I was going to keep mum about this but then someone went and spilled the beans so now I am going to talk about it.
Yes I transferred my druid over to Shadow Rising. Some level 29 Undead Priest had the name Tatia so I had to make a slight change. My Night Elf Druid Tatia is now a Tauren Druid Tattia.
Yes I am still crying about it.
Don’t get me wrong, I like Taurens. I have a Tauren hunter that I enjoyed immensely (when I played her). It just doesn’t yet feel right being a cow instead of an elf. It does help that she is usually in form so I do have a modicum of comfort there.
I had not played my druid in over a month. In that time I was able to get so much rust on my leaves that I was flailing about for the first couple dungeons. Luckily my guildies are PRO so there weren’t any issues.
For the longest time, I only wanted to raid on my druid. Healing was cake and it made it easier for me to raid lead when I wasn’t having to worry about DPSing. When I got going on Lyssi my attitude changed. DPSing, while not raid leading, was a blast. Even if I am the lowest DPS there, I was still having fun. There wasn’t any “true” stress put on me, other than what I put on myself. Raiding became much more fun for me.
I didn’t miss healing.
Fast forward a few weeks.
Shadow Rising had one resto druid, Del. He has since retired from raiding. This means they didn’t have a resto druid. Guess who has an ICC geared resto druid? >.>
I don’t think they meant to put pressure on me to transfer my druid. I think a lot of it was me knowing what was needed in the guild and (me being me) doing what I could to help. For all intents and purposes, Tatia was just sitting on Bloodhoof molding. By bringing her over to Drak’Tharon I would actually get to play her and use her for the purpose that I struggled to level her for.
I also missed having only one 80. I had three 80s on Bloodhoof. It made it nice to change up what I was doing. I only have Lyssi on Drak’Tharon. What is the point of having 4 80s when you can only play 1 right? I had planned to eventually transfer fail mage over to Drak, but I was going to keep Tatia on Bloodhoof. I guess the best laid plans and all that.
So Tatia is now Tattia the Cow.
I spent most of the weekend running Soth through dungeons on his baby pally. Well I don’t think I can really call him a baby pally anymore. The dude does 5.6k dps >.> so yeah, nerf Soth. ^_^
Sunday evening rolls around and Tir needs another healer for group Peanut Butter’s ICC 10 run. They were on PP and were just “estatic” to have a druid healer for that fight. Now remember, I have only healed up to Festergut. We gave Rotface a few tries, but I have no experience healing beyond Festergut. Good thing I knew the fights as DPS.
BTW we one shot PP.
I even kept Soth alive as he DCd in the middle of a giant slime puddle.
Did I mention we two healed it?
Then came The Blood Princes.
I HATE this fight as dps. HATE it. I think I hate it even more as heals. I finally found a spot in the room where I could hit everyone (for the most part) and keep the tanks in range. Guess what happens next?
THE DPS GET IN MY BUBBLE!!?!!
If I have found a spot where I can be 10 yards away (as I am supposed to be) someone has to come along and get in my bubble.
I swear I am just going to make a macro that yells “GTFO of my bubble” and just spam it until people get the hint.
The funny part is I warned all of my guildies that I am a mean healer. I warned them over and over again.
They didn’t believe me.
Soth tells me this today: “Gosh you get angry”
Then he tells me: “You are a great healer. Definitely your best role. Dps is pretty good too, but wow, awesome druid heals are yummy.”
So yeah, I have this horrible feeling that I will be healing a hell of a lot more than I had planned. Even with being a very grumpy and angry healer.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel though!
Arioch told me this today: “As far as I’m concerned, your lock is your main. You can heal in the casual group if you want.”
You know what this means?
FAIL LOCK GETS TO KEEP DPSING!
Happy Koala is happy.