Healers, I feel your pain.
I decided to give Cataclysm healing a shot for the first time on my Druid, who is level 83. I have been leveling as a bear for the most part, but the reason I made my Druid in the first place was for the unique healing methods.
The random I got into was Stonecore. Probably not the best instance to start with. Well, the first pull was a wipe. Nobody bothered to either CC the mob that turns into an elemental and AOEs everything. I couldnt keep everyone up and keep the tank from dying.
The Rogue in the group asks. "Have you ever healed before?"
"I reply, have you ever done an instance before?"
Rogue: "Lol yeah"
Me: "Then fucking CC or interrupt the guy that AOEd everything to death."
So, we take down that pull and move on to the next. I am marking since the Tank is apparently a can't do it.
I ask for the rogue to sap the star. He walks up to sap the star. ONLY HE IS NOT FUCKING STEALTHED!!!!! Needless to say, he gets his ass handed to him, and I wasn't prepared to start healing. Before we could wipe, I just left group.
If people can't listen and do their roles, then I just do not want to be in the group.
I feel for the healer. It feels nearly impossible to keep the tank up while healing DPS at the same time.
On another note, I finished a couple of other Heroic instances over the weekend. I finished Lost City of Tolvir and Heroic Deadmines. I actually rather enjoy heroic deadmines.
We got in and one shotted the first three bosses without much trouble. Then we got to Ripsnarl. I don't really care for that fight at all. We took it down on the second or third try with one DPS still alive and everyone else dead.
Then we got cookie, which was another interesting fight. My tanking mostly considered eating all of the rotten food. It took us a couple of trys, but we got Cookie on the third try.
Then we one shotted Vanessa Van Cleef. I must say that I very much enjoyed that fight. Doing the different nightmares then doing like the Goonies and swinging off the boat on a rope was epic fun.
I wish more of the instances could be that enjoyable.
(I got to 85 and Heroic Ready after I wrote this. I will update tommorow)