Category: Addons

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Purpose

A bank alt is the toon you will be using to do all your auctioneering and banking. You will buy and sell off the AH. You will use him or her to store all profession based materials so that you may free up bag space on your main toons. You will mail mats, BOEs, transmog gear, and any profession based items to your bank alt to sell on the AH. You will mail your mats from your bank alt to your other toons to level professions. This will prevent you from going back to a main city, saving you time and allow you spend more time farming or leveling.

Besides storing loot to sell. Your bank alt will also store any Heirlooms, BOAs, and any vanity items that are not soul bound to your other characters.

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Personal Bank and Bags

You will need at least four 16 slot bags.  If you wish you may spend the gold on bigger bags and additional slots in your personal bank. The more slots you purchase the more bags you can use in your personal bank.  Holding items will prevent you from flooding the market and decreasing the prices.

The cost of bags and additional slots will add up to a decent amount of gold but the time saved from being able to farm without hearthing back to a main city will make it up.

To start off you may obtain:

Netherweave Bag – 30 G on the AH. You could also craft the bags. If you are running Kara, Heroic MGT, and Sethekk Halls every week you could get a ton of cloth. I actually store the Netherweave cloth on my bank alt and have my tailoring friends make bags for me. I sell the bags on the AH or put them on leveling alts. You should only craft the bags if you already have the mats. This is a work mule. The whole idea is to get him or her up and running so you can start storing and selling.

Frostweave Bag – 200 G on the AH. Eventually you will want to upgrade to these bags or better.

Also keep in my mind that all items stored in your personal bank can be sold on the AH via remote AH. You are limited to 200 postings a day and you may do your auctioneering via App or from Battle.net.

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Guild Bank

The guild bank will be used to store additional materials.  You will need to purchase a guild charter and get 10 individuals to sign it.  You may purchase additional bank slots at your convenience. The last few slots are 500, 1,000, and 5,000 gold. I would save them for later.

The best part is you will get to come up with a nifty guild name and give your bank alt additional flavor. You will also be able to design a guild tabard.  Be sure to kick out all the members who signed the charter.

Race

Race doesn’t really matter… Wait I take that back. They do matter.

Any female except gnomes, dwarves and most of the horde races except Blood Elves are sexy in their banking attire.

Worgens get Darkflight, an additional sprint.

Night elves run a little faster while stealth.

Goblins have a vendor discount and a portable banker.

Blood elves get a bonus to enchanting.

Male taurens make your banking attire stand out.

Altoholics guide to the bank alt – Has a really good point about being able to see what transmog pieces will look like on your toon.

Class

Do you want to Sprint, Blink, or Roll between the AH and bank? Then choose a Rogue, feral Druid, Mage or Monk.

If you want a consistently higher run speed. l recommend a Hunter, Deathknight, feral Druid, or a Paladin.

Do you want the option to wear a variety of clothes and bling? Then choose a Deathknight, Paladin or a Warrior.

Do you want a cool travel form? Then choose a Shaman or Druid.

Do you want to be a stealthy bank alt? Choose a Druid or a Rogue.

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Professions

In order to obtain any useful professions you will need to level your bank alt to at least level 5. Level 10 is recommended if you want to be able to see your toon on the armory. You will still be able to do auctioneering on the mobile app at level 1.

Engineering
As a engineer you can wear googles and give your bank alt a Steam punk feel. The benefit is you may ask a mage to open a Portal to Shrine of Seven Stars so you may do all your business in a convenient location. More on that later.

Enchanting
This will let you disenchant all low level greens and be able to tell if you can disenchant higher ones. Especially useful if you are leveling more than one toon.

Fishing
I personally would level fishing for the fishing daily and a chance at the Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat and other things like the ability to Find Fish. Maybe a slim chance at new fishing poles. Just more stuff to bling out your toon like String of Alligator Teeth x20.

Cooking
I would train cooking for a Cooking Fire. Just more spice for your already flavorful toon. You could aim for a Chef’s Hat by doing the cooking daily. You could also give your bank alt cooking heirlooms.

First Aid
Just being able to heal yourself while leveling is always perk. If you want to have American Red Cross symbols floating around your head level this profession. Then bandage your self in front of a auctioneer.

Archaeology
If your toon is over level 20 you may learn this profession. There really is no point since you will spend most of your time in a main city. I would pass on this one.

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Location

Shrine of Seven Stars – If you are an engineer there is a bank, guild bank, a mail box, and a auctioneer all in one spot and just a few steps away from each other. An anvil is there, too. Upstairs there are portals to every Capitol city. Don’t forget to set your hearth. Let a Mage port your low level bank alt to this location. High population

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Stormwind
A mail box, bank, guild bank, and auction house all within one location. Close to the Darkmoon Faire.
Trade District has a high population. Dwarven District has a generally lower population.

Ironforge
A mail box, bank, guild bank, and auction house across from each other. Low population.

Orgrimmar
A mail box, bank, guild bank, and auction house across from each other.
High population

Silvermoon
A mail box, bank, guild bank, and auction house across from each other.
Low population

The Gear

I will recommend a few guides. Choose what you want. A standard tux with Diamond Tipped Cane is good enough for me.

Notable Items

Darkmoon Storage Box – Cost only 1 ticket. Buyer beware they are unique. You may only have 1 bag.

Unusual Compass – Just in case you forget your direction or just want to change your direction.

Diamond Tipped Cane – found inside the bag from the fishing daily. Sells for a decent amount of gold. Pimp on a bank alt. The tip sparkles white.

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Noble’s Elementium Signet – This ring causes your hand to sparkle.

Any fish off hand.

Lovely Black Dress – Only for the females. Please keep these away from Tauren males. Rare drop from Love is in the Air event. Sells for a decent amount but is very revealing.

Blood Elf Bandit Mask – a fun little helm. Matches well with the dress from lunar festival.

Enchants

Enchant Boots – Minor Speed is really all you need.

Companion Pets

Up to you but Disgusting Oozeling turns you green. Green = Greed

Quest items you don’t want to turn in. Gives you more flare.

Mount

Is there a rideable mount below level 20?

Addons

Altoholic – Keeps track of all the items in your bags, banks, and guild banks across all your toons.
Bulk Mail Inbox – You don’t have to wear out your mouse button.
Gatherer – Keeps track of all the mining and herbalism nodes you discover.
Auctioneer – Lets you scan the AH for prices. Use it then start selling.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

/cast Sea Turtle

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I tamed Madexx.  He is one of the hardest pets to find and my last Cataclysm pet.  The stupid hyena got stuck in my trap instead of the scorpion.  I tamed it Friday morning.  In the screen shot you can see that I have both _NPCscan and SilverDragon addons.

Good night everyone!

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

4.0.1 Addons – TellMeWhen

UPDATED FOR 4.0.1: Added in new abilities and buffs.  Got rid of the abilities that no longer exist.  Sorry the shots I set up on the middle bar is for my BM spec.  I might update this post later to include the other 2 hunter specs.

TellMeWhen is a great AddOn. You set it up so that when certain buffs are active, it displays big icons on your screen. If you are using the SpartanUI it also shrinks your action bars which makes them hard to see your shot cool downs. With TellMeWhen you can even display your shots and their cool down timers as big icons.

It lets you pull off your shots with easier timing and reapply your serpent sting when the proc from your tier 10 2-piece or 4-piece set bonus.

How to set up?

TellMeWhen uses the names of the shots, stings, or buffs you want to keep track of when they proc. For the names of the buffs you can get them from Wowhead. Remember the spell that is proc’d by the gear is different from the actual description on the item’s tooltip or name of the buff.

Look up the buff you want to keep track off on Wowhead.

Here is our tier 10 set. Ahn’Kahar Blood Hunter’s Battlegear

Then click on the 2 procs.

Item – Hunter T10 2P Bonus

Item – Hunter T10 4P Bonus

We are not typing “Item – Hunter T10 2P Bonus” into TellMeWhen.  If you scroll down you will see the name of the buff and a link to its description.

Exploit Weakness

Stinger

We can even set up our procs from our trinkets like Needle-Encrusted Scropion or Darkmoon Card: Greatnesss.

When you are done figuring out which buffs/shots you want to set up you can configure each buffs/shots to display in its own way.  My shots and buffs are set up in the following way:

Buff or Procs

Turn on “Enable Icon”

Icon type > Buff/Debuff

Buff or Debuff > Buff

Unit to watch > Player

Show when buff/debuff > Present

Turn on “Show Timer”

Debuff aka Stings

Turn on “Enable Icon”

Icon type > Buff/Debuff

Buff or Debuff > Debuff

Unit to watch > Target

Show when buff/debuff > Absent

Turn on “Show Timer”

Turn on “Only show if cast by self”

Shots

Turn on “Enable Icon”

Icon type > Reactive spell or ability

Show icon when > Usable

Here are the Procs and Shots I have set up for my Beast Mastery spec with the configuration exceptions:

Top Row – Tier 10 Buffs/Hunter Buffs/Pet Buffs

Exploit Weakness

Stinger

Cobra Strikes

Rapid Fire

Call of the Wild

Rabid Power – Buff from Rabid.  Unit to watch > Pet

Terrifying Roar – Any pet ability in this spot will be suffice.

Middle Row – Serpent Sting/Shots

Serpent Sting – remember this is a debuff.

Kill Command – Icon type > Cooldown, Show icon when > Always

Arcane Shot

Steady Shot

Kill Shot – Cooldown type > Reactive spell or ability, Turn on “Show Timer”, Cooldown type > Spell or ability

Fervor

Focus Fire – Icon type > Buff/Debuff

Bottom Row – Equipment Buffs/Talent Tree Buff/Pet Buff

Power of the Taunka

Agility of the Vrykul

Aim of the Iron Dwarves

Icy Rage

Frostforged Champion

Killing Streak

Culling the Herd

Set up bars however you like. Rows or columns.

I set up mine going horizontally across covering my toon but in the center of the screen.  You could probably set them up horizontally at the top of the screen or even vertically on the right side.  It is entirely up to you  and it might take some experimentation.  When I focus on DPS’ing my tunnel vision sets in so I don’t like haveing stuff like that on the side.

If they are taking up too much space and are just an eyesore configure the bars so they only show when you are in combat.

TellMeWhen is a great addon to keep track of buffs and shots.  It is one of the few I recommend.  I even took the time to write this blog post.  It means something to me.  It has helped increase my dps and watch for buffs that are important.  I hope it does the same to all you, Young Guns, out there.

Don’t forget to test your procs and shots on the test dummies before you head back into ICC.  If the icons don’t pop up on TellMeWhen’s action bar they could be broken because of a misspelled spell or buff, could be the wrong name for the buff, or wrong configuration(Cooldown, Buff/debuff, or Reactive spell or ability).

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

4.0.1 Resources and Notes

Resources

Elitist Jerks Hunter FAQ for 4.0.1
OutDPS!
Warcraft Hunters Union
Petopia
Wowhead Hunter Talent Calculator
Wowhead Pet Talent Calculator

Notes

A few reminders:

  1. Dash is broken don’t spec into it.  In order for our Hunter to use Kill Command our pet has to be 5 yards from the mob.  Spec by adding a talent point into Natural Armor and sacrificing a talent point in Bloodthirsty for Charge.  Our pets talent trees should look like this spec.
  2. Hit cap has change and its now capped at 246 Hit.  It looks like its at 30 hit per 1% of hit rating.
  3. Everyone is still theory crafting.  All specs have about the same DPS.  I am not even worried about the other specs.  If you want to play MM or SV go for it.
  4. I spec like Frost.
  5. For stat priority its Hit > Agi > Crit > Haste.  For gemming its a little different.  For blue gem slots use Hit and Agi/Hit gems, you might only need 1 depending on your socket bonus.  I like to match socket bonuses so I have 3 Glinting Dreadstone on Guntitan right now.  Here are the blue gems you could use depending on what your hit is at without gems:  Rigid Stormjewel, Rigid Majestic Zircon, Glinting Dreadstone.  When it comes to gem slots always gem Agility and use Reforging to get the hit you need.  It is cheaper that way.  For red gem slots Delicate Stormjewel and Delicate Cardinal Ruby.  For Yellow sockets you can use Deadly Ametrine.
  6. For Reforging reforge into Mastery.  Its fun and not expensive at all.  Reforge Haste into Mastery.  Reforge Crit into Mastery if there is no Haste.  I reforged some of my crit into Mastery and only lost about 3% crit.
  7. Engineering tinkering is stacking with regular enchants.  For head slot put in both Mind Amplification Dish + Arcanum of Torment.  You can’t use the mind control if your pet is out.  For the hand slot use Hyperspeed Accelerators or Hand-Mounted Pyro Rocket + Enchant Gloves – Superior Agility.  For the boot slot use Enchant Boots – Superior Agility + Nitro Boosts.  For your back slot use Enchant Cloak – Superior AgilityFlexweave Underlay.
  8. Our AOE is not broken.  Use Multi-Shot with Snake Trap, either fire trap and  a Worm’s Burrow Attack.
  9. Add Killing Streak to your TellMeWhen buff bar.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

SpartanUI Fix. Sorry IRL I’ve been raiding.

I’m updating with a AddOn fix.  Follow the link below if you are using SpartanUI.  I really hope the AddOn is not dead.

http://forum.spartanui.com/index.php?topic=2495.msg15030#msg15030

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

P.S.

You can have 2 windows open for Skada if you didn’t know.  More on how to do that for another post.

P.S.S

http://blog.spartanui.com/

Last blog post was about 3 months ago.  It looks like we are getting a version 3.

QuestHelper 0.104

Aye!

I know what ye be thinking.

Okay…

Why a blog post about QuestHelper 0.104?  Didn’t they update it already?

The Reason is because of this:

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At the bottom right corner of the pic is the…

QuestHelper Arrow!!!

I was like WTF. I don’t have TomTom on my MacBook.

I right clicked it and found out that it wasn’t TomTom.

The arrow automatically turns on in 0.105.  That is why I didn’t notice it until after the update.

Isn’t that great?  One less addon to worry about.

Thank you to the authors of QuestHelper.

! Guntitan