Category Archives: Off-Topic

A Brief Update

First off, for those of you who are a fan of my actual WoW/healing/Resto Shaman writing, I just put a basic Resto Shaman guide up at Wowhead. I haven’t done any theorycrafting this entire alpha/beta cycle, because I’ve been very busy … Continue reading

Posted in Blog News, Guides, Legion, Off-Topic, Shaman | 13 Comments

Off-topic: ALT:ernative Chat’s “10 Years: 10 Questions”

As WoW‘s 10th anniversary looms over us all, the ALT:ernative Chat blog is running a “10 Years: 10 Questions” project that I thought might be kind of fun to participate in. She’s posted 10 questions for anyone who plays WoW to answer, … Continue reading

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WildStar for Dummies: Don’t Let the Nexus Vex Us

Table of Contents Basic Training Telegraphs Dual Resources Shields and Absorption User Interface Wrapping Up In this long, dreary drudge ’til World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Alpha, or Beta, or you know, something, my WoW guild decided to take up WildStar. And … Continue reading

Posted in Esper, Medic, Off-Topic, Spellslinger, WildStar | 8 Comments

Off-topic: Proving Grounds (Endless Baker)

Now that my guild has finished the tier and is down to 1- or 2-night clears of the raid, and since everyone ever has abandoned me for Diablo 3, I’ve had a lot more free, non-WoW time on my hands, and … Continue reading

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Merry holy crap it’s almost 2014

Sorry all, no delicious data or analysis today. But there will be delicious! It’s Christmas time again and I’ve been mostly in the kitchen the past few days baking up a veritable storm. I shared my treats with you all … Continue reading

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QQ: A Journey to Five Healers

Late this evening I finally achieved the goal I had in mind from the moment I started this blog: I now have a level-capped healer of each class! Welcome Hamera of the Four Winds, Mistweaver Monk! This isn’t really a big … Continue reading

Posted in Druid, Monk, Off-Topic, Paladin, Priests, Shaman | 12 Comments

Tier 14 Restospective

Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that I have been super-excited about this for ages: Tier 14 is the first Tier I have ever completed without nerfs or gear from later Tiers. I have killed every … Continue reading

Posted in Off-Topic, Raids, Shaman | 6 Comments

No Math, Just Desserts

I am not just a spreadsheet nerd; I am also a chemistry and baking nerd. The above poster hangs in my kitchen, and was very thoughtfully given to me by a dear friend after I moved to Australia. He clearly … Continue reading

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