The hardest part of changing over to a priest for me was not a new set of spells or a different healing styles. No, the hardest part is managing to not die.
Of course, it might help if I remembered things like binding heal.
Don’t judge me, I’m not used to all these options!
That said, my first two heroic runs weren’t…terrible. We wiped a couple of times, but not because my heals (on the group, at least!) weren’t up to snuff. With the aid of my ever so wonderful, loving guild mates, I should be able to branch beyond the “easy” heroics for gear soon, and then reach the magical, shining point in which Steve gives me to okay to switch.
I have normal instance to dip my toes into for gear still, as well. Let me tell you I met some interesting pugs that way. You, sir fury warrior who did only 500 DPS: what are you doing, leveling your unarmed skill? I could out DPS you lolsmiting.
And you, other warrior: putting nearly every point in prot (except for one handed weapon spec, wtf?) does not make you a tank. Plz lrn2failless.
But I also met a good tank, and we were all like, zomg friend!, and so now we will abuse each other for heroics. And all will be well.
In other news, despite my utter slacking off re: recruitment posts, BoO continues to grow through this lovely thing called “word of mouth”. Actually, it’s more a case of, “Hey, my friend is there, can I come too?” which is just fine and dandy by me. It is, however, sounding the death knell for an old, formerly grand guild. It has, however, turned another member into an assistant recruiter of sorts, as I run names by him to make sure I don’t bring in the very people he wanted to get away from. Better to save us the trouble, and not upset one of our best healers.
Speaking of healers, you want to know something exciting?
We are DONE recruiting healers! We have enough!
And by enough I don’t mean “we have enough if they all show up every night.” No, I mean “we have enough healers and some to spare.” I mean, “We might have or or two switch to DPS toons instead for our next raid”.
3 holy pallys, 1 disc priest, 2 holy priests, 3 trees, 1 resto shaman. I’d rather another resto shammy but hell if I know where they’re hiding. Now if we could just find another tank and some DPS that is reliable AND can beat the tanks, and we’re all set!
Now if only raiding didn’t keep me from doing heroics (because that keeps me from…raiding).