In to the void…

Goes all my STUFF.

That’s right, 80 slots worth of STUFF neatly tucked aside in the nether with the release of patch 4.3.

FYI – suddenly everything has durability and it’s all BROKEN.

Of course, you can’t place anything broken in void storage… I wasn’t sure what was up with the farm of Jeeves around the storage guy, but it was pretty easy to figure out once I started trying to unload everything in there.

Other restrictions: item cannot be “unique,” although “unique-equip” is fine, all your gems/enchants will be stripped, and the item must be soulbound.

Oh, and be ready for a crowd.

Excuse me, coming through, pardon me, sorry about your tail

It got real fun when everyone started dropping AoE.

The price isn’t so bad, just 100g to unlock and it appears that every item I put in was 25g. I haven’t tried taking anything out yet. I’ll luxuriate in having a few free bank slots for a while first.

The guild is doing some moving and shaking.

Rules are being set down for what appears to be the first time and there is some rumbling.

The rules are pretty straightforward things like, “quit treating each other like shit during raids” and “spread the loot around” or “show up to raid on a regular basis if you want to be a raider.”

We’ll see how it goes. There is a contingency plan to break in to 10-mans and I would be lying if I said that idea didn’t appeal to me at least a little bit.

Not sure about the new raid yet since I didn’t go last night. With the holiday we were lacking a couple people and dropped to a 10.

Somehow I ended up in a guild with a plethora of healers. Between the holy priest and the shadow priest, there really wasn’t room for a disc priest for buffs and the holy pally had the tank handled with the raid under the wing (or branch?) of the resto druid.

But I did listen in.

Pro-tip: When the holy priest says, “There’s a lightwell there if you want to use it,” it means, “USE THE DAMNED LIGHTWELL YOU INSUFFERABLE FOOLS!” She’s just too nice to put it like that.

They took out the first boss in one shot. Second boss took a couple attempts. Third boss was a one shot. And then the 4th was slain. It didn’t seem very epic and I don’t even recall any discussion of screen shots for first kills.

Fishing Buddy is having a massive issue, but it was the only add on (so far) that caused any problems. Unfortunately, the issue is that you can’t log in with Fishing Buddy active.

I fished while the guild was raiding… I missed my Fishing Buddy.

Remember the flood of sparkle ponies when that mount was released in to the Blizzard store?

That was nothing compared to the absolute avalanche of Tyrael’s Chargers. They are EVERYWHERE.

And they’re rather pretty.

The “wings” don’t flap so much as just flutter about in the breeze, both while on the ground and in the air.

I’m pleased with mine.

Not so pleased that I’m willing to get a screen shot with any of my toons as Alliance… /sigh

But find a shadow priest with one. It’s fucking awesome in shadow form. *Almost* awesome enough for me to consider a shadow spec.

Totally disjointed post today, but that’s the way life goes some times.

I baked a pecan pie for Thanksgiving – with no corn syrup. It turned out pretty good. I even ate some and I don’t normally eat pecan pie.

And you’re not crazy, I redid the banner and layout. Next I might play with the background.

4.3 on the PTR – soon

As the clever title implies, patch 4.3 will soon be tested on the PTR.

The complete notes can be found here:

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: Continue reading

Tokens for Tier

Start with the tangent: Rag down! Unfortunately post-nerf but still down. Next raid in review I’ll talk about the post-nerf vibe.

Everyone is abuzz about T13 gear not being available through Valor Point purchase in 4.3, it will only be available through raiding.

Warning: long post.

Before I get into my thoughts on it, I realized that the only place I had seen this tidbit was in a paraphrased article on MMO Champ so I had to track down the original leak. There are blue references on the forums to it, but it’s not part of any official announcement I could find. The MMO article did link back to an interview between Greg Street (Ghostcrawler) and Ten Ton Hammer. This appears to be the source.

The Blue Words

Per GC in the TTH interview: Continue reading