Raiding – Tales of a Priest http://talesofapriest.com Tales of a Priest Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:03:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Raid Dedication – True Dedication, Award Worthy http://talesofapriest.com/2009/01/raid-dedication-true-dedication-award.html Tue, 23 Feb 2016 19:01:31 +0000 http://talesofapriest.com/?p=775 Picture this:

Sartharion 3 Drakes. Great DPS. Fantastic progression. Consistent steps forward. We get to 1 drake remaining.

Then, I hear over vent from one of our top DPS… “My graphics card is overheating and the fan is dead, I …

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Picture this:

Sartharion 3 Drakes. Great DPS. Fantastic progression. Consistent steps forward. We get to 1 drake remaining.

Then, I hear over vent from one of our top DPS… “My graphics card is overheating and the fan is dead, I …

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Update on Heroic Throne of Thunder Raiding – Part 1 http://talesofapriest.com/2013/07/08/update-on-heroic-throne-of-thunder-raiding-part-1/ http://talesofapriest.com/2013/07/08/update-on-heroic-throne-of-thunder-raiding-part-1/#respond Mon, 08 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://talesofapriest.com/2013/07/08/update-on-heroic-throne-of-thunder-raiding-part-1/ I’ve been pretty quiet as of late on the blog, but I hope to do some more visual posting. Firewalls at work have ramped up preventing me from doing ANY editing at the office— but video posts are always more …

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I’ve been pretty quiet as of late on the blog, but I hope to do some more visual posting. Firewalls at work have ramped up preventing me from doing ANY editing at the office— but video posts are always more …

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Dragon Soul: Post-Mortem and Immersion http://talesofapriest.com/2012/02/22/dragon-soul-post-mortem-and-immersion/ http://talesofapriest.com/2012/02/22/dragon-soul-post-mortem-and-immersion/#respond Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://talesofapriest.com/2012/02/22/dragon-soul-post-mortem-and-immersion/

In typical raiding fashion, the “last pull of the night” became the killing attempt.  Deathwing has been vanquished and Azeroth is safe once again. Something Wicked of US-Whisperwind has completed all 25-Man Heroic content available and finishing the Tier at

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In typical raiding fashion, the “last pull of the night” became the killing attempt.  Deathwing has been vanquished and Azeroth is safe once again. Something Wicked of US-Whisperwind has completed all 25-Man Heroic content available and finishing the Tier at

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Zero-Sum Mana – Not just another game… http://talesofapriest.com/2012/02/15/zero-sum-mana/ http://talesofapriest.com/2012/02/15/zero-sum-mana/#respond Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://talesofapriest.com/2012/02/15/zero-sum-mananot-just-another-game/

My Guild Leader used this phrase last week, and it got me thinking about how Zero Sum applies to a raid as a whole and to each of us individually. Calling mana a Zero-Sum Game is a great way of

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My Guild Leader used this phrase last week, and it got me thinking about how Zero Sum applies to a raid as a whole and to each of us individually. Calling mana a Zero-Sum Game is a great way of

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Healer’s Addendum – Healing Hagara the Stormbinder (Heroic) http://talesofapriest.com/2012/01/02/healers-addendum-healing-hagara-the-stormbinder-heroic/ http://talesofapriest.com/2012/01/02/healers-addendum-healing-hagara-the-stormbinder-heroic/#respond Mon, 02 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://talesofapriest.com/2012/01/02/healers-addendum-healing-hagara-the-stormbinder-heroic/

This is my first real foray into voice-over videos, so I am really hoping to get some solid feedback on this.  There are some great tutorial videos that focus on the overall strategy and do a great job at it.

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This is my first real foray into voice-over videos, so I am really hoping to get some solid feedback on this.  There are some great tutorial videos that focus on the overall strategy and do a great job at it.

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Survivability and Progression Raiding http://talesofapriest.com/2011/12/27/survivability-and-progression-raiding/ http://talesofapriest.com/2011/12/27/survivability-and-progression-raiding/#respond Tue, 27 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://talesofapriest.com/2011/12/27/survivability-and-progression-raiding/

As healers we all know the expression “Dead DPS does no DPS.”, right? Well, the same rule applies to us as healers. A dead healer can heal no one. Staying alive in a progression raiding guild is pretty much the

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As healers we all know the expression “Dead DPS does no DPS.”, right? Well, the same rule applies to us as healers. A dead healer can heal no one. Staying alive in a progression raiding guild is pretty much the

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Discipline & Archangel in Dragon Soul http://talesofapriest.com/2011/12/19/discipline-archangel-in-dragon-soul/ http://talesofapriest.com/2011/12/19/discipline-archangel-in-dragon-soul/#respond Mon, 19 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://talesofapriest.com/2011/12/19/discipline-archangel-in-dragon-soul/

“Smite spam” : Before Cataclysm’s introduction to Archangel and Atonement, that phrase was often followed by “LOLOLOL Smitepriest”. Since the launch of Cataclysm, we’ve had several tiers of content to get used to Atonement Healing and Archangel.  Atonement and Archangel

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“Smite spam” : Before Cataclysm’s introduction to Archangel and Atonement, that phrase was often followed by “LOLOLOL Smitepriest”. Since the launch of Cataclysm, we’ve had several tiers of content to get used to Atonement Healing and Archangel.  Atonement and Archangel

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Gearing in 4.3 – Valor Points and the Token System http://talesofapriest.com/2011/11/18/gearing-in-4-3-valor-points-and-the-token-system/ http://talesofapriest.com/2011/11/18/gearing-in-4-3-valor-points-and-the-token-system/#respond Fri, 18 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://talesofapriest.com/2011/11/18/gearing-in-4-3-valor-points-and-the-token-system/

To fully understand the impact of the 4.3 Gearing System, you need to understand how gearing progression has developed over the years.  If you have been playing like me, since Vanilla, you remember the days when loot dropped and it

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To fully understand the impact of the 4.3 Gearing System, you need to understand how gearing progression has developed over the years.  If you have been playing like me, since Vanilla, you remember the days when loot dropped and it

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Are More Tank Cooldowns the Solution? http://talesofapriest.com/2011/03/10/are-more-tank-cooldowns-the-solution/ http://talesofapriest.com/2011/03/10/are-more-tank-cooldowns-the-solution/#respond Thu, 10 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://talesofapriest.com/2011/03/10/are-more-tank-cooldowns-the-solution/

There has been a lot of talk in the community about Shamans and Druids getting a cooldown… a lot of talk. First, want to be very clear that this article is not intended to play into this whole one class

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There has been a lot of talk in the community about Shamans and Druids getting a cooldown… a lot of talk. First, want to be very clear that this article is not intended to play into this whole one class

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Leap of Faith – Social and Raid Implications http://talesofapriest.com/2011/03/03/leap-of-faith/ http://talesofapriest.com/2011/03/03/leap-of-faith/#respond Thu, 03 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://talesofapriest.com/2011/03/03/leap-of-faithsocial-and-raid-implications/

I know we all get an alarming amount of amusement out of using Leap of Faith in those “for fun” situations. Read: Engineers using Rocket Boosts and a Parachute Cloak to make it from the BWD Elevator all the way

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I know we all get an alarming amount of amusement out of using Leap of Faith in those “for fun” situations. Read: Engineers using Rocket Boosts and a Parachute Cloak to make it from the BWD Elevator all the way

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