If you’re keeping tabs, you know this one’s easy for me. I love healing. I remember back when I started playing WoW, I did a little bit of digging on the different roles. To this day I recall a line about “having thick skin because it will inevitably be your fault.” I laughed at the time, but it really is true. I remain undaunted, however.
Whether it’s Heroics and endgame with Tumunzahar, or in the mid-levels with my Shaman Carrera, I love the challenge. While there’s strategy to be had on most fights, there’s not a rotation like there is with other roles. You can stay ahead of the curve, and react as best you can when needed to. Some use macros, and others addons. I’m a barebones healer. Let me adjust my UI to include all my spells and I’m good to go. I love telling that to raid groups after they compliment me.
In Lich King, our role was somewhat reduced. The tank rounded everything up and the dps just burned it all down. With Cataclysm, however, things hit hard. Also, the roundup doesn’t work anymore. Of course that means if someone makes a mistake, it’s usually our workload that increases until the group gets things settled down again. It can get frustrating, but often times there are few things better than defeating a boss after some near deaths that were avoided simply by some timely healing spells.