Prepping Alts for End-Game

I have a veritable mountain of alts, and it can be hard to keep track of min-maxing all of them. By the time I get them all under control and feel like I’ve got a solid grasp of optimum specs, gear and rotations, a patch will come out and I’ll have to start all over again. I’ve come up with a few methods and resources to help me along the way, and I’m going to share my process with you so you can get your alt ducks in a row as well. After all, one of the major perks to having alts is being able to switch from one character to another at a moment’s notice and jump right into the fray ready to go! Continue reading

Anyone Can Be a (Raid) Leader

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There’s a common belief that leaders are not made, they’re born–you’ve no doubt heard the phrase “he was a born leader!” before in reference to someone who seems particularly capable in a leadership role. While a certain degree of inherent charisma certainly helps, good leadership skills are not something a person just has, they’re learned, and anyone can learn them. What really makes a good leader is not a matter of a lucky roll of the genetic dice, but a genuine desire to be a good leader and a willingness to put in the work necessary to get you there. If you’re thinking about taking the reins and leading a group, but you’re afraid you just don’t have what it takes, think again. You already have the desire, which means you’re halfway there. Now you just need to follow through and learn the necessary skills to go along with it. Continue reading

Using Flex Raids for Guild Recruitment

The latest major content patch introduced flex raiding: the ability to raid with a group made up of anywhere from 10 to 25 people of the same faction. So, if you’re Horde on Blackrock and you’ve got some Horde friends on Mannoroth that you’ve always wanted to raid with, now you can (without having to suffer through LFR to do it). If you’ve got 12 people in your group, that’s okay; if you’ve got 21 people in your group, that’s okay too–the raid’s difficulty will scale depending on the number of people you have. Now, this may sound like yet another feature that causes guild officers to cringe because it will make experiencing content with people from outside their guild even easier, but fear not, officers of the world! There’s good news here. If you’re not using flex raids to help you recruit, you should be! Continue reading

Hey, remember me?

My name’s Vaxas (though you may know me as Lassirra from Twitter and elsewhere), and I used to run a little site called The Hunter’s Mark. Maybe you’re familiar with it. I also worked for WoW Insider and Wowhead, which you probably haven’t heard of. That’s okay. We’ll have plenty of time to get to know each other, or for those of you who are already familiar with my work, we’ll have time to catch up.

I’ve got a new computer, a new site, and a little free time to put both to use. Let’s see what mischief we can get up to, shall we?