Or: How to get fucked out of loot.
Apparently the Sha of Anger is a tricky loot pinata.
I killed it on Kaayn back on 10/29 since I just happened to be buzzing through the zone and a call went out.
OK, twist my arm to be in a 40-man clusterfuck.
I got tier legs (that I couldn’t equip because I wasn’t level 90) and the quest item (which I also couldn’t equip the reward, again due to level).
Eventually I go around to killing it on Arioch a couple weeks later.
OMG! I can finally use a shiny Greater Elder Token thingy! Continue reading
I’ll admit that when the patch hit prior to the launch of MoP, I didn’t play much with the new talents.
I knew roughly what I wanted, picked what looked good/fun, and ran with it.
And by run with it, I mean I didn’t play my mage much before walking into panda land.
So when I left the airship and landed on foreign soil, it was with an untested mage toolkit.
The level 75 tier is where you pick up your AoE spell as a mage.
I know, no one really recommends Nether Tempest.
But I’m an arcane mage. Continue reading
Warning: Long post!
So via a Twitter link, I stumbled upon this FaceBook page dedicated to naming and shaming the ninjas of the WoW community.
For those of you who don’t want to log in to FB, here’s the image of the post in question:
Yeah! Damn that monk rolling on cloth!
As a mage and a priest I fought boomkins and restos for a long time over cloth pieces. Now I have to fight with monks over it too? Where’s my pitchfork and torch?
But the armor specialization makes it stupid for leather wearers to roll on cloth… Continue reading
I keep saying to myself that I need to start a feature about add ons on this blog… don’t have time for a full post right now but I did want to give an update from this post over here.
Available at Curse
Technically speaking, this is an add to assist people making movies in WoW. Taking screen shots is kind of like making movies, right? Just one screen at a time. I could make a crazy flip book! Anyway, its bestest feature is to remove name tags easily without jumping through the hoops of your interface menu. Continue reading
Or… I’m in the Mists of Panderia beta; are you?
More on that in a bit, and as always please head over to either the official Blizzard site for official information or to MMO Champ for more information.
Warning: Long post is long! I’ve tried to highlight keywords, so skim if you like.
The kittens are not helping by sitting on my notes, but these are the WoW highlights that stuck with me:
WoW Annual Pass
The big announcement from the morning ceremony (other than the whole, “oh yeah, the new WoW expansion will be Mists of Panderia”) is the introduction of the WoW Annual Pass. You basically sign up and say that you will continue your WoW sub for a year. You will still be charged monthly, but your sub cannot be cancelled. Any time you currently have in your sub bank counts towards the year.
This feature gives you the following: Continue reading
I like macros.
I am by no means an expert at their creation, but with enough time and puttering about on outdated forums, I can usually get a string of text that performs what I’m looking for.
However, sometimes the game conspires against me.
Case in point:
I’m working on my bizzarro druid. Now I don’t plan on tanking any time soon with her, but I would like to have a taunt available should the need ever arise for me to play the hero and save the healer or something exciting like that.
It’s a taunt so I’ll put it on the T button. Continue reading
As the clever title implies, patch 4.3 will soon be tested on the PTR.
The complete notes can be found here: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3608419
A few spots are missing information, particularly mages, but there are some goodies available to commence QQ or celebration.
Patch notes for PTR builds are subject to much change, so don’t shoot me if none of this applies with the next test release. I won’t cover everything, I’ll focus on the general and fun/WTF stuff.
(There was also a nice blog post from the crab about some of these changes and even a few that didn’t make it to the patch note page: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3615095) Continue reading
When Tir transferred his toons to their new home, he, of course, was able to transfer all their gold and worldly possessions with them.
But what about me?
I was starting out from scratch, no gold, no bags, no heirlooms, nada.
And I’m already in a position where I’ve been able to afford all my class training, my profession training, a respec on the druid, and have a cushion for upcoming expenditures.
How do I do it? Continue reading
Real quick question.
I now have a gabillion alts that I’m going to be leveling at approximately the same rate.
I have the clever idea of getting them all started, setting them aside to gain rest XP and then cycling through them to deplete rest XP.
Since there are only 3 races I will play on the Alliance side, I’m looking at repeating a lot of content in a very short period of time.
To avoid boredom burnout, I have an equally clever idea to rotate dungeons in the leveling process as soon as they are available. It should be interesting to see the same dungeon from different perspectives close to the same time. Continue reading
Had a chat with fellow disc priest Slice in my comments the other day where we briefly touched on some comparisons between buffs that we were tracking (or should be tracking) relating to our mana regen (specifically Rapture and the T12 2-piece proc, Divine Fire).
Two things came of this discussion in my little world.
Thing the first – I looked at my gear and realized that I had been mixed up in my little brain regarding *which* of the mana regen buffs I was getting from my tier gear.
For some inexplicable reason, I thought I was still on my T11 4-piece proc, thinking that it was swapped with the T11 2-piece. So I thought that I was supposed to be casting Penance to trigger the mana regen.
In a more convoluted twist, I knew I was getting mana regen from my T12 2-piece but the exact details of how were a bit fuzzy and filed under “Magic!” Continue reading