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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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T16: Raiding with Friends

It was the first pull of the night, the warm-up before we got into an evening’s attempts that would be filled with missed interrupts, bad positioning, and the inevitable tank deaths. And then, in barely the blink of an eye, it was over and Garrosh lay in a heap on the corrupted ground of Stormwind […]

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Giving Glyph of Chaining Another Chance

Artwork by: Paul Mafayon (http://mafayon.cghub.com/)  Admittedly, since its introduction into the game with Mists of Pandaria, I have not been a fan of Glyph of Chain Heal (Chaining). “Punitive” was probably the word I used most to describe it, as the glyph itself draws heavily on the idea that a Major Glyph should affect how […]


 
 

 
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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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Resto Shaman Mastery – Pandaria Style

When Resto Shamans’ Mastery was first launched in the raiding scene, in the patch before Cataclysm release, it was difficult to view it as anything but a passing fancy, a distraction in our ongoing love affair with Haste. Lit...
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MoP – Professions for Healers

Choosing a profession at the start of the expansion has, in the past, been a fairly daunting task (for those of us who haven’t stuck with the same one since Day 1). But, thankfully, as information as been collected about ...
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