Mar 28th 2010 11:16AM I think, that appart from all the things said above, a huge key to being an effective healer is knowing your raid. Im not talking about the roles, the tactics or your assignment(although all these are obviously also extremely important), im talking about knowing which mong is likely to pull what mistake.
Perhaps thats stated a bit negatively: If you know your raid, you know which tank is ready with a CD. You know which rogue will use a bandage. You know which lock wont lifetap when the AoE hits etc etc.
Being in a pug, or (even worse) your first raid as a trial, means your efficiency will drop a good 30%. This is why tanks have pet healers - those that know you the best will always be, well, best!
So keep that in mind next time you spend a night wiping - each death means you've learned yet another little thing about your raid thats going to help your "triage".
Jan 2nd 2009 7:18AM We dont have queues. Blizzard instead raised the number of accounts allowed and we get to enjoy 4-5k lag in Naxx along with loads of "additional instances cannot be launched".
Raiding has become unbearable, and its impossible to even attempt achievements.
Jul 8th 2008 3:41AM There's actually a trick to how you can reroll and never look back; become a guild master.
Once you have 10+ whispers inc every minute, and people nagging right and left, a trip to the "other side" is a welcome vacation, that you enjoy and appreciate.
Feb 4th 2008 8:35AM Ive adored being a priest since day one. My passion is healing, and no other healing class has so many options of what to do.
In any given encounter, im topping meters, simply cause I have a heal for any situation.
I get bored with lack of buttons, and if something a priest dont have its lack of those. Once I count downranked spells Im up to 25+ keybinds I use in raid encounters! Hows that for a personal challenge