I never said to spam your healing burst at the beginning of a battle. I said to spam it when teammates need it. Of course it’s going to be better to get a spore cloud out rather than healing teammates that don’t need health.
The problem isn’t out healing the monster, the problem is that a single ability (rock throw, lightning strike, etc) can down them in one shot if you wait for them to get to that health.
Again, you are naming the best scenario possible. Very few pub games are going to have a team coordinated enough to pull off swapping focus so that they can be healed with the bug. I’m not saying your way doesn’t work, but most people just stand there tanking shots until they die, which is why you generally need to be spamming healing burst on them.
I have not, get off your high horse. Middle implies the center or origin point of an object. In this case, you made it seem like your team was grouped up. I have no way of knowing otherwise when you say “retreat the middle of the team”, but make no mention of keeping your distance. Of course you can be in the middle while still keeping a distance, but that’s not what you made it seem like. I’m trying to prevent people from interpreting that as running straight into a group and getting themselves killed.
I’m sorry, but I can never see this playstyle working in pubs, unless you want your teammates to die. If you wait to heal them, they will die. I have yet to see a pub team coordinated enough to do any of this, so it’s very unlikely that you will be able to heal them via the healing bug. Sure, this would work with a pre-made team, but I’m assuming that anyone looking for advice won’t be on a pre-made.