Life in Group 5 – A Resto Shaman Blog
A resto shaman perspective on raiding



Non-Critical Healing Noise in Mists of Pandaria

(Alternatively titled: Why we throughput classes maybe, kinda shouldn’t hate Disc Priests and Paladins all that much) It is a common occurrence on raid nights the world over—the healing team is assembled for the eveni...
by Vixsin

Tauren shaman WoW TCG by paul mafayon

Giving Glyph of Chaining Another Chance

Artwork by: Paul Mafayon (  Admittedly, since its introduction into the game with Mists of Pandaria, I have not been a fan of Glyph of Chain Heal (Chaining). “Punitive” was probably the word I use...
by Vixsin


Perspective and Optimism in the Face of Class Balance

“Balance”. It’s a word that inspires both optimism and pessimism in a community focused on measuring the contributions of its players. The optimists, through naiveté or iron resolve, look at class balance and see the pot...
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Reflections on Tier 14

There’s always a lot to be said about the first tier of an expansion. It’s a time where so many things are in transition, as players adjust to class changes, new game dynamics and new systems. It’s a time of volatility, w...
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Playstyle Choices versus Game Constraints in Mists

Stick around the WoW community long enough, and you’ll see the same topics rear their head again and again–the recent fuss over LFR is certainly no exception. But whereas previously I shrugged off the ties of LFR to...
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Wherein I Make a Point About Delayed Raid Release

There is a common argument when it comes to raid nerfs, and it’s actually one that I agree with—the value of your kill, at whatever time you make it, shouldn’t be impacted by the people who come before or after you. This ...
by Vixsin