Why it's fun playing a healer?!
|sometimes a lock can feel insignificant
when lacking useful raid buffs.
Why am I having fun? I am responsible for the group. As a healer I am not worried about DPS, I am worried about keeping you alive.
Tank, please don't try to out-run me, you probably will!! Yes, with your BOA gear, you'll probably last longer, but if you go an aggro the entire room; sorry, I can't heal that fast..I pass out buffs instead of curses; useful buffs, that everyone immediately benefits from. In addition, as a (low-level) healer, my spell cycle is short, Shield and Renew on tank. Most other players never get hurt. I am barely going to wear out two buttons on my mouse! (Thanks Vuhdo!)
Now, to be honest, before the random dungeon finder, this would have been tedious, if not impossible. Leveling a healer via questing is like, well, killing your enemies with your voidwalker. Bluey don't do DPS. Looking at the Armory, she's ran 29 five-man dungeons and 6 battlegrounds to date. Of these, I'd say about 8 dungeons and one BG where total failures.This means that she's leveled 13 levels simply through running 20 something dungeons and maybe a quest here or there.
Do I have a group of friends and guildies to run with? Sure. Would they wait for me to play? Most definitely not. What would happen would be like what happened with Elkagorasa. Let's drag elk through Scarlet Monastary night. When Cataclysm finally comes out, I am considering taking 2-3 days off work (mini vacation), in order to level with my co-workers.
Going forward, I will keep building this toon out, level by level, point by point. I just picked up a few new healing spells, like the AOE Prayer of Healing. Ready to give this another spin at Scarlet Monestary, maybe tonight. Wednesday is looking to be a raid on ICC, so Elk isn't going to gather dust. Wishing for Muradin's Spyglass (seen it 3 times now and lost everytime) to replace my older trinkets.