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I think I had a hard time adjusting to my level 80 status. As a follower of the Wowhead forums, I knew I needed level 200 gear to raid and easily run Heroics.
I didn’t know what to do after and how to get geared for the next step, Raids! What do I mean? When each patch comes out Blizzard introduces bigger and badder raids. Starting from Naxxramas, to everything in between, then all the way to Ulduar.
I am a late bloomer when it comes to Wow. I didn’t start during Vanilla. I burned my levels through Outland never really experiencing Outland instances. I never experienced any Outland raids. I got to Northend maybe a few weeks after the WotLK expansion came out and was behind veteran players in my guild at the time. Hail to the Sentinels of Dalvengyr!
For now I decided to tell you what I think, found out, and learned during my time period of being a NOOB level 80 Hunter.
To get geared without having my fellow hunter’s go to everything before and between Naxx and Ulduar I say unto thee:
Yes click the freaking link. After you get few crafted 200 level pieces or gear from regular instances, run Heroics and get the emblems to get the gear. Start with the Crown of the Wayward Protector and then purchase Breastplate of the Wayward Protector. Turn them in at the Langrom’s Leather and Links vendor in Dalaran. Follow with the other pieces of gear like the leggings and the gloves.
Do you know of the Heroic Dailies? Go to the Violet Hold in Dalaran and grab them. Do them everyday.
Now here is the mistake I made. Do not go to the Emblem currency trader in the sewers to trade whatever Emblems of Triumph you get from the daily just so you get the gear from the Conquest badges faster. When 3.3 hits the Triumph gears will be much easier to get but for now don’t trade them in. As you can see the items and gear you can get from Triumph gear is better than the ones from Conquest gear. You can get more Emblems of Triumph by running or pugging raids start with 10 mans.
If you are thinking to yourself, “I didn’t know that.” You’re welcome Noob. Now pat yourself on the back. You just joined Guntitan’s new guild called the Young Guns. Clever huh?
Just to show you how important Triumph gear is to Conquest gear or anything else listen to this example:
Ironaya’s Discarded Mantle dropped but the other hunter had shoulders from triumph badges. I rolled a 1. Yes a freaking 1. A one I tell you. He didn’t roll and someone who was goofing off rolled. I panicked. In vent I kept saying I want them so bad. The druid couldn’t use it. I got them with a roll of O-N-E. If Forcemonkey didn’t have better gear he would of rolled and beat my roll. I was lucky he knew what he was doing. Now don’t give up those Emblems of Triumph, do some Heroics and the Heroic dailies, and go pug some raids.
‘Til next time…
Thanks Urburning for showing me the way.