May 08

This post refers to gear that drops in 25-man raids. If you’re looking for a list of gear to get ready for raiding, you might be more interested in my Pre-Raid Holy Paladin Gear List instead.
This post aims to provide a nice ‘wishlist’ of holy pally gear to aim for. Let me say up front [...]

May 08

As with previous guides, two things to note:

I’m recommending consumables that give you a good balance of stats, where feasible. If you’re very well-geared in one area and need to boost a specific stat, you can make your own choices.
My recommendations are specific for holy paladins. If you’re a priest, all those +Spirit consumables I [...]

May 08

If you peruse large WoW communities – the official forums, the big gaming websites, trade channel (*shudder*) – you’ll see a common thread: ever-so-terribly leet players telling us that PvE content is easy, that if you fail on X encounter you’re terribad, that anyone with half a brain could faceroll through this stuff, et cetera.
Well, [...]

May 08

In no particular order:
Raid boss nerfs.
I know it’s disappointing for raid groups who were just about to beat Boss X on pre-nerf difficulty, and I sympathise, but: overall, I think this is a nice dose of fun for the people who get to see a few bosses they otherwise would have missed, and it’s a [...]

May 08

Blizzard have announced that as of Patch 3.0.2, raid buffs will synergize very differently, to make raid rosters more versatile.
Rather than write a guide to it myself, I’ll just direct you to Dwarf Priest’s excellent post, which even includes a handy-dandy visual guide to raid buffs and who provides them.

May 08

I started thinking about this after seeing yet another “WTS ZA Bear Run, 10K. PST!” in Trade channel tonight, and the resultant discussion of “I’d never buy one!” “Good for you!” “That’s such a ripoff!” “n00bs!” “Chuck Norris!” “Murlocs!” (It is Trade channel, after all.)
Zul’Aman bear mounts from the timed chests are, as most people [...]

May 08

This is a revision and update of this post, incorporating some items I’d overlooked the first time around (and with thanks to commenters who reminded me about some of them). Thus, I present: the Revised Guide to Holy Paladin Consumables.
Two things to note:

I’m recommending consumables that give you a good balance of stats, where [...]

May 08

Occasionally, people will do and say the darndest things. Things, in fact, that make you go “Hmmm” – or, more likely, things that make you go “WTF were they thinking?!” Here’s one I remember.
The background: pre-TBC, we used a DKP system for raiding, and we introduced a proviso that if you disappeared your DKP pool [...]

May 08

Update: This post has been revised and updated here.
This one’s going around the blogosphere lately, so here’s my quick guide to raiding consumables for holy paladins. (Bellwether covered the same issue for resto druids, and Big Bear Butt for feral tanks; I’m sure there will be more coming soon.)
Two things to note:

I’m recommending consumables that [...]

May 08

Leafshine of Lust for Flower has posted New Year’s Resolutions for 2008, and it seems like the thing to do, so: herewith, my goals and hopes for WoW 08.

Get as far as possible in endgame raiding. ‘07 was a slow-paced year for my guild, raiding-wise; in ‘08, I’m hoping we can see and succeed in [...]