Raiding 101

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On this upcoming Tuesday, September 20th, the first raid of the Legion expansion will be released! The Emerald Nightmare is a three-winged, tier 19 raid instance with seven bosses and gear drops ranging from item level 835 to 895. Perhaps you’ve heard about this whole “raiding” thing, and although it sounds intriguing you’re still a bit intimidated and don’t quite …

Is Raiding Considered a Full-Time Job?

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In Warlords of Draenor, I have been extremely busy with raiding. Being in a Mythic progression guild, I am a full-time healer which means my attendance is crucial. Our roster is roughly about 28 players, giving the raid leader and officers the option to switch players in and out the raid. With intentions of killing Archimonde as fast as possible, the …

Class Stacking and the Trivialization of Raid Mechanics

Jaybee Mass Resurrection (Raids), Role Check (Classes), Writer Soap Box (Staff Editorials) 1 Comment

World of Warcraft has reached the end of another expansion. For the past few months, more and more guilds have killed Mythic Archimonde and others have joined the ranks of guilds selling full Mythic HFC clears. My own guild has had Mythic Archimonde on farm since January and we started selling our own full clears a month ago. The sales …

Friendship Moose: the Grove Warden mount

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The community-driven Friendship Moose movement brings both elite and casual players together for a common goal: the Grove Warden mount. You want to kill Heroic Archimonde for the achievement—but there’s a catch: Most groups want you to be geared (demanding a 710+ilvl) and link the Black Gate Achievement to guarantee fast kills and no wipes (I counted 132 wipes before …

My 5 Top and Bottom 5 Raid Bosses for Warlords of Draenor

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Warlords of Draenor has offered some of the best raiding experience in the game thus far. Not only were new raids released in a timely manner (most rapidly of any expansion I believe), but most of them were pretty hard. Now while certain fights were harder because of fun reasons (complexity, twitch reflexes, etc.), others were harder for not so fun …

Cheesing to the Top in HFC as a DPS Warrior: Redux

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Today I’m going to be going over how to optimize your DPS for heroic and normal encounters for Hellfire Citadel. I did one of these for HFC already when it first came out, but so much has changed since then that I could not leave my now-defunct article as my guide to HFC. So this is my new edition to …

Chasing the Bleeding Edge: Helping Your Guild Help You

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Alright, if you read the first article of this series, you probably remember me saying that my articles were going to get more practical in terms of usable advice. Well, I fibbed … sort of. That is coming, but after finishing the guild section of my first article I felt I did not give that topic the attention that it …

Chasing the Bleeding Edge: Forming a Mentality for Improvement

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I’m writing this article as the introduction to a short series about becoming an elite Mythic raider. I don’t mean a Mythic raider that goes 4 or even 5/13 two months into HFC. I’m talking about the kind of raider that competes in a “top three guild” on their server. The kind of raider all high-end guild leaders want because of their …

Healing Hellfire: Part 2

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It’s that time again for “Healing Hellfire!” Today, we are healing Hellbreach! This wing of Hellfire Citadel has three encounters starting with Hellfire Assault, followed by the Iron Reaver, and Kormrok. In this guide, we will go over each fight from a healer’s perspective and point out which mechanics you have to look out for. The Hellfire Assault is a two phase trash wave fight that focuses …

Cheesin' to the Top as Fury in HFC

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With the launch of 6.2 and the release of Hellfire Citadel, people are most likely going to be pugging normal and even heroic HFC groups for some awesome loot. Many of those people will probably be Warriors expecting greatness since the sims said Warriors are OP. But, many probably do not know how to achieve it. A lot of information is …