Category Archives: Warlords of Draenor

The Healer Problem, Part 1: Scaling

In my last post, I promised you I’d be taking a close look at the many factors that affect healer gameplay as an expansion progresses. And I got started on tackling the most theoretically challenging aspect – the throughput value … Continue reading

Posted in Legion, Theorycrafting, Warlords of Draenor | 14 Comments

Prelude to The Healer Problem: Evaluating Spirit

This is the first post in what is hopefully going to be a series examining what I call the “Healer Problem” – the way in which the healing role changes as players gain additional power. In my opinion, healing gameplay … Continue reading

Posted in Theorycrafting, Warlords of Draenor | Tagged | 11 Comments

Healing Notes: Mythic Hellfire Assault

Recently I’ve taken over more responsibility in my raid team, and have been quasi-coordinating our healing team, picking things like healing comp and raid/tank CD uses. I thought it might be interesting to kind of document my experiences here, for … Continue reading

Posted in Guides, Hellfire Citadel, Raids, Warlords of Draenor | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Etheralus, the 20-Week Reward: A Brief Look at the Legendary Ring Mechanics

I just got my Etheralus, the Eternal Reward today, and I thought I’d post up a short & sweet summary of the way the ring works in general and for Shamans specifically. I’m sure I’ll find more data in the … Continue reading

Posted in Shaman, Theorycrafting, Warlords of Draenor | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

6.2 Patch Notes & Upcoming Content

Just like the last time there were major patch note announcements, Hamlet and I got together and recorded a podcast covering our thoughts on Patch 6.2 Notes. Then we did it again a little later that night, because data mining … Continue reading

Posted in Blog News, Dungeons, Guides, Raids, Warlords of Draenor | Leave a comment

6.1 Patch Notes Review – now in Stereo!

Okay, well actually, more like in mono, but whatever. The point is, yesterday Hamlet and I live-recorded, rather than live-Tweeted, our thoughts on the healer balance portions of the patch notes. We’re a little disorganised since it was a pretty … Continue reading

Posted in Blog News, Discipline, Druid, Holy, Monk, Paladin, Priests, Shaman, Theorycrafting, Warlords of Draenor | Leave a comment

Patch 6.0.3: Raid Cooldown Overview

Contents Healer Throughput CDs Non-Healer Throughput CDs Damage Reduction CDs Damage Reduction vs Throughput MoP vs WoD Comparison Conclusions Appendix 1: Available Raid CDs Appendix 2: Methodology Now that I’m progressing steadily through Mythic content and actually healing again (most … Continue reading

Posted in Discipline, Druid, Holy, Monk, Paladin, Priests, Raids, Shaman, Theorycrafting, Warlords of Draenor | 23 Comments

Through the Dark Portal: Warlords Pre-Launch Celebration

A couple of weeks ago, the @Blizzard_ANZ Twitter account posted something about a Pre-Launch Celebration event being held in Sydney, featuring WoW designer Ion Hazzikostas. I replied to the Tweet in a joking way, not even necessarily sure I wanted … Continue reading

Posted in Warlords of Draenor | 5 Comments

Another Quickie: Guides, Site Updates, and My First Podcast

So, I have about 15 minutes before I have to go get ready for a party, but I thought I’d just post another little update here: 1. Wowhead Healer Guides With 6.0.2 right around the corner, I’ve updated the Holy … Continue reading

Posted in Blog News, Monk, Paladin, Shaman, Warlords of Draenor | 13 Comments

A Quickie: Stuff I’ve Been Up To on Beta

Hey everyone, I’m still alive! *waits for you all to finish cheering* I have been rather lax here at Healiocentric, and it isn’t out of lack of things to say. I have a lot of things to say. I just … Continue reading

Posted in Proving Grounds, Theorycrafting, Warlords of Draenor, WoD Beta | 29 Comments