I was a Baddie
If you’ve read back to my originally post, first thank you, but second you’ll hopefully remember that I didn’t actually start out my WoW life wanting to be a druid, instead I started out wanting to be a Mage. Alas, I ended up being a druid, and someone once asked me if I was a good healer naturally?
Thank you, for thinking I’m a good druid healer, I appreciate it as I put some actual work into it.
Back to the question; was I a natural healer? Did I start my playing my druid and discover in a shower of soft falling leaves that I was born to this role?
I was a baddie. I mean I was a really bad healer at first.
Actually to be more specific I was a really bad player at first. I didn’t read quest text, yeah I totally do that now, I didn’t read my abilities, I certainly didn’t look online to see if anyone was theorycrafting.
Hell, I didn’t know that there was such a thing as theorycrafting. So how, you may or may not be asking yourself, did you become better?
Wailing Caverns and the Group that Changed Me
Now, you young whipper snappers, remember that this was back in the good ole’ days when we didn’t have fancy things like LFG, or cross server dungeon pairing. No you had to spam trade chat, /shudder.
On my server especially there weren’t that many healers, so you were lucky if you got one, and you had down right divine intervention if they were any good. I wouldn’t have called the group I “healed” even luck to have me. The following was my healing rotation.
Yup, that’s it, that was the only button I pushed.
I look back at myself then and I’m legitimately concerned that I was slightly retarded. Who only pushes one button?
To say the least I got called many names, not a single one was nice, and I deserved every single one.
However, on a high note, that group and that run changed me as a healer. I never wanted to go through that again, so I sat down, read my abilities, learned what each of them did, and tried to improve. More over I got online and started to google information. It was early days and there wasn’t a lot out there, but what there was helped me start my journey.
So are good healers created or are they born?
I would say that a majority of people who play good healers were created, cause when you’re born with something you tend to take it for granted, but when you have to work for it, that’s when you truly become something great.
PS. Didn’t that last bit totally sound like a super hero speech.