How bad do I suck?
No so very long ago, I decided to roll up a healer, to give me a new angle on raiding. Not that I do / did not love tanking, but because I like to experience all aspects of a raid, and DPS... eh, lets stick with the subject at hand. So I level grind my new little paladin all the way up to 80, gear him through regular instance, Black Smithy made items,and begin hording emblems to make the final tweaks before I rejoined the world of raiding.
So here I am, still questioning my own abilities because healing just ins't tanking, and tanking is second nature to me, when a tank (I'll leave out his name) in H-UK shows me exactly how bad some of the newly leveled tanks can be, then turns to me in the middle of the run, and says that I am the entire reason that the group sucks, and promptly give the boot (NOTE: This post is not a whinefest, just bare with me).
So as I jog toward the entrance, trying to beat the timer so that my HStone is not wasted, I begin to reflect over my time learning to tank... the hours of reading posts here and other sites. The weeks of number crunching and spec tweaking. The hundreds of tanking videos for each boss. On and on and on. When compared to the time I've spent training up for healing, I start to think that I really may have been the problem with that run. I have spent maybe 15minutes reading over some blogs on healing, glanced at an EJ spec, and poked around in some gearing lists. Is healing really as complicated as tanking? or are we just 2-3button spamming monkeys who either have rhythm and therefore are good, or lack the groovy beat, and therefore suck? What defines a good healer? I'm open to any critique and comments.
Llew of Staghelm
Last edited by Silatan; 01-04-2009 at 12:50 PM.
Reason: Grammar and spelling tweaks
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