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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The Resto Shaman Guide to Proving Grounds (Endless)

Healers who spent their time in Mists of Pandaria searching for that ever-elusive “triage” need not look any further than the newly-introduced Proving Grounds to get their frenzied healing fix. Set in the Temple of the Whit...
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Tidal Force: Rediscovered

About a month or so ago, during some down time at the end of my day, I wandered onto the MMO-Champion Shaman forums ready to answer some questions and, instead, walked away with one of my own. As I detailed in a previous post, ...
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Non-Critical Healing Noise in Mists of Pandaria

(Alternatively titled: Why we throughput classes maybe, kinda shouldn’t hate Disc Priests and Paladins all that much) It is a common occurrence on raid nights the world over—the healing team is assembled for the eveni...
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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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Resto Shaman Mailbag #3 – Stats, Strats, and Basics

Despite the fact that the dreaded “summer lull” approaches, it seems as if WoW news and previews have heated up lately; from the announcement of potential additional premium services and Firelands PTR testing (liquid hot ma...
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Status Check: The Healing Game as of 5.3

These past few months of progression, combined with a work schedule that refuses to ease up, have left me with a billion ideas about the game and a folder full of half-written, conceptualized, or hastily brain-dumped pseudo-pos...
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