Wednesday, 27 April 2011
For the past few weeks I have been dual Disc spec. I know I'm crazy but I really love Disc and had embraced the Atonement spec to the full because it was simply faster to cast medium sized heals that way as well as changing it up a bit. Sure I still spent a fair proportion of time doing traditional healing but atonement buffed that.
Now being a raider there were fights when I simply didnt get a chance to lay the smack down and was needed to raid heal when our shaman and druid really insisted on a bit of the MT luvvin'. Then I was simply wasting half of my talents and was simply bubbling most and penancing the real needy while keeping Prayer of Mending bouncing around. Therefore I simply specced for the bubble botting that was so prevalent in ICC.
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
|Deadwood 1st raid Boss Kill July 4th 2007 and Shynight started a tradition...|
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Just a quick plug for a new blog I discovered by accident today. The content is something I was going to cover this weekend after a TS discussion with a guildy who is new to the cloth. Andreas over at Lightning and Lava, has made a fine post from a resto shaman point of view and the majority of what he has said holds true for us priests and I see no point in re-inventing the wheel. So take a quick read of his post at Lightning and Lava - Restoration Glyphs, Gems and stats.
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
© Mitchel Scanlon, book cover of Call to Arms (click here to buy)
Lets examine what we have right now. Huge focus on guild play has made people run dungeons with their guildmates instead of using the Looking for Dungeon (LFD) tool. Invariably this means with tanks and healers and with people you trust to ensure a smooth run. This means that the queue times go up for players choosing to play a DPS role. To make matters worse, Blizzard made healing and tanking harder meaning that some players stopped tanking and healing at the beginning of Cataclysm (remeber Duane Hates Cata?) and those players didn't stop playing and tell Blizzard in their "I quit because" survey "man you guys made tanking and healing too hard lolz, I quit" they respecced or rerolled DPS, further increasing the LFD queues for DPS.
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Of course it could have been a hacker having a bad day I guess. All say a prayer for Gilles Haas.....
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
I consider myself a good healer, I've been round the block a few times and have healed most things in the game with little difficulty. Sure I know healers that are way better than me regardless of class but in general I feel that I can cope with anything thrown at me.
Sure at the beginning of Cataclysm some of the encounters made us all ask the same question I pose in the title here but like you, I powered through, relearned the old style of healing, adjusted to the changes (/mourn Flash Heal) and even embraced the Atonement playstyle and have gone on to complete all heroic 5 man instances pre nerf and progressed reasonably well. I'm currently at 7/13 in T11 and you may well be further in or even in heroic modes, but I have never really doubted my ability as a healer. But just recently there has been 1 encounter that has frustrated me immensely and caused me to really doubt myself.
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Just a quick post to say sorry to all you guys and gals that have waited patiently for my next post.
Real life has been a bit chaotic at work lately and that combined with some of my free time consumed with some normal boring stuff like looking for a new job closer to home so I can actually afford to go to work and pay the bills at home. What this resulted in was a lack of time to play and keep up the blog posting. But things seem to be slowing down a bit now, thankfully.
My posting schedule will change to once a week until May, hopefully the early part rather than the latter but don't hold me to it. But over the next 4 weeks I'm hoping to get back on top of things and I'll be able to get the ideas I have for posts fully written up and can once more return to a regular twiec week schedule on a Wednesday and Saturday.