Just an update on my tanking and healing career on my paladin and priest respectively.
First, I've been apprehensive to tanking heroics on my paladin, in spite of the fact that I spent a lot of gold on his tanking equipment. I'm running most heroics as retribution and I don't mind the long queue, which is actually useful to me because I can do some dailies in the meantime.
Last night I decided to try tanking midway through a heroic (I won't even mention which one) after the tank left and I'm ashamed to say that after managing to wipe the group twice through my blundering, I called it quits in disgrace. From now on I think I'm gonna stick to tanking normal dungeons only, just to get my tanking fix.
My priest, on the other hand, is a different story. Since I turned discipline, I've been having tons of fun healing. To my credit I've only had one wipe so far and it wasn't something I could control. The tank pulled more groups than he could handle and that was that. So far discipline has been amazing. I can handle any dungeon that's been thrown at me.
Not only have I found a lot of nice upgrades up to ilvl 187, but I am currently halfway between 79 and 80.
I've met the usual crowd of random people. Most of them are nice and courteous but there's also the odd asshat.
What warms my heart is whenever someone comments on how good my healing is. On one occasion the tank was amazed by my "mana efficiency". I guess he always saw me with almost full mana. That's, of course, thanks in part to my Mercurial Alchemist Stone and my Endless Mana Potion. And then again, discipline is a fairly thrifty spec. If things get really desperate on some boss for example, I can always use my Shadowfiend as a last resort. In fact I do use him on most end bosses, just to be on the safe side.
Next, I'm planning to heal heroics but I'm a bit scared here as well since heroic mobs hit harder and all that. On the other hand, heroic tanks are also better equipped so things should even out. My main plan is to try and gear myself up as best I can. Speaking of which, I've already got almost 40 Emblems of Triumph which will get me a ilvl 232 item as soon as I hit 80 and it'll most likely be a hat which I can gem nicely with a meta.
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