I can’t reblog that ‘how to get commendations’ thing but I wanted to comment on it because it’s an attitude I’ve never understood. I very, very rarely get commendations on WHM while I’ve had at least two from every 4man I’ve been in on BLM. And I consider myself a pretty damn good WHM but a less-than-stellar BLM because I’m still learning how2deeps.
My commends generally go to the player who learned and improved most in the dungeon, so if a DPS was struggling with kill orders or the tank wasn’t getting aoe threat or something and then they improved then it’s theirs. When that’s not applicable it goes to the player who made my life easiest, which is not always (or even usually) the tank. A well-timed melee LB, mage’s ballad before I ask or swiftsong in the places where it’d help, summoners who help me with raises, black mages who get the adds down in seconds before they come to eat my face, tanks who actually manage their cooldowns or make an effort to pick up adds to avoid aforementioned face-eating, people who just plain dodge all the shit so I have to heal less. It’s situational who’s made most difference in the fight - and it’s melee LB that makes the difference more often than you’d think - but I commend whoever I feel helped me most.
I’m not sure if there’s class bias. I doubt there is - maybe toward tanks? I’ve not played on my tank enough to really see - but if there is it’s really not in healers’ favour as far as I’ve seen. Honestly I think a lot of people just commend at random.
I generally commend whoever I found the least frustrating to work with during the dungeon. Maybe it’s just my rotten luck, but I tend to get stuck with at least one player per dungeon who’s just impossible to deal with.