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Circle of Healing Webring Post

So, I got tagged for the Circle of Healing thing that’s apparently going around. Normally, I’m not one of those “meme” type people, but hey, why not give this a shot at least? I was tagged by a new follower on Twitter, @middleforest, from The Middle of the Forest, so I’ll be happy to oblige on this one.

To give a quick premise, it’s simply a questionnaire about your healing main. Miss Medicina started a webring for healers not too long ago, similar to the 20 Days of WoW you might have seen going around. In this, I’ll be answering 20 questions for you good folks regarding me and my priest. And then I get to tag some of you guys! To that end, here’s how it works:

Post this questionnaire, with your answers, on your blog. Pick the healing class you know most about (or is the focus of your blog) for the questionnaire, and then send it over to another healing blogger you know and love who heals with a DIFFERENT class. Include a link to the blogger who sent you the questionnaire, as well as a link to the blogger to whom you are sending it.

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The Firelands Loot Debacle

There’s a lot of heat going on right now regarding the Firelands loot table, and how priests have been “singled out” regarding a lack of spirit gear. Admittedly, this does affect priests of all three specs to one degree or another, but this is most heavy-handed toward holy priests over either discipline or shadow (though probably more to shadow than discipline due to their itemization preference). Yes, I’m very strongly opinionated about it. Yes, I could also be wrong. I am writing this post on the provision that, if you want to tell me that I’m wrong, you’ll be able to tell my why I’m wrong.

To that end, it is perfectly reasonable that priests in general feel slighted that there is such a lack of gear that’s itemized for them. To be quite honest, after seeing the loot tables, I was disappointed with the lack of stat allocation choices as it was in order to be able to try out some new things, when looking at the spirit gear available. After seeing finalized loot tables, I’m honestly baffled regarding the complete lack of choice there is altogether.

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10-Man Chakra States

I originally wanted to write something of a more personal nature today, but I’m still trying to find the right way to start the post. So instead, I’d like to talk about Chakra states as a 10-man holy priest. Now, I don’t get the opportunity to tank heal altogether too often, but when I do, it’s definitely a fun time, because it’s a nice change of pace, so that’s something I’ll cover in here as well. Through and through, I’ll always be a raid healer at heart, but when you’re healing 10-mans, it’s a little different, because you are always cross-healing between the raid and the tank(s). But recently, I got to make some excellent use of Chakra: Serenity outside of Maloriak and Conclave of Wind (which is where a holy priest is most likely to be using Chakra: Serenity in any raid, especially 10-man).

Sometimes we two-heal in our raids, especially if one of our other healers goes MIA for a night, and that’s okay, because we still manage to get things done, even if it is an exercise in throughput and regeneration. Generally, if we’re two-healing, it’s myself and our restoration shaman (generally because our discipline priest and/or holy paladin aren’t available). So I’m going to go over two-healing some encounters, and where I tank heal otherwise in a general sense, and where you might use different Chakra states in various encounters (sans Cho’gall and Nefarian, as we do not have extensive experience with those encounters). Also, incoming wall of text.

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