Archive for Healing

Just US DPS Here!

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on December 13, 2012 by theerivs

nurse1So WoW continues to batter the PvP healers which in turn is getting most of us upset. My guildie put a post up on the WoW forums, and it pretty much sums up my feelings as well.  He’s just going to play his Mage. Me I decided to take a little break from WoW. To see how this pans out. Oh I won’t take a too long a break. My nephew started a warrior, and I really want to hit the 2v2 circuit with him. With my nephew the insanity apple does not fall far from the nut tree that’s for sure.

This PvP healing thing now, where the increased battle fatigue has me wondering what is WoW thinking, are they catering to the masses,  are they just winging it and don’t know what the hell they are doing, or is there method to their madness that has not been seen yet.

All I know if they don’t fix matters, all thats going to be left is just DPS….and that’s like being at a sausage fest…no fun for me.

Damn it Jim, I’m a Pally, not a Mathematician

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on November 29, 2012 by theerivs

So I decided to go back to Holy Spec on my Pally to do some good ole fashioned healing for my Horde brethern. Damn it though what’s with this PvP Power stuff, and I’m hearing stuff from Guildies about some 15% debuff on healing called Battle Fatigue. I don’t know what’s up with that.

It’s just healing is getting more and more complicated, and it’s bumming me out. With Shadow Priests, and Warlock with their constant fearing, don’t they have cool downs. The other classes that have a million tricks up their sleeves, no wonder why we can’t find healers in PvP. Blizz is making it rough indeed.

Well I’m going to give it the college try, and see. I would say if I didn’t like it I would go back to Ret in PvP, but every Pally knows Ret is a big joke in PvP.

I’m That Healing Bitch

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , , on September 11, 2012 by theerivs

I’m entering my Pally in Rupaul’s Drag Race,  I just got a set of Greaves, that look like a skirt that I use to Xmog. Totally wearing the crap out of those. Well a Guildie wanted to get them for his female pally…pfft and waste them on that Ho.  My guildie was like are you actually going to use those…I said, “Remember who you’r talking to, I was the Orc who wore Lightforge Spaulders for the longest time cause I said I was going to be the first orc Pally.”  He just busted out laughing, and replied, “Yeah, that was you”  Well after I Xmogged, I gotta say I look fierce.

So last night I donned my skirt, and the rest of my Holy Gear and stepped into the Battlegrounds. I need to get the Cataclysmic Greatsword, had only 900 honor, and I needed 3400.  I healed the shit out of my fellow hordling, I topped the healing charts alot. It went from just standing there healing unmolested, which showed the alliance sucked, to being beaten on like a 2 dollar crack whore. Those were the battles I loved, the challenging ones. Where I had to use every ounce of my talent to heal. I really do enjoy healing from time to time. It brings me back where it all started in DAOC, and a cleric.  So by the end of the night, I got my sword…it looked mean and ugly. I xmogged it to something prettier. I think I may be playing my Pally a little too much…..I’m having weird thoughts like I could use some nice heels to go with my skirt. God what am I going to be like after I level him to 90?

The Healing Bitch

Posted in MMORPG, Uncategorized with tags , , on June 4, 2012 by theerivs

I’m not one of those people who say they hate World of Warcraft so much they will never be back. Do I like the path Blizzard took, No not really. Do I hate the game? No, there are some aspects I still really enjoy. SWTOR is kind of losing it’s luster to me, and Diablo is fun, but I can’t play for huge amount of time. So when my guildies of old (I’ve been playing with these peeps for over 10 years) planned to head back to WoW, I was down…like a clown. Back in the old days I use to play a healer first in Dark Ages of Camelot, then a brief tour of duty as a priest in World of Warcraft. Until I got burnt the hell out, that was like 7-8 years ago, I havent really seriously healed since then, sure I dabbled hear or there, but nothing serious until now.My guildies of old needed a healer, so I decided to go back to my role of healing bitch.

I’m glad we went Horde, I love the Horde, I played Horde for most of my WoW career. There is a certain mentality that is there that just isn’t there with the alliance. It’s not there as much as it use to be, back in the Vanilla days it really meant something that you played Horde, there was a brotherhood there of sorts. That attitude still lingers about sometimes, and it’s refreshing…..but with the Horde when things go wrong, they go horribly wrong. We start to turn on each other, and bicker it’s really horrible, but sometimes it’s like a train wreck I can’t turn away. ,

So my pally is a tanking Pally, and to make him into a healing pally, i bought some gear what I could, but i might as well be wearing wet towels. Lo and behold it’s Alterac Valley weekend, which meant I wouldn’t be poorly geared that much longer. I got 4/5 of my pvp healing set. Tonight I’m hoping to really rock it, and get my helm, weapon, and shield. even try for some feet. That way all i have to worry about is some trinkets, and a relic.

As for healing I’m no slouch, some of the old healer is left in me, just have to be more aware situational, and one thing I forgot. Don’t lead the charge, you suck at doing damage. I was laughing as I was charging for Van, all of a sudden I found myself in the Alliance base with nobody around….DOH!  Bottomline I’m having a bit of fun again in World of Warcraft, and looking forward to working on a warlock, and making some gold again, which I already started that ball rolling.  Oh and any Healing Pallies want to toss me a few tips feel free to leave them here.

Tales of a Healing Bitch – Mana Starved.

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , , on September 13, 2011 by theerivs

So I’m doing some PvP healing, and the biggest issue I have is Mana. I don’t know how my PvE counterparts are doing these days in terms of Mana. There was a day when Pallies never had Mana Issues.

Here are my theories as to why I have Mana issues.

1. I need to find more Mana efficient healing style for PvP - It’s easy to get a rotation down in PvE, but in PvP who fly by the seat of your pant’s more.

2. PvP gear sucks - Well at lower Ilevels it really does suck. With better gear I think I will have bigger mana pool.  

3. Not really enchanted/gemmed - No many gem slots or enchants on my gear. I figure the stuff I have on now isn’t going to stick around, why bother.

4. Lack of Resources - No really many resources on the PvP Holy Paladin, at least none I found lately, to give me tips and such.  

5. I suck – Maybe I just suck at healing, which is a possibility I may have to come to terms with.

Let the Healing Begin

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on August 31, 2011 by theerivs

So I decided lets do this Holy Pally thing. I healed in Dark Ages of Camelot for years, so how bad can I be, my only limitation is gear, mine really sucks. So I fixed my mess up, got right spec, action bars, glyphs, I also got Vuhdu mod.

I decided to hit the Battlegrounds first, figure get a little better gear via honor points. I really had fun healing in the battlegrounds, standing back,  healing my team mates, and have them protect me like the princess..err. I mean helluva guy that I am.

I have my Vuhdu set to divine light on left click, and cleanse right. I followed the ABC rule, Always Be Casting. If I didn’t have anyone to heal, I would holy shock an enemy.  I didn’t too bad, I was always top 5, usually 3rd or 4th best healer.  I know I have ALOT to learn, and I need to step in do some PvE as well.  Overall I think it will be fun.

Problems I have right now in the Battlegrounds …

1. Situational Awareness – I have to keep my head on a swivel. 

2. Cooldowns – When to use what, and where.

3. Healing Priorities – Who should get the heals first.

4. The Oh Shit Buttons – When crap hits the fans what to do.

5. Gear – I always hunger for more.

Why I don’t heal anymore

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on May 12, 2011 by theerivs

I never really healed in World or Warcraft,or any MMO after that…sure I flirted with it maybe healed for a few 5-mans on my pally in Wrath, or a few scenarios in WAR on my Zealot, but I never really seriously dedicated myself to the healing arts in these later games, and I’ll tell you why.

I’m sick of it,  truth be told.

I played Dark Ages of Camelot for over 2 years, in that game I played a Cleric…I was everyone’s heal bitch. You think mages get alot of whispers for portals, that ain’t shit compared to the amount of rez tells I use to get in DAOC. Oh it wasn’t so in the beginning. I had an awesome Smite specced Cleric. Oh he rocked….then came a mighty nerf, and if you played Albion at all in DAOC in the beginning, I’m sure you heard of the almighty Smite Cleric Nerf.

*sigh* So be it, I’m a dedicated healer now. It was fun for a while…playing whack a mole with the green bars, then with my gear getting better, healing got easier. It got to the point where I could paint my nails while healing…not that I actually painted my nails…that was a metaphor…yeah a metaphor. Don’t get me wrong, it was nice being a Cleric, I was decent at what I did, and everybody liked me because I did my job, it just got well tedious.

The only real fun I had been in PvP, running around with the group. Watching the kill people, as I healed them, but then got tedious as well cause guess who was on the first to kill, or mezz list, yep me.

I was just tired of it….so when World of Warcraft came out in 2004, I decided to be a tank, and standing in the front lines this time and taking the hits.

Do I get the bug to heal, once in a while…tell you the truth, I still got the mad skillz at least in dungeons, raids I don’t know, but after a while it’s the same ole, same ole to me….an elaborate game of whack-a-mole with green bars.

Tales of a Healing Bitch.

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on February 22, 2010 by theerivs

Ok so as you may, or may not know I’m working on the little Pally, I am dual spec, Prot, and Holy. I been liking Holy, I wanted to get the knack of Prot. I want to start tanking again. So any tips from ProtPallyland feel free to add your two cents, or Holy for that matter.

Well I’m level 68, and I thought I would once more go in to the Breach with my Holy Skills. A Holy Pally in the guild told me, don’t bother with the late 60′s dungeon. They are a pain in the asses.  Do I listen…nope.

So I queue up, and get a group in 5 seconds. I love being a healer. It’s Sethekk Halls….This should be ok if I remember correctly, not to hard…right? Wrong. The Tank is a Death Knight, specced Unholy…Which is doable. Wait …wtf He’s not using  frost aura. Oh..Oh…Strike 1.

Next I run out of mana, so before the next pull….I say “Mana”…He pulls again.

I snap, and turn into an angry woman who just had her last piece of chocolate stolen from her. I told him sternly,  “Listen Buddy, I don’t know what you’re doing here, but it ain’t tanking. See that little blue bar under my health, that’s what I need to heal you. You better sharpen up buster, or you’ll be taking a nice ghost walk back to this dungeon.” 

To his credit he apologized…

Next pull the guy pulls an entire room. Everyone bails, and I leave with, “Enjoy your walk, go eat a dick”

Tales of a Healing Bitch

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on January 28, 2010 by theerivs

So last night after doing Underbog again, and having to practically lead the tank around a leash, telling him what to do over…and over again. Is this what Girls have to do with Men to get what they want? Maybe that’s why their so pissed at us men all the time. I’m starting to feel their pain.

I finally got a different dungeon, the Auchenai Crypts. I was excited like a little school girls, so I buffed up, and told the tank I was ready. He proceeded to pull the entire first room, and I die trying to put a valiant effort in.

*sigh*

A death knight drops group, then the tank starts blaming the DK not with us. I was like, alright dude. I’ll give you a second chance. So we got another dps. I said now, “Lets try this again with less suck”

What does the tank do? That’s right. Pulls the entire room…AGAIN!

That’s it,  I run out, and say, “Later douchebags!”

Tales of a Healing Bitch.

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on January 26, 2010 by theerivs

Ok I decided to stick with Holy for a bit, and see how that pans out. Why a bitch, not so much that I’m playing a girl toon…I’m a bitch, because shit is going to be done my way, and I’m going to be vocal about. DPS acting like an ass, I’m gonna tell them. Tank pulling too much, yeah thats right I’m gonna tell. I’ll tell them nice first, don’t let me get to a second time.

Cause yeah I’m gonna be that bitch.

So I’m level 65, was 64, and last night I once again was doing the Slave Pens, god I’m getting sick of that and Underbog.  A Tank was pulling way too much. I told him. I was nice at first, “Please ease up on the pulling I’m running dangeously close to running out of mana, and that’s saying something for a pally.” …No reply, and he kept going. So I let the inner bitch out.   “Listen Mother Fucker, you got two choices pull the whole dungeon, I’ll let you die, then I split, and you can think about it on your walk back…. or you can chill the hell out, and we can finish this just fine”    He aplogized and we finished just fine.

In an Underbog run, I got something I’m not quite use to…compliments. As a mage I rarely ever hear..Nice DPS, or great way to sheep the mob. Nope Killing things is what I did, and though I did it well, and nice job once in a while would of been nice.  Well someone said to me after a pull that went south, “Nice job healing.”  Lets just say that guy was topped off on the heals all the time. He was gonna be alive if I have to Lay some Hand on him, and I do mean in a dirty way.

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