In the days leading up to Cataclysm (you know, when I was actually playing) there was a great deal of discussion on the future of healing and mana management. Namely, that we would actually have to manage mana.
I will be the first to admit, healing was easy in Wrath, at least from a mana standpoint. As soon as I got that snowflake from the ICC 5 mans, I was set. It was the snowflake wasn’t it? The one they had to nerf because of resto druids and it was still overpowered.
Once I was in full raid gear, I would actually try to run out of mana. On any of the first 10 fights in ICC, I kid you not, I would spam my abilities on anything and everything that had lost even a little health. And then keep full hots up on everybody. I would not run oom. I just wouldn’t.
For the Lich King, ok, I actually had to try there. And it was easy if I tried.
All this has supposedly changed. I wouldn’t know. I have not healed so much as a 5 man since 4.0 dropped, let alone Cataclysm and level 85 content. Which brings us to you.
Anyone who reads this blog (all 2 of you) who heals (ok, 1 of you), I want you to fill out this meme. Either a blog post of your own or just a comment is fine. Here is what I want to know:
Do you play a healer class and spec as your “main”:
No, I don’t anymore. I’m a fire mage.
How many characters total do you have at level 85?
0. Nada. None. Zilch. My mage is 83.
What is the more advanced current content you have (tried to) heal? 5-mans, heroics, raids, heroic raids? 25-man heroic Deathwing hard mode?
I have healed solo quests in Vash’jr.. go go Evocation!
Did you heal in Wrath? Do you heal now? Why did you or didn’t you switch?
Yes I was a tree. No, I am a mage. FIRE!
Is healing really “hard”?
What is the most different for you?
I’m just curious really. I don’t know if I’m fully qualified to start this meme to be honest. I don’t play the game, I don’t heal, I don’t even really have that many readers to spread the meme too. But I want to know, so there you go.