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October 10, 2008
Home is where this Sign is

Home is where this Sign is

That’s it!
Finita la commedia!
I am back home.

The trip is over. It was great fun, both in France and in Italy. But every good thing must come to an end, and less than a couple of hours ago, I have landed back in my home country.

Before you have a chance to ask, I am not going to disclose any further information about it, other than it is where I currently live. Perhaps the wise can somehow deduce it.

So it is back to the routine, which is not something I look forward to at the moment, but on the bright side, I will have more time for WoW and blogging (*smile*).

Lot’s of thing to organize now, so no further new skill at the moment, but soon.

Home is where you’re most understood, or feel the exact opposite.

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Review of Nature – the Embrace

October 8, 2008

This post is part of a series of posts titled Healing Inspection, which discusses healing abilities and styles.

Hm… That didn’t come out well. What I did mean to write was – Nature of the Review – Embrace.
Gah! Not that either…

Embrace the Review – of Nature? Review of the Embrace – Nature?
… One more try, this time from the heart.

Embrace of Nature – the Review!

I made it! (*flex*)
But I also let my train of thought derail once again, instead of blogging to the point.

Today.
Today I shall continue to delve into my latest invented skill – Embrace of Nature. On my last post, I have simply introduced it, with a minimal explanation, little details and a lot of non existent considerations.
So today I shall bring such considerations into existence.

Namely, after this hop.

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Embrace of Nature

October 5, 2008
Embracing Nature

Embracing Nature

This post is part of a series of posts titled Healing Inspection, which discusses healing abilities and styles.

This one might be tricky. Tricky because Druids got changed quite a bit in WotLK, while other healers had their concept remains relatively conserved.

Druids used heals over time, almost all the time. Over time, such heals became so efficient, they were the only thing the Druid used. And yes, that was a pun right there (*self-satisfied grin*).

In Northrend, the all powerful Druid trademarked HoTs are being pushed aside by something quite new to the shapeshifting class, a flash heal-esque spell, healing moderately but cast rapidly.
The idea behind the addition is providing Druids with the tool to handle burst damage; and like any other good thing, it was provided with nerfs to compensate – diminishing the strength of the lovable Lifebloom.

Now, is it just me, or it is no longer so HoT in here?

But back to the Burning Crusade’s difficulty, when Druids had to struggle in keeping someone alive, when he was taking big amounts of damage, fast. There were times where a full stack of HoTs couldn’t outheal the incoming damage, Swiftmend was constantly being used, Regrowth was too expensive to spam, and Healing Touch was nerve-breakingly slow. For such a time, I had an idea in mind.

But Nourish was born out of the Beta servers, and with an evil twist of magical bits, it rendered my idea void. Vanish! Begone! Go back to the shadows, you shall not pass kind of thing you! (*calm down*).
Truly, it was no longer needed, so I decided to come up with something new.

From the title of this post, the clever can already guess what it would be named.
Embrace of Nature, and it is right there after the break.

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Monde de Warcraft

October 3, 2008

And that’s French for… You guessed it.

The vacation continues, and from Napoli I have flown today to Nice (France), through Rome. Flight has been delayed, so the day has basically been an airport nuisance kind of adventure. But like World of Warcraft adventures, this quest had a nice reward at the end, in the form of a superb dinner in a French restaurant.

French NPCs sure have their cooking skill topped (*wink*).

Anyways, I still got posts in the making, but traveling seems to take a lot of time, so I find my availability rather scarce of late… Nevertheless, posts shall be posted, albeit a bit slower than the usual (nothing of nothing is still nothing comes to mind…).

À plus tard (tr: Laters).