Mar 21st 2011 7:00PM When I hear people say things like "people have got lazy", "they aren't pushing through". It annoys me a little. This is supposed to be a game not a job.
I thought the idea of heroic raids was so that people who wanted a hardcore challenge had somewhere to go and experience one. I don't see the problem with casual guilds still getting to see a reasonable rate of progress in the normal raids without having to be at the top of their game. What's wrong with showing up half drunk, maybe not uber rep grind geared but still downing bosses and having fun?
Feb 23rd 2011 10:24AM Invest in an N52.
Rather than jumping straight in at the deep end, which can be pretty demoralising to try and learn, level a new character up with it as this breaks you in gently.
Feb 23rd 2011 10:06AM Empowered Earth Shield:
Any charges of Earth Shield currently existing become Empowered Charges and provide 10% dmg reduction each. The effect lasts 10 seconds or until the charges are consumed.
So with 8 charges of ES on the tank when you pop this CD, he will receive 80% dmg reduction intially, dropping by 10% each time a charge is consumed and dissapearing completely after 10 seconds. Recasting ES during the 10 second duration would overwrite the Empowered Earth Shield, preventing it being spammed to keep it at the full 80%.
It would mean a bit of forward thinking on the part of the Shaman to make sure he had a high number of ES stacks on the tank befoe he used the Empowered Earth Shield spell in order to get the maximum benefit.
Using a spell graphic similar to the current ES one but with larger more obvious orbs would make it easy to see when it had expired and it was time to recast your ordinary ES.
Jan 7th 2011 8:48PM The 5 secs of pulsing is probably me misjudging the time during the action :P
I currently have my Mastery pieces reforged to haste so will try changing that to Spi. I'll also redo my gems now that my gear is settling down a bit. I'd made do with any old green gem whilst levelling.
Thanks for the suggestions so far. Any more always appreciated.
Also can anyone recommend a good resto shaman forum / blog please?
Jan 7th 2011 7:51PM I've just started running 5 man heroics on my resto shammy and one thing that stood out to me was how underpowered my manatide totem seemed. During the 5 seconds or so it is pulsing I seem to regen about 10% of my mana tops. Am I missing something obvious? I currently have 3889 Int and 1297 Spi. I was quite surprised to see the totem referred to as a mana reset for healers.
Any advice from other readers?