Overheard at the Claw lately:
K: Doing the new dailies seems like work.
Jess: Mmmm... maybe because you're doing them in a healing spec?
I wish Blizz would allow us to have a third spec for people like myself, who may only have a healing pve spec and healing pvp spec. I know my dps isn't as bad as in the days when our gear had +healing on it. But I'm telling you, I am happy when my recount shows my dps hitting 3k while I'm questing. Don't laugh! Or even snicker!
No, but seriously, I have chosen to invest in healing both in pve and pvp. I think considering how long the game has been out, allowing folks to dabble in different parts of the game would help keep interest. So let me continue to raid, continue to question my sanity by chasing pvp achievements in battlegrounds, as well as pick up a dps spec or tanking spec or a third healing spec! I can't imagine that it'd be so hard for Blizz to just open up a third tab on our specs, would it?
This also gets me kind of irritated that so much of the WoW questing and achievement world is about killing things. Don't even get me started on how hard some of the pvp (and pve) achievements are to get if you are not dps. You should have seen me try to get the Flawless Victory achievement in my healing pvp spec. It was comical and took me several (long ass) tries, but I did it!
Anyways, I think there should be a rule. That if as a healer you end up healing yourself more than the mob that you are trying to kill has health, that the mob should just fall over dead. In respect... or in disbelief... or in laughter.
In a similar vein, it'd be nice if quests had alternate options for healers. Like the Firelands daily where you have to heal those druid good guys. Why do we healers have to use the little vial thing? Why can't we just really heal them? Why can't there be quests where you can choose to either kill something or save someone and get credit either way? Dps could choose to kill the bad guy and healers could choose to heal the good guy.
I just wish the concept of healing was integrated more into questing.