The Lightweaver

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Raid groups

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Once again, I find myself without a weekly raid group.  The raid group I was a member of isn’t raiding due to lack of attendance, and the weekly GDPK run was I was a part of for three weeks will no longer occur due to the guild that ran it leaving the server.  Perhaps a post on the realm forums is in order…

Written by Sarios

August 28, 2010 at 14:00

My addons

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I can’t think of anyone today who plays World of Warcraft that doesn’t use any addons.  Personally, I’m not a huge fan.  I feel like I’m not playing the game that Blizzard intended me to play.  However, there are a few that I’ve found that there’s no way I could possibly live without.

Deadly Boss Mods (DBM) – If you raid, or are thinking about raiding, or even if you don’t raid, don’t hesitate.  Get this addon.  It adds multiple warnings and bars that will help you manage boss abilities in every raid instance, and all Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King dungeons.  Make sure to grab the Classic and Burning Crusade addons from their download page, since they’re not included in core download.

Grid – Grid is an addon that replaces the default Blizzard raid frames.  However, because of its multitude of options and customization options, it can be overwhelming to configure.  I used a post I found on the community forums to configure mine, and I wouldn’t be able to heal without it now.

GridStatusRaidDebuff – GridStatusRaidDebuff is an addition to Grid that allows Grid to display important debuffs from bosses.  It is very useful for healers who need to be on top of dispelling negative effects from their raid.  It includes debuffs from all Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King bosses.  Classic raid instances are not supported.

Omen Threat Meter – Omen is an addon that I only have because it was once required for our guild’s raiding team.  Omen is a threat meter, and tells you exactly how much threat you have compared to others in your group against whichever target you or they have selected.  This was much more important for healers during Burning Crusade raiding, and is mostly unneeded now.  I do expect its usefullness to make a comeback during Cataclysm raiding however.

SexyMap – Normally I hate “fluff” addons, but this one was too cool to pass up for me.  It does exactly what it says that it does, which is sexify your minimap.  And it does a damn fine job of it.

Written by Sarios

August 27, 2010 at 17:03

Holy priest talents

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Since I have played my priest using a holy build since day one, I’ve gotten very comfortable with the talent choices that I make.  My current build is right here, but with Cataclysm on the horizon, I almost feel like I’m being forced into taking talents that totally do not suit my playing style.  Some of the talents in the Holy tree are absolutely wonderful, such as the awesomeness of Chakra, or Revelations.  But others, such as Blessed Resilience, I just can’t really imagine any serious Holy priest taking.

I’m not thrilled about having to take Lightwell and improved dying in order to get to the bottom of the tree, but I suppose I’ll have to put up with it.  For now.

Written by Sarios

August 27, 2010 at 14:49

The priest class

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This blog being called the Lightweaver, I will be trying to focus my efforts on the priest class.

I have played a priest since I started playing World of Warcraft, and (mistakenly) leveled from the day I got my first talent point all the way to level eighty using a Holy healing build.  This is something that I would not have been able to recommend to anyone in the past.  However, with the changes of the past five years constantly shaping and reshaping Azeroth, it isn’t nearly as painful now as it once was.

Written by Sarios

August 27, 2010 at 09:35