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Hello there! My name is Sumanhi. Welcome to my venue of self expression.

Me and my epic wood

I’ve always been quite envious at ZZTop’s “Waking up With Wood”. I belong to the real life female species, and thus lack all fundamental ingredients for ever being able to wake up with wood myself, so I decided to roll a tree instead. After many years of practice, I can now happily announce that I do indeed possess my fair share of epeen.

Why a blog?

Because it was the next logical leap in my approach towards world domination. And because I like to occasionally rant. Actually, I started blogging under the false pretense of wanting to bitch about the well and woe’s of druids in general but the truth is that guildies had repeatedly told me I needed an outlet for my flustered mind. I think they got both concerned and frightened with me constantly assaulting their forums with excessively long diatribes and pestering them with emails at work and in Facebook. We get bored easily at work.

But on a more serious note, my blog will mainly cater to hungry World Of Warcraft players and topics on this blog might range among a wide variety, but will probably include druids, PvE 10 and 25 man raiding, healing and boss strategies, Original Blizzard posts, patch notes, class changes, my observations on resto druid gameplay, my guild <Reborn>, the social aspect, and pie. With ancedotes and pictures. And more pie.

My beloved Suma

I have been a fanatic restoration addict since I picked up my copy of World of Warcraft in 2005. I now have 4 healers at max level, one of each class and a second druid because I just really love playing them. I got kicked out of Altoholic Anonymous because I was beyond salvation as I have low level druids sprouting on every server I have friends on.
But I have only one real love ingame, and that is my former broccoli stalk, my druid Sumanhi (previously known as Hadinah) that I love playing with heart and soul. I have always been a devoted PvE raider and I have rooted as a resto through all the major classchanges since Vanilla. I found it rather exciting to execute my role as a “jack of all trades, master of all” and flexing like a true leafy yoga master through all the expansions.

And in real life?


My real name is Vicky. I live in Belgium and I work full-time as a graphic designer since gaining a Master university degree in Arts and finishing a doctorate in Cultural Sciences & History. My native languages are Dutch and French, but I am also rather fluent in German, English and Sarcasm.

In the past 28 years of my life I have (not necessarily in that particular order) been a teacher, given art related lectures, designed game interfaces, painted and sold fauvist-inspired artwork, worked in a Contemporary Art Museum, enjoyed pottery, been an event organizer, a translator, a loving girlfriend, a mother of sorts for all my pets, done sales and support, wrote essays for my uni-friends, moderated many game fora, wrote columns, “pre-pressed” the University Alumni newsletter for many years and worked in an animal shelter on a volunteer basis scooping up dog shit. Amonst others.
Outside of all my esoteric hobbies, I like to play the piano, guitar and saxophone, travel to new places and spend time with the love of my life.
The one and only red line through my entire life is the fact that I have a chronical lack of time.

The most important thing I can come up with when describing myself? To everyone who used to know me in the past: I’m still just very much me, myself and I. To everyone who doesn’t know me yet: I’m not who you think I am and what you see probably ain’t what you get. I wish I was who I was when I wanted to be who I am now. Sort of.
I adore cynics. I am a follower of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, I spell “beautiful” by saying B-E-A-youuu-TEE-FUL  thanks to Jim Carrey, I am intuitive and a solid fan of the Fuck It response. I like to believe I am not weird, I’m actually just limited edition.

Admittingly, I spend a lot of time ingame and my real life entourage isn’t always impressed when I tell them I need 5 minutes in a diabolic attempt to monopolize the Auction House when the whole family crew is ready and packed, waiting in the car for me. But at the end of the day, it is our choice and our decision to make the best out of our free time. Being a couch potato in the sofa watching series all evening long isn’t exactly that animate either.

I am a lifelong geek who started playing games way too early and got seriously hooked. I totally blame my father for all of this as it all started with his Amiga. I then got my own superNES at 10 (go Plok, go!),  a gameboy with Tetris at 13 and my first PC around 15. That’s where things went seriously wrong: I got a part time job, money to spend and a hole in my pocket. What follows is a succession of Playstations, Nintendo64, X-boxes and a Wii. Needless to say I will also be the first one to queue for Natal in Europe.  Nowadays, I play WoW, I rock Expert mode in Guitar Hero, I enjoy random Steam first person shooters and I get friends addicted to Farmville. Yeah, I’ve been around.