Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Druid Healing in Cataclysm: A New Way of Thinking

It's been almost two weeks now and I can scarcely remember the old times where my heals were dominated with blanketing everyone with Rejuvenation. As I wiped in new dungeons numerous times, scratched my head over certain fights and slowly began to understand my heals better, I felt as though druidic heals underwent a metamorphosis and grew into something more interesting, intricate and most of all, fun! It took trial and error, some very understanding people and a lot of deep breaths to find my own groove in this new style but, at the end of the day, it's immensely rewarding.

Today I'll be sharing my lessons learned in how Cataclysm content requires a shedding of our old habits and a fresh perspective. A largely unsaid aspect of healing is the thought, assumption and attitude driving it. Old assumptions don't work here and a new world with new mechanics and challenging content has ushered in a different way of thought for healing.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Moments of Vash'jir

Sometimes amidst the healing, the dungeons and the constant weighing of gear...its nice to take a step back and just explore new lands I've never seen before. After an intense heroic run this morning, I decided to go seal lion and explore the vast depths of Vash'jir. What I saw was amazing.

Gentle pillars of luminescence on the sea floor brings these dark blue depths to life.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Cataclysm Reputation Rewards for Resto Druids

I've been poking around gear rewards from the various factions recently as a good way to get a little more geared up before I hit up those heroics that by all accounts, are no walk in the park. Reputation rewards are a good way to avoid the grind with stressful, drama-filled PuGs and they provide some great gear before you jump into more challenging content. Here's my shopping list on gear from reputation rewards:

Guardians of Hyjal:
Easily get to revered by simply completing all the quests in Mount Hyjal. Provisioner Whitecloud can be found in the Nordrassil Inn, Mount Hyjal.

Cloak of the Dryads (Honoured) - Back
Aessina-Blessed Gloves (Revered) - Hands
Arcanum of Hyjal (Revered)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

20 Cataclysm Daily Quests Speed Run Guide

This is a guest post by Val, bringer of fury and wielder of mighty weapons! He's mastered the art of daily questing here which we'll all be doing soon for reputation, shiny rewards and some gold. He shares his way to complete these dailies quickly and efficiently. So, here we go! =)

This guide will give you a step by step path to complete all the Cataclysm dailies in as little time as possible using Deepholm as the starting point. You'll want to do this to gain reputation for the new factions. Not all new factions have daily quests so for those that don't, you'll want to buy and equip a tabard and queue for the new dungeons.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Moments of Deepholm

Here's a glimpse of the wonderful world I've immersed myself in the last few days. It's simply beautiful and as I followed the storyline, I couldn't help but be in awe of its sheer beauty.

Breathtaking views like this made me stop mid-flight and appreciate the landscape.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Countdown to Cataclysm

So here I am staring at my fridge...that's right, the expansion is mere hours away and I'm not healing, running dungeons or grabbing as many dailies as I can...I am slowly and carefully evaluating my fridge. Much like my bank, it's filled with stuff that's good but not exactly useful for the intense gaming situation that will soon be upon me. For some reason, I have Ragnaros' voice in my head booming "Too soon Executus! Too soon!" And heck, Rags is right - the expansion will land here soon enough, and I better get prepared for it. Here are a few things on my list...