Cataclysm has now been out 2 weeks…some of the dust is starting to settle and the leveling frenzies are calming down since the powerlevelers have done their thing (many times over probably). I SO do not regret race changing Lirwyn! She’s fun to play, and feels like a new, yet familiar, toon. I totally love being a night elf. *bounce bounce* Plus she finally made it to 85 this past weekend. But after I dinged, I pretty much logged immediately because (hooray), I was suffering from a cold and felt like utter crap.
So for the past few days I’ve been largely taking it easy, doing easy things like working on my herbalism and alchemy. I logged on last night and Askevar told me I may want to check my email and boy oh BOY, she gifted me a moonkin for my birthday! /dances with moonkin Big thanks for that, I love him! Still trying to contemplate a name….Cluckers, maybe? WoW must have also known it was my birthday yesterday, since I did Halls of Origination for the first time and got no less than 3 drops! Main hand, off hand and a lovely chestpiece (with the same pattern on it as the one I’m wearing so….boo). Yay!
Healing. Something that’s got many healers in a tizzy right now is the harder times we’re having in instances in general. I haven’t PuGged myself out as much, definitely not by myself, since Cata’s release. I don’t want that kind of stress and abuse while I’m gearing myself up, learning the new instances and others are too. HELL to the NO. I have noticed it’s harder to keep folks topped off (which is always what I’d prefer but know isn’t something to worry about as much nowadays) and my mana still goes away fast much of the time. Could be many reasons for that. My gear isn’t as enchanted as it usually is, given I don’t like to enchant gear I may only have a week or two before replacing. Also, I’m sure I still need to work on perfecting my priestly healing, there are still things to learn and get better at. But people are largely not dying on me….there have been a few occasions where the tank’ll go down because they’re taking an OMGWTFBBQ beating and I just cannot keep them alive.
I’m still advising patience all around. Everyone’s having to adjust. DPS are learning (or re-learning) various methods of CC, Tanks are having to adjust the way they pull, and not just rush in and grab everything. Healers are learning to manage their mana and prioritize who to heal and butting heads with folks who don’t realize how HARD it is for us sometimes in this brave new world.
Endyme will soon suit up and head to Vashj’ir. I’ve been trying to get Lirwyn a little more developed as an 85 without delving into Heroics (which she JUST became eligible for last night). I really don’t want to do Heroics until I have my gear looking prettier, because I hear they’re a BITCH and I want to be as ready as I can. But I’m thinking I’ll get Endy out to Vashj’ir and can work on her during lulls in instancing on Lirwyn. I aim to get Endy to 85 soon as I can. Celrina, I’ll take my time on. But I want 2 maxxed healers first and foremost. Endy’s almost gotten relegated to alt status in my mind, but I don’t want to make THE call until she’s 85 and I see what I’m working with and if I can learn to handle the new shinies she has.
Life Grip Leap of Faith: BEST. ABILITY. EVAR.