A funny thing occurred to me when I went to log in to WoW today. As I looked at my character selection screen, trying to determine what I was going to do first, I realized just how different my two priests are.
Avi is quietly confident, while still being a little unsure of herself in new situations. When she knows what’s going on in a dungeon or a raid, she knows that she can heal the heck out of anything. She knows her abilities, and she knows how to use them. She rocks around Pandaria, making friends with all the different factions, and generally gets things done.
She can even switch things up and kick some butt when she wants to switch over to shadow. She’s had to do that for multiple raids, and has managed to hold her own. (Well, okay, there was that first night where I cast Hymn and then forgot to go back in to shadow-form, but we just don’t talk about that anymore 😉 )
Then there’s Nisa. Less sure of her footing when she steps in to a battleground or an arena, and not entirely certain how to best keep herself or her teammates alive, she nevertheless jumps right on in and gives it a shot. She’s more carefree. Of course, she still wants to do her best, but she’s just trying to carve out a little spot of sense in the PvP world. She just wants to stay alive long enough to learn how to be useful, and is getting progressively better!
Despite being nearly identical as Disc priests, except a couple of talents and glyphs, they are vastly different characters. The caution and precision from one, and the “let it all loose” from the other – completely opposite ends of the spectrum.
And you know what? I rather like it. 🙂
Well… Somehow my posting has fallen by the wayside. I think that’s something that needs to change here in 2013, so I’m going to give it a shot starting today!
Let’s see, a little bit of catching up, I suppose?
I’m still rocking with the Priest goodness. I’ve started upgrading Avi’s gear with VP, and constantly have my fingers crossed that RNG might start loving me enough to give me another tier piece one of these days. Both my heal set and my shadow set are coming along fairly nicely. Since I’ve been going Shadow in our guild raids (too many healers? when do you ever have THAT problem?), I’ve been slowly picking up pieces of gear that I can gem and reforge properly to DPS instead of having so many shared pieces. It’s worked out fairly well now. 🙂
I also got a second priest to 90 – Nisa. I server transferred her to Arthas, and she’s become my “PvP priest”, leaving Avi to focus solely on PvE. I’m in a wonderful guild, Funk, with some very amazing people. It’s been pretty fun learning how to PvP better, and getting some gear. I’ve got guildies who carry me in 2s, so I’ve got a couple pieces of Malevolent gear, and all of my honor gear is fully upgraded now. As of next week, I’ll be able to get the PvP weapon, and then it’s game on! Looking forward to that very much.
My other alts are all sort of doing their thing. I took Lin, my monk, in to LFR last week. It was my first time in there ever with a melee toon, and it was — “interesting” to say the least. I died. A lot. Sometimes I’m not even sure how. But I like to think that I’m just balancing out the fact that Disc priests are overpowered, so all those deaths make up for kicking butt on healing meters with Avi. 😉
I hope that you all had a safe and wonderful holiday season. Here’s to 2013 being filled with nothing but good things for all of you. <3