Mobile game replicates the World of Warcraft raid healing experience

    
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Healers are the often unsung heroes of any MMO raid, spending hours staring at health bars while the rest of the group gets to enjoy the fireworks with the boss. Now there’s a mobile game that seeks to replicate the experience of juggling an entire raid’s health bars: Little Healer.

“For the last few months I’ve been working on a game that can fix my itch to play [World of Warcraft],” game developer Voley explained. “We went for a healer gameplay as the most rewarding and interesting.”

Little Healer is a free mobile game for iOS and Android that gives players a small array of spells and tasks them with keeping a raid on its feet during a succession of boss battles. While the actual battle isn’t shown, it is quite interesting how different fight patterns emerge through damage and debuffs. Give it a try, but be warned: This is one extremely tough game.

Just as MMO healers have been telling you for years.

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Tizmah1
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Tizmah1

ZenDadaist And being a dps role is pretty much just doing the reverse, using skills/spells to take away hp from bars until it reaches 0.

ZenDadaist
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ZenDadaist

Condensing healing down to its essence. Sod the fight, the animations, the effects, the footwork, the coordination, the effort the design team have gone to impress the players, the efforts the players have made to impress each other: this shows the truth behind raidhealing. It’s whack-a-mole with HP bars!

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It’s funny, but no thanks. That’s the most boring part of healing and why I don’t like to be a healer in most games. (I say as I’m levelling 2 Docs in AO and still have to finish twinking my twink Doc.)

quark1020
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quark1020

As weird as this is gonna sound, I’m gonna treat this game like I do sports games: If I wanted to play [insert game here], I’ll play it for real, not the video game.

ClassicCrime
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ClassicCrime

i literally can’t get past the first level in this game… lol. where’s the mindless deepz simulator?

KirkSteadman
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KirkSteadman

Amphax I love healing in tera. I just wish the healing classes had a dps spec as well, sometimes I just don’t feel like healing and want to dps without rolling an alt haha.

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

So healers in progression raiding guilds have to be reasonably geared and be able to prove they can clear Little Healer now before they are allowed to run hehe

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

As a former raid healer, I support the concept of this game!

ApathyCurve
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ApathyCurve

Excellent.  Now he needs to make a CC simulator where everybody in the group seems to go out of their way to break all of your mezzes then shout you down for “piss poor crowd control.”

namesoftheusers
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namesoftheusers

annoyedbadger as a fellow disgruntled healer, I endorse this message. This is the reason my new mmo of choice is witcher 3 and smite.=P

Ehra
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Ehra

And just like the real WoW’s LFR, all of the other healers are AFK.