Monday night, with really no more gear upgrades for badges for my holy priest Ostara on Dath’remar I was faced with making money to buy/craft upgrades or find a raid for better gear.
I saw someone looking for a healer for Toc 10 last night in trade – I told him I was a holy priest, I don’t have the achieve but I had 4.7 k Gs and had done it on my main – I got an invite and tottered along, and spent the next 2 hours wiping on Beasts in Toc 10.
There was someone in the party who had never raided before, and the two healers were having a lot of difficulty keeping the rest of the raid healed up after their fire or acid dancing of the rest of the party. A Third healer to replace a low dps did the trick and beasts died.
We wiped a couple of times on Lord Jaraxxus before people had to go bed/get ready for school the next day.
We were having a conversation while waiting to see if we were going to call it, I suggested that anyone who didn’t have it already get DBM, at the least – it would help get them out of fire quicker. ” I don’t need no stinking add on’s” was one response. A Elitist group Summary on the those still left in the party /eg summary showed a druid with no gems, and no echants, and others missing bits ( will post more on my findings on using Elitist Group when I have more to say on it) Another player had ignored whispers from both me and the other healer the entire run about them using a lower ranked molten armor ( spam whispers from the add on Rank watch) So I explained on vent they needed to put the higher ranked one on their bar and use it, and it would shut up the add on.
As much as I want to raid, I am not sure I want to go back so far in content, but I also realise that with my gear ( 225 average) and that I am learning to raid heal – apparently doing well, that, that level of content is probably suited for that toon, but certainly not my main. I am also missing I guess the professionalism I found in raiding guilds. No gems, no echants /cry no Dbm or Big wigs /cry Give them their due they made sure everyone had flasks and food and they seem like a great bunch of people, and to take the advise of an ex guildy and fellow blogger Silkwow there are other nice people in guilds out there. ( I do still lament on occasion the demise of my old raiding guild – especially since news of more of my ex guildys leaving raiding, and the game reach my ears)
They asked if I would join their guild, which I politely declined but I said I would raid with their 10’s again – so I have calender invites for their 2 raid days this week. So I see how we go.
Ps I may be a raid healer now, but I am not a holy priest blogger…. yet /clings tightly to my shadowy skin