I went on a few PvE keep raids in Warhammer Online this past weekend. As a healer (Zealot), when I get in a keep raid without any opposition there is very, very little chance for me to make a contribution to the public quest. I did my best… throwing my weak energy bolts of Tzeentch at the keep doors and healing for the 30 seconds that the Keep Lord stood. But, in a warband with a few extra stragglers… I was getting in 20-26th place at each keep in contribution terms. I would even over-heal, drawing agro from the Lord or his bodyguards to no avail.
Real life hit me for 3-5 minutes after approaching another undefended keep. I went back to the computer and through busted keep door #1 (which I hit for maybe 2k damage but missed fall). Then through busted keep door #2 (which I completely missed fall). Up the stairs to our zerg-band, which had the Keep Lord at 20% health on the patio-area. Healed one or two people. The Keep Lord died. And, I got 3rd place in contribution to the public quest.
I am going to have to re-think my healer/weak-DPS strategy during one of my next PvE keep raids…
Want a twinkie, Genghis Khan?