Artwork, Blue, Community, Macros, Tree-Shirts
New Tree Shirts and Long-Sleeved Options
The Feast of Winter Veil is coming up which would be a great time to hint-drop about wanting a Tree Shirt or two from a certain blog. *Nudge nudge* In preparation for the holiday season, I’ve added three great new designs:
- Tree of Life Emblem
The first is the orange symbol that features prominently on the chest of our Tree of Life form. Although I’ve featured it on brown shirts (mostly), you can switch the color of the shirt to whatever suits you best. The nice thing about this design is that it’s vector-based and should print as a crisp, understated option for the discerning tree.
- Restoration Wreath (Autumn) by Diego SS. Dicaro
The second design is a autumnal variation on Eggo’s earlier Shift Happens Restoration Wreath design. This design was requested by several readers, and Eggo actually sent it in a number of weeks ago. Sorry that it’s taken me so long to get it added!
- “Shift Happens” Grid from Valenna
Finally, Valenna created a design for the “Shift Happens” contest earlier this year. Since he’s pretty much my best friend, there was no question as to whether I would add it, but I really love it! It features 8 rounded squares with each of the Night Elf forms (including the still-awaited critter form). The design includes black, purple, orange, brown, and light blue and should work well on many different shirt colors.
Also note that many designs have long sleeved options. Colors for men are unfortunately typically limited to black or white, but women have several to choose from. To view all long-sleeved shirts:
- Visit the Spreadshirt storefront.
- Under the dropdown All Products, select Men or Women.
- Under the dropdown All Articles, select Long sleeve shirts.
Looking for more information about delivery times? See Spreadshirt’s Shipping Page.
[Intravenous Healing Potion] Macro from Vreenash
Some of you may not be familiar with the [Intravenous Healing Potion]. This item was newly added with Wrath and is sold by Angelique Butler in the Dalaran First Aid shop at a starting price of 2g 70s. Essentially, it’s an infinite-use health and mana restore for 3 minutes (usable only outside of combat). This macro deploys the IV and gives instructions to those nearby on how to use it:
/s =/\= Intravenous Drip has been deployed =/\=
/s –Stand still while clicking to regen Health/Mana–
/use Intravenous Healing Potion
According to Vreenash, he’s seen overwhelmingly positive response in battlegrounds, particularly Arathi Basin. Perhaps best of all, this item can be deployed and used by a Feral or Balance Druid while still in form, allowing you to help out with healing during downtime.
Note: These items do not stack. Always use a fresh needle.
Favorite Posts of Late
There have been an incredible number of useful and informative posts in the wake of Wrath. Here are a few of my favorite:
- The Bear T7 List: Part I | Part II from ThinkTank
Kalon releases some great bear-oriented gear lists along with ratings.
- Feral Factions from Of Teeth and Claws
Karthis submits an overview of the best Feral-oriented rewards from various factions to help you plan your reputation grinds.
- Pre-Naxx Feral Worksheet from Of Teeth and Claws
A spreadsheet of Feral gear to help kitties and bears prepare for raiding Naxxramas.
- Pre-Naxx Moonkin Gear: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 from Gray Matter
Gearing up for a little Pew Pew in Naxxramas? Graylo has you covered with this extensive guide of available and recommended upgrades.
- Resto Pre-Raid Gear from Elitist Jerks Forums
Tuftears of Stormrage (US) summarizes pre-Naxxramas gear by slot and type in an easy to read format.
- WotLK Cooking 375-450 from Kaliope’s WoW Crafting Blog
Kaliope walks you through reaching 450 cooking in Wrath. It’s more difficult than you might think!
- WotLK Wallpapers from Banana Shoulders
Missing Northrend while away at work? Siha has created several gorgeous Wrath of the Lich King wallpapers at 1680 x 1050 size.
- Wrath: Overview of Daily Quests (Level 70-75) from Yashima Plays
Yashima lists the available daily quests and from level 70 to 75, their location, associated faction, and reputation awarded.
Ghostcrawler says L2Play (with Druids) and “Dude”
There are plenty of druids topping healing meters.
I think where the problem comes from sometimes is that you need healers who are good at working with hots. When someone has a hot on them, you have to be able to guess if that hot will heal the dude and if it can do it fast enough. Inexperienced healers sometimes stomp on hots, wasting the druid (or priest) mana and making sure that the hot-healer appears to have not contributed much.
This has been a long-standing problem for Druid healers. Given the competitive nature of healing, training one’s guildmates to not overwrite your HoTs is pretty difficult. Does anyone have any tips?
Other Blogs to Visit
As I suspected, the release of Wrath has contributed to a whole new crop of great blogs to visit and subscribe to!
- Cenarion Musings
Restoration Druid Pixiedark ponders Cenarius.
PvP, Feral, Taurens, and machinima. Could there possibly be a more interesting combination for a blog?
- A Druid in Time
From reader Shopshopshop of Uldum (US) comes this great new blog on playing a casual Restoration Druid!
- Druid Heal
Raaff the Tree shares his thoughts on Druid healing, starting with Talents!
- Eighty Percent Fur
With a name that sounds strangely reminiscent of a Fergie song, Lushious blogs about all things Feral Druid.
Real life couple Gwyn and Cablin of Bronze Dragonflight (EU) play Restoration and Balance Druids respectively. One has to wonder about the “discussions” that occur when spell power gear drops!
- One Rogue’s Journey
According to Zaltu of Scarlet Crusade (US), “Rogues do it anywhere in between ninety and two-hundred and seventy degrees.” Kind of makes you shift uncomfortably in your chair, doesn’t it?
Stompalina of Staghelm (US) shares personal character stories alongside theory development on her Restoration-oriented blog.
- Shields Up
Drugfreeyth of Teldrassil (EU) delivers an eclectic mix of “Restoration Shamans, black holes, backstabbing, and ponies.”
- Stealth Runs
Furble writes an interesting blog that focuses on completing stealth runs through instances.
- Threat Monster
From Zaydok of Stormscale (US) comes this great new blog about “threat build” warriors who tank with an aggressive style.
by Marina Siu-Chong