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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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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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Getting Into Dragon Soul: The Quick and Easy Guide for New Resto Shaman

With Mists of Pandaria on the horizon and Cataclysm in its twilight, more and more players are making that final push to get their characters up to 85 and into Dragon Soul. And whether your goal is just LFR or getting into DS n...
by Vixsin
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MoP Beta – Finding Ground After the Deluge

It seems like old news now, but it was just a couple weeks ago we saw the floodgates open on MoP data as Mists beta launched. For avid WoW news followers there has been a torrent of articles, posts, videos and screenshots to so...
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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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