It has been brought to my attention that I don’t WoW-blog much. It’s true, albeit kind of silly seeing as how much of my real life is spent in WoW. So ok, Ori, I’ll bite.
Post this questionnaire, with your answers, on your blog. Pick the healing class you know most about (or is the focus of your blog) for the questionnaire, and then send it over to another healing blogger you know and love who heals with a DIFFERENT class. Include a link to the blogger who sent you the questionnaire, as well as a link to the blogger to whom you are sending it.
*What is the name, class and spec of your primary healer?
-I’m Myrah, resto spacegoat (erm Draenei)
*What is your primary group healing environment?
-mostly raids, 10 or 25, but occasionally 5 man heroics as well
*What is your favourite healing spell for your class and why?
-chain heal ftw! It’s the most effective, efficient way to heal multiple people at once.
*What healing spell do you use least for your class and why?
-lesser healing wave/healing wave. They use so much mana and only heal one target, and CH heals for almost as much.
*What do you feel is the biggest strength of your healing class and why?
-the ability to heal multiple targets with one spell.
*What do you feel is the biggest weakness of your healing class and why?
-I wouldn’t make a very good MT healer, unless the raid group was very melee heavy. Single targets are not my thing.
*In a 25 man raiding environment, what do you feel is, in general, the best healing assignment for you?
-raid heals, preferably on melee, so my chain heal is the most effective. This is why I like fights like Auriaya and Ignis, because everyone just stays in one place and I can heal the whole raid.
*What healing class do you most enjoy healing with and why?
-hmm, I guess I would have to say druids. They have a good amount of survivability, they have those wicked nice HoTs, and they have BR. Nothing better than a well placed BR.
*What healing class do you least enjoy healing with and why?
-I hate to say this, but other shamans. Totems have to be changed, my earth shield keeps getting removed, stuff like that. I’m like a cat who cannot tolerate other cats, I suppose.
*What is your worst habit as a healer?
-not paying attention. I get bored with healing very, very quickly, and sometimes I get distracted and someone dies. Oops!
*What is your biggest pet peeve about healing while in a group environment?
-people not paying attention to where I’m standing, and/or expecting me to be able to move around when I’m healing to be able to reach them. I’m sorry, if I move, that means I’m not healing. I can toss out a riptide every once in a while, but it has a cooldown and it really isn’t super effective. I wish the raid leader would put a mark on my head before every pull, so people could be a bit more conscious.
*Do you feel that your class/spec is well balanced with other healers for PvE healing?
-I think, at least in a raid, we are pretty essential. Again, chain heal is awesome.
*What tools do you use to evaluate your performance as a healer?
-Quite honestly, I don’t evaluate myself much. I know what to do, and I do it. I really should read more about how to be better, or pay attention to the meters a bit more, but like I said earlier, I get distracted easily.
*What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about your class?
-I don’t know, really.
*What do you feel is the most difficult thing for new healers of your class to learn?
-That shaman healing is really, really simple. I know when I first started I was concerned because all I was doing was spamming chain heal. I thought I was doing it wrong. I wasn’t.
*If someone were to try to evaluate your performance as a healer via recount, what sort of patterns would they see (i.e. lots of overhealing, low healing output, etc)?
-I would think they would see a lot of overhealing (we are supposed to be relatively high on that meter) and a median placement on the healing meter.
*Haste or Crit and why?
-eh, I like a good mix of both. Chain heal is really slow, so it would be nice if that were sped up a bit using haste, but sometimes a big, slow heal is nice too.
*What healing class do you feel you understand least?
-Priests! I don’t get it. I tried, I just don’t.
*What add-ons or macros do you use, if any, to aid you in healing?
-I use healbot. I like that I can color-code debuffs, and I can look once and see anyone that needs a heal, and how much they need. Makes my life infinitely easier when I don’t have to rely on someone yelling out “I’m in the pot” or “I’m in the hand” over vent.
*Do you strive primarily for balance between your healing stats, or do you stack some much higher than others, and why?
-I like to stay pretty balanced these days. I was stacking mp5 for a loooong time, until I realized that I could ditch some of it and still rarely run out of mana. So I’m looking at haste and crit now.
There! Now the only problem is I don’t know any healers that Ori hasn’t tagged already! Lol.