Yes I had Porridge for breakfast & this comes from an ad for porridge where a little kid would declare “ that’s noooo how you eat porridge” in an adorable Scottish accent.” so it’s kind of a catch phrase for you’re doing it wrong.
I have been in the portals once before in Dreamwalker on an achievement attempt as an offspec healer. Pop green bubbles. Don’t lose your stacks – Heal the big green dragon.
incoming delivery of Cake.
You can do eeet!
I have been healing a 25 Gdkp ICC on my Healing Priest, and a 10 Icc regularly for a few weeks now. I usually get out going in the portals by asking for a ‘pro’ portal person. Stroking other peoples ego. Of course everyone thinks they are pro – so I normally get to stay out. Not this time. Icc 10.
“Ok the Two priests go in.”
I knew what to do in theory – and I was doing fine. ” Hey ma! Look at me ” ( yes It’s corny catch phrase monday) I would come up under the bubble and strafe up a little to pop it. Was getting awesome stackage. The advise I got was that lag means that sometimes you can not pop it – and I made sure my stacks didn’t drop
“Why isn’t Dreamwalker up yet?”
Heal Heal Heal Heal Heal.
Other priest mumbles something about losing focus or something and losing stacks.
We try again.
“Urhhhhhhh ” I say to the other priest who was holy for this fight . “Why are you using “Prayer of Healing?” ( Heals all party members) We are supposed to be healing Dream walker. I was doing twice his healing on Dreamwalker as target.
“I don’t know – this is just how I do things - I’m not doing too bad.. I’m not far off the other healer ( me)
“Um – but you’re not healing the dragon – and a small discussion happens over why he isn’t flash flash flash greater healing instead. So after I clarified his understanding on serendipity – and the target we were healing. I had to add – Could you also stick up renew on Her as well. I noticed you didn’t cast it or a greater heal it at all last fight.
I was telling another healer to suck eggs, and I hate that. Even because now I am still not sure my way of doing it was the most effective. Renew up all the time. Reapply with new stacks. Flash Flash Flash Greater Heal. Guardian Spirit where appropriate – depending on if there is another Holy priest in raid and if her debuff is off), I’ve seen it done before, so I have had lots of theory to work with. I also stuck a Divine Hymn in because I noticed it was hitting Dream more than my raid as long as they weren’t taking damage.
I was doing Twice his healing,
I eventually convinced him over to my point of view. I had to do this on vent, and I also had to convince him with numbers – eg the party heal your casting is only hitting a single target for…. yet if you used greaterheal with the your 3 stacks of serendipity you will heal … base amount. Stick renew up as soon as you can out of the portal blah.. I was fully expecting him to blow up at me about doing it his way
We did it my way – ( mostly. 7 ticks of Renew on his part >< ) Dream walker: ” I am renewed!”
Give him his due – whether it was because I was keeping my voice calm and reasonable, and not insulting his healing , and appealing to common sence, he seemed to take the feedback ok.
I find it difficult to instruct other people – especially strangers – of which I have no idea how they will take it, on something I don’t feel confident about. Even if I have numbers to show that what ever I was doing was working.
Stuff I’ve been reading since puts priests in their best place outside the portals yet we sent the two in as holy ( he was disc for some fights) and kept the Shammy outside, It certainly was doable. Would have been even better if he had put renew up!
As for the rest of the raid.
We got Sin down two shot, which is not bad for a pug. We would have had H Marrow if the mage hadn’t have been on the phone( >< x 2) On our way to boat. ” Oh Hai guys my dps should improve now that I am off the phone – like I have been the last 1/2 hour”
Several attempts at the LK – with the ‘best tank on the servers dps alt” Yes that is how he was sold to us as a replacement when one of our dps had to go raid 25′s. Best tank refused to get on vent because of his tendency to scream at fails apparently. In vent ( where the best tank was not) I was told by his friend not to mention that I disagreed with his self-declared title of best tank on the server. Cause I know one that’s better.
But yes we failed. Defile. Running into orbs, disease not coming off quick enough. Shammy cleansing totems bouncing the disease – only half the raid had seen the LK before, but we were getting better. We are probably locking it out, and spending next week working on him in the 10′s group.
Healing ICC is SO much easier than dpsing. Can I just say that.