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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MoP’s Solutions for the Problems of T13

It’s been over eight months since Dragon Soul opened its doors in the Caverns of Time, seven months since a Korean guild burst onto the world stage with the first kill of HM Madness of Deathwing, and six months since the pow...
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Spread Raid Healing: Resto Shamans’ Bane

If there’s anything I’ve discovered over my years of blogging, it’s that we authors can be a volatile bunch, dedicated and sometimes overly devout to the causes that have in some way shaped our experiences in ...
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Minipost: HPS Data for Tiers 11, 12 and 13

One of the great things about the proliferation of meters and online parsing tools, like World of Logs and WoW Meter Online, is that they provide a great archive of player performance over time. It’s easy to pull up a parse o...
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Paradigm Shifts of Cataclysm: Healer Edition

It was an expansion that “changed the face of Azeroth”, that gave life where there was previously none and snuffed some out, while also altering entire landscapes. But, in addition to the geographical changes enacted as par...
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Failure: The Misunderstood F-Word

The pattern of events is easily recognizable in any raiding scene—a player dies, several more follow, a wipe occurs, and the fail shaming starts. Sometimes, (all too rarely), you are presented with an even-mannered assessment...
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The Art of Abusing Healing Meters

I make no secret of it, and have, in fact, talked about the topic in multiple posts, in comments on other bloggers’ sites and even in the whopping two podcasts I’ve participated in—I am a meter junkie. Ever since the earl...
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