Zigi from Twenty-Five Boxes has tagged me in a new and fairly interesting healy-blogger-get-to-know-you-webring-kinda-meme-thing, started by a priest/pally over at Miss Medicina. While I go through the questionaire, I'm going to have to figure out a non-druid healer blogger to tag... as Jessabella made the rule that I must tag a blogging healer not of my own class!
If you'd like to see a full list of those that have replied, check here for a full link list :)
- What is the name, class, and spec of your primary healer?
- What is your primary group healing environment? (i.e. raids, pvp, 5 mans)
- What is your favorite healing spell for your class and why?
- What healing spell do you use least for your class and why?
- What do you feel is the biggest strength of your healing class and why?
- What do you feel is the biggest weakness of your healing class and why?
- In a 25 man raiding environment, what do you feel, in general, is the best healing assignment for you?
- What healing class do you enjoy healing with most and why?
- What healing class do you enjoy healing with least and why?
- What is your worst habit as a healer?
- What is your biggest pet peeve in a group environment while healing?
- Do you feel that your class/spec is well balanced with other healers for PvE healing?
- What tools do you use to evaluate your own performance as a healer?
Once upon a time, back in the land of Blackwing Lair, I used to evaluate based on overhealing. That was when we used Healing Touch (rank 4!). There's no point in doing that anymore with all of the HoTs, because I have little control over when they tick when I lack the ability to see into the future and know exactly when the boss' swings will manage to get past the block, parry, etc of the tank, and I can't force my HoTs to tick exactly in-time with a damage aoe or debuff. There will be overhealing, and I just have to ignore it now, unless I'm letting too many Lifeblooms bloom off as overheal, or using nourish or swiftmend or NS+HT as all overheal (being the non-hots of my arsenal).
- What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about your healing class?
- What do you feel is the most difficult thing for new healers of your class to learn?
- If someone were to try to evaluate your performance as a healer via recount, what sort of patterns would they see (i.e. lots of overhealing, low healing output, etc)?
- Haste or Crit and why?
- What healing class do you feel you understand least?
- What add-ons or macros do you use, if any, to aid you in healing?
My main mods are Grid, Power Auras, Bartender, Lunarsphere (with the random speech res announcements), Quartz, and Bindpad; I also use IceHUD, Pitbull, Sexymap, Chatter, Cowtip, and Buffalo to help streamline my interface. DBM, Omen, and oRA2 are my boss mods/threat watch/raid cooldown monitor/tank targets. Oh, and there is kgpanels and buttonfacade to personalize my UI and make it look prettier :)
- Do you strive primarily for balance between your healing stats, or do you stack some much higher than others, and why?
...and now I shall tag someone and pass it along. This is the hard part, because I only really follow druid blogs and a few non-healer blogs that have caught my attention. I think I will go with a disc priest, Ambrosyne at I Like Bubbles... she always digs up such humorous stuff. I'm also going to look rather pointedly at two guildie shaman of mine, in case they may wish to take part as well ;)
Upon finding that I have been beaten to the punch and someone has already tagged I Like Bubbles, I'd like to tag another blogger that had actually done a post about my blog *blush*... :) He's an elemental main-spec, but I know he likes that healing thing, too!
TAG to Chayah at Planet of Hats!