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2-20-2009 @ 6:54PM
"I'd say that most places have shortage of tanks and healers due to how horrible they are to play solo."My thoughts exactly. A Holy/Resto specced character levels very slowly. They can't put out as much damage as other classes/specs, and may be lacking in damage mitigation talents, so each kill takes twice as long as it would for a DPS'er.That was the Prot. Warrior's problem before 3.0; Protection was a terrible leveling/soloing spec, so Warriors only specced Prot once they'd hit the level cap. I plan the same thing with my Priest; spec Disc/Holy when I want to run instances, but Shadow the rest of the time. Around 75 I'll go for a healing build, and instance my way up to 80. When Dual Spec comes around, I think we'll see far more part-time healers, and part-time healers are good enough in many cases.Side note:Having played tank, DPS, and heals at one time or another, I thoroughly agree with Ziebart that DPS'ing is the least stressful, both within the instance and on your personal schedule. Not only do good tanks and heals get more invites than they can handle, but their guilds may also expect a disproportionate level of attendance from those characters.
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