Can you feel it? It’s the anxiety that’s in the air as 11 million + people can’t wait for the Cataclysm. Some of you are going to start your new Worgens (Den) or finish leveling up your new dwarven mages (Betsy). Others, like myself, will be taking a few days off to push the grind to stupid levels. We will be pushing for 85 by Friday to get in a weekend of raiding.
The biggest change though… what I’ll be doing in the Cataclysm.
I don’t want to do 25man raiding. I’m totally against it. The problem is most of my best friends in game are healers. I made a few new healing friends in Cata, Conifer and Kray, who have been with me pretty much since the beginning of LK. They’ve been healing their asses off and when I left Relentless they came with me.
At the time it was going to be those two plus myself healing and I figured with the push in content we’d almost always need a 3rd healer. That didn’t bother me too much plus it gave us a diverse healing crew. The problem of being that I had to leave behind Shiningstar (and her husband, Adnar) to do this. Shindig and Addy had been with me since 8.8.08… that’s a long time to have someone as a devoted raider! They’ve never been able to join guild since their kids play on the accounts and well… any guild of mine is barely safe for adults in chat.
Plus I already had 2 tanks and 3 healers for my 10man so how do I fit in a 3rd tank and 4th healer?!
I checked with Kahnti who’s switching to his DK to tank in Cata to see if he just wanted to DPS. He always loves DPS cuz it allows his epeen to get super big when he does silly damage. He was like… yea ok. Bam, that gave me the opening I needed for Addy and put my 10man group to 9. Next was to poke Shindig.
She was rather sure she wasn’t going to play a DPS toon. I didn’t ask Conifer cuz he’s easily confused. He stumbled around for days after he lost treeform. The next person on the list was Kray. She was my only real hope since her feelings towards toons was based in the overall accomplishment and not in the toon itself. Problem being of course that she enjoyed healing like I do. Paladin, druid, shaman, and priest alts… all healers.
I weighed my options, it only left one person who could switch to DPS and allow Shindig in. The problem of course is that I pay a lot of attention to whats going on and I find it easiest to heal and look at everything else. When I DPS I get into the zone. I’m super worried about being able to DPS (effectively) and still lead a raid. The last thing I need is Kahnti trying to epeen slap me cuz he did three times my damage. Plus how bad does that look if you are the weak link in your own raid?!
I’m gonna stick with priest though and just go shadow. I’ll still get to heal in randoms but not in raid. We’ll see how it goes!
Sidenote: Does this mean I have to change my banner… AGAIN?!