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Thursday, 25 September, 2008

Eh, what’s that? /facepalm

Filed under: World of Warcraft — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 1:19 pm

I was reading Lume the Mad’s broad summary of changes in WotLK when  came across a reference to the draenei spell symbol of hope. OK, shop so I must be a complete idiot but I’ve not cast this spell even once in my entire career! What’s more it looks like it’s a free 900 mana to everyone in the party! WHAT! I’m going to look into this one tonight! Though it’s being replaced with hymn of hope a channeled spell, apparently returning less mana, even so! How come I’ve never come across this!

Interweb you have let me down! [Edit] Or perhaps more specifically, my brain has let me down, Symbol of Hope is a Draenei Priest spell.

Third post today

Filed under: World of Warcraft — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 1:02 pm

Yeah yeah, cheapest two posts in one day – so sue me.

I can’t deny it, diagnosis I’m looking forwards to Rash of the Itch King. It does mean my level 60 Warlock is going to be left even more behind, generic no more will I be able fool myself that one-day I might go back and level him to the cap, it will be almost exactly a year since I stopped questing on him when WotLK comes out. It also means my Druid (level 44 at the time of posting) may get left behind when I see how much more time it’s gonna take to cap her.

On the plus side this will be the first time I’ve been around for an expansion release with all the excitement that hopefully that will entail. Even better perhaps, there should be plenty of other toons around to group with – more pugging (and all its attendant brainache).

Other pluses: My healing gear should become better than usable as Elemental kit opening the way for re-speccing. It’s a shame I’m not over-enamoured of casting, though needs must I suppose. Even more reason for abandoning Szar in Ironforge.

An unexpected plus: it’s coming out in time for Christmas, this year I’ve a long holiday over the crimbo period so you never know… Last year it was pugging Flowersz through Scarlet Monastery (and that was quite fun), who knows what it will be this year.

Oh yeah, I just noticed, I missed my one year anniversary of joining the Munqui Tribe and Flowersz birthday is coming up as well (sometime between 19th and 28th November).
Oh yeah, order
I just noticed, I missed my one year anniversary of joining the Munqui Tribe (September 3rd) and Flowersz birthday is coming up as well (sometime between 19th and 28th November).

WotLK second post

Filed under: World of Warcraft — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 1:01 pm

Yeah yeah, patient two posts in one day – so sue me.

I can’t deny it, I’m looking forwards to Rash of the Itch King. It does mean my level 60 Warlock is going to be left even more behind, no more will I be able fool myself that one-day I might go back and level him to the cap, it will be almost exactly a year since I stopped questing on him when WotLK comes out. It also means my Druid (level 44 at the time of posting) may get left behind when I see how much more time it’s gonna take to cap her.

On the plus side this will be the first time I’ve been around for an expansion release with all the excitement that hopefully that will entail. Even better perhaps, there should be plenty of other toons around to group with – more pugging (and all its attendant brainache).

Other pluses: My healing gear should become better than usable as Elemental kit opening the way for re-speccing. It’s a shame I’m not over-enamoured of casting, though needs must I suppose. Even more reason for abandoning Szar in Ironforge.

An unexpected plus: it’s coming out in time for Christmas, this year I’ve a long holiday over the crimbo period so you never know… Last year it was pugging Flowersz through Scarlet Monastery (and that was quite fun), who knows what it will be this year.

WotLK

Filed under: World of Warcraft — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 12:22 pm

I’ve not thought much about Rash of the Itch King, cialis 40mg but now it’s got a release date, more and it’s coming closer, ambulance I’m beginning to think about it at least a little bit. So here’s where I try to fix my thinking and maybe make a few plans……

Inscription and money making.

There’s a fair bit of talk about how there’s going to be a rush of players taking up the new inscription profession, the prediction seems to be that there will be a high demand for herbs which will push up the costs. Obviously this will “peak”, but it might be a time to make a killing on the AH.

My thoughts on this are that, yes, there will be a peak, but the lower level herbs aren’t worth much and new inscribers will leave them behind quite quickly. I’m guessing the best profits will be in the mid to high level herbs, this is where most professions get a little resource intensive. So, should I send my herbalist warlock out into the real world to gather and gather and gather? He’s only got a slow mount so he’d probably have to buy a faster one which is an investment of several hundred gold. Would it be more profitable to simply do dailies?

Gear for Flowersz

Flowersz is always wanting upgrades, though they are coming much more slowly now she’s in the early raiding zone. She’s been saving Badges-of-Justice to purchase upgrades, at the moment her worst piece of kit are her Chestpiece, Mace and a ring, all of which are blues. Upgrades to all of these drop in Kara, and significantly better quality items can be bought for Badges of Justice (apparently buying epics is considered yet another category of Welfare Epics – but don’t get me started).

Badges won’t be currency in “Rash” and raiding Kara will almost certainly stop, so if Flowersz doesn’t have enough Badges when November 13th rolls around then she never will! Should she save up and spend what she has on the 13th or should she spend now to get immediate improvements? Realistically raiding one night a week Flowersz will earn something in the region of 70 more badges which will net her around 130 badges, not quite enough for the Gavel of Naruu Blessings (the hottest upgrade she could possibly get), so that leaves her looking at the more lukewarm badge upgrades… And then there’s the worry that her gear will become outleveled in Northrend.

a brief summary of badge upgrades

Main hand:

  • Gavel of Naaru Blessing, 150BoJ

Chest:

  • Wave of Life Chestguard, 100BoJ

Ring:

  • Band of Halos, 25BoJ
  • Anveena’s Touch, 60BoJ

Totem:

  • Totem of Living Water, 20BoJ

Or, she could spend every 15 badges on epic gems and sell them for between 200 and 300 gold on the AH, though prices appear to be dropping. She will have enough BoJ for around about 8 gems or around 2000g. Though that won’t be helping the “‘Tribe”.

I think, on the whole Flowersz will keep saving her BoJ’s and hope against all hope that she gets enough to buy the Gavel, it’s a huge upgrade and if something almost as good drops in Kara then reconsider, alternatively she will almost certainly be able to afford the Chestguard or the Ring with Totem.

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