A couple weeks ago:
So, I agreed to be a backup heals/DPS for our guild’s raid team, running legit normal content for 5.3 and maybe even progression for 5.4.
Yep. I did.
Gawd help us all.
A week ago:
I gave up trying to explain why I’m scared pantsless. There’s the performance anxiety, of course, that dread of letting people down. I agreed anyway because hey, I like these people! Hanging out is fun, so sure, I’ll give raiding with you guys a shot! But that’s exactly why I’m also all tied up in knots. I like these people! Hanging out is fun, so I don’t want to go ruining sheeyit! They say you can teach people how to fight or heal in a raid, you just can’t teach ’em how not to be a jerk. So there’s that, I suppose.
I guess I’m about as prepared as I can be, having not happily raided my way through normal. Electrika’s healing set is at 500, and her DPS set is at 499. I have flasks, and I’m gemmed, enchanted and reforged (no thanks to that jerkface trying to corner the Jade Spirit enchant market in order to set the price at 9-freaking-thousand gold). I’m more competent with add-on healing than I used to be. I’ve run LFR a lot. Yep, I’m so going to get us all killed.
Stay tuned for “Part One: Last Stand of the Zandaas;ldfjas;lfkjasf OGOD.” More on the news at 10:00.