Anyway, discuss why you chose your healer and after investing so much time. What do you regret?
Forums First "Which healer should I choose"
So now that's where I am! I fell in love with paladin healing more every day, and paladin tanking went from pretty dang fun to OMGTHISISAWESOME for me. :)
I also- I LOVE plate. I simply can't understand the idea of wearing cloth armor- wouldn't you at least put SOMETHING in there to protect yourself? Especially if you're the HEALER?! I mean, smart bosses target healers first, amirite? (In fairness, the armor balancing in cata makes me understand this more- I think of it like- this isn't cloth armor, really. This is metal armor without THAT much metal- to keep you flexible- there's a lot of cloth in there to bridge the gaps! And that leather? Well, it's very quiet, you see, unlike plate and mail, and it's formerly something's skin, so shapeshifting in it is quite a lot easier) :) Regardless, the idea of playing a magic person who wears plate armor appealed to me greatly.
I'd add that it was the wisdom-flavored judgments and blessings that made me think that I could play a paladin. It was the longest time until I got that paradigm shift into my head- that paladins aren't necessarily sub-par healers who sacrifice much healing ability to wear plate armor and have swords. Back from Final Fantasy 4, it took a lot of time and effort to shake that perception! :)
I chose a paladin originally because I intended to tank as a blood elf. I also really loved the evil paladin, "we stole the light!" vibe. When it became apparent that my tanking contribution in BC was largely as an OT/add tank I was a little disillusioned and started my "price of a latte" spec period where I'd be tank, heals, or dps as needed.
I regret that healing as a paladin was so god-awful, soul-breakingly simple and monotonous until 4.0.
Similar thing happened to me:
Liked blood elves, wanted to be a warrior, couldn't so rolled a paladin. Wanted to tank, it was really crappy on BC. Eventually became RetLol. In WotLK tryed tanking, but my server's filled with tanks and I was quite casual. so I started healing in BGs as prot, got some decent PvP gear, and started healing for my guild.
Now I've gotten moar hardcore, love healing and sleeping few hours a day.
Healing is just plain fun. And it gives a sense of accomplishment. DPSing is just a competition of which I quickly grow tired.
Sen's pretty much always been holy. I've specced Prot a few times, but never for more then 24 hours without having a Holy Spec.
I like that Paladin Healing is a bit more involved then it used to be, but I honestly didn't have a problem with it before either. I do like the fact that I can now run in circles while healing if I wanted to.
As for which healer to choose: I heal as a Paladin because it feels right and it flows right. The only thing I dislike about being a Holy Paladin on live is that I have exactly one choice for my Holy Power (But that's changing!) and that Daybreak feels awkward (I get a proc that I have to wait to use).
Honestly, I was scared of being a clothie, especially a no-DPS clothie. But hey 3 priests later I wouldn't have it any other way. I regret being so scared.
These days I heal because I seem to enjoy it and be better at it than anything else in this game. I like being valued, being good at my job, and helping people. It's fun to feel needed, and appreciated for doing your job well.
For why I chose my healer? I was rerolling anyway for a friends and family rank of my current guild (at the time I was still "raiding" alliance side, if you consider beating your face on the desk over why people can't kill Grobbulus raiding), and faction transfers weren't available yet. Plus I didn't have the money for a realm transfer for my then-70 priest on Blackwing Lair to Runetotem. And, all the same, guild was looking for healing priests, and leveling priest has been insanely easy since BC. Now? Raid leader and healing officer. Go figure.
The only thing I regret was picking a druid firstbecause it has made me unable to roll other classes. Roll priest? Two healing specs (fun to switch back and forth) but no stealthing...
Roll rogue? No healing or tanking.
Roll pally? No tanking or stealthing.
Gotta love being a healer with stealth, it's awesome.
I'm sick of spamming heals on DPSers in fire. I want to rip them from the fire, /frown at them, and then let them go back to DPSing.
If Shaman water balloons put out the fire the DPS was standing in, Shaman might be contesting Priests for best healers...
I have played and raided on a Paladin, Priest, and Druid healer and always find myself back on my Priest. I would like to try a Shaman at some point, but I'm attempting to give up my altoholism so I will not be persuaded!
Started a pally in late TBC, originally intended to be ret for WotLK, the lack of spell variety of the pally made me never even consider holy, dual specced him at lvl 71 and hes been primarily a tank ever since.
Tried a couple of priests, lost interest before lvl 10.
Decided to try a druid, this was post 3.3 and intended to level him through the LFD so tossed both a feral and caster heirloom set his way, started out feral even healing as feral (which worked fine as I wore proper caster gear to do it), dual specced Resto/Bear at lvl 40 and have been that way since, just queued as all 3 roles in the LFD. The post 4.0 Resto and Feral Tanking changes have me very happy with my choice of healer.
The healing style is sort of going in a strange direction compared to what I'm used to. But I'm looking forward to sort of relearning the class with the new 4.0 patch. (Been busy since ulduar lol).
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