Monthly Archives: February 2012

Glow’s UI in 2006

Glow's UI in 2006.

I’m currently working on a proper blog post, one with phrases like “phase one” and “cooldowns” and “don’t stand in the fire” in it. But while that one is being crafted, here is a silly post. Digging through screenshots on my hosted space, I found a few oldies and thought it would be nice to share this one. Where to start? Just some things I notice looking at this… The raid team. This was my first raiding guild, and even though it was 40 man days, … Continue reading

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Sixes meme

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I was tagged yesterday in Gnomeaggeon’s sixes meme that’s running around blogland at the mo. Curses to @annanda at the Reluctant raider. Well not really, the meme sounded like fun… until I realised my images folder didn’t have six subfolders…. The challenge: Go into your image folder. Open the sixth sub-folder and choose the sixth image. Publish the image! (And a few words wouldn’t hurt, though I dare say I couldn’t stop a blogger from adding a few words of their own.) Challenge six new bloggers. … Continue reading

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Why can’t I top the healing meters?

Stop saying that. Stop it right now. Good healing is not about topping the healing meters. It’s just NOT. I’m increasingly seeing healing meters used as *the* judgement of performance of a healer. And when I say ‘meters’, I mean the ‘Healing done/HPS’ numbers in Recount/WoL. HPS is a measure of raw throughput. If that’s all you care about, then you might as well stop reading right now, because you won’t give two hoots about anything else I write beyond this point.  But if you’re actually … Continue reading

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Soloing Blackrock Caverns

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Next on my soloing list, Blackrock Caverns. I was pretty sure this would be okay – except Corla. And knowing she was optional, I headed in feeling pretty optimistic of clearing most of the instance. Set up As in my last post, I have: Feral offspec: I have a pretty hybrid feral spec, tankish but without Pulverise – pretty much designed for soloing. Gear: ilvl is 387 in kitty gear + the tanky staff from Madness. Alch flask and Mark of the wild, that’s it for … Continue reading

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Soloing the Stonecore

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Time to get back to some soloing projects. Prodded along with a small reminder I hadn’t really attempted any Cata 5mans solo, I originally considered Throne of the Tides, but seeing as every man and his worgen are doing that this week, I decided to head into the Stonecore. Set up At this stage I have: Feral offspec: I have a pretty hybrid feral spec, tankish but without Pulverise – pretty much designed for soloing. Gear: ilvl is 387 in  kitty gear + the tanky staff … Continue reading

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Does shifting have a place in resto raiding?

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Listening to Team Wafflecast last week and then chatting with Deppi (a fellow druid on my server) got me to thinking about forms. Specifically resto druids shifting into forms (other than treeform) and whether that has a place in raiding. Small context first: I’ve raided as a druid since Molten Core, mostly as resto. I tanked during early BC, so this is the period of the game I know least about as a druid healer. I have druid-healed in a few different guilds, including server-first/hardcore guilds … Continue reading

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