Boy, did those two ups help. Evey single piece of gear really really does make it easier. We decided to go back and do the fire boss again. This time, we improvised and had the pally be the second tank for adds because the tank needed to pull him thru the lava more often and 3 attempts in, we did it and I felt completely rewarded. I forced myself to keep PoM up as much as possible.
Now, this was one good pug, it was 4am, I spent way longer than I really wanted to, but I feel much better and actually think I can do this.
I am in all blues that are enchanted, even my offhand has the new 100 intel. My ilevel is 333 and from 329 I can tell the huge difference.
I still don't like the being boxed in by chakra, but I moved some keybindings around and it's doable....I think im going to keep pushing because when the scale finally tipped and I s wee were going to beat him, it was a wonderful feeling.
I say to those who still feel sad and upset, I feel your pain I do, and granted it's just one heroic and I had a good group, hang in there. It really has just been a week and as much as people pounded this into my head I didn't care. Maybe when pugs and dos learn the mechanics and get some crafted gear, it will be better.
We as healers need to stand up and say, bandaid yourself, sit down and eat between pulls, cc or no heals for you....I see it now.
I think it will be ok.