Dueg wrote a post about how he ended up getting stuck doing healing assignments, and the delicate balancing act that requires.
As I’ve touched on before I’ve ended up with this job, often to my consternation. Sometimes I’ll be sitting there with Surgeon General open, hem hawing over assignments, when Mach will go, “Okay, pulling!” despite the fact that I…totally did not click on the ready button. ‘Cause, you know, it’s under my damn addon window. But whatever. That’s Steve being a scrub.
So I know paladins, and I know disc priests. I know holy priests to an extent, but shamans and druids are my weak point. Naturally they’re half our healing team. I do better at knowing my team as individuals-Preamus is an amazingly adaptable disc priest, Yarp can heal the tank all damn day, and Zuki will fail the Ledge Boss if I don’t levitate him. >.> ilu, Zuki. We’ll not speak of the time I failed the ledge boss. Nope!
Comments you might see in our healer channel:
After Mach pulls and I wasn’t ready: hdsasdasdasdk wing it!
During fights where no real assignments are required: blah blah blah heal stuff and don’t die
and: If my assignments are retarded, or you’re bored, or something, let me know!
In our 25s, there’s generally 3 types of assignments. You’re on one of the tanks, you’re on the raid, or you’re “floating”. If you’re floating, that simply means I…didn’t really know what the hell to do with you, and trust your judgement enough to put your heals where it looks like they’re needed.
I tend to use the holy paladins and the disc priests on tanks (duh), and on fights with spike damage I’ll use the druids to help…even things out, so to speak. Resto Druid + Disc priest on the Maexxna tank also helps on those “oh shit can’t heal” moments. Our resto druids do a lot of AoE healing duties because we only have the one holy priest, and our shamwow can’t make every raid.
It’s…interesting, and I’m terribly paranoid about sucking at it (which is nothing new for me). Of course I haven’t had anyone TELL me I suck at it yet, though I know I need work. Ron’s been great with making suggestions, at least.
In the quest for more feedback, I’ve posted asking for people to tell me what they like/dislike doing, and so forth. We’ll see if that actually does any good or not!
I didn’t intend to get landed with this job though, damn it!