Hope Santa was good to you. My mother told me long ago that Santa only comes to people who believe in him, so since I believe in any man that delivers…
Yes I have been quite on the blog front, but I’m not down and out. Just needed to find the meaning of fun again, which is kind of funny considering Wow is a game.
I was trying to pin point the reason for my malady, and I have come to the conclusion that I am having healing issues. I do not like healing holy at the moment.
Dislike. Detest. Hate. Abhor.
It’s been ok when I know the tank, but pug tanks, pug dps – its a pain. Some we will be fine on and we will even complete the dungeon, others multi wipes on the 1st boss.
It is against the core of a healers mindset to let people stay at half health. Must fill up health bar!
It has been a great source of frustration for me, and I can never tell when its my fault, or someone elses.
Eg if the tank dies in Grim Batol because the dps didn’t kill / cc the Malignant trog then its my fault for not healing the tank through the damage, because otherwise the rest of the party would need to know the consequences of that trogg causing a damage taken increase to the tank. A tank just sees his health going down. The Dps just sees the tank dieing and them getting agro. It’s quite easily the healers fault.
“I hope your better than the last priest” says one group.
” the two druid healers before you sucked” said another
I got into a cat fight with a dps when I suggested that ” Maybe the party was taking too much damage for the healers to heal” the freshly dinged and cheating to 329 ilevel dps told me to ” get out of his instance” for suggesting he was bad. it got a little heated and ” I told him to die in a fire.. oh wait he already was.. ” my fault for baiting, but I felt obliged to defend the healers that had come before me and suffered. It was funny cause that dps then made an alt on my server – to wait…. apologize – other people I know get people making alts on their servers to troll them or say nasty things. I get an apology.
I can’t see how a healer in this expansion could be lazy. Sure we make mistakes, or bad choices. I shouldnt have tried to cast a 2.7 sec heal when I have a 1.3 flash but panic healing is gonna run me oom.
The majority of my successes have been with friends – where I get to dps :) I’m finally in better gear – with much lesser mana issues , and just really need the rep pieces now. I’m not touching the crafted pieces because I don’t believe that they are a significant upgrade, and in some cases of lesser stats then other pieces available, and wtf is with the +10 mastery stat gem socket bonus on the crafted dps belt, and where are the healing crafted legs. Not on the vendor.
I had planned on healing more in Cata – but I think my offspec shall be Shadow Pvp untill I overgear the mana issues for the heroic content.
I get the choosing the right spell for the damage being taken. I get choosing to prioritize targets I get the need to balance cool downs like Chakras and serendipity, – and balancing using mana pots and whatnot but this mana business. Why make the healers job even more stressful
Cata was supposed to wake dps up a little, that you can’t just faceroll the content and frack up because the healer or tank will save you, it hasn’t woken them up, it’s just shifted the blame entirely on the healer. We can’t output enough heals to cover up bad.
Of course it’s different with people you know. The people I run with have a no pug policy – they get people they know – heroics are done with everyone on vent.
Why do I still pug? – I want the freedom to run stuff when I want to. I like pugs, you learn new strats, get lessons in patience, and understanding, get challenged in different ways, but it’s getting bad trying to run them. I don’t have the heart anymore.