I promise there is nothing R rated in this post!
Funny story: While working on Heroic Horridon, one of the issues to come up was from where the pink dinosaurs from Dire Call spawn. Well, they spawn right from Horridon of course. (So apparently Horridon is a she? Sweet. Add her to the list of leet female raid bosses, right up there with Blood Queen and Lady Vashj.) This trail of thought could lead to nothing but trouble, and something along the lines of the title of this post. ❤ my guild.
I had another major epiphany during last night’s raid. I am finally feeling like a Monk healer. As opposed to a Shaman healer playing a Monk.
Ireenia is finally starting to feel like my main.
This is a pretty big deal for me. Cuz honestly, I have been fighting it for – what? – 5 months now? Ever since patch 5.2 went live, anyway. I kept telling myself Ireenia was a temporary raid toon, bore of a need in my guild’s healing roster. And eventually I would go back to Effy, who would always be my main.
Maybe it’s better gear. Maybe it’s the guides I have been working on. Maybe it’s finally creating a BiS gear list of my own. Maybe it’s just purely a matter of time.
My Monk is feeling comfortable. I am getting more confident. I finally feel like I know what I am doing. And admittedly, I am having fun.
Certainly, I miss my Shaman terribly. I miss her utility. I miss her totems and managing them. I miss her healing style. I miss my Effy.
But Ireenia is finally coming into her own. She and I are making good progress with Heroics, and I imagine there is still plenty of room for me to improve. So it is all upwards from here. 🙂
I will aim to post another State of the Raider, with some more actual content to it, soon.
~ Effy (Ireenia)
I also realize I have been horribly slacking on kill updates! I never even posted our Lei Shen kill!
We have been alternately working on Horridon and Ji-Kun in Heroic, while killing Heroic Jin’Rokh weekly. Summer always complicates the roster, and so we have been slowly making progress in both, but without a kill yet. But I have high hopes we will finish off Horridon tonight!