Taking a Break

Hi everyone! Sorry for the silence, but I’m on a break from tanking and mythic raiding right now. The short version is that real life has gotten pretty busy lately (in a good way, mostly). You can the longish version in this twitter thread:

I haven’t quit WoW, I’ve just been playing casually as an elemental shaman on Doomhammer. And I’ve been enjoying all that flexibility quite a lot!

Anyway, if you’re on the lookout for quick and easy guides, here are some alternatives:

@Vetaro ‘s minimalist Nya’lotha guide: tinyurl.com/miniNya

Hazelnuttygames ‘s short video guides: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHBcemKOV_HYiT6ynRmpStsD482O5MhkU

Battle for Azeroth Dungeon Guides are ready!

They’ve been ready for a while now, but perhaps we could all use a little reminder now that the expansion is here.

Battle for Azeroth Dungeons

I tried a few new things for these, like adding tank-relevant details for trash, even where to skip some (at least in heroic and mythic, skipping is pointless in normal when you need exp). I also tried to add directions on how to navigate some of the more confusing dungeons. Hopefully it’s useful!

As for me, I’m sitting on the beach in Maui on my honeymoon (this is the reason why I finished this guide a few weeks ago, I wanted it to be done before the chaos of a wedding really hit). I’ll be leveling on my laptop, though hopefully I’ll still be able to run dungeons with friends who are forgiving of my latency and limited computer resources.

What will I play in Battle for Azeroth?

The time has come to make a decision! I will be starting out maining…


I’ll still be playing my brewmaster and protection warrior, but someone needs to get leveled first and be the priority, and that’s going to be my demon hunter.

So how’d I make this decision? Well, I wrote earlier about how I needed to try a new main. I love my brewmaster, but besides briefly pushing her aside for early Legion, she’s been my main since 2012. If I want to keep playing this game with my friends (and I do), I needed to try something new.

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Playing around with a new header

With Legion coming to a close, I figured I needed something less demonic as my blog header, so here’s a pretty Niuzao.

If anyone has met me in person (or seen selfies), you recognize him as a colorized version of my tattoo! The artist is Melanie Steinway, and I did the color (which I will probably iterate on).

One epic ox for Tori today ??

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