A. Why do you Heal?
B. How did you get started Healing?
C. Do you Heal exclusively or play other roles?
D. Is Healing your preferred role to play?
Fun thread :)
A. I like being able to help others, I like the shorter queues, I like being needed, I like feeling like I have control of everyone's lives in my hands, I like feeling like a copilot...I'm not in charge but I'm the next close thing to it.
I like when people are appreciative of the job I do, it makes me feel good. I like the feeling of accomplishment when we do well, and I know I played a large role in that. I find it fun and dynamic and interesting. I love that there's no rotation, no doing it right or doing it wrong unless people die.
I'm also just naturally good at it, probably cause I'm a bit OCD, but I'm better at it than DPS or tanking, and I enjoy it. It took me several years to come to this realization and be happy with that.
B. My ex-boyfriend wanted someone to run around and heal him while he leveled, and I thought it sounded cool. I figured priests were the "real" healers but on a PVP server I was afraid I'd be too weak in cloth, so I went pally. (Vanilla pallies sucked btw)
Long story short I eventually got some confidence and did that priest, made some friends to regularly run with, started realizing I was pretty good at it and got a lot of groups, rest is history.
C. I primarily heal. In LFR's or other raids I can't remember the last time I DPS'd willingly. If not healing I will ranged DPS. I will very very occasioanlly dabble in tanking. I refuse to melee dps.
D. Yes, by far. See answer A. :)
BTW, I love how similar all our stories are. We all seem to have stumbled into it by necessity, or came from other game where it's all we knew, got used to it, loved it, and don't want to do anything else. We rock. :P