20 days of WoW Blogging – Why I decided to start a blog
Onto day two of the 20 days of WoW blogging – why I decided to start a blog.
Resto is Epic is pretty new still, having only been started at the beginning of 2011. The reason for this was mainly an increase in the amount of raiding I did. Pre 3.3 my raiding was restricted to the (very) occasional VoA and a single 3/5 attempt in ToC. However, after 3.3, we had decided as a guild that we would look at raiding together and organise it properly. As one of only a few decently geared healers in the guild, and already deciding I really wasn’t in DPS, I ended up healing our ICC raid team.
In turn this meant that I had to do my homework on how to actually increase Kat’s output, rather than just gathering random bits of gear that saw me through heroics. I starting reading up on EJ, MMO-C and so on but also came across a bunch of guides and such on various blogs. As well as finding the guides very useful I also enjoyed reading about other peoples experiences in the game.
Fast forward a good few months, we had cleared ICC, Cataclysm had arrived and Otaku was talking about continuing our raiding into T11 content. So once again I went out searching for the required info that I needed to max out Kat’s effectiveness. This time around though I noticed that a lot of the blogs and such I was reading were written by, and targetted at, quite serious and progressive raiders. There wasn’t so much in the way of information for someone starting out, or who didn’t already know the basics. By now though, I had nearly a year of experience under my belt of raid healing and leading, as well as playing other healing classes and felt more confident in my own abilities and opinions regarding resto druids.
Looking at the spectrum of blogs out there, I thought that there may be a spot in the WoW blogsphere for a little blog written by a casual raider, without an overall emphasis on heavy raiding. Also, I hoped to give something back to the community – after all, some of the blogs out there helped me get into raiding better (and are still helping me improve my healing and raiding now), I may in turn be able to help someone up their game enough to feel confident about switching to healing, or trying out raiding or just something new.
The more I thought about it, the more I thought that my thoughts and ideas about healing, playing, raiding etc were just as valid as those of more experienced and HC players so why not try out this whole blogging thing and see what happens. Additionally, I would always have somewhere to vent my frustrations on changes, nerfs and so on without spamming other peoples comment sections 😀
Thus Resto is Epic was born, and 10 months later seems to be going stronger than ever 🙂