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 […]


 
 

 
 

The End of Aftermath’s Group 5

The past couple of weeks have been, frankly speaking, an emotional rollercoaster for me. First, about three weeks ago, I was promoted to officer; I promptly used to opportunity to say more on vent in one night than I have in 7 ...
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Diversions for the Bored Resto Shaman

The end, the end, the end … you’d have to be blind and deaf and under a rock to not know that the end of WotLK is fast approaching. The blogrolls are getting lighter (or more blood-thirsty, depending on which ones you frequ...
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The Plagueworks: Not meant to tickle

I had a friend who played sports with me in college who, when things ramped up in difficulty and my muscles started to burn, would always say “… well, it wasn’t meant to tickle.” Although this always res...
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Spread Raid Healing: Resto Shamans’ Bane

If there’s anything I’ve discovered over my years of blogging, it’s that we authors can be a volatile bunch, dedicated and sometimes overly devout to the causes that have in some way shaped our experiences in ...
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Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Beta Healing

In direct contrast to the summer lull that bled over into September, where bloggers picked fights and raiding teams struggled to find motivation, the past month or so has been a busy time for the WoW community, with news and pa...
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The Haste Quandary

A recent post on MMO-Champion’s Shaman forums got me thinking about Resto Shaman’s current stat of choice, and if there was such a thing as too much haste. After the geek in me quieted down about the chance to make an excel...
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