What makes you heal?
Also it's a bit of an ego stroke you know, to have 4-5+ guys on you and you wont go down. ^_~
Honestly I just love healing, thought in BG it was the most boring thing ever, and how could anyone like it, then I made my then 5 year Main a Resto Druid. Been hooked since. Made this my main first day of xpac ^_^ Love monk healing, love their added utility too.
I dps'd in ICC on my hunter, was very good at it too, but it wasn't until MoP I started healing again and as I've gotten better I feel the skill cap on healing is far higher than any other role. I hadn't healed since BC on a holy pally, when I only went as far as Hyjal before swapping to hunter.
Theres more pressure put on healers than on the dps for progression imo. Unless you're doing farm content then yeah it stays pretty fun.
this, ive tried all three specs for raiding, and just enjoy the healer aspect. i enjoy the challenge/stress put on healers, its not a race to see who has the highest hps, its a group effort with the healers to keep everyone alive. when its easy you have nothing to do, but sit around and hope someone messes up :/
And, yes, it's a plus that the queue times are shorter in pve, at least while leveling.
I always play a healer in every game where it's possible. I guess I just like having a crucial support role where I can keep other people alive.
So that's why I heal.
There was exactly one instance where I actively insisted on healing and refused to run as DPS - heroic Halls of Reflection. I knew that I could keep myself and everyone up short of having 4 eBay'd characters in the group and given how insane that place was the first few weeks, I wasn't going to put my fate into the hands of someone else.
There's no set rotation you should follow. It's based purely on how well you adapt to the situation.
Well on that topic, how do/did you decide on the right healer?
They all have their perks. I originally went with a disc priest because I enjoyed their shielding and offensive nature. Mind spike, mind blast, mana burn, spam mass dispel, mind control, oh such fun in pvp.
Then we lost mind spike, mind blast, mana burn, mass dispel spam, baseline mind control. It was terrible in MoP for months. It's much better now however, so I'm back to pvping with it.
I liked pving on a shaman for instant ghost wolf, all the totem effects (haven't played it in mop) wind sheer, etc. The mobilty was nice since priests have crap for that unless you are willing to give up snare removal which use to be baseline in our pvp set.
Never pvp'd with my holy pally much.
I'm currently in love with my resto druid however. The mobility coming from playing a priest is glorious, travel form, cat form, all the utility, snare escapes, and my absolute favorite: being able to travel with rogues without cramping their style. And seeing that I have yet to see a healer travel with rogues to help back cap in AV, I'm sure it's valued.
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