In this post over at Righteous Orbs, Chastity rightfully lambasts people who are blithely not trying in the current heroics and raids because their gear is so good, they don’t “need” to try. Which is how, when last week’s raid weekly was Instructor Razuvious, most groups I went in with had half-assed-to-nearly-fail attempts because everyone was of the “whatever-it’s-Razuvious-I-could-do-this-with-one-hand-behind-my-back” mentality. As a result, it was some of the sloppiest raiding I’d ever seen. People ran all over, lost the bosses, and died left and right as I vainly tried to heal them through the insanity. So, bravo, Chastity, for demanding that we do better.
That said, this post is actually about Taz and heroics. Taz is geared to the nines and can heal most heroics pretty easily at this point. She runs them to (a) earn frost badges and (b) help out guildies who need more badges. And she often runs them in her regular Night Elf state, rather than tree form. In Chastity’s post, the main example of “whatever” attitude was a Resto Druid who didn’t bother to heal in tree form and was proud of it simply because they “don’t need to.” It made me think about why I heal in Taz form all too often in heroics (unless it’s Halls of Reflection) instead of gussied up like a tree, as nature and Blizzard intended. (more…)