"It’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen."

-Conan O’Brien on his last taping of “The Tonight Show”

Great reading for new Druids (like yours truly)

I tend to follow a few blogs about Druids as I always enjoy researching and how I can better myself as a resto druid.

One of my favorite blogs belongs to Lissanna, who writes Restokin. The posts are always informative, full of humor and “non-elitist” advice. As a user coming back from a long hiatus, it certainly helps because of the ever-changing dynamics of WoW.

I highly recommend you take a few minutes and read her posts. For those truly new to healing, her guide for PvE is excellent and chock full of druid restoration goodness:

http://bit.ly/5tll7d


“The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.”

Benjamin Franklin

http://thinkexist.com/quotation/the_best_thing_to_give_to_your_enemy_is/154941.html

Kudos

One of the better posts I’ve read in a long time with regards to being a healer. A must read for everyone:

http://www.worldofmatticus.com/2010/01/14/five-misconception-about-healers/

Getting back into the swing of things

After a long hiatus from WoW, I found myself missing it and so I reactivated my account again.

With my wife expecting our first child, she often goes to bed at 8:30 which leaves me plenty of time sitting idly…Enter WoW…. :)

I have a level 80 Restoration Druid (armory link here) and really enjoying healing again.

Kudos to Blizzard for the new IceCrown 5 Man instances. After purchasing some gear from the AH and crafting a few pieces, I entered the Forge of Souls with 2 fellow guildies.

Wow…. Such an amazing instance. I haven’t had the fortune of experiencing a lot of the end game instances, and so for me this was very awe-inspiring. I just loved the theme and the story line. The floating skulls that randomly charge you.. Looking down at the chasm underneath the platforms.. A wonderful job Blizzard.

I did better healing than I thought I would. My standard of measurement is no one died :) Healing to me is one of those roles that you can’t afford to be lackluster in. Time and Experience are the best teachers. Fortunately it makes it quite a bit easier when you’re running with RL friends as they rip and rag on you, but they understand.

I’ve successfully healed now Pit of Saron. I really hate Forgemaster Garfrost. That guy and his permafrost debuffs just kill me for whatever reason. I think it’s because I have a tendency to have “healer vision”. I just focus on health bars and nothing else. But time is a good teacher and I will get there sooner or later.

I just read an excellent article about a warrior’s first time tanking’s experience. It made me think about my first couple of instance runs as a healer. Everyone has to start out somewhere. So before you lay into someone, give them advice. It’s often easier to point out the negatives, but who likes to hear those things? We play this game for entertainment at the end of the day. So let’s enjoy it… :)

-Del

My Druid

My Druid