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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T-Minus-3 Weeks: The State of Resto Shaman

As the clock slowly ticks down to Cataclysm, the blue posts are becoming few and far between and class tweaks are ever-diminishing. But the calm of the forum waters, I’m sure, hides the frantic levels of work being put in by ...
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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 wit...
by Vixsin
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A Look at Vixsin’s Healing Logs

Over the past year, I’ve authored a couple posts about how to evaluate combat logs, what to look for, and what to focus on. And second to those emails about gearing, one of the most frequent types of requests that I get from ...
by Vixsin
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Resto Shaman BiS for Tier 12

You’ve been searching for it, you’ve been asking for it, and after a month and a half of hot Firelands action (/snicker), it’s finally time to start talking about it—that ever-coveted Resto Shaman Best in Slot. We’ve ...
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The Value of Community Self-Sufficiency

Back in the days of Nintendo, die hard gamers intent on beating Super Mario Bros on “hard mode” or trying to get into the hidden dungeons of Zelda learned that there was one way to fix any bug in the game—to blow on the c...
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Change is Nigh for Raiding and Gearing

This week, Blizzard created quite a stir in the raiding world by releasing two previews—the first pertaining to dungeon lockouts and the second on the new “badge” system. And although both of these releases still seem t...
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