“Why the hell didn’t you post yesterday, woman?”
My best friend flew in from California late on Monday night, and I took Tuesday off to goof off with him. Not being at work generally means I’m not posting. Said friend does not play WoW, though he dabbled before and I’ll get him back into it if I can. But he likes gnome rogues. Ew.
My priest. And dual specs. I honestly thought I had it figured out-Lyr was going to go shadow and I even had enough gear to reach hit cap and then some. But then our healing roster shifted, and BoO now sports this:
2 resto druids, 1 resto shaman, 2 holy paladins, 2 disc priests, 1 holy priest
We lost That Priest (he gquit on his own after a discussion with our GM, deciding that he wasn’t compatible with us anymore, by the way) and one of our most excellent trees is going back bear. Now I’m not sure why we have a tree going bear when we have a fledgling prot warrior in the wings, but that’s not my problem. Except it is if the warrior gets unhappy, but we won’t go there right now. Aaaaanyway, that leaves our healing core a little weak in the AoE healing department, according to some sources. Depending on how Ulduar shapes up, of course. there’s another resto shaman who swore he’d come back for Ulduar, but I won’t hold my breath.
Aaaaanyway, so The Most Awesome Ron and I were discussing both dual-speccing holy, and trading off who gets to suck lose the awesome pew pew lazer heals take one for the team help out the raid.
But but…I don’t want to! D: I don’t WANT to have a failangel!
“Amber, weren’t you debating doing that anyway?”
Well…well…maybe. But that was before I decided to go shadow. And before it was suggested that I might need to. It’s one thing if I decide it and another if someone else tells me to, damn it!
Of course if Blizzard sticks to their Bring the Player Not the Class thing, then they’d have to allow for those raids that might, for one reason or another, not HAVE aoe healing, or have only weaker options (see: our Maly with a pally and a disc priest). So then we could, in theory…remain our happy pew pew lazer specs…
…but my skepticism is puddling again.
There’s the whole disc gear =/= holy gear thing, too. Can I go from disc to shadow by changing out some pieces? Yes! Can I go from disc to holy by changing out only a few pieces? Noooooo. Ughfail.
I’m currently trying to find out just how bad AoE damage in Ulduar isfrom those who’ve poked the PTR.
I dun wanna be holy! I was looking forward to being able to DPS on something again.
…wait, what’s that sound? Is that…my hunter calling me?