Hello everyone.. my name is Monica.. and uh.. I’m an altoholic.
I also change my mind about decisions with my characters to try something new – which isn’t necessarily good or bad.
I would like to discuss this however with you, my readers.
I have just made the decision (with the help of my wonderful bf and his tanking skills) to be his personal assistant in dungeons in the form of his own personal healer. Maybe not just his healer, but the whole group. Now some of you who know I was leveling shadow might be thinking “..but why are you going healing now?!” Well, for a few reasons actually, and let’s expand on that.
- While I am at least within 5 or so levels off from getting Mind Sear, I feel like I do jack diddly squat when it comes to AoE. If I’d have picked a mage I’d be wiping the floor, but no, instead I must dot dot dot dot dot dot doeokehoew ewfipewjfihewufw. By the time my dots are applied, things are generally dead and I don’t feel like I contribute to much at all except for boss fights.. and well being all purpley and shadowy is kind of cooler than anything else.. but at least healing makes me feel useful.
- I have never seriously healed on a priest before. I have done it to save myself and others, and do lowbie raids, but otherwise nup, nope, never. This comes down to two reasons – firstly I love shadow, and it’s likely unless I LOVEEEEE healing on a priest so much, that I will go back to shadow again at 90.. or at least when R.A.F runs out. Secondly, dungeons terrify me when I am healing. I am confident in my healing abilities
(almost too much)but I have come across some very interesting tanks in my time… The only time I have ever felt confident in dungeons healing is when I know the tank. Whether it be a guildie, a mate, or my bf, I am fine as I know that they’re more than capable of tanking that shiz. When I end up tanking as a healer in a dungeon, that’s when I start to wonder whether I am in the right role (or if others are!) My bf has tanked quite a few times, and regardless of what character it’s on, I know he can do the job – especially if it’s a pally!
- I am super critical of healers when I am not a healer. Don’t get me wrong, if someone is a good healer there is no worries. I also don’t offend or be nasty to someone who is new or struggling with a few things, in fact I try and help them while others act douchey to the player (everyone has to start somewhere, folks!) When I am not healing, and I admit it’s only on characters that can heal, I am always checking the raid and the situation to see what’s going on tanking and healing wise. We came up against a healer/tank combo which was frustrating when the healer would afk and the tank would room pull – and these people were from the same guild and likely on vent/mumble/skype so they knew what was going on. Things like that scare me when my bf’s toon drops and then another dps and I realise that the tank is dead and then oooof, there I go. Wipes happen, but come on, not several times in a dungeon that’s 2 or 3 expansions old because too many adds were pulled. Cut down on the adds and we won’t wipe. Ugh. I guess it’s probably not so much the healer that I am critical of, but the fact I can’t really do anything to prevent it. If I am healing and it all goes pear shaped, I know I’d have done everything to try and not let everyone die.. well maybe not so much on my little priest as I’ll be learning, but certainly in the times of ICC on my pally.
- I want to try something new! Yep, as much as I love shadow (I’m sure you get it already) I want to expand on my lowbie toon and try something else. We did some quests and saw some of the new Horde stuff (since most of my WoW life has now been Alliance) and then dungeoned our way to 72. Trying a different spec just seems logical to me.
I have updated my little WoW signature to show my little Horde toon now, which is cool
Hopefully I’ll give an update on my healing and anything else we may get up to while leveling these littleys up!