Slight change of plans
Well, here I thought I had my plan of development running. Three PVP characters. Shaman solo as a DPS spec, Druid paired with my daughter as a Tank spec, and because I found I couldn’t let go, a priest that would go solo – so shadow till I could group consistently and if necessary change to healpriest. That was in order of amount of time I expected to apply.
My daughter got with some friends and did a “wouldn’t it be cool to group all the way from bottom to top – never having to lfg for 5-mans or nasty quests?” Yep. Three DPSers, and my daughter decided she really, really wanted to pally tank. As a reminder, she’s an outstanding healadin on her PVP 70 – always in demand not only in her own guild but by a few others with whom she’s worked. “Wanna do SSC/Gruul/etc?” yeah, that good. (probably better than me). ANYWAY… pally like I’m a priest – knowing it really well despite primarily doing one spec.
So they needed a healer. And so she and I, we had this little talk. I have three potential healspecs on line, and I could always go pally if she wanted. Nope, in her experience (and both our opinions) the best all-purpose healer for getting up there is the priest. (I know there are some outstanding tools in the druid tree, but… she’s my tank, I’m her healer, we will be mutually supportive – and both of us are just biased in favor of the priest healer.)
I really considered dropping my poor pre-10 priest. I mean, I’m talking teenage boys, they may be bothered by me playing a female toon. (Three horde, one female, two male. shrug). I decided that if I wasn’t going to complain about the stupid undead (see other bias posts) warlock, they could live with my female priest. Besides… the punnnnn. So Ipallida will run higher in my playtime. And I’ll do a little learning, because I’ve never focused on being a healpriest from the beginning. hmmm, disc or holy…
This could be educational. As well as fun.