HoTs and DoTs: A Restoration Druid and Shadow Priest

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Patch 3.3 & I’m Not Ready

This week has seen a number of posts pop up around the blogosphere about all the upcoming changes and the preparation bloggers have put into making sure they are ready for patch 3.3′s release. I am so woefully unprepared for this new tier of raiding that I’m actually sitting here in front of my computer a bit mopey about it all. I’ve decided to stop avoiding it and instead outline for your entertainment all those things I have managed not to do in time for 3.3.

A Tale of Two TOCs

I logged in on a hot lazy Saturday afternoon expecting to do a bit of leveling with Cass. For those interested we have taken the plunge and started a summer project: to leveling a Gnome Warlock and Mage duo. Little did I know that I would end up doing TOC 25 on not 1 but 2 of my level 80s!

Lath’s VuhDo Layout

I’ve been asked by a few people what my layout settings are for VuhDo. I thought it would be easier to cover the topic as one single blog post with screen shots rather than by reply to each individual question posed by in game whispers, comments, twitter and email.

Pilgrim’s Bounty: Coolest Buff Ever

I had this cast on me by a random player outside Stormwind and I loved it so much I refused to do anything that could make me change forms and lose the buff. Yes you can kill turkeys as a turkey… crazy I know!

Why is Hardcore Such a Dirty Word?

The term “hardcore” has become a dirty word. No one wants to be labeled as a hard core player; in fact everyone will do what they can to twist the meaning of casual just to make sure that they seem to fit into this category and no one could ever accuse them of being a hardcore player. Forgive me if I stop to roll my eyes.

The New Hybrid: Resto/Resto

My primary spec? Restoration. My secondary spec? Restoration.
The best part about having these two Restoration builds is that I am using both my specs, often swapping mid-raid, and my 1000g has definitely paid itself off. It also makes me a little sad. I never intended to be a tree when I rolled this Druid. I leveled Lath as Moonkin and loved it every minute of it until I realised at level 70 that raiding guilds wanted Resto Druids, not Balance Druids.

You Play on a PVP Server So Suck It Up

There is an attitude out there in the World of Warcraft player community that goes like this: If you play on a PVP server and get ganked you deserve it.

Frankly I am sick to death of hearing this response, no matter how it’s phrased, and here is why.

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.

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.