Good morning/evening/afternoon everyone!
Just wanted to ask a few questions about Druid healing, and its current "state".
First of all I absolutely LOVE healing. I healed with my Shammy and Druid alt back in BC, WotLK and a bit of CATA I love/LOVED it. I bounced in between my alts and my "main" which is a afflic/destro lock dps, and has been for almost 7 years now, going into MoP. I have tried my shot at tanking in WotLK (with my current drood) and liked it...for a little while. It got old REALLY fast unfortunately for me, but to each his/her own right? With that being said, since then I have always wanted to go "full on" healing...however. I was the top/second dps in my previous progression guild (heroics) so unfortunately I was so focused on my Lock I neglected my druid and shaman for a long time.
Before I go on, I just want to express that I have NO desire to level up my shaman (85 now) and get him geared. I loved shaman healing and leveling WAS fun, but druid healing was more "fun" to me and I find more enjoyment in leveling, running around as a kitty around ripping faces off.
I am currently leveling my Druid and intend on going restoration when I ding 90. I wanted to get some friendly wisdom / light on this decision. I have read through many forums, websites and class forums dedicated to druid discussions, particularly Resto. I am not closed minded towards, tanking however I feel as if it will become "boring" for me again, but I never know till I try, right?
From my research and observations I can definitely tell the Resto Druid community is not happy with the results Blizzard has produced in has attempts to "fix/balance/boost/mechanic change" the class. I...frankly don't care too much about HPS and the ability/advantage to "top the charts' however I DO care about the feeling of being "needed", and being there when it counts. My individual skill as a healer overall is good. I may be a bit rusty but rust can fade overtime with practice, research and determination. Or as much determination I can provide seeing as I have a fulltime job, hahaha!
To all those resto druids out there:
1. How do you feel about being low on the meters overall...?
2. From experience, do raiders and guilds take restoration druids seriously? 10 man and 25 man? In my opinion dungeons pretty much eliminate that worry because of LFG, you're "stuck" with the druid to heal and no one really cares who heals, as long as they blow through the dungeon with all of their limbs and no frustration. I would love any feedback/comments to prove me wrong on that...I like stories.
3. Does anyone have any other experiences they would like to share?
Thank you very much for reading this post, I have been in and out of the MMO Champion forums and decided to finally be productive in the community and make a forum name, haha! Any constructive criticism is appreciated as well!