It's Shaman week over at Laeleiweyn's Alt Appreciation. So it was time for me to dig through the roster for shamans. I have... one. I have had others. Macangus the druid was originally a shaman. That's even in his character story. But then I decided tauren druids were better so he got rerolled. Tchulin... he's a long story for another time... was a shaman once, or twice. I lose track. But Tchulin has finally settled on being a monk when I get around to him and Macangus is definitely better as a druid. So the only shaman I have left is:
I have a lot of reasons for wanting to love Naneeri. For one thing, she's gorgeous. For another thing I know two people who just love shamans and enjoy playing them. So it must be an amazing class. So after Macangus decided to be a druid and Tchulin decided to be several different things and finally a monk I made Naneeri.
She's a draenei which is a race that I like a lot more than you'd think when looking at my character roster and seeing a grand total of one. And here's the thing: I just can't figure out what to do with Naneeri. I'd sort of hammered out her enhancement rotation right before all the big changes rolled out and I switched to all of my other classes to try and sort them out. I didn't ever get back to her. She's been sitting in Stormwind for ages waiting for attention. A few weeks ago I logged onto her to have a look. I thought... you know I was having a really tough time with enhancement before the changes and SprYte and Divi's shamans are both resto, I feel more confident with healing since Tai. Maybe I should give resto a go.
Naneeri galloped over to find the shaman trainer and promptly got herself a shiny new resto spec. She switched into it... I opened the spellbook and just stared at all the spells. Then realized she had all the wrong gear for healing and that on her server I don't have any characters that can help her out... and all the spells. I don't know what any of them do or what they're for. I gave an exasperated sigh and logged over to play on Seish.
Well it's shaman week now. Naneeri's time has finally come (maybe). I think I'd like to try resto. And that means that sometime this week I need to sit down and go through her spell book one spell at a time and try to figure it out. That means she's going to have to go quest in enhance and try to pick up at least some bits of the right type of gear. But maybe, just maybe, I'll learn to shaman.
I have some reservations about this... I've given it a try several times and for some reason I just haven't managed so far to figure out just how shamans work. To me it feels like there are too many things to do and I can't figure out which ones I'm supposed to do at all, or first. But it's shaman week. I'm going to give it another shot. It would be nice if by the end of the week she could at least be a level 50 resto shaman.
In other character news Tai spent probably two hours Thursday running scenarios until he finally had the jp to buy Laen his heirloom shield.
Still Laen's pretty happy with his shield. And I really can't wait to keep leveling him. I'm having immense amounts of fun, and healing gear is still kind of hard to come by for holy paladins, but he's got three heirlooms with the right stats now, so that should help a lot in covering for other pieces that are a bit less helpful.