Unsure If I'm Doing Badly or Not
I'm currently on trial in a moderately hardcore guild right now. I really like the guild, I have made some good friends, it has really good officers running it and the overall standard of pve from members is great. However I'm very worried about my trial. We do 10 and 25 man raids. Mostly 25.
I'm a very experienced player having played my priest for many years, I have assisted in leading raids and I have completed high end heroic modes in Wrath. The thing is that the new changes in my spec have thrown me off somewhat and I'm not going to throw in the towel, like so many others and spec holy instead.
I really am not sure if I'm doing well or not because I'm the only disc priest who is raiding so I don't have anyone to compare myself to. I can't properly measure the effectiveness of my healing output because that would mean comparing myself to specs and classes that work completely different to my own.
My healing output doesn't seem to be terrible. It's rare enough that I'm on the bottom and when I am there's always someone else who almost has the same output as I do. The thing is I never can quite get myself in the top three. Holy priests are constantly topping the meters with paladins and sometimes shamans not incredibly far behind.
I know that healing output on a chart is just a bunch of numbers and that it's not a true measure of skill. I know those numbers don't account for healing the wrong targets or for standing in the fire. But I must say it is very demoralising to be busting my ass at every raid and not seeming to be able to improve my numbers. To make matters worse, a holy priest has this idea that she's god's gift to the world and has indirectly said that I'm not pulling my weight and directly says that my spec is bad for raids (even though I more or less copied both recommended healing specs). She even tries to tell me how to heal despite having not played disc since before the launch of Cataclysm.
This is really getting me down and is beginning to affect my performance in raids. Instead of having my game-face on, I'm starting to go into boss fights just feeling like that no matter how hard I try, I'll never look like I'm pulling as much weight as some of the other specs/classes and I'll constantly have that priest looking down on me. It makes me wonder if others are feeling the same way but she's the only one with any guts to actually be open about it.
I'm not going to post my character's armory link or any logs to preserve my anonymity because I have heard that some of my guildies read these forums. Also, I want to preserve their anonymity because while one player in particular is getting on my nerves, she is very good at what she does and the rest of my raiding group have all been very nice to me so I don't want to give anyone a bad name.
What I can reveal is:
My raid healing spec:
My other spec, which I mostly use in five-mans:
My stats completely unbuffed:
Mastery: 10.71 (485 rating)
Spell Power: 6610
Combat Mana Regen: 2731
In 25 man I'm usually at about 9 - 12% healing done while those who are topping the charts are at 12 - 16%. It depends on the fight and assignments. In 10 man my healing is never at the top but the gap between myself and the other healers is generally much smaller.
So what I want to know is, if anyone can tell me, from the information I have given, am I generating the amount of healing that I should be for my spec? Enough so that I can ignore that priest and hope those who are judging my trial know that I am doing enough? If not, then how should I change my spec or stats?
Re: Unsure If I'm Doing Badly or Not
Just a thought, but did you check overhealing done? If that isn't already subtracted from total healing done, subtract it and see what happens to the ranking. Also, disc bubbles count as absorbs, not heals, so I think you should add those numbers to your healing done. I never played a priest and barely healed on my pally at all, I just thought maybe that one ranking isn't telling the whole story. I believe, however, if you want pure healing you go holy while if you want a swiss army priest you go disc. So your value is more than just your total healing done.
Edit: talked to a priest friend and he says I'm right. So keep your chin up!