This was going to be a fluffy pet battle post (and probably will be tomorrow) but now I’m going to have a wallow in pity and possibly sound nasally and whiny, bear with me if you will.
Normally I don’t say why Blizz too much, I don’t like complaining about aspects of the game I don’t like, after all it’s their company they can do with it as it will and if I don’t like it I’m free to go where I will, give another games corporation my money and so forth.
But tonight I came across a situation that I haven’t encountered in the game before, I’ve probably been pretty lucky but it’s more a case of I haven’t raided at this level before and the issue is what do you do with the 3rd healer when you can only have 2.
We were trying heroic Horridon tonight and the raid leader hadn’t found any guides that say it can be three healed, you need the dps. Slight problem, of the 3 healers none of us have good dps spec abilty, doesn’t help that for the past 8 weeks all os gear has been de’d for the mats to craft gear for main spec so even if we wanted to, no one’s gear is up to the same level as you would want of a main spec dps’er.
As it turns out I’m the weaker healer in the raid so after trying a few goes and not getting past the fourth gate before being over run with adds, I went dps to see what I could do. Not much apparently, about 1/2 of what the others were doing.. if I’m generous and round up. So a hunter was pulled in and I went into the lfr and some dungeons to practice being a boomy. Because I really want to be in that raid but I don’t know how to play a boomy, I want to heal dammit but as I’m not good enough to be one of the two that are in there, it leaves me wondering what to do. Logically my head says get practicing, I didn’t turn into a healer overnight, it took 90 odd levels to get where I am now but inside I’m feeling pretty bloody crushed.
So now I will say Why Blizz? Why the hell do you design fights that need a close knit team of 3 healers and then decide that some fights you only bring two. Surely I’m not the only healer out there that wants to be a healer not a dps. Why do I have to stop doing what I want if I want to be able to be viable. Why can’t all fights be 3 healed.