the types of mercy players
- the medic: has lots of experience in the healer/cleric role, doesn't always pick mercy, may have played medic in tf2, ruthlessly efficient. knows exactly when to switch between damage boosts and healing streams. probably has at least 2 huge rez pogs in the bag.
- the merciful: literally mercy. outrageously nice, probably acknowledges every "thank you!" and tries their best. somehow not jaded despite the role's burdens. focuses on healing more than damage boosts. may or may not pocket the pharah. perhaps not the best at the job, but is getting better. protect them. be nice
- the mercy main: is jaded as hell. Learned a long time ago that this is a thankless career. probably loves the character and the usefulness of the role. 75% chance of hating the team. 100% chance of carrying them. probably a nice person, but really tired of this running out of range and leaving them to die bullshit. "stop picking genji you piece of shit" "You need healing? *I* need two vodka shots and a glass of wine"
- the "i usually play dps but i had to switch and i can't switch back": realizes quickly the damage they inflict upon the healers. now has a healthy respect for the role. pulls out the tic tac gun at the mere sight of reaper. wastes ult on 1-2 person rezes before the whole team is wiped out. has died four time in the last minute. is crying. fears the japanese language. *constant stream of apologies to the healer mains*