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Welcome to 35 Yards Out, a World of Warcraft blog of Marksmanship hunters and related topics.

My adventures began in August 2007 with several friends from college, all of whom have since moved on from the game. During my time on the Eredar server, I have been a member of The Hand of Fate, Near Death, and Dark Days. Though I began late in the Burning Crusade period, I was still able to experience much of the content in Outland. After reaching level 70 five months later, I began raiding and had experienced every instance with the exception of Sunwell Plateau. I have also taken part in guild-first kills in Serpentshrine Cavern (with Knights of Redemption) and in Black Temple (with The Hand of Fate).

I continued using the Marksmanship talent tree in Wrath of the Lich King but entered a long hiatus in early 2009 before I reached level 80. Upon returning to witness the release Cataclysm, I have dedicated my gameplay to enjoying some more Northrend content before eventually moving to to the next level cap.


35 Yards Out began in March 2008 as an incarnation of my first blog, Ranger’s Bow. This blog is part of a community network of World of Warcraft bloggers called Blog Azeroth. As part of this community, I took part in the development of the Twisted Nether Blogcast, a podcast for bloggers, and the Twisted Nether Wiki.

The purpose of this blog is to interact with the World of Warcraft hunter community and to provide opinion pieces and articles about the hunter class. I also publish my own research on specific mechanics of the class. Content from this site have been featured on high-traffic sites such as WoW Insider and Mania’s Arcania.