Today is Whiny Post Day and here’s my confession: I’m attached to the past.
I got reminded by this easily when I read The Login Screen by the Gnome Tank for Life, I’m always partly living in the past, having fond memories of.. stuff. Yes, basically everything.
While I’m mostly quick at adapting gameplay changes, I’m an avid collector of old T1 and T2 gear – it looks just so much more awesome, and especially distinct.
I’m not a RP person in WoW, but I’m desperately waiting for some “style” feature so I can look like I’m wearing T1 (Nightslayer) while having the stats of my T9/T10 shinies. Disable it in Battlegrounds and Arenas, I don’t care.
I want a config option to select my login screen of choice, I’d be using the vanilla one still.
I know there’s lots of ingame stuff that changed and much of it is really for the better, but these small cosmetic changes that wouldn’t affect any other player (unless you’d have an aversion to soup bowl or banana shoulders…) – I WANT.
Thanks, that is all.
Tried to do some random instances on my lowbie Hunter on Argent Dawn-EU.
First try, Deadmines.
Everything up and down, but not too bad.
Warlock dies and doesn’t respond for some minutes, gets kicked.
Replacement Rogue comes in.
No one pays attention to patrols, it still works.
Just as we want to go down to the Smelting area, Tank needs a Relog.
Paladin Healer and Rogue proceed to run into mobs and die.
Rogue can’t find entrance, waits for res.
Paladin Healer can’t see his corpse.
15 mins pass (where I surf the web) and no Tank in sight.
This is where I leave.
Second try, Deadmines.
(Other) Hunter is semi-afk while having lunch, has growl on, spams chat then goes offline.
Rogue needs on Cloth SpellPower-Gloves, wins and equips them. (He has two Heirloom weapons, shouldn’t be THAT much of a noob.)
Shaman is infuriated, stops healing until he gets the gloves.
Tank isn’t bothered and continues to pull.
This is where I leave.
Long time no update, then again not much happened.
My Mage hit 80 at some point in time recently, got 2T9 today. Otherwise just running a few daily randoms and trying to gear up my Alliance Rogue. Not really much play time in general, busy with uni stuff.
My Mage has been Frost for 80 levels, with a 2h Fire intermezzo at about level 29.
Sadly this got online about 48h after I finishes my research. Bah, slacker. No seriously, go read it. It’s very good. Apart from the one comment that calls the Arcane rotation less complicated than Frost. I can’t think of anything simpler than casting Frostbolt and watching out for one proc.
So, you got an alt Rogue that needs some gear and you’re neither in the mood for detailed research nor striving for absolute perfection? Then this post may be for me you. (Yes, usually I’m not going for “good enough”, but my main is a 80 Rogue, so spare me some slack on my alt 80 Rogue.)
Not going to bother with rep rewards and blues, although they might be slightly better, sometimes they’re not as easy accessible due to rep grinds. This might be reworked.
Chest Marwyn HoR H Choking Hauberk Captain HoR N Blackened Geist Ribs Feet Captain HoR H Blighted Leather Footpads Sjonnir HoS H Boots of the Whirling Mist Hands Marwyn HoR N Carpal Tunnelers Paletr ToC N Gloves of the Argent Fanatic Ymiron UP H Head Devour FoS H Frayed Scoundrel's Cap TBK ToC H Legs Tyrann PoS H Fleshwerk Leggings Eadric ToC N Leggings of Brazen Trespass Gal'da Gun H Should Falric HoR H Spaulders of Black Betrayal Bronja FoS N Bewildering Shoulderpads TBK ToC N Gored Hide Legguards Wrist Ick PoS H Chewed Leather Wristguards ToC H Wyrmre Exalted Loken HoL H Ocu N Waist Forgem PoS N Flayer's Black Belt Back Devour FoS N Accursed Crawling Cape Neck Forgem PoS H Barbed Ymirheim Choker Finger Tyrann PoS H Band of Stained Souls Forgem PoS N Ring of Carnelian and Bone TBK ToC N Trinket Devour FoS H Needle-Encrusted Scorpion Confess ToC N Banner of Victory MH Bronja FoS H Axe Nighttime Captain HoR N Dagger Chilled Heart of the Glacier Captain HoR H Mace Black Icicle Eadric ToC H Mace Aledar's Battlestar Falric HoR N Sword Ghoulslicer Devour FoS H Dagger Blood Weeper TBK ToC H Dagger Devour FoS N Dagger Heartshiver OH Falric HoR N Axe Tank Falric's Wrist-Chopper Bronja FoS N Mace Tank Lucky Old Sun Captain HoR H Sword Liar's Tongue Ick PoS N Dagger Krick's Beetle Stabber Ranged Captain HoR H Bow Crypt Fiend SlayerBronja FoS H Thr Papa's Brand New Knife
Yes, there's two tank weapons in there. Don't you dare roll need over a tank, even off-spec.
But before sharding, take em and toss your party 20g. Same goes for ranged weapons.
I’m one of the people who can’t ever have enough bagspace. Seriously.
I just stumbled upon this nice post by KarthisAndrew of Teeth and Claws, back when he played WoW. I’ve not so much got raiding stuff in my bags nowadays, but it’s still full. Basically on every character I have, and it’s not that I abuse all my alts as bank characters. 70 Hunter – Leather, 70 Priest – Enchanting mats, 70 Warlock – all Northrend food, 7x Mage – Engineering mats, 80 Shaman & Druid – Herbs, 80 Warrior – Ore and Bars, 6x Paladin – Gems and JC mats… No wonder they’re all mostly full. Then the older characters (Rogue, Warrior and Druid especially) have a bank full of old Tier gear I don’t want to delete or sell and a ton of other stuff. Soo glad mounts and pets are spells nowadays.
But let’s get to the gory details:
This “disenchant” feature could have been ace.
Instead it’s bringing stupdity up to the next level.
I’m not talking about the first boss, where only our disenchanter greeded and got the Abyss Crystal. As he’s from another server, I’m not sure we could have rolled and traded it then.
I’m also not talking about the second boss, where I still didn’t get it and passed. The other 4 all chose “Disenchant” and one randomly got the Crystal – fine.
No, I’m talking about the next boss, where 4 people chose “Disenchant” and our tank druid wanted to “Need” the cloth belt, as it was a clear upgrade for his healing set. But no, he could not click “Need”. We don’t know if it’s because he wears leather, because he joined as Tank in the LFG tool, why we couldn’t change “Need before Greed” to “Group Loot” or why the hell this can happen that some upgrade is automatically sharded…
Resubscribed to second accounts for a month, so I had a little task for my 61 Blood Elf Paladin to do – the epic Charger quest line (no, cheating at the trainer is not allowed).
So I was at the part with the material costs, and there was no Pristine Black Diamond on the Horde AH, so this happened:
- Account A, toon aa, buys a Pristine Black Diamond on the Alliance AH in SW.
- Account A, toon aa trades to Account B, toon ab.
- Account B, toon ab flies to Booty and puts it on the Neutral AH.
- Account A, toon hc uses Engineering to get to Gadgetzan.
- Account A, toon hc buys the Diamond, sends it to Account A, toon hd.
- Account A, toon hd puts it into Guild Bank hX.
- Account C, toon he takes it out of Guild Bank hX, sends a mail to Account C, toon hf.
- Account C, toon hf can turn in the quest. Voila, trade complete.
Lost me somewhere in between? I nearly did…
A little experiment on my Level 70 DK on a remote server, cooking during Pilgrim’s Bounty:
Cooking level when starting: 0
Cooking level when finished: 353
Money spent at trainer: 95c + 4s 75c + 95s + 2g 27s 50c + 9g 50s = ~13g
Money spent for materials: ~2g
Recipes known: 9
Experience earned: 5*6250 from dailies and I think 5*9500: ~80k
Time spent: 1h-1.5h
Yesterday was a strange day.
Came home from work, totally smashed, went to bed. The guild did ToGC10 and banged their heads against the faction champions (hey, what else? I bet Twin Valkyr will be easier).
At some point they had a Priest disconnect and not coming back, so they decided to go for S3D 10man. Luckily for me I had just woken up and got to power up my computer and WoW (thanks to the girlfriend in said raid) and so off we went to TOS.
After a few 20% wipes with unlucky Flame Waves and then summoning an Alchemist alt and handing out some Speed Potions, we nailed it.
On the one hand we’re happy, on the other hand it really feels cheated now, with much better gear (well, not for all of us, some are still knee-deep in Naxx gear). I think we really should have tried it more often half a year ago.
Anyway, one hour well spent, some 30g repairs each, 9x new “of the Nightfall” and one mount.
This was the lineup:
- 1 DK tank who had already done it
- 1 Holy Pally – healing
- 2 Arcane Mages
- 1 Blood DK
- 1 Retri Pally kiting the first drake
- 1 Elemental Shammy
- 1 Destro Warlock
- 1 Enhancement Shammy
- 1 Assassination Rogue – yours truly