#1 - 2012/07/27 01:47:00 PMHi guys,
I've been on and off WoW since WotLK. Never played too much, got more into it when Cataclysm came to Azeroth. Leveled my first couple of characters to 85, had some fun in dungeons.
One thing that I always enjoyed most was healing with a Holy Priest. I have leveled one to 85 before, deleted it when I last took a break. Now I'm back and would very much like to start leveling a Holy Priest again.
The problem is... I love healing early dungeons (yes, really). I love healing Outland dungeons, Lich King dungeons... even Cata dungeons. However, I'm terribly afraid of healing two things:
- some heroic instances
I don't exactly know why that is. One reason might be that I have never actually raided. I did join a PUG a couple of times, but to be honest - it ended miserably. Don't even know if that was my fault, because I rarely knew what exactly was happening. I have no trouble healing a couple of people in a dungeon, I love my grid+clique setup that one of my friends taught me back in WotLK. I just get lost in raid healing when so many people are taking damage and it seems like everybody is going to die all at once if I don't do something.
Some heroics are the same for me. While only 5-manned, it mostly depends on the group. Before I got better, I had trouble with normal heroics when the tank wasn't very good. I also constantly had problems in ZG/ZA.
I think my problems are:
- lack of experience
- lack of control of the situation
- inability to draw conclusions why a fight is going good/bad - is it me, is it the tank, is it just a bad day?
It got to the point where I do want to level my new Holy Priest, but am almost sure that I won't enjoy the endgame, which - for a change - I would like to do.
Has anybody had similar problems when they first started their career as a professional healer? :) How was it for you, how long did it take to get accustomed to raiding, your role and what exactly is to be done? Obviously being in a good and helpful guild is good, but as an alternative, is there any way to simply get better without this terrible stress killing my desire to heal?