torsdag den 29. januar 2009

Do I miss healing?

So like Ive stated i used to be a hardcore healing MASSIVE HPS AMIRITE holy priest.

From MC through bwl, naxx, aq20/40, everything in TBC and then I stopped. From day one of Wrath i created my Death knight, logged in, and since then I've only logged on to my Priest 3 times. Once for creating some bags, and once to heal an instance with a friend, and one saturday afternoon to try soloing as shadow. That was it.

Do i miss healing, yes.

Mostly because the healing group in our guild are a great bunch of guys, and healing channel chat was (and im sure still is) the most fun channel while raiding.
And the feeling you had when beeing a healer, that the raids succes depended on you, was a great feeling. Sure nobody but the other healers knew this fact, and sure the easiest target to blame for a wipe is still healers - As a matter of fact, seeing things from the other side of the fence now, is really an eye opener. I remember the other day on KT i died from standing in red sh*t, and my first thought was not "why on earth didnt i pay more attention and move sooner" but "why didn't a tree throw me a little tiny HoT. Damn you tree" - How easy you forget.

Just to clarify I actuelly think that we as a guild has gotten a lot better to look beyond the 'heal moar' theory on wiping and try and see the roots of our problems. Now ive gotten sidetracked again.

Do I miss healing? Yes, and no.

Yesterday a friend of mine started leveling his priest again, and he wrote me this message: "So im back and healing instances at level 75 now, and Disc is great. However: Our druid tank just took an 80% damage in...hmm 1.2 sec, and who got blamed? I did. Healing hasn't changed much."
When i read stuff like that, I surely do not miss healing.
With that beeing said, once my farming/cooking/fishing hunter reaches 80, the next toon to be leveled is going to be a healer. Whether ill go with my ret pally from 60 or my priest from 70 is yet to be decided.

Another thing that keeps haunting me is the question of whether or not it is wrong to feel like im betraying my priest? For a long time i felt so much guilt about leaving Dreamweaver behind while having a blast on my Death knight. After all he had been a loyal friend and companion for well over 2 years, and now i barely touch him... And worst of all, I don't miss playing on him either.

Ive said so before If i knew then what i know now I would never have levelled my priest as my main. I do not like the class, I just dont.

For example if you had told a warrior, or a rogue that the best way to take down a mob was to "use different abilities till about 30% health left, then autoattack"
-They would have thought you where insane...
As a matter of fact so would any class, except the priests. While I levelled this was how you took mobs down. Get a dot on em, a couple of casts then wand em down.
If you got 2 mobs on you, pray that there wasnt anyone else around and use fear.

Now, Mrs DW has a priest and she keeps telling me that things have changed a lot, and that they are fun now. PFFFF, I fell for that one when TBC came out too.
God i hated it. And I hated myself for spending X amounts of days /played leveling him up.. FREE-time spend doing something i did not like doing.

Well no more!

But yea i do miss beeing important enough to be deemed worthy of a Battleress during fights :D

onsdag den 21. januar 2009

The many Toons

(**Disclaimer; So I've been battling with the setup of theese damned pictures for way too long now, and I've decided to post it as it, simply because its taken so long to get the pics to stand where I want them.**)

Hello again all. So here we are, a list of some of the toons I still play with. I've only taken the time to talk about the ones I have on Hellscream. All 10 slots are fully taken, one by my missus before she got her own account (and im not allowed to delete that one) a banking alt and theese guys. Without further addo here are my toons;

Redux, my new main and only level 80 so far. Enjoying him immensly, I will be adding a lot more about him and his speccs and adventures seeing as this is sort of a blog about him.

Dreamweaver (or just DW); my old main, holy/disc priest in both vanilla and the burning croosade. unfortunetly i burned out (pun intended) on the whole healing in raids thing, and rerolled for Wrath.

Flimsy; hunter and gatherer and all-around sweetheart, usually followed by her Ravager Fluffykinz but lately her Crab cutiepie has seemed to have a better liking to the cold weather of Northrend.

up and comming;

Duffler; dorf paladin and sort of a heavy drinker. Has been seen in outland, but not much.

Callmedw; bare doorid, likes tanking, but not as much as kratnip my only horde toon on a RP-pvp server (yes i know... But some friends of mine played there).

Mcdreamy; shaman, he sort of got a bit lost in the high 50's in the forrest of felwood.

Starshred; the purrrties dorf you will ever meet... and she stabs too. She alone is the reason most of our guild mages dream about nekkid Dorfs. Cleared Kara a bunch of times (even as a raidleader once or twice) and then stayed in outland dreaming bout her glory days.
In short the only class ive never played beyond 30 is the mage. They just never stuck with me. Maybe its because my Mrs (Mrs DW to guildies) started out on one, and i just never gave em a chance. Or maybe they are just boring :)

Honestly it might just be that casters aren't my thing. I never really liked my warlock either and i know for a fact that Dw would never ever ever have been my main if I had stayed with my paladin when i first started playing. Only reason i swithced... [long rant, i'll skip that one for now]... so i didn't know better and thats why i stayed with my priest and got him to 60. From 60 to 70 took me forever, with lots of instances and lots of guildies helping me out. I hated it, and I hated Blizz for making me level my toon again so I could raid.
So once wrath hit, I decided enough was enough and got on my Death knight, and have not looked back ever since.

I has started itz

Hello all.
And welcome to my blog.
Stupid things about blogs is; that this first post introducing me and the themes i hope this blog will be written in, will end up at the very bottom where no-one will read it.
Anyways This blog will be mostly about my gaming as a Death knight on the hellscream-EU server.
I tend to loose myself in weird and long sentences -i know. But if anything is very unreadable lemme know :) I do try and keep this to a minimun... i really do.
So i play in the same guild as this mage (mr pewpewlazers) and his very pretty and well written blog has resparked my wanting to blog yet again.
So continuing my shameless ripoff of his blog, ill start my first real post, with an introduction to my toons. I am a bit of an alt-o-holic.
For now, welcome