I enjoyed the start of cataclysm as a healer. Dungeons became hard, and a correct quick decision meant that the group might be upright, but an incorrect decision meant a wipe.
I like wipes. It means that I am attempting difficult content, stretching myself.
It's week 1 of patch 4.3, and I am already concerned about the patch's longevity.
I have completed the three new dungeons. I have completed, first evening I looked one of the LFR wings. The biggest problem I had completing the dungeons was that I ended up having to manually choose the last one as I couldn't get it entirely randomly.
Now, I do not consider myself the first of the progression raiders. This week was the first time ever that I capped valor points. My holy priest is geared in 378 for everything but trinkets. I will be queuing up for random dungeons to get a 378 trinket from the well of eternity, but after that? I'll help others out, but won't be seeking opportunities to re-run tthe 'new' 5 man dungeons.
My PC groans under the weight of 25 man raids. The LFR raids don't seem to have a high healing requirement, and topping the healing chart's on Yor'sahj was good for my ego. I will either have to upgrade my PC or find some settings to trim. I prefer my screen refreshes to be 30+ frames per second; so sitting at a single frame per global cooldown isn't ideal. I will either find something to turn off; find a better PC, or treat incredibly low framerates as my special hard mode.
Many (other) players are looking at the new 5 mans and LFR and revelling in their shortness and ease. I am happy to see the same fight from different perspectives; Tank; Healer; DPS. But I didn't enjoy bashing out "heroics" in Northrend. I am not likely to start now.
Here's to hoping that 10 man raids are tuned harder.
Year in Review - [image: All in all, I give this year a C-. There were no aurora visible from my house and that comet evaporated. They'd better not cancel the 2017 eclipse.]
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