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I Want to Resurrect in Combat!

World of Warcraft Battle Rez

In World of Warcraft, there is a limit on the number of combat resurrections. Normally a player can only resurrect another player outside of combat; a combat resurrection allows for quick revival during a fight, which could make the difference between a success and a failure. In a 10-man raiding environment, only one combat resurrection is allowed. Twenty-five-man raids are allowed three.

Priests, Paladins, Monks, Druids, and Shaman—every class capable of healing—are able to cast a standard resurrection spell outside of combat. These spells have a cast time of ten seconds. Druids also have Rebirth, which is a combat resurrection spell with a two second cast time. Warlocks have Soulstone resurrection with a three second cast time. Death Knights have Raise Ally, which is instant cast but uses a significant amount of runic power. Lastly, Beast Mastery Hunters can tame a quilen, which can use Eternal Guardian to bring a party member back to life.

Put the Sandbox Tigers away, it’s time we talked about changing the status quo.

Spartan Ops Episode 9 After Show

Spartan Ops Episode 9 After Show

We’re back once again with the cast portraying Fireteam Crimson! We’re discussing Episode 9, “Key,” this week. It’s the penultimate episode before the season finale, and I am personally excited. Let’s jump right into this the same way we always do!

Is Blizzard Releasing Too Much Content?

Is There Too Much Content for World of Warcraft?

The big World of Warcraft news this week is patch 5.2, the Throne of Thunder, is due out by the end of February. It will likely come out on the 26th. It will have been almost exactly three months between Throne of Thunder and Landfall (patch 5.1).

We saw Landfall come out two months after Mists of Pandaria. In the span of five months, we’re going to be looking at two content patches this expansion. For comparison, Rage of the Firelands (patch 4.2) and Hour of Twilight (patch 4.3) were released six months apart.

I have to ask the question: Is Blizzard releasing content too quickly?

Spartan Ops Episode 8 After Show

Spartan Ops After Show

Welcome to the Spartan Ops After Show! We are joined again by the actors portraying Fireteam Crimson. Today, we’re going to be discussing their experience filming on the set of Halo: Infinity. This week we saw the debut of Episode 8, “Expendable.”

Are Addons Required for Healing Yet?

Are World of Warcraft Addons Required for Healing?

In my experience, healers are regarded as the backbone of a party; if the tank(s) die, then the rest of the party is sure to follow, and keeping the tank alive is the healer’s responsibility. Who doesn’t have a story about the healer that wiped the group, or a story about how replacing a bad healer made the run so much easier? It’s not hard to imagine it’s a high-stakes role.

Players who are new to healing or considering sharing the hugs-and-cookies tend to be afraid of the horror stories I mentioned above. It’s not uncommon to see them seeking whatever advantage they can get. Add-ons tend to be seen as one of those advantages. It’s not uncommon for me to see the following question: “What addons should I get for healing?”

“None,” I want to say. I have to wonder though, are addons mandatory for healing at this point? It’s a more nuanced question than you might imagine. And really, it all comes down to the mouse and accessibility.

Spartan Ops Episode 7 After Show

Spartan Ops After Show Episode 7

Welcome back to another episode of the Spartan Ops After Show. Today, we’re sitting back down with the cast portraying Fireteam Crimson. In case you missed it last week, we got to hear about what it was like working behind enemy lines. This week, the cast divulges their secrets about filming onboard the UNSC Infinity in Episode 7, Invasion.

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