HoTs and DoTs: A Restoration Druid and Shadow Priest

Monthly Archives: January 2010

Improving the Quality of Conversation

Little did I know that would turn out to be the norm, not the exception. I hate that people are too afraid or too lazy to speak up and chat during instance runs these days. I hate that people only talk when something has gone wrong, someone has died, or someone is doing something seriously wrong. I could sit hear and complain that nobody talks during my dungeon runs and do nothing to change things. Fortunately, I’m not that kind of girl.

Absolute Power

In this modern day of Dungeon Finder, Dungeon Finder, Dungeon Finder etc etc I can tell you who has all the power – tanks!

Revisting Uldaman

One of the nicest surprises the Dungeon Finder has given me has been Uldaman. Not the Uldaman of my past, but Uldaman without all the crap. Uldaman for fun and XP. Uldaman has a bad reputation, but most of it doesn’t really apply anymore.

Eyes in the Dark

Each time I get sent back to Old Kingdom (which happens much too frequently) I struggle to heal the trash pulls between the first boss, Elder Nadox, and second boss, Prince Taldaram. Especially as the Shaman. It’s messy – you’ll get knocked around, feared and, if unlucky, suffer back to back silences. This is one place where the charge/AoE/brute force healing isn’t going to get you through on its own. So if you’re tired of struggling with these pulls and want a clean, controlled slaughter with minimal incoming damage here’s how to do it. Properly.

A Light Show

I am convinced that, somewhere along the path towards healing greatness, the Priest or Shaman must accurately be able to predict, and eventually plan for, the outcome of a Prayer of Mending or Chain Heal. Chain Heal? Restoration Shamans get a visual light show to tell us if we’ve been successful. The more white lights, the better. At the moment I’m thinking about Chain Heal.

10 Tips to Successfully Apply
to a Raiding Guild

This post is going address the common things I look for when going over an application in the hope that this information can help some great players find quality guilds to join. My own experience has been applying and reviewing applications for raiding guilds who almost always require applicants to submit a written application.

How to Spell Noob

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Tanks: How to Make Your Random Healer Love You

I will stay, I will stick it out because I want to heal you. If you acknowledge that I’m a real person, with a real name and call me by that name (Cassandri, in this case) I will do everything in my power to keep you alive.

Breaking Down Gnomeregan

My basic map of Gnomeregan is intended for players who get handed Gnomeregan when they queue for a classic dungeon. I’ll do my best to help you out with the quests later on in the guide.

Learning the Wrong Lesson

I think my tank in Heroic Pit of Saron let me die yesterday. I think he was trying to teach me a lesson. Honestly this tank wasn’t completely in the wrong to try and teach me a lesson.

Disclaimer: Cassandri is a Shadow Priest. I will do, to the best of my ability, what Shadow Priests do best in all situations.