How does a hunter /Warlock feel when they get told to dismiss their pet?
How does a Shaman feel to be told they aren’t allowed to use totems?
What am I without Shadow form? Freaking Nakid!
I filled a healing hole in the raid requirements for Nax by respecing holy. It was only for two Naxx runs. For all the warnings I got – I know, and the catch that they would fill their DPS slots easy was already done. I don’t think there would be a spot for me in 10 man Naxx If I wasn’t healing. So when the healers do finally grow up – they will take my spot – and I will be benched unless another dps unavailable or they do swap in’s for gear/boss kills.
Two nights as Holy may not seem a lot, but simple things like – it not being worth specing back to do your dailies, or even some farming, and because my healing spec doesn’t have spirit tap or Vampiric Touch or Vampiric embrace, shadow Spells cost more to cast – and so even though my holy spell power is still decent – I have more downtime because I need to drink – makes it slower – less efficient to farm – which then in turn cost me in dailys/rep/Ah because I didn’t want to play like I would have in shadow. I adapted and did some fishing and some elemental farming instead.
I did feel like I needed to learn to play again, and that I was a second rate healer.
I was still wearing Shadow Priest Glyphs rather then holy – I put +50 Spell power on my new staff rather then soulfrost – So I’ve gimped myself out of +30 Shadow Spell power because + 50 is more useful for healing/dps where as Shadow Spell power only good for Dps
I did get some pretty purples though Dps/ Staff / neck / Gloves – I now have equal or better raid gear then most of the rep pieces I was going after anyway – and at least two pieces of gear I would not have gotten if there had been another healer available, and at 1700 + spell damage my stats are looking good ( hit still 60 short of cap though – I’m working on that !)
I did the respec without public complaint and I haven’t let them know how I feel about being holy. I think they have a fair idea though. I do feel for the healers who like healing, but find it difficult to do stuff like farm, or get a mob down as fast as I have been able to take for granted.
I’m now back in Shadow hoping I don’t get called upon to do holy again –
I don’t want these wings.