My original plan for today (yes, PLAN) was for another flow chart. Then I pugged an OS25 last night and got ranting fodder, instead.
First, we 19 manned it. I thanked the gods that Zoja was tanking for me. We had four healers, so I figured we should have been okay…even if they were another disc priest, a holy pally, and a resto druid. Little light on the AoE heals but it’d be fine if people got the fuck out of the fire, right?
…yeah, you see where this is going, don’t you?
First off: I’ll acknowledge that healing meters are shit. No one knows this more than a disc priest. Therefore, I can ignore the fact that the ret pally healed almost as much as a holy pally. What I cannot ignore, however, is that Holy Shock was his #1 used spell.
Holy shock. When the raid was, absolutely, taking damage. Hell, the OT was taking damage…that I was healing…because the other healers-save the druid-weren’t really keeping up. Pleeeeenty of opportunity for FoL or HL.
Other bubbles from the disc priest? I didn’t see any. I do, after all, have my grid set up to show Weakened Soul…nope. Nada. NOTHING. Not even on the OT after I expressed my ownership of The Zoja. There is life for bubbles beyond the MT, people! Casting PoH over and over is not only mana inefficient, it’s hardly the only way we have to cope with raid damage. I smell a holy priest convert. And more than that, a priest that WAS HIT BY EVERY SINGLE FUCKING FLAMEWALL.
EVERY SINGLE ONE.
It reached the point where I decided that it was more mana efficient for me to let him die than to try to keep him alive. It’s not like he was really healing much, anyway. A peek at the spell usage after the raid told me that he used penance 20 times to my 66.
Me, the druid, a damned fine tank, and some good DPS (and one otherwise good but flamewall eating DPS) CARRIED that damn raid. Carried! /shakes fist
GET OUT OF THE FUCKING FIRE.
USE YOUR OTHER GOD DAMN SPELLS.