May 23rd 2008 1:49AM Back when I played my holy paladin, and raided, I found that there was a less a healer-tank bond than just a healer-healed one. If I was assigned to a certain tank, it didn't matter who it was, I did everything possible to keep that toon not only healthy but topped off. I had my tank "friends" but regardless who it was, I worked my butt off, even when assigned to a couple players I really hated as human beings.
Personally I preferred working with offtanks, say those who rotate when the tank gets too many debuffs or have to pull off adds, since they get less attention but are no less important, or general melee dps raid members. In both cases there are usually less healers assigned, thus the importance and intensity are amplified and there's more pressure to make each heal count. (It also helped on the meters.)
That said though, when I did raid, there were a couple of tanks I worked extra hard to keep alive, usually the ones I ran 5-mans with and who knew what I could do as a solo healer. I'd send pots to them and, generally, I'd be the lone designated healer for them in raids. By the we'd have expectations of each other and need to live up to them.
At least until guild drama always forced one of us to leave... but there would be a replacement soon after. People who knew what they're doing don't take long to adapt to each other.
Apr 5th 2008 9:06PM Seconded, paladin Tier 2, best looking set in the game.
Mar 30th 2008 2:47PM Love Know Your Lore, best column on WoW Insider. Blizz has put a lot of work into the backstory of WoW which always plays a large part in how the content develops despite not really at the forefront of the playing experience. In fact, one of the main reasons I started playing WoW, and the main reason I initially role a pally, was from the lore of the game. Good to have this resource here.
What I was wondering is if WoW Insider could make a quest leveling guide? I've been off-game for almost a year now but when I do return (in time to prep for WotLK) it'll be with a new toon on a new server. It'd be great to have a list of the most interesting and compelling quests to complete on my way to the new content.