I May Learn Some Discipline Yet

I’ve played a holy priest since 2005. I leveled to 60 as full instance-spec holy, and to 70 and then 80 as a weird Holy Smite spec that I made up as I went along. In 90% of raids I’ve attended in the last four years I’ve healed as holy, learning disc only when mandatory for Lich King fights. Earlier this week, though, I looked at the current priest theorycrafting, read over the new talent trees, and pondered for a...

Notes on Cataclysm: Priest Preview

So let’s preface this by saying that I am not one of those crazy theorycrafting math priests, with the charts and the knowhow. I mean, good on those guys, because I rely on them to help me figure out what I’m doing. However, what I am is someone who has played a holy priest for five years. I like to think over that time I’ve developed a pretty good gut feel for holy spec and the class in general. Anyway, Cataclysm...

Better Pugging Through Smite

The great tragedy of healing is that the better your team gets, the more boring it becomes. It’s been said many times that while DPS can strive for bigger and better results on farm bosses, healers just see their numbers dwindle. Easy farm content leads to boredom, and in my guild bored healers lead to trouble. All of us enjoy the crazy chaotic fights with lots of running and stuff to do. Healychat after the first couple of...

So You Have a Val’anyr: holy priest edition

So before you read this I should probably mention that I haven’t truly “theorycrafted” any of this. I’ve barely even done any independent research on it (although really there doesn’t seem to be a lot out there). Instead this is all just based on my observations and own sense of logic. If you see a flaw in my logic, feel free to correct me in the comments. So you have a Val’anyr! First, let’s...

I Hate Recruiting!

Augh, recruiting. Augh! I hate recruiting. It’s too much like job hunting or other related real life chores. There are always a glut of guilds, too, so we all line up and flash our beautiful plumage and hope that we entice the right people. Recruiting makes me daydream about terrible things like one of the larger guilds on our server going belly up, allowing the rest of us to cherrypick from their remains. And I realize this...

To GHeal or not to GHeal: Holy Priests in 3.1

In the week since 3.1 was released I’ve been focused on getting the guild pumped up, leading raids, learning new bosses, figuring out dual specs, and recruiting, not to mention the new fishing daily and Argent Tournament quests. In fact, it was only today that I sat down with the Armory, Elitist Jerks, and a pen and decided that it was time to work out exactly what happened to holy priests with this patch and what I was going to...

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