Aug 17th 2010 1:40PM Haha. I'm game! I need a new set of eyeshadow anywho!
Jul 29th 2010 6:20PM I'd like a purdy mount. :D
Jun 10th 2010 8:59PM I know plenty of healers that heal that way as well and do just fine. I really think it's based heavily on your class though. I couldn't fathom trying to cover an entire raid in rejuv's with that method. I'd probably pull my hair out.
Jun 10th 2010 6:47PM What I run into quite frequently is the "I hate addons" healer that does nothing but "click on the player icon, hit 1, click on the next player's icon, hit 1, repeat." Where this type of healing might not be terrible for say, a pally healer, who is assigned to nothing but the two tanks, attempting to raid heal quickly and effectively like this is completely unacceptable. I've seen so many druid healers that do this, lingering at 1400hps at the very bottom of the list, just barely above the shadow priest. They think they are doing fine, they honestly have no idea their reaction time for their assigned role (of raid healing) is terrible.
Now, with all that being said, I'm not claiming you need to "get addons or you fail lul".
There are plenty of methods folks use to cut out some of the "fat" in healer response time, usually in the form of mouse over macros. But honestly, if you're raid healing, you need to have a setup that allows you to respond immediately, regardless of who is getting hurt.
I've been through so many fail pugs with healers desperately out-geared for the encounter fail miserably because they do not have a sufficient method of healing to maximize their reaction time.
Dec 10th 2009 5:25PM I totally agree Jezz. People who take the tanking roll want to provide a leadership, foundational role in a group. WE WANT TO MAKE THINGS GO WELL. Our whole goal is to make the experience and perfect and painless on everyone. I worked my ass off in the new five mans and barely made it through 2 of the 3 on heroic, despite being overgeared for the place. It's really annoying when you're doing your very best and you still get dogged on. To healers and DPS that think warrior tanking it stupid easy and that we are fail tanks, give it a shot. Please let me know how it goes for you. In the mean time, until you build some empathy, try to realize that most people don't go into a heroic with the goal to make things a mess. Why would anyone want to go into a brand new heroic and just... zone out? We as tanks want to win just as much if not more than you. Saying we aren't doing a good job and don't know what we are doing is just silly. If you've gotten a warrior tank to 80 and have a decent set of gear, you HAVE to know what you're doing. Warrior tanking is not facerolling.
Dec 10th 2009 5:16PM I have a ToGC 10/ToC 10 geared warrior tank (now with the new ICC shield off the insanely fun airship encounter), and I had HUGE issues with this HoR encounter. I agree, with the amount of mobs, plus the insane damage they do, I'm not touching tanking it on heroic unless they make a change. I'm single target glyphed and spec'd, which means You'd never pry my main target off me... but I hold the others about as well as a wet noodle. My group would back up into that entrance way, and wait for things to come to us. We'd manage the first couple waves just fine, but usually around the fourth or so things would fall apart. The mage 20 feet away would eat the healer. The rouge would shadowstep and gank the lock. Or the rogue would stun me, leaving the other melee long enough to loose aggro on me and eat the lock or the healer. I desperately want consecration or D&D. TC is such a joke compared to those abilities. I can see why I absolutely hate tanking 5 mans, especially this new series, packed with this twenty thousand adds per pull (half at least casters). I'd rather not put a healer through that again. Think I'll be DPSing those hence forth. :P
It's just frustrating going from ToC, where warrior tanking truly shines (what my disarm AND shockwave have a really important valid function??!!), to these 5 mans that should be EASIER than a raid... well, they chew you up and spit you out.
Dec 9th 2009 4:07PM Makes me wonder how many guys watched the video not knowing what it was and found themselves at the end of the video rather confused. ;)
Sep 8th 2009 4:49PM I leveled my priest as holy for quite a while, but bounced back and forth between shadow. Even through most BC dungeons, you can heal as shadow fairly effectively. Leveling is a pain in the pre-30's bracket, but what class isn't? I had a similar "yawn" time with my shammie before storm strike.
As far as priest survivability in BG's, just go Disc. I put in several levels in the 70-80 bracket and outlived multiple horde easily. Sure it takes a while to kill someone, but you should be healing anyways. I found that... so long as I could stay hidden... I could keep even a boomkin, feral druid, or rogue up indefinitely against multiple horde. It was a lot of fun. I didn't feel that it was weak in the slightest.
End game shadow DPS is inferior. I have an arms warrior, a hunter, and an enhance shammie. All of them did far superior DPS in their starter sampling of epic crafted gear and blues than my shadow priest. Since my focus will be healing now, this doesn't bother me terribly. However, it would be nice to get a buff. :D
Nov 11th 2008 10:29PM They lie. lol
The servers won't be up until... tomorrow. They're seeing how long they can give us these "updates" until we explode. Yep. -nod-
Nov 11th 2008 5:26PM Ooo, shiny mouse...