HoTs and DoTs: A Restoration Druid and Shadow Priest

Monthly Archives: October 2009

Tag, You’re It! The Healer Cypher

So the healing community of bloggers are calling out one another to fill in this questionnaire which is definitely not a meme. And because Tamarind asked, and I love reading his highly entertaining posts, how could I possibly deny him a response! The full list which is being labeled the Circle of Healers can be found here.

All the Colours of the Rainbow:
Dungeon Groups 101

This post was inspired by the hundreds of comments that I’ve read over the years from players too afraid to group up with strangers to complete dungeons because they are worried that they will make mistakes. And I’ve been there. Most people fear of failure. You just need to put it in perspective.

Switching it Up for Mimiron

Last week I had the opportunity to do something that I’ve been avoiding since the release of Wrath of the Lich King: raiding with my Rogue. I’d logged off for the night when my roommate asked me if I’d come in and help him finish Ulduar 10. While I had been raiding ToC with my guild some old WoW friends had organised an impromptu Ulduar raid. I was excited for them – most of them were experiencing Ulduar for the first time. Of course I was happy to help.

Shield Wall FTW:
Surviving Heroic Twin Val’kyr

This is how we defeated Twin Val’kyr on 25 man Trial of the Grand Crusader. We didn’t have amazing DPS. We didn’t stack the raid with Arcane Mages (although, that might be a viable strategy all on its own – I’m looking forward to that YouTube video). We didn’t need fantastic latency.

Why I Love 25s

Lathere wrote a post a while back comparing the two raiding formats available in Wrath these days: 10 mans or 25 mans. She can see all the advantages of running 10s (small group of good players, more personal contribution to success) and is forgetting all the great things about 25s – and it’s not just the gear.

Who Put The Headless Horseman in Horde Territory? And Why Holiday Achievements are a Waste of Time

All that time spent earning the lesser achievements, swapping characters every hour to trick or treat innkeepers, logging in every day, getting ganked on the way to Scarlet Monastery could have been better spent doing… well almost any other in game activity. I would have enjoyed my time much more and ended up with the same result.

Heavyweight Champion of Dalaran

News Flash: I’ve identified an emerging armor design trend. It’s not just about the giant, spiky, flaming shoulders anymore. It’s not about the helms you can’t actually see out of (ok, that’s still around in next season’s collection). It’s about the belt. Have you seen the belts in Trial of the Crusader and the belts being modeled with the Tier 10 gear?

How Did this Happen to Me? (Again?)

So somehow on Wednesday night I went from being a raider who gets to just rock up and heal, to an officer. This was completely unexpected and to be honest it’s all still feeling a bit surreal. Now this isn’t the first time I’ve been in a leadership position within a guild, in fact I seem to be incapable of staying away from them. I’m sure Cass is laughing at me yet again.

Myth: Alliance are Gay

This has got me all excited. A friend of mine (who been raiding in a Horde guild since the start of BC) would often come talk to me and we’d start trading war stories. We both have similar goals for what we want out of the game and we even raid similar hours on the same content. I think at one point early on in Wrath of the Lich King However, I didn’t think that there was ever a chance we would get to raid together.

The Answer is 779

If you haven’t already you should head over to MMO-Champion and check out the Tier 10 set bonuses and armor gallery (partially revealed). Most Shadow Priests currently hover somewhere in the first sweet spot at 9%-10% Haste to fit 2 Mind Flays in between our Mind Blast cooldown. Is it finally time to break free and collect a ton of Haste gear?