Hello and welcome back to RaidAdvice. Who’s excited for the Legion prepatch (coming in a few days on July 19, 2016)?
Guide availability for the prepatch is spotty right now, and several writers are waiting to release guides until the patch drops. Check back in a week or two for my first-draft list of prepatch class guides. Before Legion hits, there’s a few raid-oriented posts I intend to release, so be on the lookout for those as well!
For now, there’s a reddit thread with information on several guides, and some class websites (links available from the Class Guides Tier 18 page) have forums where folks are starting to theorycraft. Class discord channels and IRC have some good guides forming/promised as well.
If you know of a good guide, feel free to leave a comment here, or contact me directly (my contact information is available in the about page).
This is a quick post on useful websites that do not easily fit into the “guides” pages.
http://www.wowhead.com/: Wowhead maintains news, guides, and a searchable database of every item in the game. If you have a question about something in wow, this is a great first place to look.
http://www.mmo-champion.com/: This site has periodic updates about wow, as well has having very well-trafficked forums.
http://www.reddit.com/r/wow/: This reddit subreddit is an official wow community site and has good, active discussion about wow.
http://www.reddit.com/r/CompetitiveWoW/: This reddit subreddit is narrowly focused on high-level wow raiding. There are detailed guides, log analysis posts, and more.
http://simplearmory.com/: This website allows an alternative view of the wow armory. The collectibles, mounts section links to a good guide for mount farming and tells what you missed at a glance.
This site was started due to dissatisfaction with other guide compilations, which generally seek to host proprietary guides for all classes on one site. Some of these websites are good jumping off points, but, in general, they suffer from being out of date or inaccurate for at least some of the guides. That being said, the best are listed below.
http://www.icy-veins.com/wow/class-guides – A very reasonable starting off point for people new to raiding. The Icy-Veins forums also have bits of useful discussion.
http://onuraslan.github.io/SummonStoneMirror/summonstone.com/ – A mirror of the now defunct SummonStone website. This project had promise, but was closed by its creator, Skullflower, a notable Death Knight theorycrafter and raider, when he took a job working for Blizzard. Nice guide format, a better jumping off point for some classes than Icy-Veins.
http://www.mmo-champion.com/forums/247-Class-Discussions – The MMO-Champion class forums have the best theorycrafting available for some classes. Other class forums may be inactive or, worse, have inaccurate information.