May 08

Hey folks, sorry it’s been so quiet around here lately — between family health woes and recovering from being sick myself, I haven’t had two brain cells to rub together! Things should be back to normal now, though.
There are plenty of guides around – my own, and other people’s – that tell you what gear [...]

May 08

A quick handy tip for you all that’s made my life easier in countless raids and instances: Zoom Out! On any fight with environmental factors, it can make a huge difference. Want to not be the nub who can’t dodge a lava wall on Sartharion? Zoom out!
But, of course, the camera doesn’t zoom out very [...]

May 08

Whenever I read people talking about their progress in 10-man raiding, my immediate response is to hope they can get into 25-mans soon for their sakes. I know that’s completely irrational of me; a number of 10-man encounters are more challenging than their 25-man counterparts, and plenty of people are happier in the smaller raid [...]

May 08

Okay, gear lists are always useful, and as more and more people are starting to hit the 78-80 range, it’s time to think about what you’re going to wear to your first Naxxramas raid. Remember, no-one likes being underdressed!
The following are some suggestions for each item slot; I’ll suggest the best items from various sources, [...]

May 08

Next in the list of instance quest checklists: Azjol-Nerub and Ahn’Kahet, the two five-man wings of the Azjol-Nerub hub near Star’s Rest and Agmar’s Hammer in Dragonblight. I’m putting them all in the one checklist because there are so few of them. Also note that all these quests are available to both Alliance and Horde [...]

May 08

Next in the list of instance quest checklists: The Nexus, which is the first dungeon in Borean Tundra.

The Nexus is the first wing of the instance hub in Borean Tundra also called the Nexus. It’s a level 71-73 instance, although semi-geared level 70s will have no problems with it. It’s in the centre of [...]

May 08

With the launch of Wrath of the Lich King (which I am thoroughly enoying, incidentally), there are a whole bunch of unfamiliar instances to play in. Of course, one can dive right in and just go for the sights and the bosses and the loot, but in the drive to hit 80 some quest XP [...]

May 08

For those of you well-aware that I’m a tabardaholic, here’s the latest to grace my collection!

This means, of course, that we succeeded in getting Ahune down on the first attempt, this time around. Group makeup was: bear druid, holy paladin, prot paladin (the alt of one of the frost mages from last time), fire mage [...]

May 08

Bellwether of 4 Haelz recently posted about her woes with Ahune, the summonable boss who’s around during the Fire Festival. I commented there, agreeing and saying that I think Ahune is tuned too hard, and I want to elaborate on that here.
I’m sure plenty of people can comment and say they PUGged Ahune with no [...]

May 08

With the accelerated levelling curve introduced in 2.3, it’s quite common to only do an instance once as you’re levelling an alt. So, naturally one wants to knock off all the quests you can – this series aims to provide a quick one-stop guide to getting ready for pre-Outlands instances.
It may be out of order, [...]