Lately, at the onset of another expansion, the general question of should I change toons has loomed large in my life.
I wonder, honestly, how hard it would be to learn to heal on a toon. Can you spend 10 years playing a game as ranged DPS to switch to something as difficult as healing? Is it difficult?
My healing experience is as follows:
- 2 weeks on a Shammy in Black Temple
- approx 2 week in 5 man dungeons (mainly Well of eternity) on my pally with friends only
- approx 2 weeks in Cata PVP on my Paladin
- 1 week in LFR Dragonsoul on my Druid
- 2 levels in Dire Maul on my Priest
That sums it up. Can you combine that and become an effective healer? I don’t know. I am not even sure I want to be a main healer in WoD, but having said that healers are always useful if they are good at their role. I am not sure I would ever be good.
I also have a lot of history with my mage – not sure I am willing to give that up.I am thinking it might nice to go Fire again, but it will depend on the spec come WoD.
There is also the question of what I will be doing in WoD. Since the release date is November, I have less time to muse over whether I will be a raider or not. I want to be a raider…and once we move back into the city I will be able to handle the raid times with the Frosties. Just…unlikely we will have sold and moved in time. Beginnings of expacs are always a time of changing and moving though, so I will cross that bridge when we come to it. I want to raid though. I REALLY hate missing out!! Being in game now and watching the others raid and having to find other things to do has been a real eye opener for me…I can’t handle it!!! HAAHAH I need the raiding fix that LFR just doesn’t give me – I think LFR just devolves into name calling and abuse whereas a guild normally just keeps going. The jealousy is just unbearable some nights…
In the end I know day 1 will rock around and I will jump on my mage and I will start questing, but I don’t want to regret that decision. Last expac Lominari leveled a monk from scratch, we helped as much as we could and he was ready before half the other raiders in our guild. We stopped playing and when he came back, he picked up his Shadow priest again….I don’t want to do that.
I know two things for sure, I love my guild and I can’t see myself ever leaving it by choice and secondly that I want to raid this expac. I want to see all the content. I have to make those two things work for me.
I must make a concerted effort to find whatever the money maker is in WoD and be fanatical about it on my toons. I must gather funds this time round so I am not constantly scratching around when I want to buy mounts. I mean I still can’t afford the repair mammoth (that is half my current stash) and I not even close to getting the 108k Yak….I couldn’t even contemplate buying it…I can’t buy all the other mounts like the cloud serpents (too darn expensive – 7k!!! pfft)
I need money!