Hello Everyone! I’d like you to join me in welcoming Alacran of Stand in the Blue Circle!
Alacran has a long history with WoW, dating back to Christmas 2005 when he was given the game as a gift by his friend Juanpablo. After he moved to Mexico, he found WoW to be an invaluable way to keep touch with friends from back home. He first started his shaman adventures during the Burning Crusade as a Troll, however once factions changes became available the lure of the spacegoat (and playing with alliance friends) was irresistible and Alacran became a Draenei.
While Raiding has always been an important part of Alacran’s gaming time, he has more recently discovered the challenges of Arena play, and has begun to competitively participate in PvP. While he feels that it was a huge challenge, he also thinks that it not only made him a better shaman but a better raider as well.
At the start of Cataclysm, Alacran made the decision to move from his current 25 man guild to a 10 man guild with a limited raid schedule – as he found that he could no longer keep up with 4 night a week raids with his new responsibilities as a papa. He now raids two nights a week, and is 10/12 with heroic Halfus down, and recognizes some of the unique challenges that are presented with such limited raid time.
Alacran started blogging via school, and well, one thing led to another and now we have another fantastic shaman resource! He has had a number of great opportunites through his blog, such as interviewing GTFO author Zensunim and an extremely intruiging guest post by Dr. Octavio that explores Shamanism in Mexico.
On the Healing side of things, Alacran shares his UI and takes a look at GridStatusChainHeal. You will also find him discussing the role of deep healing in 4.1. And just in case you are too hesitant to ask questions, Alacran has put together a list of questions that he wishes you’d ask!
Alacran lets us know that we can expect to see more discussion on healin, resto shamans and 10’s raiding in the future. He’s also looking forward to the friendships that he’s already made through blogging and in the Twitter community. With what I’ve seen so far, I certainly know that I’m looking forward to more!
Welcome to the Blogosphere, Alacran!
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