Went in with a friend who is a dragoon. A bard and scholar join us. Looking at the set up, things don't look to bad. Both are geared just fine. I do the first pull and pull both mobs at the start thinking we should breeze through this dungeon. I. Was. Wrong. After pulling the first 2 mobs, I notice my hp was very low within about 10 seconds and I'm sitting here thinking, where's my heals? Get down to couple hundred hp. Still no heals. I had already popped some defense CD's... should I pop more? I die while thinking about it.
First thoughts, maybe I pulled too fast and the healer wasn't ready. I apologize after we wipe. Healer said sorry as well as he wasn't ready. Ok, no big deal. Get to first boss. Going through it, we're about 1/2 through and things were going fine in my head. I kept all the aggro from the boss and the adds. Then I realize my hp is down in the hundreds again. I look and see the healer is dead... wtf. Nothing was attacking him... We wipe. I'm confused because I have no clue what could of killed the healer (and his fairy). He apparently got blown up by a cannister. We do it again and pull through. Ok, it's fine.
Next up, the imperial mobs. Shouldn't be a big deal. Pull all the imperials (only 8 enemies...) and group them up with the help of FFXIV Gil. Dragoon and Bard are doing their thing and laying down some good AoE on top of them while I keep them aggro'd and in a tight group. My hp is getting low though and I even have to pop hallow ground. Look and healer's dead again... My friend said he was standing behind me (out of my line of sight so I couldn't see him) and taking all the AoE's to the face and didn't move. We wipe again... We killed 4 of the imperials, but the 2 colossus were still up with a few imperials. Decide to only attack as little as I can since the healer is obviously not up to par and I made sure now to keep an eye on where he was standing to try to avoid getting him hit by AoE's. We get to the 2nd boss. Going through it, my hp is down in the hundreds again about 1/2 way in. I look and see the healer is dead... we wipe. We all talk a bit and go for it again. We seem to all understand the game plan. Go in again. We wipe again... This time, i see EXACTLY why we wiped. The healer never moved from his original spot. You know how that boss turns parts of the floor into burning lava pits? Yea... He sat in them. Just taking damage and not even healing himself. We tell him he needs to move out of the AoE and we get through on the 3rd try. We're about 30 minutes into the dungeon now. Ok, we continue pushing through.
We get through and now we're at the spot with all the little dragons and drakes. You know, that place where random AoE's aim at you... (I'm sure you can imagine what happens next!). Soooo, once again, the healer stood in the AoE's that the airship launches at you. At this point, the rest of us are trying to be nice, but telling him that he REALLY needs to get out of the AoE's. He still ends up taking a few, but he lives and we get through. We're finally at Midgardsormr. Thank god (or so i thought). Start wailing away at Midgardsormr's face. He raises the 1st dragon. About 1/2 hp on the 1st dragon and what do you know. The healer's dead. I bet I know what happened (hint: it has to do with AoE's). We wipe of course (because we're not even past half hp on the 1st damn dragon).
We're trying to give advice to the healer. Told him to just follow the Bard around wherever he goes. Told him to heal himself if needed before me because if the healer goes down, it's a definite wipe. I told him I have some defensive CD's and I could survive an extra second for him to avoid the AoE and if really needed, hallow ground to be invincible for a few seconds. We go in again. We wipe. We took down the 1st dragon this time though, but only got about 1/2 hp down on the 2nd. We've now been in the dungeon for 40 minutes... Now we're all pretty fed up. Healer says he feels like he's got the handle on things now. Ok, we're masochists. We'll do another go with this healer. This time, the bard makes a mistake. Bard dies and healer tries to res him while my hp is about 1000. Bard has to tell healer to stop and heal us and keep the party alive and get him when there's more opportunity (thank you bard). We get through the 1st dragon and we're slaming away at the big dragon face. 2nd dragon is getting up. Healer is finally getting the bard up (without swiftcast). Bard gets up. 2nd dragon apparently didn't like that... he turns and hits him with an aoe almost immediately after he's res'd to Buy FFXIV Gil. I honestly laughed at this part. It was horrible and unfortunate timing. Healer goes down before we can kill of the 2nd dragon though.
We're all fuming at this point. We've been doing this dungeon for nearly an hour now. We say sorry to the poor fella and do a vote kick (which the bard mistook for an abandon dungeon, so he didn't get kicked immediately). In the meantime, scholar say's he's not normally a healer, but a dps and isn't great at healing (no shit). He's voted out. Btw, he was lvl 51 and had all of the ilvl 90 gear. Not the best, but still, if you got all that, you should know how to do your job somewhat (like avoid AoE's). New healer comes in within a few seconds. We go into the fight and kill it in a few min. Went without too much issue aside from the Bard dying once (but was promptly res'd).