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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Resto Shaman Mailbag #1

Much to my chagrin, I spent the last week digging myself out from a self-induced deluge of emails that had, due to my own technical ineptitude, piled up since the end of January. And as I set about answering questions about eve...
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Resto Guide Updated – Talent Specs, Macros & Addons

It’s been one heck of a busy month thus far, but in the midst of it all I managed to wrap up two supplements to the Resto Guide I published back in December: A discussion of potential PVE talent specs A Macros & Addon...
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Healing Ruby Sanctum

The past week and a half has been a busy time for me—RaidWarning podcast prep, business trip to the Left Coast, more beta testing on my shaman and my priest (as well as my baby goblin!), and a new instance to explore in both ...
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Road to the Bloodbathed Frostwyrm

Ever since they were released as Season 5’s Gladiator award, I have slathered over the Frost Wyrm mount model. I’m no mount collector, nor someone who is hugely motivated by nerd points, but when I read that I could obtain ...
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A Grudging Look at Resto Shaman “BiS”

I always enjoy the first weeks after the Christmas holiday, not only because my work slows down as clients take their holiday vacations, but also because all of the fuss of the preceding month(s) finally comes to an end. But th...
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The 5 Whys of Wiping: A Healer’s Lessons

If you ever have the inclination to study supply chain management, manufacturing, or production system design, you will likely bump into an evaluation technique called “The 5 Whys”. Originally developed by Sakichi Toyoda an...
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