Life in Group 5 – A Resto Shaman Blog
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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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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 evening, and with every absorb class added to Group 5 (or whichever group holds your healing bundles of joy), the groans grow ever […]


 
 

 
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Why HM Tsulong should make you look at Ancestral Guidance again

*GIGANTIC DISCLAIMER OF DOOM* (1/17/2013) – HM Tsulong logs from this week’s reset have confirmed that the functionality I described in the below post is no longer fully applicable. Ancestral Guidance no longer proc...
by Vixsin
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Tier 14 Trinkets: Demystified

Every tier they come, with stats, procs and maybe a little something extra, and every tier we fuss over them like Item 13 and Item 14 are the most important parts of our gearsets. In a world that has been somewhat simplified, w...
by Vixsin
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Off-topic of the Year: To be a Blogger

There are a ton of things I count myself lucky to have, but topping that list is a father who has always been my #1 fan. No matter where I have chosen to make my path, my father has always been there, foam finger fixed on his h...
by Vixsin
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Playstyle Choices versus Game Constraints in Mists

Stick around the WoW community long enough, and you’ll see the same topics rear their head again and again–the recent fuss over LFR is certainly no exception. But whereas previously I shrugged off the ties of LFR to...
by Vixsin
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Gearing Guide for Tier 14: Newly 90’s, Heroics, and Raids

s we get into the second and third instances of a somewhat protracted Tier 14, I thought it was finally time to not only get an update on a blog that’s been mostly silent since MoP launch (has it been that long already? Time ...
by Vixsin
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Resto Shaman Mists of Pandaria Guide is Live!

With one week to go before we find ourselves in Pandaland, the Resto Shaman Guide for Mists of Pandaria has gone live on Life in Group 5! This guide is intended to help Resto Shaman understand some of the changes that have been...
by Vixsin
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