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



Failure: The Misunderstood F-Word

The pattern of events is easily recognizable in any raiding scene—a player dies, several more follow, a wipe occurs, and the fail shaming starts. Sometimes, (all too rarely), you are presented with an even-mannered assessment...
by Vixsin

Coat Hangers

End-Game Gearing, Part II – Devising a New Solution

Gearing, as one component of a PVE environment, has come a long way since WoW’s inception, tracing a path through different sizes of raid content, varying levels of difficulty, and a host of distinct distribution systems, fro...
by Vixsin


End-Game Gearing, Part I – An Evolution

Whenever I think about the process of gearing in WoW, I invariably picture MC Escher’s famous print, “Ascending and Descending”. Although more people might be familiar with the movie Inception’s depiction of the Penrose...
by Vixsin



Tier 13 and Resto Shaman: Thoughts on our Final Chance at Parity (Part II)

(This is Part II of a 2-parter on Resto Shaman in the upcoming patch 4.3, which is currently being tested on PTR servers. Part I talked about some of the changes that Restos have waiting for them in the final tier of the expans...
by Vixsin


Too Soon: The Issue with Early Nerfs

It is a topic guaranteed to bring players out in droves, some angry and scrambling to their keyboards to start fighting the good fight, and others simply just to witness the spectacle that’s created with two mere words: conte...
by Vixsin


Ready Check: Questions for New and Experienced Resto Shamans, and Everyone In Between

Back when LiG5 was in its infancy, and this lone blogger was searching for topics to spark a discussion about healing, I wrote a very simple post accompanied by a quick and easy healing flowchart, in an attempt to illustrate my...
by Vixsin