Healing: The Best Skill in MMORPG

In almost all MMORPGs, a skill called “heal” exists. And this useful skill can be in different class and purpose; it can be dedicated to heal one’s self, another player in the game or a team mate.

Heal skill can be classified in many type; channeled heal, direct heal, group heal, group HoT (heal over time), reactive heal, spread heal, vampiric heal and some improved heal skill that have some added effects. All those skills are very useful if you use it properly. But which of those skills is the best?

The best heal skill that I’m talking about cannot be found anywhere in game… because it is the MMORPG itself. It is not about heal or any buff skill that you often cast to your characters in game, but how MMORPG heal a fading soul back to life… how this modern medium of amusement saves a life of a boy from being caught up with his sickness and refused to live his life the way it should be.

It’s almost half a decade now since he was diagnosed with his curse; the smile on his face was replaced with sadness and regrets. He chose to live his life alone as if the world turns its back on him and never want to see the bright side of life again. He accepted his fate in a way that he prevents himself to taste the life of every other normal people can have.

But all of those afflictions turn into bliss when he played his first online game and met his first buddy in game, which eventually became his best friend. The boy started to socialize and make friends with other players, joined a guild and even met his guild mates in real life. He even surpasses other normal players’ abilities and competes in international tournament.

From there, he started to see the bright side of life again and made a vow to have a life well spent. The boy may not be healed physically but being healed mentally and spiritually is enough for this beautiful soul to enjoy life because it is not how long or short your life is, but how you live your life. A short life well spent is far better than a dull life long lived.

Playing MMORPG for most people are just a mere entertainment and pleasure, but sometimes, a mere entertainment for us is a life saver to someone. Now, is there any skill in MMORPG that is better than healing?


Rob said...

Healing is a great thing, and I like the Bible verse with the image in this post.

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