Mists of Pandaria: Thoughts

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Alright. I’m going to do things differently this time just because my head is swimming with thoughts and ideas. I’m looking forward to the new expansion, Mists of Pandaria, for a lot of reasons – all of which I will attempt to neatly sort out here. That said, my feelings on this expansion weren’t terribly obvious from the beginning. To be perfectly honest, my jaw dropped when I saw the trailer….in complete horror. Not that I didn’t think it’s a compelling story, because it really is – but the trailer I felt was quite terrible at bringing it across. What really sold me on this upcoming expansion is the designer’s overriding philosophy that’s driving it. It tells me that the designers are listening to players and learning from the past. After the cinematic for more details…

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Healer Raid Readiness: A Checklist

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With a new tier around the corner, this is often the time for raid rosters to change, to perhaps switch characters or even to try out a completely different role in raiding. Making sure you’re raid ready has a lot to do with gear, ofcourse, but it goes far beyond that. If you haven’t healed in a while or if this is your first time stepping into the world of raiding, then here’s a checklist to make sure you’ve covered all bases before taking on the baddies.

Things have got fancy here! For easy reference and navigation, here’s a little table of contents for this post:

Caravan Conversations

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Azeroth is filled with some fantastic humour in the most unexpected places. The last time I stumbled across it was in the Hillsbrad Foothills questline. This time around, we’ll be meeting the unlikely yet hilarious pair of Gidwin Goldbraid and Tarenar Sunstrike – two enthusiastic paladins in the Eastern Plaguelands who are on their way to join the Argent Crusade. Travelling in a caravan with Fiona, these two pals could have their own show….

Here we go….