I love my alts. I really, honestly, sincerely do. I don’t play them exceptionally but I play them all well. I have most of them decently geared and I’m proud of them. I’m proud to have a good bit of knowledge of every class and most specs. I love them, I adore them. But…
This past Saturday we ended up a few healers short [and with only 21 people total – 2 of them healers] – had a couple no shows and a couple of people we knew would be out, so we did what people have been clamoring for… an alt ToC25 run [by the end of the run we even had enough to hit ICC25 – with mains of course]. It went incredibly well! We one shot every single boss with mostly alts. I even brought my pally in for the first 4 bosses then was asked to swap back to my dk for Anub – just as a precaution. 11k more health, more avoidance and more experience can make a difference as that fight can still be tough, especially in phase 3 on our healers.
I felt “wrong” the entire time I was on my pally. I got back on my dk and breathed a sigh of relief. Now there’s not one thing my dk can use for main set in that instance that I know of – or even much in the way of offset. But I am “at home” raiding on the dk. It feels good and comfortable and the pally does not. I did well on the pally – everyone said so. But still… I realized that I really don’t care about raiding on my alts.
My hubby says that it’s because I need practice – and I’m sure I do. Raiding on a toon is a far cry from heroics or even VoA. I want to bring my best and Askevar is that. But the alt run succeeded in one aspect for me – it made me appreciate even more the work I’ve put into my death knight. Because, despite the work I’ve put into the other toons, she’s still my best – and it shows.