Oh yeah, been a while since I wrote anything here. Mostly due to completely destroying my shoulder, going through a painful operation and an even more painful recovery training. But I’m getting there! My right arm is now almost fully functional again, and I can almost cope with the pain as well. But safe to say, that last few months I’ve been spending more time at the gym than in wow. See that’s something very unlikely for me…
But I’m back to raiding ‘full-time’ again as well. Admittedly, mostly been doing 10-man raiding lately. And since there’s a shortage of tanks in my guild, I have actually been tanking more than healing while progressing in ICC 10 heroic. I’m not sure how I feel about that. I love healing, and it’s my main spec. But with all the tanking, I’ve realised how I feel tanking is just ‘easier’ than healing (no offence to all the tanks out there!). Now take Blood Queen, for example. When healing that fight, basically I’m working my wodden arse off. It’s a busy fight! When tanking it, I basically run in, grab aggro, then I can go pick up some coffee, and return in time to position myself again after fear. I’m sorry to say, that Blood Queen really isn’t a fight that requires a whole lot when you’re MT. Same goes for Festergut (normal and especially hc). Healing can feel kinda crazy-busy. If you miss moving from mallable goo, you’re generally screwing the raid over. But tanking… meh… stand here, grab aggro, watch your stacks. Oh, use a cd to avoid being blown up. Mallable goo… guess I can move from that if I really have to.
This post isn’t meant to be a rant, or complaining that tanking is too easy and healing is too hard. I love healing, I love being busy, throwing heals around everywhere. But there’s definitely some fights where you’re kept busy as a tank as well. And having been tank all through The Burning Crusade, I know tanking ain’t all cake & beers. But I kinda feel, that tanking has meant some easier strains on my poor arm since I started raiding again, compared to having to heal. But going feral tank as main spec is defintely not part of my plans… even if I feel outlooks for Cataclysm is kinda grim for my poor tree (or non-tree to be *cry*). But that rant is not for this post, I’ll make a separate one for Cataclysm-whining. Meanwhile, I’m levelling a paladin. She’s lvl 63 now, and she’s ofcourse gonna be a healer. So when Cataclysm comes out, I’ll see how I feel about resto druid then. I can’t imagine playing anything but my druid as my main – but I can’t imagine loosing my tree-form either. So if I don’t like it, hopefully I’ll have a choice to change main character (either picking my resto shammy or my holy paladin).
Now… I was benched for tonights 25-man raid. So back to levelling my paladin. I’ll be in touch!