We ran the first part of Kara pretty much spontaneously last night. There were four druids itching to tank the place and we only had one healer, so I decided to respec my shaman resto and help heal. This is the first time I heal anything on my shaman and it went pretty well.
I was woefully unprepared, but with the way they’ve nerfed Kara it really didn’t matter. I grabbed a spec off of WoWWikki and pulled my gear with the highest spellpower out of the bank. Any spells that looked like they’d help out with healing were dropped onto my action bar and I spent the evening trying to figure out what to use when. Hopefully next time I remember to consult resources such as Resto Shaman vs. Karazhan – a Healing Guide.
A lot of gear dropped for me, mostly enhancement stuff. When we started Kara we had an enhancement shaman who couldn’t stop getting resto drops, so I suppose this is to balance that out? Due to the inordinate number of druids there were only three people who could use the axe from the holiday boss, so I got it by greed rolling. (From what I can tell you have to be able to equip the axe for its use effect, so hopefully there wasn’t a druid who wanted to try it.)
I don’t know if I want to go back to healing at all. This was a heavily nerfed Kara, an instance I’ve been raid leading for months, and I still spent all my time making the bars go right. I really didn’t see any of the fights, I just focused on standing in the right place and keeping people healed. As a tank, I’m very aware of what’s happening around me even when I’m standing there staring into a demon’s crotch.