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The Ready Check & You!

The holidays have left me with little time, so I’m adding a new feature here at Tales: The Humor Hut. It just offers some random silliness on the occasional weekend, while leaving our week day posts for more practical things such as guides, strategies and theory discussions. For the first installment, many of our readers seem to enjoy the rants of one of our guild officers, Ranedor, and his limited tolerance for stupidity as demonstrated by his responses to some of our more intellectually challenged applicants in our “Land of Denied Applications” or his commentary & play through on games in our Dark Nemesis: Let’s Play section. After numerous PuGs this holiday weekend, I thought I would share one of his very practical & educational posts from our guild forums. …

Written By: on November 28, 2009

AddOn Corner: Power Auras – A Video Guide

My older post from December 2008 on Power Auras is one of my highest hitting posts on this blog. I get regular emails about this post as well as questions on how to do certain things in Power Auras. So, I decided to do another Video Post on this fantastic add on. The video below will show you how to set up Power Auras to display a notification when you do not have Inner Fire up and you are in combat. I also go over a Surge of Light Power Aura, as well as other priest notifications and handy Power Auras for Trial of the Grand Crusader. You also can click here for the HD version of this video on YouTube. (full screen mode is nice to see the details …

Written By: on November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving and Post Schedule

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, and to the Non-US readers well… you’ll just have to wait until tomorrow for the normally scheduled Thursday post. Cheers! Don’t miss a single post! Remember to sign up for our RSS feed.

Written By: on November 26, 2009

The Trashman Cometh…

You know, I never thought I would hear myself say this, but: I actually miss trash packs in Raids. Blasphemy! Heresy! Lunacy! I know… They are called ‘trash’ for a reason, right? They are just an annoying roadblock in the way of the epics, right? Perhaps… but I do think there is a good bit more to trash than just being timesink. My guild has an IRC channel that many of us camp in during the work day, and a conversation that came up recently was about the nostalgia of trash packs. Many people feel that Trial of the Crusader (and Grand Crusader) really was filler content between Ulduar and Icecrown. Coming to a raid and seeing the same room boss after boss after boss, isn’t a whole lot of …

Written By: on November 24, 2009

And the winner is…

Congrats to Nimaj from US-Undermine and Intravax from US-Velen. They were the lucky winners in our Tales of a Priest Reopening Contest! Enjoy your new pets! Please check your email for your code and thank you for reading. For those folks who did not win this go around, don’t worry we’ll have more fun and exciting contests here at Tales of a Priest, so spread the word! Congrats!-Derevka and Ava Don’t miss a single post! Remember to sign up for our RSS feed.

Written By: on November 23, 2009

It’s InSaNiTy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, Tuesday night we did it. A week too late for server first, but done none the less. Had we swallowed our pride and added some healers, perhaps we would have gotten this 4 weeks ago, but, lesson learned. All signs were pointing to “No way in Hell is this happening tonight” when we started. Our Death Knight tank died THREE times on the NRB Jomunger Worms. His health dropped like a rock. We rez him and BAM – down again. WTF, rez him again! He grabs the worm and BAM – he went down like a $3 whore. Well, now the healers are freaking out at this point – what are we doing wrong? We manage to scrape through the fight, and before we can even discuss it, he …

Written By: on November 18, 2009

Tales of a Priest Reopening Contest

In celebration of Tales of a Priest reopening and the addition of Avalonna as a writer. We are having away your choice of either a Lil KT or Pandaren Monk To be eligible for the pet code, simply email us at derevkapriest@gmail.com or avalonnathepriest@gmail.com with the subject line of: “Tales of a Priest Contest”. In that email please note your preferred pet. (also feel free to provide comments, suggestions, or concerns with the blog – we want your feedback!) *There will be TWO winners one from emails to Derevka and one from emails to Ava.* This contest will close on Noon Eastern Time on Saturday, November 21, 2009. The winner will be announced in the Tuesday, November 24th blog post. The winner will be emailed directly. Emails must be recieved …

Written By: on November 17, 2009

Derevka’s Meme

Since Ava did here Healing MEME survey last week, I figured I would do mine today as a clean and fun way to kick of the reopening of the blog. What is the name, class, and spec of your primary healer?Derevka, Priest, Holy Primarily, Disc Secondary What is your primary group healing environment?25 Man Hard Mode What is your favorite healing spell for your class and why?Prayer of Mending – mainly because its exceptionally unique, no other class has anything like it. And with the set bonus from T9 seeing 10-12k crits “bounce” around is crazy nice! What healing spell do you use least for your class and why?Greater Heal – what used to be the stable downranked/spammed tank healing spell in TBC, it is now the redheaded stepchild, even …

Written By: on November 17, 2009

The Sting of Defeat

When you’re a progression raider, being beat to a kill can smart, especially when you realize you may have become sloppy for the simple reason of underestimating your closest competition. Our guild killed Heroic Anub(25) well over a month ago, with a Tribute to skill. We followed up with a Tribute to Madness a week later and then week after week of 49/50 clears. Last week another guild on the server finally got down Anub and this week, nabbed the 50/50 Insanity title. Disappointing? Oh yes. It stings when you rack first kill after first kill, and let the big one slip away. It’s disheartening, but in situations like this, you need to remember a few things: It IS just a game. Losing a kill or a server first does …

Written By: on November 11, 2009

Introducing Avalonna…

The Triumphant Return of “Tales of Priest v2.0 – Beauty & the Bitch” I met Derevka many moons ago, as we play on the same server. Several of his old guildmates had joined our ranks, I dropped hints for an eternity that if he ever decided to change guilds, look me up. He had always been a valuable source to bounce ideas off, and we have had some great discussions. When he told me he was ready to take a more serious approach to raiding & wanted to join Dark Nemesis, I was happier than a pig in shit. You’ll notice we’re two vastly different people: Although we’re relatively the same age, I’m a brash, loud, easily excited & very blunt Mechanical Engineer from Chicago. He’s a softspoken, calm, Ivy-educated….something. …

Written By: on November 11, 2009