Now, I want to preface this post with an obligatory “This is not a guide on how to gear your Resto/Boomkin druid for MoP”. This post is simply a listing of what Heroic 5-man and Faction gear is available in MoP for the level 90 Resto/Boomkin druid with some...Read More
I love lists. They keep me organized and help me feel accomplished when meeting goals. In the case of WoW, I keep a number of lists (or more specifically, tables) to help keep my large stable of alts organized – right down to their professions (what skill up they’re at), who...Read More
The good, the bad and the what the @#$% was I thinking? Transmorgrification has officially made it into my Top Ten Things I Love About WoW list. No longer do I have to worry about my characters looking like they fell out of a rag bag or the dreaded rainbow clown vomit of the...Read More
All right, this Call to Arms thing is starting to piss me off. Not so much the new feature itself but some of the reactions to it. Now, the basics are this: Call to Arms will reward whatever group role is in demand in the LFD system with some extra rewards including mounts,...Read More
of Archaeology. The latest secondary profession introduced into WoW is Archaeology. The premise is simple, run around the world digging up little fragments to piece together to make stuff. Mostly grey stuff that you can sell for a little gold (last patch not withstanding...Read More
I read a great blogpost recently, made by Jaedia of The Lazy Sniper and it really got me thinking. I don’t normally make response type posts but I really wanted to share my opinion about this subject and it was probably going to be a large wall of text and not fit for a simple...Read More
This whole expansion, while doing Tol’Barad dailies, I have farmed for the beloved Fox Kit pet. It is truly adorable. I finally decided to get serious and really farm for this pet – even to the point of downloading an add-on (Rarity) to specifically find out how many foxes I would need to kill to have the pet drop. Wowhead lists the Fox Kit as a 0.1% drop so, in theory, I would need to kill 1,000 foxes. Now, I understand that loot drops do not necessarily work that way, it is a random chance – I can fully attest to it, it took me 2,156 foxes (that I actually kept count for) for the fox kit to finally drop.
To add salt to slowly healing blisters on my fingers from farming this pet, news came out roughly a week later that the fox kit was being added to the Baradin’s Wardens (and whatever the Horde equivalent is) quartermasters for 200 commendations.
Overall, I love it. Blizzard’s cinematics team has really out shone its self again. The level of detail in this trailer is awesome. I think it captures the atmosphere and the tone of this forthcoming expansion perfectly.
I have no qualms the chosen characters they chose to highlight, I think its a fantastic jump over the two previous expansion trailers. I love that there were some funny parts and some serious parts. Very reminiscent in my mind of a lot of kung-fu films (a terminal weakness of mine anyway).
However, my only small bone of contention is that the pacing feels off. The trailer starts out with a naval battle, proceeds with the orc and human duking it out on the “deserted” island, culminating with the pandaman kicking both their tails, a beautiful panning shot of Pandaria and back to pandaman smirking at the orc and human. For me, there was a lot of building up and tension with not a whole lot of pay off in my mind.Read More
Now, I want to preface this post with an obligatory “This is not a guide on how to gear your Resto/Boomkin druid for MoP”. This post is simply a listing of what Heroic 5-man and Faction gear is available in MoP for the level 90 Resto/Boomkin druid with some commentary and analysis regarding what is available. Again, this is not a how-to post as I am a big believer in everyone gearing how they want or with what is available to them and makes sense for their play style.
This gear list is, of course, subject to change since it is still in beta. For clarification, the pieces I have noted for DPS vs. Resto is simply whether or not the gear has spirit or a proc/on use ability for more spirit/mana/etc. (or I was beginning to go cross eyed at that point).
|Klaxxi Lash of the Precursor||Belt||Haste/Mastery||DPS||Klaxxi||Revered|
|Boots of High Adept||Boots||Crit/Mastery||DPS||August Celestials||Revered|
|Clever Ashyo’s Armbands||Bracers||Crit/Mastery||DPS||August Celestials||Revered|
|Mistfall Robes||Chest||Crit/Mastery||DPS||Golden Lotus||Revered|
|Cloak of Snow Blossoms||Cloak||Hit/Mastery||DPS||Shado-Pan||Revered|
|Amber Spine of Klaxxi’vess||Dagger||Spirit/Haste||Heals||Klaxxi||Exalted|
|Ogo’s Elder Gloves||Gloves||Haste/Mastery||DPS||August Celestials||Revered|
|Links of the Lucid||Neck||Spirit/Haste||Heals||Klaxxi||Revered|
|Wire of the Wakener||Neck||Hit/Mastery||DPS||Klaxxi||Revered|
|Simple Harmonius Ring||Ring||Hit/Haste||DPS||Golden Lotus||Revered|
|Leven’s Circle of Hope||Ring||Spirit/Crit||Heals||Golden Lotus||Revered|
|Amber Scythe of Klaxxi’vess||Staff||Haste/Mastery||DPS||Klaxxi||Exalted|
|Blossom of Pure Snow||Trinket||Intellect/on Use Crit||DPS||Shado-Pan||Revered|
|Scroll of Revered Ancestors||Trinket||Intellect/On Use Spirit||Heals||Shado-Pan||Revered|
|Cloak of Hidden Flasks||Back||Spirit||heals||Storm Stout Brewery||Hoptallus|
|Scorched Earth Cloak||Back||Hit/Mastery||DPS||Scarlet Monastery||Brother Korloff Heroic|
|Cape of Entanglement||Back||Crit/Haste||DPS||Temple of the Jade Serpent||Liu Flameheart Heroic|
|Cloak of Cleansing Flame||Back||Crit/Mastery||DPS||Mogushan Palace||Gekkan and Heroic|
|Airstream Treads||Boots||Spirit||Heals||Gate of the Setting Sun||Striker Ga’dok Heroic|
|Treads of Corrupted Water||Boots||Spirit/Mastery||Heals||Temple of the Jade Serpent||Wise Mari and Heroic|
|Star Summoner Bracers||Bracers||Spirit/Mastery||Heals||Shadopan Monastery||Go Cloudstrike Heroic|
|Robes of Arcing Flame||Chest||Spirit/Crit||Heals||Siege of Niuzao||Commander Vo’jak Heroic|
|Robes of Despair||Chest||Spirit/Mastery||Heals||Temple of the Jade Serpent||Sha of Doubt and Heroic|
|Melted Hypnotic Blade||Dagger||Crit/Mastery||DPS||Scarlet Halls||Flameweaver Koegler Heroic|
|Firescribe Dagger||Dagger||Crit/Haste||DPS||Mogushan Palace||Xin the Weaponmaster and Heroic|
|Vellum Ripper Gloves||Hands||Spirit/Mastery||Heals||Scarlet Halls||Flameweaver Koegler Heroic|
|Rattling Gloves||Hands||Spirit/Haste||Heals||Scholomance Heroic||Rattlegore Heroic|
|Hood of Viridian Residue||Head||Spirit/Crit||Heals||Siege of Niuzao||Vizier Jin/back Heroic|
|Darkbinder Leggings||Legs||Spirit/Haste||Heals||Shadopan Monastery||Taran Zhu and Heroic|
|Leggings of Whispered Dreams||Legs||Spirit/Crit||Heals||Temple of the Jade Serpent||Lorewalker Stonestep Heroic|
|Carapace Breaker||Mace||Spirit/Haste||Heals||Gate of the Setting Sun||Ralgon Heroic|
|Food||Mace||Spirit/Mastery||Heals||Temple of the Jade Serpent||Sha of Doubt Heroic|
|Pendant of Precise Timing||Neck||Hit/Crit||DPS||Gate of the Setting Sun||Saboteur Kip Heroic|
|Necklace of Disorientation||Neck||Spirit/Mastery||Heals||Shadopan Monastery||Sha of Violence Heroic|
|Mindbreaker Pendant||Neck||Crit/Haste||DPS||Temple of the Jade Serpent||Sha of Doubt Heroic|
|Mindcapture Pendant||Neck||Spirit/Crit||Heals||Mogushan Palace||Xin the Weaponmaster and Heroic|
|Anarchist Pendant||Neck||Hit/Mastery||DPS||Scholomance Heroic||Chillheart Heroic|
|Bottle of Potent Potables||Off Hand||Mastery/Haste||heals||Storm Stout Brewery||Hoptallus and Heroic|
|Alemental Seal||Ring||Crit/Haste||DPS||Storm Stout Brewery||Yanzhu Heroic|
|Viscous Ring||Ring||Spirit||heals||Gate of the Setting Sun||Commander Ri’mok Heroic|
|Beastbinder Ring||Ring||Spirit/Crit||Heals||Scarlet Halls||Houndsmaster Braun Heroic|
|Vithrak, Gaze of the Deadman||Ring||Mastery/Haste||DPS||Scarlet Halls||Flameweaver Koegler Heroic|
|Eye of the Tornado||Ring||Hit/Mastery||DPS||Shadopan Monastery||Master Snowdrifter Heroic|
|Signet of the Hidden Door||Ring||Hit/Haste||DPS||Scarlet Monastery||Thalnos Heroic|
|Triune Signet||Ring||Crit/Mastery||DPS||Scarlet Monastery||Whitemane Heroic|
|Incarnadine Scarlet Spaulders||Shoulders||Spirit/Crit||Heals||Scarlet Monastery||Whitemane Heroic|
|Wort Stirring Rod||Staff||Mastery/Hit||DPS||Storm Stout Brewery||Yanzhu Heroic|
|Greatstaff of Righteousness||Staff||Crit/Mastery||DPS||Scarlet Monastery||Whitemane Heroic|
|Gustwalker Staff||Staff||Spirit/Mastery||Heals||Siege of Niuzao||Wingleader Ner’onok Heroic|
|Staff of Trembling Will||Staff||Crit/Haste||DPS||Temple of the Jade Serpent||Sha of Doubt and Heroic|
|Headmaster’s Will||Staff||Hit/Crit||DPS||Scholomance Heroic||Darkmaster Gandling Heroic|
|Empty Fruit Barrel||Trinket||Spirit||Heals||Storm Stout Brewery||Ook Ook Heroic|
|Vision of the Predator||Trinket||Crit/Int Proc||DPS||Gate of the Setting Sun||Striker Ga’dok Heroic|
|Vial of Ichorous Blood||Trinket||Int/Spirit Proc||Heals||Siege of Niuzao||General Pa’valak Heroic|
|Price of Progress||Trinket||Int/Mana Proc||Heals||Scholomance Heroic||Darkmaster Gandling Heroic|
|Hurricane Belt||Waist||Spirit/Mastery||Heals||Mogushan Palace||Trial of the King and Heroic|
From compiling both of these tables, I noted a few gear slots that look a little weak (I hesitate to call them holes in gearing as there are options available). I noticed there is only one set of shoulders available from Heroic 5-man (drops from heroic Whitemane) but there are no faction or leatherworking shoulders available. I fear a repeat of early Cataclysm’s bracer debacle where the only option was a zone wide Epic BoE and there was no other alternative save for PvP gear. Another weak gear slot area is belt and bracer options, there is only one faction and one Heroics option for either slot. Currently, I’m looking at needing to start rep grinding with the August Celestials and the Klaxxi as soon as possible.The other option via leatherworking is always a possibility, however, that may be a bit a pain with the randomized stats. and current scouring of wowhead has only found the blue PvP sets and a few options for epic chest pieces and gloves.Read More
So the blog went aspolde-y this weekend and I had to nuke it from orbit. I was not smart enough to make any recent back-ups so I don’t know how much I have backed-up in “raw” form (i.e. from the original word docs that I have somewhere) but I’m going to try and re-upload anything I have. The biggest pain will be all the screenshots I will have to re-upload and re-tag, though I probably deserve since I skimped on not making any back-ups.Read More
I love lists. They keep me organized and help me feel accomplished when meeting goals. In the case of WoW, I keep a number of lists (or more specifically, tables) to help keep my large stable of alts organized – right down to their professions (what skill up they’re at), who has cooking maxed and who has epic flying.
Below is a small excerpt from one of my lists.
The goal with my current roster Alliance of characters is to have them all level 85 by the time Mists drops which should be easily accomplished.
I have been wanting to try out Shaman healing for awhile now and Mists looks like a good opportunity along with trying Monks. I have already started gathering the appropriate BoA armor and bags. I currently have not decided on their professions but they will probably be gathering professions that I can funnel to my other toons.
My Horde characters are pretty much for holiday events and the ability to do neutral AH faction exchanges for pets.Read More
In which I change my mind. Again.
In my previous post about tranmogrification, the characters I showcased were mogged into basically tier sets or matching sets of gear. This second post is more about making custom transmog sets that use armor pieces that do not necessarily come in a set or that can be combined with other armor pieces to make something unique looking.
My baby worgen rogue, Rhanek, (who isn’t so much a baby, he’s level 71 for chrissakes) I had originally planned to get the Bloodfang armor set out of Blackwing Lair for. However, at this time I have only been able to get the gloves, belt and boots. I knew the Burning Crusade offered a couple of recolor sets, one in a dark blue/black combination and a second in a washed out maroon/silver combination. Neither were very attractive in my opinion but I decided to gather the maroon/silver combination from Karazhan since the blue/black version didn’t really look very menacing to me.
In the process of gathering the maroonfang set, I found another set of gear that had some appealing pieces: the Opportunist’s Battlegear – the beginner’s faction PvP set that only required honored reputation from the various BC factions. The Opportunist’s Battlegear is a pretty attractive set (save for the helm, it looks like a funky muzzle on worgen) and was fairly easy to obtain by running a few heroics with my paladin dragging Rhanek along. At this point I decided to combine all three gear sets to make something unique.
The nice part about the three sets of gear I picked out, is the fact that while the colors are not exact between the sets, they still complement one another and present a cohesive set.