Looking for Feral Druid Guest Blogs

Between December 2015 and March 2016 I’m going to be holidaying, moving and starting a new job. My time for writing is going to be basically non-existent. However to help fill the void of content, I’m currently seeking expressions of interest from members of the Feral Druid community willing to donate their time to write a guest blog post.

Writing a guest blog is a great way to share knowledge, and express yourself. You don’t have to be a blogger yourself, you just have to be willing to give it ago. Since I started my blog in 2012, I’ve had several guest posts covering a range of topics.

One extra special thing I like to do with my guest bloggers, is offer YOU a platform to promote something of YOUR own. This can be your own blog, youtube channel, showcase some art if you are an artist, or podcast or whatever creative endeavour you are in to. It doesn’t even have to be WoW related. It’s purely a way for you as a guest blogger to generate some exposure to an audience that they may not normally target.

I have some ideas of topics for guest blogs that I would like to cover, but I am open to suggestions from people if they have their own idea or topic.

  • Legion alpha / beta information.
  • Guide to Heroic / Mythic raiding – What’s required to step up from normals / heroics, attitudes, time commitment, advanced gearing / rotation, finding your best in slot, loot distribution systems etc…
  • Addon reviews / set ups, guide to weak auras.
  • PVP – arena, rated battlegrounds, world pvp / gladiators sanctum (garrison), Ashran.
  • Introduction or guide to World of Logs / Warcraft Logs, how to improve dps from looking at logs.
  • Proving grounds – proven assailant / endless.
  • Soloing old content.

If you are interested in writing a guest blog, you can contact me by email at fileunderferal@gmail.com, on Twitter at @Elamari_ (there is an underscore at the end), my battle tag is Elamari#1350, or you can leave a comment on this post and I’ll follow it up. Don’t be shy and don’t think you have nothing to offer. Everyone has something to share, so take a chance, and hit me up.

~Elamari

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The Fast & the Fur-ious – Guest blog by Cantor, Challenge Modes as Feral in Warlords

So young kitten, you’re interested in the most challenging 5-man content that Warlords of Draenor has to offer? Well, you’ve come to the right place; I’m Cantor, guild leader of Omen on Emerald Dream EU, Mythic raider and 10 year veteran of World of Warcraft, and I’m here to guide you toward your dreams of those shiny, shiny Gold timed medals. I managed to take Cantor, my Feral Druid, through 9/9 Mists of Pandaria Challenge Modes in late 2013, and 8/8 Warlords Challenge Modes in April 2015.

What should I know?

  • Challenge Modes are intense, difficult, timed dungeons that reward a little gear, but mostly bragging rights.
  • Gear is scaled down to item level 630 (heroic dungeon blues). Gem sockets, tertiary stats and set bonuses don’t work in here, and the best way to gear up is just to chain-run heroics until you find pieces with the stat combo that you want; for Feral, this is crit and mastery. Crafting 3 pieces of WoD gear and using the re-roll items until you get the correct item suffix (Of The Peerless) is also a good way to do things.
  • The dungeons are basically the same as in Heroic, but either with mechanics added or the damage ramped up to insane levels.
  • Feral is one of the weakest DPS specs thanks to our abysmal AoE damage; Shadow Priests and Balance Druids also suffer, and Guardian Druids are one of the weaker tanks thanks to their total lack of utility abilities like Anti-Magic Zone, Army of the Dead, Heroic Leap, Roll, Breath of Fire and more; if you want an easy time, go Resto, as they are the strongest healers by a country mile thanks to their run-and-gun healing ability. But hey, we didn’t pick Feral for an easy ride did we?

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So you think you can PVP? – Guest blog Feral PVPer Ðaiquiri on Frostmourne-US

Up for some PVP and all that Jazz? If yes then you’ve come to the right place… or you just want to hear some lunatic to blab on about how fun PVP as a Feral Druid can be then you have also come to the right place. So let’s get into it!

I’m Ðaiquiri from the server Frostmourne-US and I’ve been PVPing as Feral since the beginning of The Wrath of the Lich King. I have never been bored with the Feral Druid play style whether it is battlegrounds, rated battlegrounds, arenas or World PVP. Having been an active member of Gundrak’s number one RBG group (Pinoy Guild on Gundrak) and also just being that person that helps others just to get there weekly caps with arenas I’ve had my fair share of PVP.

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Druids of the Beast – Guest blog by all Druid guild, guild leader Monsterbaby

I go by the fabulous name Monsterbaby. I am founder and leader of the Druid only guild Druids of the Beast Shadowsong [EU] Alliance. My guild has been featured in various articles, podcasts and been spotlighted over the years. Here is my story of how it began, who is behind my character, where it is at and how I managed the guild over the years. I started playing WOW in 2005. but jumped a bit from one character to another for the first two months, until I finally settled for this particular Druid, with quite specific looks.

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Throne of Thunder Review – Guest blog by 25 man Feral raider Ravissian

If you’re reading this it’s probably because you play a feral. One thing I’ve noticed about us is that Ferals love reading and talking about Ferals. That’s how I found File Under Feral in the first place. You therefore probably already know our strengths and weaknesses! It’s for this reason that in this post I’m going to explore the latest raid tier – Throne of Thunder (Patch 5.2) – from a Feral standpoint. I would like to thank Elamari for letting me write this post and also for being an all-round nice guy helping my guild several times when we have been short a DPS – quite often at very late notice!

My Feral druid, Ravissian, is part of a 25 man guild on Frostmourne-Oceanic. We were progression raiding as a 10 man in 5.0 and decided to switch to 25 man for 5.2 as we grew and I have to say – Throne of Thunder is impressive in a 25 man setting!

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Tier 14 Review – Guest blog by Heroic raiding Feral Jaymz

Hello fellow Ferals!

Let’s start with the basics, shall we? Elamari has asked me to do a guest post, and I very happily agreed. So I should probably introduce, and give some background on myself.

My name is Jaymz (pronounced James), I am a former Veteran of Apotheosis on Eldre’thalas where we accomplished 8/16 H in T14, 8/8H in T13, 7/8H T12, and 7/13H T11. At the time of this writing I am 11/12 normal T15 (which is how far I had gotten before leaving Apotheosis).

Today I’m going to do a brief boss by boss recap of Tier 14. Giving some detail of my thoughts for the bosses I have Heroic experience with. I’ll discuss Talent, Glyph, and Symbiosis choices. As well as any Feral specific tips or issues I encountered. Here is a link to the talent and glyph setup I usually run. I’ll only make mention if these choices changed. So… on with the recap!

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