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Private Auras - Were They Successful?

In Patch 10.1, Blizzard introduced Private Auras as a way to combat automation for raid encounters and assignments. They've accompanied us through two raid tiers now, and it is time to take another look at how Private Auras have affected individual encounters and the raiding environment as a whole.

Mythic Raiding and Progression: Is the Bar too High?

Throughout WoW's illustrious history, high-end raiding has been revered as the pinnacle of glory for many players, and other MMO's strive to emulate the complexity of WoW's final bosses. But is there a darker side to it all? Has the barrier to entry for Mythic progression become too steep? Join us for an inside look!

Play Like the Pros: Dragonflight Season 1 Recap

Throughout Dragonflight Season 1, our new series "Play Like the Pros" brought you the most efficient routes seen by Twitch streamers performing some of the highest Mythic+ keys on the leaderboards. As Season 1 comes to a close, join us for a quick review of all 8 Mythic+ dungeons and how we would rate them in terms of dungeon timer, dungeon design, potential for creativity, route evolution and innovation, and overall likeability.

Group Loot in Vault of the Incarnates: Do We Like It?

After two expansions of forced Personal Loot, Dragonflight opted to implement Group Loot with no trade restrictions instead. The aim was to give players more control over loot distribution in raids...but was it a success? Today we explore the pros and cons of the loot system in Vault of the Incarnates, the impact on tier sets, and how things could be improved in the future.

Mythic+ Hero: What Does it REALLY Take to Achieve the Title?

With Season 1 of Mythic+ well underway, aspiring key pushers and dungeon enthusiasts may be wondering…what is it like to push for the Thundering Hero: Dragonflight Season 1 title and secure a place in the coveted top 0.1% of key pushers? Read on for my experience in pushing the title in Shadowlands Season 4 and the insights I gained along the way.

"Heroic Week" - Yay or Nay?

With the launch of Vault of the Incarnates, we saw all raid difficulties release at the same time for the first time in WoW raiding history — but how did it all play out in action for different types of guilds? Did raiders like it? Today, we share some thoughts and player perspectives on the pros and cons of the simultaneous raid release of Vault of the Incarnates.

Must-Have Addons and WeakAuras for Dragonflight

Need to put some finishing touches on your Dragonflight UI? Today, we've got you covered with a round-up of some must-have addons and WeakAuras for the new expansion!

Exploring the Pros and Cons of a Borrowed Power System

Borrowed power has been a heated topic since the beginning of Legion, and we have yet to see such a system emerge in Dragonflight thus far. Today, we discuss what borrowed power means, give an overview of what the game was like before and after borrowed power systems were implemented, and explore the various pros and cons. Read on to learn more!

The Fifth Affix - Player Mindset

While some affix combinations are significantly less punishing than others in Mythic+, there’s a fifth affix that’s often overlooked: our mental approach to each key. Today, we discuss how developing a growth mindset can improve our success in Mythic+ and make us better players.

Gamers and Complaining - Name a More Iconic Duo

With the Dragonflight Beta cycle nearing its end, it's time for everyone to squeeze in some last-minute complaints. But is there a way to complain constructively so that our feedback is heard by developers? Read on to learn about the three types of complaining and the psychology behind one of our favorite pastimes.

Tier Lists and Why I Hate Them

If you’ve spent any amount of time on any WoW-related social media, Discord channels, or Twitch streams, you’ve probably noticed that disliking tier lists is not an uncommon opinion in the community. So, what are tier lists and how are they used? Today, we'll break down some of the main reasons for the complaints and propose solutions that may lead to less polarizing viewpoints in the future.

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