Ask Lodur!

Ask Lodur!

It’s been a while since we’ve had enough questions for me to do this but today happens to be one of the days I DO have enough! For those of you who don’t know about this I take questions over Twitter you can find me at the LodurZJ user name or you can use the hash tag #asklodur. Ask lodur is where I take the serious and the silly questions from our readers and give them an answer. Think of it as a Dear Abbey WoM style 😉  So without further ado, here’s today’s Ask Lodur!

Dear Lodur,

Will the new pet store cause the fall of WoW civilization as several WoW-“experts” have suggested?


The Zet

Dear Zet,

I can honestly say I don’t think so. Not unless they decide to let you buy say…Onyxia as a pet that you can unleash in PvP! Honestly though the addition of a pet store is nothing more then cutting out the middle man in the quest for more shinny non combat items for us in game. I hardly think that this break the game, and it is a FAR cry from being the Micro transaction model that other games such as Dungeons and Dragons Online and various other MMO’s have employed. This is no different then buying the cards for the collectible card game and getting an in came code.

Dear Lodur

Do you condone breaking and entering? Would you be ok someone broke into Blilz HQ for the supersecret t10 Shaman gear?


Dear Kirby,

Well I personally don’t condone breaking and entering, I feel that the fact that Blizzard has not released the Shaman tier 10 to be as good a reason as any to look the other way >.> While I myself wouldn’t do it… if it happened to find it’s way across my desk I wouldn’t ask where it came from ….
Dear Lodur,

In the absence of trustworthy feedback, how do you evaluate your healing performance? Especially as a rsham?



Dear The Rogue

An honest judgement of how you evaluate your healing performance can be done a few ways for a Resto Shaman. The first thing to look as is… Did the raid wipe? If the answer is no, then you’re pretty good to go. If the answer is yes then you need to look a little bit deeper. Was the cause of the wipe the target you were assigned to heal? Was it caused by a “stupid” death that you couldn’t heal through? Honestly it’s very hard to judge your performance individually. Basically if no one died or it isn’t a wipe, count it as a win 😉

Dear Lodur,

boxers, briefs, none or “other”?



Dear Shamanfan,

um… I don’t really know how to answer that one. Honestly though, it depends on the gear. If I’m in a kilt, there’s no reason not to go full dress! If I’m in actual chain maille pants well… that’s another story.

Dear Lodur

I have this thing were I feel the need to only cast PW:S on everyone. Do I have a problem?



Dear BubbleBoi,

YES! seek help immediately! There is more to life then bubbles alone! If you continue down this path you will develop Bubbleitis! This is a very serious problem that results in tunnel vision, blurry awareness and can escalate as far as deadraidsyndrome! Get help before it’s too late!

That’s it for todays Ask Lodur, be sure to use the contact form on this site, or pop on twitter and ask away!

Until next time, Stay Classy Azeroth


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About Lodur

Lodur is the right hand shaman to Matticus on World of Matticus, and a recruiting officer of Conquest and Co-Host of For the Lore podcast. Read more of his works at WoW Insider.


  1. ((Hey Lodur, got this in the mail. Figured I’d pass it your way))

    Dear Lodur,

    There’s this really cute Shaman girl who frequents the local tavern and I really want to ask her out but I don’t know how to approach her. She has eyes that will melt even the most stonehearted of Dwarves and a figure that would warm the coldest of frost mages.

    But i have a problem.

    You see, I’m a Dwarf and I’m not quite sure how the Draenei courtship process works. Do I offer her ale? She doesn’t look like the type who can handle more than half a tankard. And I’ve never really dated anyone with a tail before. Doesn’t it sort of… get in the way? But I suppose first thing’s first. How do I get her attention without acting like a buffoon? Help me Lodur! I don’t want to look like a spineless lump in front of my Dwarven friends! They’ve been harassing me about it forever!

    Heart in need of forging

  2. hmmm… fight dependend man, bubble spam owns. I’m thinking of firefighter and predicatable raid damage here.

    I wouldnt encourage a priest not to bubblespam, especially in a 25 man raid with damage that is definatly incoming or hapazared and potentially life ending.

    thats what druids holy priest, spammys, are for.

    ; – ) place and time for all spells, some fights are eased greatly with bubble spam.

  3. sittingoverhere says:

    Hi Lodur!
    Long time reader, first time commentor.
    I was wondering what the BiS weapon is for Holy priests? Also, currently I have the Argent Resolve and the Book of Obscure Remedies equipped but I also have Cold Convergence. I seem to have better stats with the mace+off but almost all priests I see are using the staff. Have I missed something?

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