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7-18-2011 @ 9:42PM
This article touches on a lot of things I'm thinking about literally this very moment.I'm MS shadow this xpac but had been holy since vanilla, which is now my OS.My RL called the raid a few minutes ago because our third healer in our ten-man group couldn't make it. Interestingly, she happens to be Disc, and this would have been a "progression" night for us as we were going to be facing Alysrazor for the first time. While honestly, I don't want to get "forced" back into healing, I do find it a little bit insulting when there's a perfectly good OS Holy priest that can heal just fine (with the gear to back it up, including the 4-pc. T11) but the perception seems to be growing that holy is not viable...and maybe it *is* not as good as Disc at the moment, but really? Call a raid because of that? Sigh.
7-19-2011 @ 8:29AM
My experience is almost exactly the same.I've been a healing priest, in one form or another, since I started in BC. I dabbled in Shadow when dual spec was introduced, but never really played it seriously. Once Cata came I decided to "see how the other half lives". I specced Shadow, practised my butt off, found a guild who would take me as a DPS, and went to town.I've used my healing spec in a raid once. It was in a pinch, and they reluctantly "let" me heal. The reasons for that? I have no real idea. I don't know if they don't trust me to do it, because they never see it, or our regular healers are just so good the they can't do without them. Maybe it's because I'm pretty good deeps, #1 or #2, in most of our 10's. Regardless, it's not all bad, I like Shadow. It's not the same kind of challenge that healing is, but it has the benefit of keeping stress low. That's a good thing for your leisure activities.
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