Friday, May 9, 2008

Why a restoration druid?

My tank Jess (yes, she's mine, all mine) did a post a couple weeks ago on why she chose to play a protection warrior. Well here's a little back ground on how K came to be K.

I am a bit of a planner. I like to know exactly what I am getting into so that I don't regret it later. So before I started this game, I read the little manual the game came with and checked out the WOW website to read up on all the characters options and decide what I wanted. I think I chose a druid for a couple of reasons. I knew I wanted to heal, but I liked that a resto druid would allow me to level up with relative ease. I love that in full healing gear, I can switch in and out of bear form and still take on 4 mobs while doing my dailies. I also liked that if I had to, I could switch specs at end game and have three other options (if I had to switch... I'd probably go boomkin).

Thinking about it today though, I really love the different druid forms. It may be because it is somewhat similar to my real life personality as well. Sometimes I can be tough and all growly like a bear (often in the mornings... pre-coffee). Other times I can be a bit catty and all rawr like a kitty. But most of the time, I am most like a tree... not the loudest or flashiest person in the room, but peacefully, dependably, and quietly standing in the back and getting things done. Now just like a tree, I'm not all stoic and responsible all the time... sometimes I can let loose and break it down, just like the crazy and funny tree dance. But I will say that I am probably not as paranoid as a tree. Have you guys seen how every few seconds, we'll look back over our right and left shoulder? What are we scared of? That someone will come jump us?

So there's why I am a druid, so why do I heal? Well my real life job is in healthcare, could that play a part? I wonder if it also has to do with how I described I am like a tree... I don't necessarily like to be the center of attention, but I like knowing that I am an integral part of the group, even if its less than obvious. There is also a part of me who takes pressure and stress pretty well. I sort of like how important the healer is in a group, and while sometimes there is a lot of pressure or responsibility, I kind of do well in those situations and like to try to step up to the plate. But I think there is also a part of me that likes having the "power" of the heals. Sometimes I like to bring Jess' health down precariously low just to show her whos boss (just kidding... well uh... not really)!


  1. "Sometimes I like to bring Jess' health down precariously low just to show her whos boss (just kidding... well uh... not really)!"

    I knew it!

  2. heh heh... but you know its all in <3!!!

  3. Nice post Kere! From the first instance I tanked I knew there was a special bond there with the healer. I even posted about it... well more about how I stuck my foot in my mouth with some of my healers but anyway >.>

    I think your post sort of made that Yin Yang connection for me. Healers and tanks are equally powerful but in opposite ways. Good stuff.