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We’re seven months into the Cataclysm expansion.

It’s been eight or nine months since I’ve “actively” raided.

Sure, sure…The Zug Initiative has done some older raids and tried to keep relatively active.  But really, times have been a little slow at TZI for a plethora of reasons.  As such, we really didn’t try (or consider?) raiding post-Cata launch.  I’m sure you already knew this because you’re dedicated followers, but our dear friend Hello Tauren! already covered a couple of reasons.  (Out of those, I’d put lack of attendance as the leading cause.  But hey, life happens.)

With the changes of Patch 4.2, there’s been some murmurs of getting back into raiding.  We’ve gotten some decent upgrades from the new Justice Point gear, we’ve put some extra efforts into gearing up in some dungeons, and attendance is on the rise a bit.  Heck, even the other day we had a full ten people online.

So, we’re going to do some raiding this weekend.  Nerfed T11 stuff…but hey, it’s new to us.  And we’re doing it with friends.  That means one simple thing:  FUN. 😀

The scary thing is…I’m nowhere near prepared.  I haven’t researched the fights, watched any of the videos, stocked up on flasks and food.  I also probably need to tweak my gems, talents, and enchants.   I don’t even know what bosse we SHOULD try (other than Baradin Hold, assuming we have it.)

I’m getting some weird pre-raiding jitters and it’s still two days away. 

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

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Retro Raid Victory

It’s a little late.

It’s a little antiquated.

It’s easier to get than it used to be.

It’s no longer “relevant content”.

With all those things said, it doesn’t mean we didn’t hold a grudge.  The bad blood between us still remained.

But tonight, that all ended.

Next Expansion: WotLK 2??

Finally, that bastard Arthas was bested by The Zug Initiative.

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I’ve noticed that my old “Mana-efficient healing” post still gets looked at every once in a while, so I thought I should probably do an update that isn’t based around Icecrown Citadel and WoW 3.5.

In the Cataclysm world, mana efficiency has become something that I need to think about all the time as opposed to just on select fights.

My druid has now done a bit of heroic healing and I think I’ve got a good sense of what spells to use when but wanted to look at some numbers again and see if my feelings on the matter hold up.

Warning: some theorycrafting and hand-waving to follow

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The Lich King cast Defile on the same character that was getting carried by a Valkyr.

ARE YOU $#%&^@* KIDDING ME?!

Honestly, is that some sort of sick joke?!

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Like many resto druids, I’ve had my share of thoughts on the changes to Tree of Life that came with patch 4.0.

I still stand by my initial view that if Blizzard insisted on giving us an arboreal cooldown I’d like to have kept the existing Tree of Life form and be able to press a button to turn into a bigger tree — a resto druid equivalent to putting it up to eleven.

Additionally, I really wish the new tree form could dance, though at least it can cry about not being able to dance.

But while I was initially sceptical that a healing cooldown would be useful for druids, I’m now starting to find opportunities to use it and I’m finding it really useful.

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