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Dec 23rd 2010 5:12PM I'd love this epic loots!

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway Day 1: Gigabyte GTX 460 graphics card {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2010 8:41PM I'd love a new graphics card!!

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway Day 1: Razer Naga gaming mouse {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2010 5:58PM The only thing that could make this mouse better is to have it suited for left-handed use! I wants! :)

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway Day 1: $100 MMO-Mumble code {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2010 5:56PM My guild switched to Mumble when ICC came out, or thereabouts- it's pretty great!

Raid Rx: Reality check for heroic healing {WoW}

Dec 17th 2010 7:35PM I made the decision to change my druid from being a healing main to being a tank main, resto off, when I heard about the death of tree form. The abomination that is the new tree form further cemented that idea. I may eventually just drop it entirely and go tank/boomkin; I haven't decided.

But I must say that I'm really enjoying healing on my shaman in regular dungeons. Fingers crossed on my disc priest.

The Queue: Healing is super fun {WoW}

Dec 16th 2010 3:13PM @Amy: I have three of the healing classes sitting at 80 (well, my shaman is 84) right now. The only one I don't have is the paladin because I find her SO. BORING. She's only at level 44, and every time I think about trying to level her up, I just can't be bothered. Maybe pally healing just isn't for me- or maybe I'll work on her more as this expansion unfolds. Either way, rolling a new healer won't be feasible until Blizz releases a new healing class. I agree, though- healing from the ground up is an excellent way to really learn how that class functions.

@Gerard and yunk: I agree about the groups being more important than my healing ability/gear, but I think that's a good thing, in a lot of ways. Obviously, it was nice to be able to keep a group up despite inexperienced players or just stubbornly stupid ones. However, in 10-man content past Naxx, healers rarely, if EVER, needed to communicate during fights. About the only thing you'd hear, from time to time, was "Silenced, cover X for me!" and, truly, the 25-man content I ran (TOC, mostly) was much the same. I'm looking forward to having a "team" feel back to healing, rather than whack-a-mole. I think this change will make people more selective about who they group with, and that the jerks who remain stupid will get left out. In Wrath, a lot of the criteria for raiders was "Can they fog a mirror? Then they can come; we just need a body." and I'm hoping to see less of that in Cata.

Sorry for being so long winded! I just really like that the teamwork emphasis is back, and that I don't have to worry about the tank dying in the first five seconds of the fight if he's not immediately topped off.

The Queue: Healing is super fun {WoW}

Dec 16th 2010 11:22AM I've only healed guild runs thus far, because I want to learn the new healing model before I face randoms, but I feel like I'm getting the hang of it. I still haven't hit 85 yet (due to slacking off and not playing WoW incessantly... wait, I guess that's the opposite of slacking off :P) so it's only normals, but I already feel fairly comfortable in not keeping everyone at full health, and I think I'm selecting the right heals for the right situation.

It's going to be a process, but so was Wrath. I was a lock in BC, but my lock is still 74 because I wanted to be a healer in Wrath. I refused to go in Utgarde Pinnacle for literally weeks because I absolutely could NOT heal through the gauntlet boss. It's really hard at the beginning of an expansion, when we are barely geared for the content.

I'm actually really enjoying this new model of healing, because it seems to be less frantic thus far. I can make actual choices about spells and priority heals, rather than just madly clicking one button to keep everyone at full health. I'm working on my shaman first, and it's nice to use spells other than chain heal and riptide. I suspect that my druid will be fun to heal with eventually, but I hate the new tree model so much that she's going to be a tank. (I know- inscription, blah-blah-blah)

Anyway, I know this is a minority opinion, but I really feel like healing IS going to be fun again.

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