First, for news completely unrelated to my post, big grats to Askevar’s 10 man crew, who got down Arthas on Sunday!!! They got to Artie not terribly long after HFC did and have been working on him diligently since then. It’s a nice morale booster for the guild (or at least, felt like that to me) and I’m happy for them.
And now, on with our regularly scheduled post:
I feel….almost upset to admit this, but right now I enjoy healing on my disc priest more than my paladin. I confessed this in whispers to my 10 man RL last night after bringing in both to try and get Arthas down. I actually brought Ryska in Sunday night when we tried out raiding on that night for the first time, and again last night and she did (imo, anywho) well. Much better than the last time I tried her out on LK, when her gear wasn’t as good, but I had heard disc priests were good for infest and wanted to try it out. For our last attempt of the night last night, I brought in Endy, so we could have an extra stun for the Valk’yr in phase 2. And that would have worked out better had I not gotten grabbed BOTH times (we can only survive atm til usually the second Valk) they came up. Oh well. Since the patch, I’ve struggled to regain my ‘healing mojo’ on Endy. There’ve been times I dispaired, and there have been times I was giddy with my healing awesomeness. I seem to have settled in some sort of middle ground for the time being. My instincts, built up over 5+ years, are screaming at me to do one thing, while my new buttons tell me I can’t do that any more or it costs more mana or I have something new now. I’m not the only one dispairing. Whereas on Ryska, things feel largely the same. Except now I have a super big bubble I can put over the whole group, weee!
I’m really trying not to make any definite proclamations of hate or love until Cataclysm comes out and I see how things are at 85. I aim to keep things as they are, with Endy as my main and Ryska as First Alt (and Celrina making a roaring come back as First Alt in Waiting instead of the Second Alt-I-Sometimes-Forget-About). When both are 85 and I’ve had a taste of raiding on both, maybe then I’ll give things some serious think time. Unless I’ve already made up my mind by then, which is entirely possible.
I guess it’s a wierd feeling, contemplating for the first time if I want to demote Endy from beloved main status. But it’s the fact that I’m debating so much that at least tells me she’s not ready to go yet. There were times when I thought about server transferring idly, but it seemed painful to seriously contemplate. I might have wanted it on some level, but it would have made me a sad panda to do so and I just…couldn’t. Then there was the time when it just felt right. I was still sad, but I knew in my heart it was what I needed to do and I did it with little wailing and gnashing of teeths. So the fact I’m doing said wailing and teeth gnashing now tells me Endyme still wants that title of Miss Main 2010!
It’s just that ever since I got Ryska to 80 and got some gear on her, she’s been a joy to play. I loved the change of pace, the different spells and ways I had of healing people, from HoT’s to Penance. I loved being able to wield a staff, and bubbles and the buffs (no trying to figure out what to give to who, it’s just Fort for all!). And I guess it’s that change of pace, while still doing something I love (healing) that I’m really enjoying right now. So for the next little while, until Cata comes out and whenever it is both healers get to 85, I’ll be enjoying whatever toon brings me the most joy and hoping that the obvious choice presents itself. Ultimately, I enjoy healing and I do enjoy having 2 healers at my disposal. Maybe it’s time to change things up and try out a different main, maybe I’ve been slowly moving in that direction for awhile now. I still love Endy though. I’ve been through alot with her. I guess time will tell!