Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My return to raid healing

Last night, there was a PuG trying to finish 10-man Naxx that needed a healer. The raid leader was one of my husband's guildies on an alt, so I whispered him. We'd already tried to run on Saturday night, so he knew I was undergeared. It went surprisingly well, except for the fact that my mana regen sucks, which is entirely gear-related. My husband came in for the last two bosses on his warrior, and at the end of the night, the raid leader said to him, "Your wife did very well." Considering my husband is in one of the top alliance progression guilds on the server, I felt very good about that.
This brings up an interesting dilemma. Whenever I can get myself fully epiced out, will I be a better healer than I am a dpser? If so, will changing mains be good for the guild, or just good for me? I don't want to be the person who is constantly changing toons and always needing runs or loot. I do know, however, that I don't have what it takes to run Ulduar on the lock at this moment, and I don't know if I can get there.


  1. I personally find a resto druid the easiest character and spec in the game. It may simply be that I have the most experience playing it and so I find it familiar and easy, but I think it is more than that. Timing movement is easier for me when I'm using instant casts as a druid and I find healing to be the most forgiving role. Sensory overload is also less of a problem as my main focus is on xperl health bars and the chaos of Sarth with drakes up is that much easier to make sense of when I can only focus on the graphics that matter to me, in this case void zones and lava waves, and ignore virtually everything else.Nobody wants to be that person who constantly require new gear, but gear at the moment is plentiful and there's no harm in taking advantage of that fact.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Lil. It's good to hear from a resto druid who faces similar challenges, and your point about gear is well taken.