Posts Tagged ‘PVE’

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A Reaffirmation of Sorts

September 18, 2009

I spend a great deal of my WoW time running battlegrounds and working on achievements- most I can do on my own. Rarely do I run heroics or raid because I loathe PUGs as a healer. PUGs are dangerous things to a sensitive healer, a healer quick to guilt herself as they are notorious, in my eyes at least, for vitriol, especially as they will ignorantly and vehemently turn on the healer. It’s not such a big deal really, but the idea of that sort of abuse is enough to make me hesitate. I need at least one person I know or am acquainted with to run heroics. A wingman.

Not that battlegrounds are really any better, but at least I have anonymity. Plus, it’s almost always due to poor or non-existent teamwork.

I need to raid Naxx for gear and practice my dewy holy spec, but my guild carries me off to Ulduar instead, encourages and advises me along the way. My current raiding guild now is not unlike my first raiding guild on my warlock. It’s a casual guild full of people who know one another, except I don’t really know these guys. I’m slowly learning their names, but I do feel accepted and never threatened. That, to me, is the most important part of being in a guild. It’s a great relief to be in that sort of environment.

Not that I need to be coddled. Not that they are a bunch of carebears.

Not that most of them are exceptional at PVP. Not that I am either, but I’d like to learn to be.

Which, for the most part, is what this blog is about.

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A Lesson in Utility

June 12, 2009

So I went out of town for a few days, and it completely threw off my schedule, including my intent to blog. I did, however, play and play a lot since I’ve returned. In fact, Monday night I ran regular Violet Hold- a first as discipline. (I think I mentioned before that my PVE spec since dual-spec release was holy.)

And I was bad.

Ok, so no one died! But I used Renew. I used Renew a lot. I was a naughty, Renewing discipline priest. Still, I never ran OOM during the entire instance. But…

Ok, so the group almost died once, but then I pulled the shiny Prayer of Mending out just at the last second, and VOILA! We downed Xevozz, and I mentally and silently groveled at the feet of my fellow party members. Maybe the level 80 shadow priest and the other level 78s had something to do with it, but at level 76 I learned right then, Prayer of Mending is my new best friend. And bubbles, of course! Bubbles for everyone, but I would never leave off the bubbles. Cuz I’m a bubble addict, didn’t ya notice?

Anyway, now I’m using Prayer of Mending every time it’s off cooldown in PVE. So that’s it for my valuable lesson this week and tonight’s post.

P.S.: As a testament to playing so much since my return, Lucasta is level 78 now, and she has her epic mount and cold weather flying, and that is so partly because of a very generous and totally awesome Sunstrike.