Posts Tagged ‘Raiding’

Icecrown Impressions

With all my ranting about 3.3 I was still interested to see how the new raid instance has turned out and was therefore actually happy to get selected for my guild’s first foray into it. Well, technically our first two forays but Wednesday was, well, patch day. Advantages to patching a day later my ass. […]

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Patch Tidbits

Patch 3.3 is upon us, or so they claim. I still haven’t finished downloading yet and I would bet that the servers over here aren’t even up. Reports indicate that the launch of Icecrown Citadel was riddled with lag and other server issues – as always when we get a new content patch. With the […]

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Healing the Day After Tomorrow

World of Warcraft patch 3.3 is expected to hit the day after tomorrow (or tomorrow if you live on the other side of the Atlantic ocean), bringing with it the brand-spanking new Icecrown Citadel raid instance to entertain us for months and months to come. If you are raiding as a healer you will have […]

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Christmas Raiding

Blizzard poster Datth posted the following on the tech support forums a couple of days ago, hinting at the release date for World of Warcraft’s newest patch: “We only provide mirror links for full client patches. Background downloads do not count. You have around 1+ month to download this file so we’re not really worried […]

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Like Butter Scraped Over Too Much Bread

If you are anything like me, you have probably been playing the last few months in World of Warcraft bored and annoyed with Blizzard’s decisions but didn’t stop playing because there was a shimmer of hope in Icecrown Citadel at the horizon. The issue with horizons is that, the more you travel towards them, the […]

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Healer Burnout

This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for a while, yet other stuff always got in the way. Casual Raid Leader Starman wrote a post a while ago on why wrath is burning out healers and why healing in wrath isn’t fun. His main reason: Fights are too hard for healers. Seriously. Now, […]

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Levels of Difficulty

The discussion about whether WoW has become too easy or not is hardly new, but Mimetir, a guest poster over at World of Matticus brought it up again. This prompted Larísa to write a strong post on how she’s sick of hearing people claim that WoW is too easy these days if they haven’t beaten […]

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Utility is Dead (or is it?)

We’ve all heard of “bring the player, not the class” and are getting used to the fact that virtually every class and spec in WoW brings some kind of buff to the raid. Not all MMOs handle raid utility this way and in fact WoW didn’t always either. I distinctly remember the time where you […]

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Motivating Raiders: Part 3 – Respect

This is the third (and for now final) part of my series on . Check out parts and as well as the original article if you like. Today we will talk about what I consider the most important tool of a raid leader, respect, and how to achieve it.

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Motivating Raiders: Part 2 – Love

Welcome to the second follow-up to my post. Since the first instalment was about , it should be quite obvious that today I’m going to to talk about love. There are many definitions of love, but I will only refer to a very specific subset here. But don’t worry, the post is still longer than […]

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