Balance

Life at the bottom of the meter

Or, how Balance is so strong it can hold up everyone else at the bottom… So it’s been a few weeks now since the big move to Treehugging Hippies on Silvermoon, and my trial period

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Balance

For the Alliance! Wait, what?

For the past eight years, since I came back to World of Warcraft, I have been a dedicated Horde player. When I re-subscribed I immediately sought out a guild, the sister guild of the old Alliance guild I’d started off WoW in during the middle 6 months of 2006 (Gnome Warlock!). I’ve been a member there now for just over 8 years, and been a member, raider, guild leader, ex-member for a week (long story), guild leader again, and for the most part, a raid leader too. That guild is Thunder and since Feb/March 2009 I never looked back. Until

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Gaming

Finding a new home…

Sar Crux is no more, either as a twitter handle or a domain name… Yes the domain, sarcrux.com will still point here, but that will eventually expire, so try to update your bookmarks before that! 🙂 Why the reason for the change?

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Druid Stuff

Legion – The Honeymoon is over!?

So, we’re well into Legion’s release now, a full 3 months into the expansion and midway through the first tier of raiding with Nighthold to release in January 2017 as the final instance of the first tier. Of course since the last post (oops, didn’t mean to leave it so long), we’ve had a Blizzcon to let us know exactly where we’re going in patch 7.2

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Guardian

Back from Hols, back in the saddle!

So after a holiday that couldn’t have been timed any worse, raiding has begun! After the launch of Legion I took 8 days off of work in order to get levelled and get some sort of progress on gearing ahead of raids, because 2 weeks into Legion being live I was due to go on holiday for 10 days! /facepalm In fairness though, it was booked long before Legion’s launch date was announced, so I blame Blizzard…

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Legion News

Legion: The road to 110

After quite an epic and longer-ish levelling experience, how did Legion’s levelling experience hold up? As you can probably tell, given the lack of recent articles, I’ve been somewhat busy playing a particular game since August 30th… Yep, Legion has launched and has been out now for about 10 days so far. By now most of us will have levelled at least one character to the 110 level cap, and seen a fair amount of the levelling content in doing so. Blizzard took a fairly novel approach to levelling in Legion, introducing the scaling tech that it’s been toying with since Mists

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Hunter

4 Days before Legion, Blizzard asks: “So Hunters, any class feedback?”

How late is too late to start fixing things? So, with 4 days left before Legion’s big launch day, Blizzard have decided to come out and start asking for feedback on the changes to the Hunter class. No, no, I’m not kidding. I’m being deadly serious. Here, go look for yourself. Now we’ve had 9+ months of Alpha/Beta where thousands, nay tens of thousands of articles, forum posts, tweets, videos and so on have been made highlighting exactly what is wrong with the Legion Hunter, in comparison to the old Hunter class we used to have.

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Gaming

Splitting the difference between Red and Blue

Or, seeing how the other half live for a change… So, you may have noticed, if you’ve been following my recent tweets, that I’ve been playing a lot of different alts and a lot of them are on the Alliance side of the fence. I’ve decided that come Legion, despite the fact that I’ll be maining a Guardian Druid for my horde guild, Thunder, it’s time for a bit of a change.

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Beast Mastery

A brief sojourn to the Broken Isles in Legion Beta.

All throughout the past 7 months or so, I’ve been entering competitions on WoWHead, MMOC, MMOG etc etc in order to win a beta key. So with the expansion about 4 weeks out from the time of writing, and after the pre-expansion patch has gone live, now would of course be the most useless time to get a key to check out the changes. So OF COURSE…

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Beast Mastery

The Switching of a Main v2.0

So, just over a year after switching my main character from my Prot Pally, who had previously been my raiding main character for 6½ years, to my Hunter, it has now come time to do the same again, albeit in reverse. And with a slight twist.

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Beast Mastery

The Guide to Taming Thok

Thok, the Devilsaur from Siege of Orgrimmar in MoP is a gorgeous big beastie. The good news, for BM hunters at least, is that with 7.0 he is now tamable! Hurrah! So, how does one go about getting through to Thok, given that he’s over midway through the raid instance, and Galakras, the famously un-soloable fight lies in between you and he? Well, let’s get into it with this guide to getting there and getting your very own Sparky!

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Beast Mastery

Patch 7.0.3 Impressions

So the pre-patch, 7.0.3 is now live across all regions, and with it come all the changes being made in prep for Legion. So after a full day with the patch, what sort of things did it bring? What did you think about the changes? Well, let’s break down what I thought into the stuff I loved, and the stuff I hated…

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