Life in Group 5 – A Resto Shaman Blog
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Resto Cheat Sheet: WoD Leveling and Pre-Raid (T17) Gearing

The start of an expansion is always a fun time, full of new things to see, new things to do, and new things to learn. And, if you’re anything like me, my head’s been spinning since Warlords of Draenor launch, filled with a metric crapton of questions that have been accumulating since mid-beta testing. Things […]

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How to: WoD Bronze, Silver, and Gold Proving Grounds for Resto Shaman

In an effort to increase the success rate of early Warlords of Draenor heroic dungeons, Blizzard has established Silver Proving Grounds as the test of heroic-dungeon-ready players. In order to queue for the new heroics, you must first prove that you have what it takes to heal under pressure. (It’s also worth noting that if […]

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Updated Resto Guide for Warlords of Draenor

he wait is finally over! After a year (or more) of previews, teasers, alphas, betas, and everything in between, Warlords of Draenor is upon us. And to go along with the new expansion, I’ve updated the Life in Group 5 Resto Shaman Guide to reflect the changes that have been made to Resto’s arsenal of […]

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A Big First Look at WoD Alpha Notes – Part 2: Resto Shaman Changes

(If you haven’t already checked out Part 1 of this two-part analysis, you can find it here). Continuing on with this incredibly verbose commentary on the Alpha Patch Notes  … On top of all the changes we’ll be seeing with the healing game, we’ll also be seeing some changes aimed squarely at Resto Shamans’ arsenal […]

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A Big First Look at WoD Alpha Notes – Part 1: Healing Changes

As it so often happens for me (thankfully), when WoW activities cool down and farm content starts to age, my work oftentimes picks up to fill in the gaps. It’s been easy to let WoW slide into the background in the past couple of months, as I’ve increased my work hours and diverted my remaining […]


 
 

 
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Offtopic of the Year: A Balancing Act

Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work – Chuck Close As I set about getting ready for the last content tier of the Cataclysm expansion, after spending a year being taunted by elusive achievem...
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The Raiders’ Training Cycle

We, the raiding world of WoW, hit a collective milestone this month, which went largely uncommented on in the larger community save for a collected few players who like tracking this sort of thing (or who like to look for crack...
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To Each His Own: UI Design

­ Like the art you hang on your walls, the furniture you buy, or how you arrange your desk, your UI is as much a reflection of your thought process as it is an effort at self-expression (although arguably sometimes more of the...
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Resurgence Scaling and Rotational Regen in MoP

By now, you’ve heard the murmurs in the shadows and seen the patch notes circulating—changes are in store (again) for healers in the coming expansion. With the disconnection of Intellect from the regen formula and healers...
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Where Art Thou, Spirit Link?

Another week, another Beta patch introduced—and another opportunity missed for just about everyone out there. No matter the class you’re favoring at this point, or the one you’re watching with avid interest as you settle ...
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A Big First Look at WoD Alpha Notes – Part 1: Healing Changes

As it so often happens for me (thankfully), when WoW activities cool down and farm content starts to age, my work oftentimes picks up to fill in the gaps. It’s been easy to let WoW slide into the background in the past couple...
by Vixsin
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