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.
4 years ago