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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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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Minipost: Tier11/12 Progression Data

As part of my efforts to substantiate the theories presented in my 2-part series on endgame gearing and progression, I sorted through a ton of data dealing with achievements and guild progression in Tiers 11 and 12. I had origi...
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Peeking Behind the Curtain: Shaman Leaks

Like the movie sneak peek that’s intentionally ambiguous so as to convince you to line up for midnight release, a burst of information appeared last week on WoW news sites in conjunction with the Cataclysm Friends and Family ...
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Alternative Speccing for the Renegade Shaman

I have something to confess: I haven’t changed my resto spec since I originally dinged 80. Okay, that isn’t precisely true—I have respecced a couple of times to try out various minor tweaks, but, when all is said and done...
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Beta Healing Counterpoint: Fun and Efficiency

I feel fairly confident in saying—playing World of Warcraft is about having fun, in whatever way you define it. Whether you’re a master of the economy, a social scientist, a wallflower who appreciates anonymity, or an extro...
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Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Beta Healing

In direct contrast to the summer lull that bled over into September, where bloggers picked fights and raiding teams struggled to find motivation, the past month or so has been a busy time for the WoW community, with news and pa...
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