's comments:
"We're basically dieing [sic] because you're not healing for shit."
"Wasn't it obvious?"
"Why did we die previous 2 times? No heals."
"There is nothing to heal at all in this FP."
"It's ok, you'll learn eventually."
it? How could anyone so well-articulate such an opinion that so
clearly conflicts with fact and then, when called on it, double down on such
The explanation is simple: because he's a troll.
Or Trump. If The Donald plays SWTOR, then "Sergeant Jerkinator" could well be his player name.