Shifting Perspectives: Have balance druids outgrown Eclipse? Welcome to Shifting Perspectives, Blizzard Watch’s regular column for druids of all vocations. This week, Chase Hasbrouck (@alarondruid) is pondering the ecliptic.So Patch 6.2 is coming and all, but we'll have a year to talk about that. (Kidding! Hopefully...) In the meantime, let's talk about a subject that's close to my heart: Eclipse. Frankly, it stinks. I'd like to take a quick look back to see how Eclipse ended up in its current state, then propose an alternative.
Shifting Perspectives: Patch 6.2 druid notes and set bonuses It’s that time again! Patch 6.2 is here, heralding the release of a new raid dungeon in our near future. We’ve got lots to talk about, so let’s dive right in and discuss patch 6.2 Druid changes for each specialization from the PTR patch notes, and the datamined new set bonuses as revealed by Wowhead.
Shifting Perspectives: Druids disassembling the Iron Assembly Welcome back to another Blackrock Foundry edition of Shifting Perspectives! Today, we’re going to the third and final wing of the raid instance, The Iron Assembly. (If you need to catch up, Part 1 covered the Slagworks, and Part 2 covered the Black Forge.)
Shifting Perspectives: Druid tips to silencing The Black Forge Welcome to Shifting Perspectives, Blizzard Watch’s regular column for druids of all vocations. This week, Chase Hasbrouck (@alarondruid) is on like a magnaron.Welcome back to another Blackrock Foundry edition of Shifting Perspectives! Today, we’re going to continue our series on the bosses of Blackrock Foundry, moving on to the second wing, The Black Forge. (If you missed the beginning of our series, click here to read my druid guide to the first wing, The Slagworks.) The fights in this wing are a good bit more challenging; you'll find managing your position to be key to avoiding the many traps that await you here.
Shifting Perspectives: Optimizing your druid for Slagworks Today, we’re going to start a series on the bosses of Blackrock Foundry, beginning with the first wing, The Slagworks.
Shifting Perspectives: Druid changes in 6.1 Welcome back, druid friends! With 6.1 releasing this week, it’s time to take a look at the changes and see what you need to focus on. There were no groundbreaking changes, so the theme for druids this patch has been one of versatility. Several of the tweaks made previously poor talents viable choices, enabling more diversity in talent selection. First, I'll look at the two global talent changes, then look at each spec in turn.
Shifting Perspectives: The rebirth Welcome, shapeshifting friends! It’s great to be back. Once again, I am amazed at the community that this site shares, and am immensely grateful to be able to contribute to it. I’m going to steal the Queue’s format for this week and devote this column solely to your questions; going forward, let me know what you want to see! Q&A? Guides? Detailed analysis? Diatribes against the gear-stealing, death-feigning, class-who-will-not-be-named? Leave a comment, let me know!