The fact that I haven't been doing many random pugs since the release of Cata has led to me not ending up in many random pug-fails either. But as soon as you start doing them again, they occur. I must say though, overall my random pugs are doing just great. People are polite enough and do what they should. On the other hand I am mostly doing normals on my lowbies, and you can do them pretty much like you did Wrath heroics - just burn them through. Your healer and tank needs to be a little more skilled perhaps, but you don't need people to cc, or follow special marks. You barely even have to use any special tactic. I haven't found a single group yet that have stacked properly for the Meteor in BRC. Boy are some people going to get a suprise when they get to heroics. But I suppose heroics will go that path sooner or later too, it's inevitable.
And what I am going to present here isn't really a fail either. The run went just smoothly, no one was being an asshat, no one died etcetera. We did have one small issue however. The healer hadn't brought any mana drinks and didn't seem to know how to heal mana conservatively. In fact when I checked he rather seemed to heal like back in Wrath. You know with Flash Heal being the main heal, keeping PoM up every cd and he even topped it off with using Sanctuary even when there were only one person who was damaged.
I can accept one of these issues - I don't mind if people have forgot to buy water, I do that too sometimes. Neither do I mind if people heal wastefully, yet again, I do that too sometimes. But I do mind when people combine these two, because that means alot of uneccesary downtime. I was tanking, and I wasn't taking -that- much damage. He could easily have kept me alive with the good old Heal spam-a-roo, and it would've saved us a lot of mana breaks of waiting around for him to regen enough, since he didn't have any water to drink.
On Steelbender I thought I'd give him some advice. Totally forgetting my own advice on how to give advice, and the result was thereafter.
Ok I tried to do it really nice, but I suppose I didn't quite succeed. But I still have to point out that linking all your achievement of the -last- expansion won't say much. It reminds me of all them people who go "oh yeah? But I have 3 level 80s!" when you try to tell them they're doing something the wrong way. I had 12 level 80's at one point, so if IQ was calculated by the amount of chars one had leveled to max level, I'd be Stephen Hawking. It doesn't really matter how skilled you have been, or even are right now. You might still be doing something wrong. You might -still- need some advice. Actually, you're only a truly skilled player if you at least take some consideration to the fact that you might need some advice now and then.
I do not claim to be the best priest player. I do not know everything there is about healing, and even if I did I don't always execute it perfectly. It is my goal, and in a way I am glad I haven't achieved it yet, since it probably would make the game rather dull if I never had something to work on. Just the other day I learned that the Reflective Shield talent only works on shields cast on yourself, so even for me, who has played a priest for some 4 years, there are areas in which I know far from everything. Especially when there is a new expansion and everything is thrown upside down. I hope people will give me advice when they notice I am doing something wrong or could do something better. Kind of like when you've got a booger in your nose, you'll be ashamed of having it there when someone points it out, but wouldn't it be even worse if you just kept walking around with it there? Playing WoW should be the same way. We might think we know something, but wouldn't we be happier if we learned something completely new that made us better players, even if it at first would feel embarrassing?
So you killed Lich King? I bet you're an awesome healer, *pats on head*. In fact you kept us all alive in the instance so you were doing just fine. My tanking wasn't awesome either. But that still doesn't cover the fact that you could've healed more efficiently and saved us time. A truly good healer would've noticed that, or at least acknowledged it.