HoTs and DoTs: A Restoration Druid and Shadow Priest

Category Archives: Raiding

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.

10 Man Drama in a 25 Man Guild

Lathere promised me about a dozen times that she would write a post about how 10 man groups can just about ruin a 25 man raiding guild. Are you in a 25 man guild? How many times have 10 mans been the source of your drama? I’ll bet a hell of a lot of the time.

The 52 Raid Bosses of Wrath

If you had a fresh group of level 80s ready to raid now, what path of progression would you take them on in order to clear every single Wrath of the Lich King boss?

The Future of Raiding

A few days ago we got to look into the crystal ball and see the future of raiding in World of Warcraft. Developers released this announcement which outlines how they intend raids and progression to work in Cataclysm. Most of the changes left me feeling pensive about Cataclysm – I can’t help but feel that all the things I love about raiding are slipping further out of my grasp.

A Focused Mind

One of those posts where World of Logs information is turns into something meaningful (hopefully). An analysis of the Priest talents: Meditation (Discipline) and Focused Mind (Shadow) and which is better for raiding Shadow Priests in Icecrown Citadel wearing four pieces of Tier 10 wearing Best in Slot (very little Spirit gear).

That’s a 50 DKP Minus!

A guild member posted a link to an article on MMO Champion: 25 People in Your Raid. Perhaps you’ve read it? It got me thinking. Am I just like one of these raiding personality types? Do my guildies think of me as a Teehee? Ms Prepared?

Too Many Cooks

My guild raids, especially when you listen to vent, are starting to suffer from a case of too many cooks spoil the broth. After every single wipe – on bosses we’ve been working on for weeks, or bosses we’ve been working on for just one night – vent explodes with heated debate and “suggestions”. We stand, all buffed and ready to pull again, while we argue amongst ourselves on Vent.

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.

Patch 3.3 Resto Druid Gear Guide
For the 25 Man Raider

This gear guide is a follow up from my Patch 3.3 Gear Guide for the Casual/10 Man Raider. The guide is focused on raiders who have access to 25 man content through their guild. I’ve included 5-6 options for each slot to ensure that there is both heroic and non heroic items available for those raiders who don’t progress through 25 man heroic content.