The other night(like a month and a half ago), after a wipefest which saw us not down Thorim or Freya the discussion in Vent turned to our weaknesses and strengths. While the main weakness has seemed to be slow reaction times from DPS, Healers and Tanks alike, our strengths have been a few strong players in a few spots. Most of whom are not around this week. While listing our strongest healers by name, I was mentioned by our Raid Leader along with a Paladin and a Priest.
I have got to say that when it comes down to things like that, I feel that I always blend into the background and tend to not feel that my contributions stand out as much as they actually do. I’ve felt that way about just about every aspect of my life for as long as I can remember. It’s not new with WoW and Raiding.
When I was an officer in Raging Daisies and Kohrruption it was different. I felt that having the Officer title It thrust my performance out there to the fore. I felt that I had to shine and therefore when I did, I never expected praise for it. As an officer I felt that I was supposed to be the best at my job. Now as a grunt in Unemployed, I’m just another guy. I just blend in with the crowd and do my thing. Well, apparently not. I’m one of “our strongest healers”. That felt great to hear.
When we’re raiding I tend to look at what my assignment is, and see how I can do that and more. I never want to just do the bear minimum. I fell that to do just what was asked of me, is not doing all that was asked of me. I always take any assignment and infer that I’m supposed to also do more when possible. “Maer, heal the two tanks” Ok. I’ll heal the two tanks. But I’ll also heal the silly DK who pulls agro, I’ll also heal the Hunter who didn’t notice that he was standing in stuff. I know other people are assigned to those people, and my Regrowth isn’t going to snipe that heal from them, but it may help to be a buffer to keep them alive longer.
Going above and beyond becomes difficult however, when my healing assignment is “everythinglol” <3 Pilz!
Man I miss raiding, but life in general feels so much better now that I'm not stuck at my desk 5 nights a week. Maybe I'll try to sigh up for next Tuesday and see if I'm needed.