I promised the wife I would sleep early tonight so I am going to keep this short.  Now it isn’t because of the recent announcement at Gamescon that is making me not sleep.  My grandmother passed away and I’ve been trying to come up with memorable and fun stories, I can share at the funeral.  Even though my blog posts have been dormant since February, I’ve been continually active  with the World of Warcraft community on Twitter, so please follow me @Guntitan.

Back to the expansion announcement.  I am excited.  Let Hunters tame frogs and I’ll be all set! Just kidding.

Demon Hunters

The biggest announcement for me is Demon Hunters.  I’ve been waiting to play a Demon hunter since WotLK and I was first introduced to Illidan to farm for drops for  Warglaives of Azinoth and Cursed Vision of Sargeras.  I have successfully gotten the helm on  a few toons but unsuccessful at getting the Warglaives. Just to achieve that look would be awesome.  Now with the upcoming expansion we can!



No Weapon Drops

I am also excited for no weapon drops.

Why?  I always felt progression should be about skill.  With gear drops you are also limited with progression by luck.  MoP and WoD changed this with personal loot system and changing raiding and introducing flex raiding.

When Guntitan was a full time raider back in WotLK and Cata sometimes we would not be able to move on to the next boss without getting more DPS out of weapon drops.  It was such a waste of time waiting week by week for a specific drop.

With the new weapon system we will be encourage to play the game and still be able to progress thru content by getting more powerful without depending on one specific item.  We are getting that major determining factor for our DPS from the start and the way for it to get stronger is to play the game.

No PVP Gear

Did you ever spend weeks farming Honor then Conquest just so you can be at the top of Arenas or Rated BGs?  It is work.  I did this for a gear set on my Warrior back in MoP.  I tried to do it in the beginning of WoD for the Warrior transmog set.  Frankly when a game becomes work just for an aesthetic look, it no longer becomes fun.  What is fun?  Smashing face while duel-wielding a set of your favorite looking two handed swords.  Getting off the kill shot on an almost dead Horde.  Out damaging almost every other class in the BG.  Heroic Leaping to your next victim and stunning them so you can dish out some damage. Outlasting a healer class because you are so in-sync with your toon that they cannot break you.  Not today you bastard Druid!

End of rant.

Did you enjoy your time in the BG or were you too squishy because you just started farming Honor?  I really hope this changes in Legion because I do enjoy PVP for the gameplay and not the Hunt for PVP gear. Especially PVPing on my Warrior.

I really hope with Legion we get to enjoy all aspects of the game without worrying about gear.  It already is a time consuming process just to level a toon but leveling is a gated experience meant to let you enjoy content.  With the upcoming improvements now we can really enjoy the content.  I am looking forward to the next expansion.

‘Til next time…



I really hope Engineering gets a Fel Reaver combat pet.



You will be well acquainted with this one, yes you will.

Besides the Hycainth Macaw the Disgusting Oozeling must be one of the most rarest pets.  I spent weeks farming this pet.  I remember staying up past midnight, drinking Pepsi or POG Juice, and literally falling asleep at the key board.  I dread just killing slimes over and over again.

shifting mireglob

This is the area in Swamp of Sorrows where you will be killing the slime.

You will spend days if not weeks in Swamp of Sorrows.  Swamp of Sorrows is north of Blasted Lands and south of Redridge Mountain.  You can get there via flight path to Blasted Lands.  You need to kill Shifting Mireglob for a bag. Luckily, there are a ton of slimes at your disposal and they respawn quickly.


Maevalivia looting the bag to show proof that it does exist.

The catch is that not every slime drops a Oozing Bag.  There is a 9% chance for the Shifting Mireglob to drop a bag.  The pet has a 1.5% chance of being obtained from that bag.  By the time your done, you will need new boots.  Your boots will be all soggy with swamp water, muddy, and pleasantly stink.


Maevalivia turned green in Swamp of Sorrows

The good news is you will be able to pop a green color effect at your leisure and you won’t have to be in Swamp in Sorrows to be all Green and mighty.

Maevalivia doing Love is in the Air boss with her pet.

Maevalivia doing Love is in the Air boss with her pet.

I was lucky enough to get Hatespark the Tiny off the recent anniversary event.

’til next time…

! Guntitan

Is shutting down…


This reminds me of all those times you go into Ulduar for the mount run. You beat Flame Leviathan, kill Ignis, skip Razorscale, and then go for XT. As you are DPSing XT, you accidently switch targets and aim for his Heart. The Heart is destroyed and you trigger hard mode.

Life without WoW Insider, would be like playing Warcraft without a heart. You will be playing on Hard Mode.

I can’t imagine playing this game without WoW Insider. It’s been a part of my gaming experience since I started playing, back in 2007.

Where am I going to find cool stuff to farm?

Who is going to post very creative screen shots?

Where am I going to find a Q&A like the Queue?

Who is going to provide all the highlights from Blizzcon or the beta build?

Who is going to teach me how to increase my DPS or not stand in fire?

Life without WoW Insider will be playing Warcraft on hard mode. Our Warcraft community will be playing without our heart.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan


Don’t waste time with Timeless Isle tokens. You are better off using them and vendor in for gold. You will need gold for your Garrison.  You will get a ton of upgrades soon.

Pets to tame before Heading to Draenor

Spirit Beast
Pandaria has easy ones to get. HutiaDeguGumi are all Porcupines.

Water Strider
You will need a Water Strider for the water walking ability.  Especially useful if you did not obtain the Anglers mount Azure Water Strider.

With an Ancient Tome of Dinomancy you will learn Ancient Zandalari Knowledge which allow you to tame a Direhorn.  You will need to go to the Isle of Giants and kill Zandalari Dinomancers.

Since you are on the Monster Island you might as well pick one up.

Core Hound
You will need the haste buff for 5 mans.

Crane, Moth, or Quilen
The battle resurrection may proof useful.  You will encounter a level 90 Moth early on in Draenor.

Napestone Riverbeast
This is the first pet you should tame during the introduction phase of Draenor. Level 90

Notable Tame while leveling
Teroclaw at level 93
The skin looks so darn good.

While leveling tame everything…
Rylak (slow fall)
Carrion Bird

Garrison while leveling should have a Lumbermill and a Dwarven Bunker as soon as you are able to get them.  Replace Barracks with something useful like Dwarven Bunker.

You will use the Lumbermill for the much needed Garrison supplies that you will need to build and upgrade your buildings.  Dwarven Bunker will get you double the chance of blues and purples you can get from quest rewards.

For your small plot get the enchanting one to disenchant your mats and the one for your profession. If you don’t pick Engineering shame on you.

Onyixa, OS+3, ZA, Pit of Saron, Gruul’s Lair, and few other places have easy to obtain 20-22 slot bags.  As a boosted Hunter you will have x4 Embersilk Bags.  You will need these other bags for your bank.

Engineering and Mining.  You will be able to craft your own Gun and Helm.  You will eventually get all the tinkers(sprint, shield, etc).  You will also have your own Mine that will allow you to gather mats to level Engineering. Level the mine constantly for more mining nodes and carts.  The catch up Mechanic for these professions is convenient.  You will never need to leave your Garrison to level professions and if you do it would be level your toon.

I’ll stop here… you will figure out the rest.  I know I am still am.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan


1. Spend time with the family.
2. Play catch up with Ben 10: Omniverse
3. Watch some anime.
4. Look up gaming PC builds
5. Blog
6. Play FFXIV

If you really want to do something game related, I recommend looking up:

1. Professions (leveling, consider switching professions)
2. Class changes (gems, enchants)
3. Garrisons
4. Hunter Pets

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan


It took me a while to figure out this transmog.  2 years in the making haha.  That Shado-Pan helmet looks so awesome.  I never thought I would use it on my Warrior.  My Hunter main has been Guntitan for so long.  I love Guntitan’s transmog and had no intentions of changing it to match the look of this helm.  I originally had no interest in making a Transmog set revolving around the Helmet for my Warrior.  It wasn’t until I found the Vicious Pyrium set that I decided it was time.

First I had to get the Replica Shado-Pan Helmet.  I still need gold for the Jeweled Onyx Panther, Depleted-Kyparium Rocket, and the Geosynchronous World Spinner so I figured might as well do the dailies.  You need to be Exalted with the Shado-Pan before you can purchase the helm.

I crafted the Black Smithing set.  You will need to 74 Elementium Bars and 60 Volatile Fire.  If you need to buy the recipes you will need around 80 Elementium Bars, 15 Pyrium Bars and 16 Volatile Earth.  You could purchase each piece for 1,000 G each.  I have a blacksmith, might as well get the recipes and have the option to sell them.  Long story short, I farmed for the mats and crafted the set.

To farm for Blade of Hanna I was running MC, BWL, and AQ 20/40.  It matches well with the set and has a brown hilt and dark metal blade. It never dropped so I looked for an alternative.

I settled for an easy to obtain quest item called Emil’s Brand, this blade has a light red hilt and a silver blade.  Enchanted it looks like a blue light saber.  The quest chain is in Ashenvale and starts with Reclaiming Felfire Hill.  You obtain the blade from completing the last quest in the chain Insane Druids.


Replica Shado-Pan Helmet – Exalted with the Shado-Pan

Vicious Pyrium Shoulders – Crafted – there is an alternative from dugeon drops.

Vicious Pyrium Breastplate – Crafted – there is an alternative from dugeon drops.

Vicious Pyrium Legguards – Crafted – there is an alternative from dugeon drops.

Vicious Pyrium Gauntlets – Crafted – there is an alternative from dugeon drops.

Vicious Pyrium Belt – Crafted – there is an alternative from dugeon drops.

Vicious Pyrium Boots – Crafted – there is an alternative from dugeon drops.

Emil’s Brand(Quest) or Blade of Hanna(Vanilla Raid – Trash Drop)

Cape (Optional)
Any red cape. I usually turn my cape display off. Capes don’t match Warriors. I don’t recall seeing any Shado-Pan with capes.

Red Workman’s Shirt – Even without the chest piece on, the shirt matches well with this set. The overalls give it the gear held together by straps appearance.




Complete the achievement for the title “Shado-Master.”

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

(I don’t feel like dropping my warrior’s name. It was a collaborative effort between Guntitan who originally got exalted with the Shado-Pan, my DK Empyreal who helped me farm the mats, and my rogue Gearsedge who purchased the recipes and crafted the set)