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Overcoming the Fear of Tanking

Spinks had a good post on  Overcoming the Fear of Tanking.  This is a great time time to learn how to tank or heal if you haven’t already.  Here’s why: Tank and healers are in demand! You will have as … Continue reading

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Dungeon Finder reactions from players

I was shocked at the Dungeon Finder reactions from players.  Almost all the reactions I’ve seen so far have been positive.  You don’t see that too often when a new feature rolls out. I’ve only run one random dungeon – … Continue reading

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Binding Heroic Strike to Mousewheel

If you are playing a warrior tank, follow this tip: Preventing “The Claw” – Binding Heroic Strike to Mousewheel « Tanking for Dummies.  I did this near the end of tanking Karazhan and found that it helped a lot.   I … Continue reading

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The disappearance of the bear

Shifting Perspectives has a  fascinating look at The disappearance of the bear.  Allison Robert looks at 8 reasons why bears are the least popular tank class.  I’ve barely done any tanking on my druid as I’ve been more interested in … Continue reading

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Yakra’s Theories on Tanking

If you’re looking for a good guide to warrior tanking and you dopn’t want to dig through the mass of Elitist Jerks posts, it’s hard to beat Yakra’s Theories on Tanking.  Yakra does a fine job of breaking down the … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Leveling a Warrior Tank

Tanking for Dummies points to Some thoughts on Leveling a Warrior Tank. There’s a lot of level-specific advice for leveling a warrior there. If I leveled a warrior again this would be one of my primary resources.

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A close look at World of Logs

Tank like a girl takes A close look at World of Logs . This looks as though it could be really useful for raid leaders out there. (Hi Morn and Laulu if you’re reading this!) I recently renewed our alliance’s … Continue reading

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Exit Strategy

I found this post on Exit Strategy from Mirror Shield – Yakra’s Reflections on Tanking very much worth thinking about. I think that’s one of the places I failed in raid leading pre-Wrath. We lingered in Kara far too long … Continue reading

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Mount farming for fun and… well, fun

If you’re short a couple mounts for the achievement, Big Bear Butt Blogger has a suggestion in Mount farming for fun and… well, fun. Jaimie and I did this last week and it worked pretty well even with my fury … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Allies

Eye for an Eye has a list of tools retribution paladins can use for Protecting Your Allies. Most of these are the standard Protection abilities that I keep forgetting to use as Retribution. About the only one I remember is … Continue reading

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Distance-Based Avoidance

Yakra’s Reflections on Tanking has an interesting post on Distance-Based Avoidance for tanks. (In simple terms, stay away from the mob and it can’t hit you!) As I see it, the biggest problem with distance-based avoidance is that your melee … Continue reading

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Healing on a Shaman

With my shaman at 80, I now need to figure out how to heal with a shaman.  The only thing I’ve healed with him is Karazhan at 70 and things have changed since then. I’ve managed to get a lot … Continue reading

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The Trash Caps – Warriors

Assuming I remember to make a trash tanking set, knowing The Trash Caps for Warriors will be invaluable. Actually, making a trash tanking set would probably be a good exercise for me.

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My WoW Resume (early 2009)

I was reading Matticus’ post, What GMs Want to See on Your Guild App, and I stared thinking about some of my accomplishments in WoW.  Since many of these were pre-3.0, I don’t have the achievements for them which makes … Continue reading

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How to be a better tank

Shalandra at Tank Hard! has a post on How to be a better tank . The points she raises are very good ones. I find that situational awareness is one of the biggest failings of new tanks. This has led … Continue reading

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TellMeWhen

Tank Like A Girl discusses TellMeWhen for keeping track of self-buffs. This might be handy for making sure that I don’t forget to keep commanding/battle shout up at all times on my warrior. NeedtoKnow looks good too, but I’m not … Continue reading

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Dancing with Heigan

We ran Naxx last night and I had a blast.  My favorite bit was the Heigan fight.  We didn’t come anywhere close to downing Heigan (our best attempt was around 69%) but I enjoyed myself immensely.  Part of my enjoyment … Continue reading

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Alts and the Raider: An Officer’s Perspective

Sydera at World of Matticus discusses Alts and the Raider: An Officer’s Perspective.  We just went through some of this entering Naxx.  It hadn’t been a big deal before Wrath as we had Karazhan on farm by the time we … Continue reading

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Raider 101 Project

Rohan from Blessing of Kings has started a Raider 101 Project. This is meant for people who are new to raiding. The information is not meant for squeezing out every last bit of DPS/Healing/Tanking, but for getting started on playing … Continue reading

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Ret Paladin

I’m thinking of taking my paladin ret.  I don’t like tanking with her as much as I do on my warrior and right now our guild alliance has a surfeit of tanks.  I don’t think I’d raid or even instance … Continue reading

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