HoTs and DoTs: A Restoration Druid and Shadow Priest

Author Archives: Cassandri

Taking Control of Trade Chat

Of all the chat channels, [Trade] is the only one that is broadcast to all the major cities. If you’re standing in Dalaran, and decide to put together a 10 man group for Icecrown Citadel, what’s the best way to advertise for additional group members?

Yep. Trade Chat.

Shadow Lessons from the Professor

Well the first eight or nine Heroic modes in Icecrown Citadel go down pretty easy. I’m sure the Big Crits guild will get Lady Deathwhisper next without too much trouble. But then they’re probably going to hit their heads against the wall also known as: Heroic Professor Putricide.

Choreography and Hard Modes

So Tuesday nights and Friday nights I tend not to think much about gaming. Well, that was until the latest routine was released and I found myself surrounded by 20 people awkwardly imitating the male Human World of Warcraft dance.

Raid Leading and Cues

Cassandri as Raid Leader? I don’t think I could do it. But knowing that people in my guild think I could do it makes me wonder if I should push myself a bit harder, expand my boundaries.

Dressing Down

I’m probably getting way ahead of myself. But there’s a chance, a small chance, that I might be able to weasel my way into a 10 man Ulduar group bent on earning both their Rusted Protodrakes and the title, Herald of the Titans. I’m so excited!

State of Mind

My state of mind while I’m playing World of Warcraft is just not suited to PVP. Call me a care-bear, a pacifist a big fluffy marshmallow and I won’t be offended. I was in the right state of mind for PVP. It took almost a six month absence from the battlegrounds but now I was ready to return.

I Think I Love the Dungeon Finder

I have a new reason to requeue the daily heroic using the Dungeon Finder now (but that’s the topic for another post). And two of my friends have just returned to the game and are now playing brand new level 80 characters: a Mage and a Hunter. Queuing up together seems like a good idea. But this doesn’t even feel like the same Dungeon Finder that I remember. Is it settling down? Is this what it’s going to be like forever after?

Just When You Think There’s No Hope

It’s been an interesting couple of raid weeks for me. I know that raiding has its cycles, but I feel like we’ve just been on a roller coaster.

Priests have all the Personality

Are you watching Big Crits too? (Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)

Big Crits is a newly formed 25 man World of Warcraft raiding guild. And everything that happens in the guild raids is recorded and edited back for us to watch as online episodes: an inside look into the running of a raiding guild.

The Insane and the Auction House

Like most players considering the Insane in the Membrane Feat of Strength I’m referring back to Saate and Fannin’s excellent guides time and time again. But I’m not following their guides strictly. Even I wasn’t prepared for exactly how much gold I would have to throw at the Auction House to progress.