Circle of Healers
If you are participating in the non-memey Healer Questionnaire, you may want to bookmark this post, as this is where I will be keeping track of people who have responded and posted their own answers. Consider it like a Chain Heal... it started with me and went to someone else who will hopefully send it to someone else, and so forth. My hope is that no matter how far out that chain heal extends, I can maintain a list of all the responders here! (See what I did there Zigi? That was for you!) Hopefully the survey will experience some Wild Growth. Ha ha I'm so full of funny. Okay, bad puns aside....

If you know of someone who has responded who is not included on this list, please let me know via comment! Also, if you do post a questionnaire response, it would be great if you linked back to this post so that others can also see who all has answered.

Once this post was linked from WoW Insider, the amount of traffic quickly surpassed my ability to keep up with all the responses (not that I'm complaining!). That having been said, I will continue to try and keep track of the people who have responded on their blogs, as long as you comment and leave me a link! There are also a lot of people who have left their responses in the comments section below, so be sure to check it out.

ETA: Hey look! Koriel at What is Boom started a Circle of Tanks!

ETA: If you are looking for responses in French, pop on over to wowfrostmage, where the generous proprietor has assembled a list - merci!

Holy Priests (Most of us roll Bubbly on occasion):


Disc Priests:

Resto Shammies:

Resto Druids:


Holy Paladin

Overachievers who have too many healers:
Fire Mage: Wait, what? Oh you silly gnomes. First you think you can tank, and then you think you can heal! There's a resto shammy in there somewhere too, but that gnome is stealing all the limelight.

Some time this weekend I am going to totally geek out and... /cue dramatic music.. ANALYZE TEH DATAZ

Stay tuned! I'm trying to keep this updated as quickly as possible! If you notice someone is missing, and it's been more than 24 hours since they posted, please shoot me an email to let me know -> elimeny at gmail dot com.

Thanks!
81 Responses
  1. Fuubaar/ Abigora Says:

    I just posted & did three shout outs to three different Disc Priest... I know I know. Not following the rules but eh, you'll have that.


  2. Sheep This Says:

    You are sort of making me want to have a blog just dedicated to my healers, wow I have too many alts!


  3. Zigi Says:

    I appreciate your nod to shamanism ^^


  4. kungaloosh Says:

    Ooo fun. I heal a lot on my Druid and have a slight addiction to Q&A =X.

    Look for my post sometime today =X.

    -Abi/Sammich


  5. Jessabelle Says:

    @Fuubaar

    You aren't allowed to cheat! Only meeee! Oh okay, to hell with it.

    @Sheep This

    Well then start posting more on your blog about healers!

    @Zigi

    Why thank you. I gave every awful pun the supremest effort so as not to seem too Priestist.

    @kungaloosh

    Hurrah! I added you to my google reader so I can see when you post it, and then I'll add it to this post.


  6. Ophelie Says:

    I've been slacking (not setting PP assignments makes a person become lazy ;D), but I got my answers up.

    Thanks for tagging me! I'm very flattered!


  7. kungaloosh Says:

    Done and done =).

    Great post idea. Kept me occupied at work while it was really slow today!

    -Abi/Sammich


  8. Christine Says:

    hi jess, I am a playing a holy/disc priest myself and would like to join your questionaire if thats okay? my blog doesnt specify any healing guides yet, since i just started blogging. I am following your blog and i love it. thanks!


  9. Jessabelle Says:

    @Ophelie

    Hurrah! Added!

    @Kungaloosh

    Fabulous! Welcome from the dark side, lol

    @Christine

    Feel free to join in, I'll keep checking your blog, and once it's posted, I'll add you to the list!


  10. Christine Says:

    done already btw jess, just check it out! thanks! and to all the healers out there please follow my blog too XD ill add yours too.


  11. Zigi Says:

    Kae from Dreambound responded to my tag with this:

    http://dreambound-druid.blogspot.com/2009/10/jessabellas-meme-that-i-refuse-to-call.html


  12. Sheep This Says:

    Does every resto druid's name start with a "K"? Just thought it was weird so many did lol.


  13. Fuubaar Says:

    PS: Penance Priest has his up as well.

    Cha Cha Cha CHIA!

    Water it, spread the seed, & watch it grow!

    Chia Pet!


  14. oriniwen Says:

    Tossing in my priesty two cents: http://oriniwen.wordpress.com/2009/10/29/when-in-doubt-ninja/


  15. Tiis Says:

    Very cool questionnaire


  16. Adgamorix Says:

    I just posted mine and threw it to our priest at http://savethelightwell.blogspot.com

    http://paladindivineplea.blogspot.com


  17. Kurnak Says:

    Thanks for the link, I have to check your blog because seems interesting. And being referenced by Tam is already a guarantee ;)
    I answered using my pally since he's the best geared char but I can provide feedback with resto druid, resto shammy and disc priest also.


  18. Bati Says:

    Hello there... another person that can't fallow the rules... but here is my asnwer:
    http://holynovanow.wordpress.com/


  19. Lathere Says:

    You can find my reply/post here:
    http://www.hotsdots.com/2009/10/tag-youre-it-the-healer-cypher/

    Lathere, Restoration Druid


  20. Lath Says:

    Tamarind put out the call and I had to join in!

    My post here:
    http://www.hotsdots.com/2009/10/tag-youre-it-the-healer-cypher/

    And I called out Vok from Unreal Realities: http://www.unrealrealities.com/


  21. Verile Says:

    Posted my answers to my blog http://rejuvo.wordpress.com/.


  22. Shintar Says:

    I had to join in as well:

    http://priestwithacause.blogspot.com/2009/10/miss-medicinas-healing-questionnaire.html


  23. Vok Says:

    Hey, thanks to the invite from HoTs and DoTs I've just completed it. I don't have a whole lot of people to forward it to, but I'm hoping one of our authors will do it also (Holy pallies).


  24. koalabear Says:

    Wow thanks for posting my blog! :D I'm getting warm fuzzies that people other than my guildies and random twitter followers read me.

    Yay for non-memes!


    PS - glad I made you giggle :D

    Millea/Tatia DoTs & HoTs


  25. I linked to the original post, and then posted my responses for my Disc priest here: http://www.rainbowmmo.com/2009/10/more-great-healing-stuff.html

    Thanks for all the great work on this. It's really informative to finally learn from players some of the inside stuff involved in their healing.


  26. sushicookie Says:

    I didn't see me tagged anywhere. :O Of course, I really do need to reorganize my favorites list.
    Thanks for throwing my name out. :D

    PS: My mommism just hit me, that word verification looks like "diaper" and not "dityper"


  27. Ceri Says:

    I saw this linked to on WoW.com and joined in, at Cat Tales.



  28. Ruhtra Says:

    Hey there, I got sent this and responded today finally.


  29. Luka Says:

    http://klockwerk.blogspot.com/2009/10/what-is-name-class-and-spec-of-your.html

    I'll pass the questionnaire on to some of my guildies!


  30. Charles Says:

    The proper plural for "shaman" is "shamans". The word originates from a term used by the Tungus people of Siberia, and as a result is not subject to the same rules of pluralization as "native" English words. WoW has examples of it being pluralized in both ways.


  31. Elnia Says:

    This is not the type of thing we'd typically post over at PPI so I'm posting here instead, hopefully you can use it for your data.

    * What is the name, class, and spec of your primary healer?
    Elnia, Restro Druid
    * What is your primary group healing environment? (i.e. raids, pvp, 5 mans)
    Five Man Heroics exclusively
    * What is your favorite healing spell for your class and why?
    My favorite spell is Healing Touch, it goes back to the days when I healed as a Boomkin. But the spell I think is most useful is Wild Growth because it solves so many healing needs in 5 man heroics. I actually think in that environment it really is over powered.
    * What healing spell do you use least for your class and why?
    Tranquility because it utility is so limited. After the obvious I would say right now Lifebloom.
    * What do you feel is the biggest strength of your healing class and why?
    I think the biggest advantage of playing a druid healer is flexibility. We can do so much. I think we are the ideal five man healer.
    * What do you feel is the biggest weakness of your healing class and why?
    In terms of class mechanics in a five man environment, none. In PvP battlegrounds I think we have way too little survivability.
    * In a 25 man raiding environment, what do you feel, in general, is the best healing assignment for you?
    I have never been in a 25 man raid.
    * What healing class do you enjoy healing with most and why?
    Never healed with another healer.
    * What healing class do you enjoy healing with least and why?
    See above.
    * What is your worst habit as a healer?
    My worst habit as a healer is forgetting to use my whole toolbox to keep the group alive. I think it's easy to fall into habits and then when things go astray to forget that that I do have Tranquility or some other spell I almost never use.
    * What is your biggest pet peeve in a group environment while healing?
    The fact that the healer is always to blame for a wipe.
    * Do you feel that your class/spec is well balanced with other healers for PvE healing?
    I honestly don't know enough about other classes to say.
    * What tools do you use to evaluate your own performance as a healer?
    I don't use any healing addons. Mostly it's self-referential. Was I using all of my toolbox and making good decisions. If I was, that's all I can ask of myself. If I wasn't the results are usually obvious.
    * What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about your healing class?
    That we are all played by women. I suppose it doesn't help that I play a female toon either.
    * What do you feel is the most difficult thing for new healers of your class to learn?
    It has been said before by others but bears repeating. Druid healers are anticipatory healers, not reactive healers.
    * If someone were to try to evaluate your performance as a healer via recount, what sort of patterns would they see (i.e. lots of overhealing, low healing output, etc)?
    Overhealing to the max. That's the way it is supposed to work. Using recount to evaluate Druid healing is stupid.
    * Haste or Crit and why?
    A mix. Healing five mans (assuming the group is not over powered) really requires a balance between having large heals and fast heals. I'm leaning more towards crit right now because I've Glyphed Healing Touch to give me the speed I need and then working on getting those to crit. The downside to this approach is that if I get a run of bad luck I can go OOM and then sometimes it's a wipe.
    * What healing class do you feel you understand least?
    Having never healed with another healer nor played another healer, all of them!
    * What add-ons or macros do you use, if any, to aid you in healing?
    None.
    * Do you strive primarily for balance between your healing stats, or do you stack some much higher than others, and why?
    I stack spell power but then it's a balance between the rest.


  32. Erinys Says:

    I discovered this via Tamarind and couldn't resist joining in. My responses are here:

    http://harpysnest.wordpress.com/2009/11/01/holy-nova-batman-its-a-circle-of-healing/


  33. dys-morphia Says:

    I saw you mentioned on WoW.com and decided to fill out the survey at my blog.

    A Night in the Day of a Night Elf Druid


  34. Bethany Says:

    Hey Miss Medicina! I've just posted my responses to your questionaire on my blog site. Unfortunately, I did not follow the rules since I wasn't "tagged" and then I proceeded to tag another resto druid. Oops.

    Fîrewood
    www.treehaelz.wordpress.com


  35. Zan Says:

    I've gone ahead and taken your non-meme. You can see it here. /wave

    http://musings.altoholicanonymous.com/2009/10/healing-non-meme.html


  36. Grace Says:

    I do not know enough to blog about my healers, but I have been posting at plusheals lately and learning more about my chosen classes. My ocd side gave a twitch, though, about the plural of shaman... it is shamans. I feel like I am misusing it every time, but I had to go check it out, and that's what it is.

    I have a resto druid and a resto shaman and I love them both. I've enjoyed reading the responses you've gotten to this thing so far!


  37. Aanthe Says:

    (You have to check this site out - the banner alone made me guffaw in ways that should not be done at 8:30 in the morning)

    He he. Thank so much!


  38. Hermia Says:

    I posted as well (thanks Erinys for the link!) http://www.tree-of-doom.com/?p=44


  39. Andracon Says:

    This was actually quite fun to take. I posted mine over on Empowered Healing.


  40. Cazenovia Says:

    Picked this up from Tamarind.. http://hybrid-love.blogspot.com/2009/11/healery-responses.html

    (In the process I discovered I hadn't followed your blog like I thought I had - woops!)


  41. Anonymous Says:

    Bravo.
    I came over from Wowinsider and spent hours yesterday (and came back today) to read the responses and to peek through the blogs.

    This is w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l!

    sincerely
    Wrathsomed -- tree healer
    (five man heroics only, haven't been farther yet)


  42. Christine Says:

    oh my oh my, this have gone world wide! ehehe nice job everyone!


  43. Matticus Says:

    Ping. I would've tagged other people, but all the people I would have tagged have been tagged already by other taggers.


  44. Sepelrastas Says:

    Translated your not-a-meme to Finnish for my blog. I know it won't be much use to you as it is, but if someone else wants to fill one up in Finnish, I have a ready-made translation up at my blog
    http://sepelrastas.blogspot.com/2009/11/miss-medicinan-ei-meme.html

    maybe I'll re-write it in English while queuing to WoW some night xP


  45. Suvixon Says:

    Posted on my blog

    http://strictlyheals.wordpress.com/2009/11/01/webring-of-healing-questionnaire-answers/


  46. Heather Says:

    Hey there :)

    I've posted mine at http://mind-blast.net/?p=196


  47. Kurn/Madrana Says:

    I've posted mine here!

    http://kurn.apotheosis-now.com/?p=366


  48. Lilitharien Says:

    Just did your meme on my blog!

    http://divineaegis.haecceity.nu/2009/11/02/circle-of-healers/


  49. Mockingbird Says:

    I just did your questionnaire. It was really fun and made me actually think about my class!

    http://mockingbird-peripeteia.blogspot.com/2009/11/miss-medicinas-non-meme.html


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  51. Hana Says:

    This was a fun survey. :) I posted the results on my blog as well

    Flash of Moonfire

    I'm a druid and a paladin, but I only heal on my paladin so that's the viewpoint I used for the questionnaire.


  52. gnomeaggedon Says:

    lol. Gnomeaggedon gets a section all to himself! Poor Squidly, always the bridesmaid, even at his own wedding!

    This is a great list and I see it is spreading, as you say, like a chain heal.

    Definitely bookmarked for follow up... Gotta track down all the Shaman haters and give the some Fire Mage loving


  53. Exelus Says:

    Great idea and really fun to write! Here are some thoughts from a (sometimes) Resto Shaman:
    http://shamantics.blogspot.com/2009/11/healer-survey.html


  54. Eric "Moose" Says:

    Put in my two copper over at http://spriestblog.weebly.com

    A bit of a different take, seeing as how I am primarily a shadow priest, but I do like to dabble w/ holy.


  55. Fenrismarte Says:

    What is the name, class, and spec of your primary healer? BornToHeal (formelly Iraetsrran), Discipline Priest (mostly Holy – but i think jessabelle like when i go disc in raids)
    What is your primary group healing environment? (i.e. raids, pvp, 5 mans) Discipline works better in raids, 5-man is a holy job.
    What is your favorite healing spell for your class and why? Power Word: Shield! In the begging... there’s a shield... then the raid ignore 3% damage, haste you, heal the target and... Probably some mana in the end... oh yes! I can cast a second spell since PWS is a instant cast.
    What healing spell do you use least for your class and why? Holy Nova – unless you’re fighting side by side with your party.
    What do you feel is the biggest strength of your healing class and why? Mana regen: is really hard waste all my mana (30k self buffed)
    What do you feel is the biggest weakness of your healing class and why? You need lots of Spellpower – my heal size is 30% less than holy.
    In a 25 man raiding environment, what do you feel, in general, is the best healing assignment for you? Tank heals – i can protect, heal fast, pain suppression... and give some shields at other people and better – no oom.
    What healing class do you enjoy healing with most and why? Holy is the power – AoE healing is awesome.
    What healing class do you enjoy healing with least and why? Another discipline – one is good – two is a waste of shields.
    What is your worst habit as a healer? Think that I’m a mage and can dps a little because no one need heals.
    What is your biggest pet peeve in a group environment while healing? Ok! Inc in 3...2...1... Ah... wait... ok.. Now! (And in meantime... i buffed all Shields, put some extra buffs and... lost all – then we go)
    Do you feel that your class/spec is well balanced with other healers for PvE healing? Disc is a combo, but heals need more power.
    What tools do you use to evaluate your own performance as a healer? No one dies? Good. I use recount to see my heals, overheals and dispels, DrDamage to ensure efficiency. I don’t read the battle log – just recount graphs.
    What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about your healing class? That we heal (lol), we shield, and if you need we heal.
    What do you feel is the most difficult thing for new healers of your class to learn? Disc don’t do a good job in heroics, and new healers can find that only holy priests are good. Is another way to heal: prevent damage
    If someone were to try to evaluate your performance as a healer via recount, what sort of patterns would they see (i.e. lots of overhealing, low healing output, etc)? Pfff! If you look you will see no heals! OMG is the worst healer! Low HPS (usually 1500)… but everyone is alive. And very very little overheals.
    Haste or Crit and why? Spell power! Ok… crit – borrowed time give the haste boost – we need just some crit.
    What healing class do you feel you understand least? Paladins.
    What add-ons or macros do you use, if any, to aid you in healing? VuhDo for heals, some macros for better targeting. Mik Scroll battle text to let more clear the messages and Natur to control cooldowns.
    Do you strive primarily for balance between your healing stats, or do you stack some much higher than others, and why? I stack in stats that I need but my talents don’t help – like spellpower.


  56. Nimayne Says:

    I saw the post on IlikeBubbles and filled it out in my own blog:

    nimayne.wordpress.com

    a shamans journey


  57. Eric "Moose" Says:

    Thought I would help you out with getting a list together for your Circle of Healers. Feel free to stop over on:

    http://epicadvice.com/questions/3415/ea-blog-index-circle-of-healers/3416#3416

    and update the community wiki that is on there with all of the bloggers that respond.


  58. Fish Says:

    I too, have filled out the meme, in my own alt obsessed way. . . I will be adding your blog to my blogroll, I had no idea you originated the meme. . .


  59. Anonymous Says:

    Fellow Tree showed this on guild forum. Got bored. Did questions. Need I say more?

    http://hordebashers.guildomatic.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=67&sid=0e3921b69f80152e2d7382bd27dbb199

    ^^


  60. Buel Says:

    Outstanding Idea, love your your blog, keep up the great content

    My responses are up, can be found:

    http://buel.kissthis.net/?p=162

    Buel


  61. Cabbini Says:

    Great idea. Loved it :) I saw this on wow.com and decided to give it a go. I put it up on my blog. It's not a wow blog but hope that's ok :P

    http://cabboose.co.uk/blog/?p=166
    Cabbini, resto shaman


  62. Eric "Moose" Says:

    Finished adding all of the links to the EpicAdvice.com blog index, feel free to head on over there to add any additional ones at:
    http://epicadvice.com/questions/3415/ea-blog-index-circle-of-healers


  63. TomKr Says:

    Yay for non-memes. I posted something as a Holy Pally at http://holyret.wordpress.com/2009/11/08/healer-questions/


  64. Vok Says:

    Unreal Realities broken links. These are the new ones.

    Druid http://unrealrealities.com/?p=489

    Paladin http://unrealrealities.com/?p=478

    Shaman http://unrealrealities.com/?p=468


  65. Sephrenia Says:

    Posted mine on my blog - sorry I'm late for the party :)


  66. reztheweak Says:

    Another addition to the CoH from Casual Collective (http://casualcollective.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/this-memes-so-big-seacrest-could-host-it/).


  67. Naithin Says:

    Finally - very much so finally - got around to answering this. :) Sari of Altadin actually tagged me for it right at the beginning of the month, but I didn't even notice. Whoops.

    Anyways! Done now. :)
    http://tankntree.com/2009/circle-of-healin/


  68. I participated in this for both Holy priest and Restoration shaman. Check it out:

    http://johannah.kourtnie.net/2009/11/holy-priest-restoration-shaman-qui/

    :)


  69. Maraetha Says:

    http://maraetha.blogspot.com/2009/12/circle-of-healers.html

    Made a post as well!
    Priest: Holy/Disc (Mainspec, holy though!)


  70. Jasyla Says:

    What a great idea! I just started a new blog, and this made an excellent first post. Cannot be Tamed


  71. Sheqeri Says:

    This is indeed a great idea! I added a post to my disc priest blog "Pain Suppression" containing this questionnaire as well.


  72. http://churchoftrout.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/circle-of-healers/

    Thank you Miss M for starting this meme. Good questions and as much fun to answer as its been to read other people's.


  73. Kamalia Says:

    I started my blog justso I could do your survey :P

    http://kamaliaetalia.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/another-latecomer-to-miss-medicinas-party/


  74. Caste Says:

    This was a really great idea, Miss M. Reading people's replies has been fun. :)

    Just like the others, I am late, but here is mine anyway: http://www.sheplayswow.com/blog/2010/03/08/the-circle-of-healers/


  75. Smoogee Says:

    I'm coming onto the healing scene very, very late, but hopefully in time! I love the "circle of healers" blog concept, so I'll toss my name in with the rest.


  76. Sindei Says:

    I, too, have posted a response to the questionnaire: Sindei at Six-Inch Heals (sixinchheals.wordpress.com). Happy healing everyone!


  77. lickingfloor Says:

    Late to the party, but responded to the questions on: http://lickingfloor.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/healer-questionnaire/


  78. Sis Says:

    It's been a while since I posted my survey response but here it is:

    http://sismuses.blogspot.com/2010/01/miss-medicinas-healer-survey-tels.html

    :D


  79. Heya Jess, I updated my blog site on Christine's Blog, my old blog is broken now, so just thought to let you know that my new blog site is http://www.mychristinesblog.net if you have time to update the link above here is my answers http://mychristinesblog.net/healing-webring topic. Thanks hon!


  80. JAG Says:

    I posted mine today. Saw it on Kamalia's blog.
    http://wowsociallife.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/circle-of-healers-post/


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