Hello Everyone! I’d like you to join me in welcoming Zaralyn of The Middle of the Forest!
Zaralyn has been playing WoW since Vanilla, enticed into the game by friends who had played the Beta and had shared their experiences. She took a break at the start of The Burning Crusade, finding that the change in raid format brought forth many problems in her guild that she just didn’t have the heart to deal with. Zaralyn returned to the game mid-WotLK, and finding her guild had a shortage of healers decided that she’d level a healer to help.
At the start of Cataclysm, Zaralyn found herself in quite the predicament. She wanted to raid with her husband, but was limited by his work schedule – which required him to be awake at 3:00 am each day. The obvious solution to Zaralyn was to create her own raid team, and set her own schedule! Her raid team is part of a larger guild, which helps cut down on part of her workload, and provides her more time to focus on just raiding. She works with a group of folks who have similar scheduling conflicts, but would still like to see end game content. While they may not be setting world records, they continue to progress on content while it’s relevant and enjoy the time they spend together.
Zaralyn started her blog so that she could have somewhere to host her thoughts in more than the 140 characters provided by twitter. She discusses any number of topics from raid leading to druiding. She discusses her decision to start her own raid team as well as an in depth look at different loot systems that she has experienced. You can also find her thoughts on building a raid team and some of the different ways that trinkets can interact with innervate.
Zaralyn is off to a great start! I can’t wait to read more about the adventures she has with her guild! Welcome to the Blogosphere, Zaralyn!
Every Tuesday, Beruthiel from Falling Leaves and Wings is bringing you the Welcome Wagon, introducing new bloggers and great reads. If you know of a new blog to the scene or wish to get your name out there, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Welcome Wagon.” She’ll do her best to highlight as many as possible!