I have, if unofficially, become the healing lead. This means I get the special pleasure of herding our healer cats, handing out healing assignments, and naming ourhealer channel LetHuntDie.
We had until just recently a holy paladin named Yarp. I’m not ashamed to say that Yarp’s skill kicked the shit out of mine, and he was on near-perpetual MT duty because of his sheer awesome. Hell, he did an amazing healing job for awhile with two broken wrists. I could make some jokes about pally two button healing there, but never mind that.
I had no issues taking the OT/flex duty myself. In fact I rather relish that position and all of it’s variations.
Well, Yarp was burning out and left the game. I’ll miss him! I missed him ton and tons when we walked into Ulduar and proceeded to wipe on Ignis over and over and over. Naturally many people were thinking: was Yarp THAT good? Can we really not do this without him?
The thing about a healer core is that it’s a complex assembly of pieces. Yes, losing an excellent healer sucks, especially when you don’t have a near-identical piece to slide in. Our other holy paladins are Zy, an alt, and Kyr, who is more often raiding on his holy priest. Our only other holy priest is only available in two week blocks due to work, so I’d kind of rather keep him there. That means I step up into the MT role, which is fine, but…
…now we’re losing people to the pot. People that I, as OT/flex healer, often personally took care of along with the raid healers. We can do this without Yarp, I just have to beat the other healers into multitasking, that’s all. But see what I mean about it being complex? Merely shuffling one person into another role can change more than expected.
Healing assignments are rather like stat juggling-a complicated, confusing, sometimes frustrating game within a game.
If I put this here, then I need someone here, but this person can’t do this job well so he has to go over here, but now I…oh, fuck. God damn it people just heal whoever is dying, okay?