What’s up with Holy priests? (aka. so tired, can’t think)02/18/2010
I’ve noticed a trend recently with Holy priests (and priests in general, but less obvious) in that they seem to really be lagging behind the other healers are far as throughput and general usefulness are concerned. Maybe it’s just with trials that I’ve been running with, but Holy priests just seem to need so much hand-holding these days and even then they lag behind everyone else. The top of the HPS and HPE charts seem to always be Trees and healadins these days. I have so many vivid memories of our Holy priest topping every single chart back in the day. Has something changed? Why is a single target healer beating out the AoE healers so easily?
Giving all these potential healers test-runs is very exhausting. It feels like every single one needs me to walk them through how to play their class, fix their spec, gem their gear… All this time and energy are put into improving our trials, but they still don’t make the grade. I’m singlehandedly fixing all the healers on my server, it feels like. What I’d really like is to get someone who knows their stuff, but hasn’t gotten the chance to raid very much. Finding Holy priests is like pulling teeth and trying to find any with skills seems utterly impossible. They’ve all gone Disc or something.
Not that I’m the most skilled person in the world… Dreamwalker is giving me headaches; getting those orbs is really difficult for me. It didn’t help that all the healers spread out and dived those orbs like vultures. I won’t be satisfied with my performance on that fight until I break 25k HPS.
I’m writing a big post about being a healing lead, so that’ll hopefully be done soon-ish. My blog’s quality has been dropping as of late, which I apologize for. The combination of elements of being busy with “real life” and having to deal with new healers every raid night just saps me. I had originally planned to take this month off from WoW (gasp!), since things are so busy around here, but they really needed me to stick around to help out. Now if I can only find two awesome priests, I can go back to planning my skiing vacation…