Welcome to Flow
According to Wikipedia, which rarely lets me down, Flow is the mental state of operation in which the person is fully immersed in what he or she is doing by a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity. Flow is also how a restoration shaman heals in World of Warcraft, harnessing the power of water and the other elements to keep everyone else alive so they can kill stuff. When done correctly, playing a resto shaman will put you in that flow state, dropping a Riptide on the tank, Chain Healing the melee group, and tossing a couple quick Lesser Healing Waves on the fools standing in the fire. While you’re doing all that, you’ll be staying out of the fire yourself, watching your mana, dropping your totems, and having a blast. In short, you’ll be feeling the flow.
This blog will exist to provide my thoughts on healing as a restoration shaman, my analysis about how to improve your character, and an outlet for the occasional rant against stupidity or argument for more selfless behavior in WoW. It has often been said that healers “cannot heal stupid” and that’s certainly true for the most part. Sometimes we COULD heal stupid, but we would rather just watch it die. WoW, by its nature, forces us to play with other people, for better or for worse. As a healer, we are arbiters of life or death and can help a group succeed by encouraging selfless team play that leads to more loot, and maybe even more smiles. This blog will hopefully help you spend more time in the flow, and less time in the nerdrage.