Category: Fishing

I just figured out that these were once the regular dogs that were here.

My brother wanted me to move servers with him so he paid for my server transfers.  Crazy huh?

I redid the bank alt about 4 times on the new server.  I finally settled for the name Skullcoins (she’s a DK).  Used the same white hair color, face, skin color or as close as I could remember.  Originally I was leveling this Death Knight thinking Doubloon is still on Sargeras and I left her behind.

The Death Knight

The Death Knight

Felt guilty about leaving her but it had to be done.  When I finally got to Stormwind, I purchased x8 inexpensive Netherweave Bags and x4 Frostweave Bags.  Purchased the bank slots and equipped the bags.

I purchased the guild charter and luckily got 4 guildless souls to sign my charter, one was Liddy.  I named the new guild bank <The Nightmare Banker>.  Then Purchased the first 3 guild bank slots.  I’ll probably pick up more slots when I start to make more gold.

I started to put back all the mats, BOAs, etc in the bank and newly formed guild bank.  We were putting things on the AH and moving items between toons.  She started to feel like Doubloon.

Then as soon as I moved over my old bank alt gear to her and equipped them.  She transformed back in to Doubloon.  My bank alt is back.  Same skin, different name and a higher level.  The benefits out weighed the costs.  You now have a better bank alt.

The Bank Alt

The Bank Alt

Professsions

She will cook for you, fish for you, store your goods, organize your bank for you, run to the store for you, etc.  Just like a good house wife. She already comes equipped ready to bandage you with First Aid at level 270 and unlocked recipes.

You can still put Enchanting and Engineering on her.  She will have access to higher profession levels which is especially useful for disenchanting low level mats.

Gear

She will wear the finest outfits up to level 60 or greater which equates to more looks. She can still equip the Diamond-Tipped Cane.  She also has access to pink hair if you are a Night Elf.  My brother recommends leveling your bank alt to level 70 so you can have access to more variation of looks with the gear from Outland.

Travel

She will have a mini sprint called Death’s Advance.  She will also get free ground riding from being a Death Knight.  The Death Gate to Ebon Hold will get you around Azeroth.  She will have access to a bunch of flight points for access to those secret vendors that sell you those recipes and other items for profit.   She will even ride your flying mount because just one more level and she’ll have flight.

If you level the bank alt higher you will get access to unique but useful traveling abilities.

Level 58
Death’s Advocate – A mini sprint which increases your passive run speed by 10% and when activated will increase your run speed by 30%.

Level 61
On a Pale Horse – An ability that passively increases your mount speed by 20%.

Level 66
Path of Frost – An ability which will allow you and your raid members to walk on water.  This ability is so useful my brother actually won the Stranglethorn fishing tournament on a level 70 Death Knight.  He did get a lot of unpleasant whispers that day.

Please see additional information on the original The Bank Alt Post.  I hope you will take the time to redo your bank alts.  It was the most unpleasant experience of my life but worth it.  It was like pulling String of Alligator Teeth out of the Bag of Shiny Things from Dalaran’s fishing daily .

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

 

Leveling as a Fury warrior, Heirlooms, BOEs, BOAs, etc

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Get them Tabards

Stormwind Tabard – Getting exalted with Stormwind will give you vendor discounts and discounts on riding/flying training. It will save you over 1,000 G while leveling. You will also be able to purchase a 16 slot bag.

Renowned Guild Tabard – Guild reputation will net you some more Heirlooms and other rewards. It will also help you contribute to any guild achievements used to unlock guild rewards.

You may want to continue to use reputation tabards for the remaining Alliance or Horde factions.

Obtain your Heirlooms

Helm

Polished Helm of Valor –  You may obtain this helm with a guild at level 20 and reaching Honored reputation with your guild. Purchase from a guild vendor for 1,500 G with no vendor discount. Require levels 1 to 85. No upgrade needed. +10% EXP

Cloak

Worn Stoneskin Gargoyle Cape – You may obtain this cloak with a guild at level 10 and reaching Honored reputation with your guild.  Purchase from a guild vendor for 1,200 G with no vendor discount.  Require levels 1 to 85. No upgrade needed. +5% EXP

Shoulder

Polished Spaulders of Valor – You may obtain this shoulder from an assortment of vendors for 2,175 Justice Points or 110 Darkmoon Prize Ticket, or 60 Champion’s Seals.  Require levels 1 to 80.  You may upgrade them to Gleaming Spaulders of Valor for 870 Justice Points or 44 Darkmoon Prize Ticket. +10% EXP

Chest

Polished Breastplate of Valor – You may obtain this chest from an assortment of vendors for 2,175 Justice Points or 110 Darkmoon Prize Ticket, or 60 Champion’s Seals.  Require levels 1 to 80.  You may upgrade them to Gleaming Breastplate of Valor for 870 Justice Points or 44 Darkmoon Prize Ticket. +10% EXP

Legs

Polished Legplates of Valor – You may obtain these leggings with a guild who has obtained the guild achievement Working Better as a Team.  Purchase from a guild vendor for 1,750 G with no vendor discount.  Require levels 1 to 85.  No upgrade needed. +10% EXP

Ring

Dread Pirate Ring – The Ring is obtained from the Fishing Tournament.  Good luck! Require levels 1 to 80. No upgrade option. +5% EXP

Main 2H Weapon

Bloodied Arcanite Reaper – You may obtain this weapon from an assortment of vendors for 3,500 Justice Points or 160 Darkmoon Prize Ticket, or 95 Champion’s Seals.  Require levels 1 to 80.  You may upgrade to Hardened Arcanite Reaper for 1,400 Justice Points or 64 Darkmoon Prize Ticket.

Off 2H Weapon

Bloodied Arcanite Reaper – You may obtain this weapon from an assortment of vendors for 3,500 Justice Points or 160 Darkmoon Prize Ticket, or 95 Champion’s Seals.  Require levels 1 to 80.  You may upgrade to Hardened Arcanite Reaper for 1,400 Justice Points or 64 Darkmoon Prize Ticket.

Trinket 1

Swift Hand of Justice – You may obtain this trinket from an assortment of vendors for 265 ,725 Justice Points or 130 Darkmoon Prize Ticket, or 75 Champion’s Seals.  Require levels 1 to 80.  You may upgrade the trinket to Forceful Hand of Justice for 1,090 Justice Points or 60 Darkmoon Prize Ticket. No EXP bonus.

Trinket 2

Swift Hand of Justice – You may obtain this trinket from an assortment of vendors for 2,725 Justice Points or 130 Darkmoon Prize Ticket, or 75 Champion’s Seals.  Require levels 1 to 80.  You may upgrade the trinket to Forceful Hand of Justice for 1,090 Justice Points or 60 Darkmoon Prize Ticket. No EXP bonus.

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Treasure Hunter Gun: Part 1

So you are level 85, maxed out your toon’s professions, your toon is almost in all 397 ilevel epics, and it’s towards the end of the expansion… Now you are so bored.  You even thought about going to play one of those other lesser MMOs but found out there’s no good MMOs for Macs. Back on your toon, you are sitting in Stormwind, holding your map out, checking your mail box for rares, and there’s only blues and greens, you got from doing solo Kara runs, which you were trying to sell on the AH. Look no further. Gun has something for you to do.

Burgy Blackheart’s Handsome Hat – I look for Burgy on my druid while I swim around for Poseidus who drops Reins of Posiedus.  The hat turns you into a gnome pirate, makes you semi-transparent, and when you mount everything is bigger… I mean the mounts are bigger… wait, let me try again… when you are on top the mounts get bigger.  Ugh!  Never-mind you get the idea.

Bone Fishing Pole – The Bag of Fishing Treasures, a reward from the Dalaran fishing daily, or Bag of Shiny Things, reward from the Stormwind or Ironforge fishing Daily, drop the fishing pole.  You have 2 chances a day to get the pole.  The bags also have a chance to drop Jeweled Fishing Pole, Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat, and Strand Crawler.

Sea Turtle – Obtain this rare turtle fishing from fishing pools in Northend or Cataclysm zones.  It might take some luck, some RNG, some praying to the Blizzard Gods (aka The Lost Vikings), or stepping in Worgen poo.  Oh yeah I went there.  You all know that the Lost Vikings 2 was the best game Blizzard ever made before Warcraft.

Salty the title – This will take some work and will require you to win either fishing tournament, do some random fishing everywhere, fish up some rare catches, and do fishing dailies once in a while.  I recommend trying to win Saturday’s tournament.  Sunday’s is kinda hard when the other faction comes up to you and ganks you.

If you obtain all of these treasures and hopefully more you can end up looking like this:

Bone Fishing Pole wielding pirate gnome who is Salty because he is dead on a Sea Turtle.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

4.0.1 Food Buffs and Flasks to bring into ICC

A hunter without a range weapon is like a chef without a steak knife. This is why I’m bringing you a comprehensive list of what food buffs and flasks you should bring with you into ICC.

Spiced Mammoth Treats can be purchased this with 3 Dalaran Cooking Awards. You get DCAs by doing the Dalaran cooking daily you find in Dalaran. What is nice about this recipe is that you only need a 400 level cooking to learn it. Who said cooking was useless?

The Mammoth Treats increase your pets Strength and Stamina by 30 for 1 hour.

You can find Mammoths all over Northend but my favorite place to farm Chunk ‘o Mammoth is in Storm Peaks. This when you take out your tenacity pet and work on your AOE grinding skills.

As of patch 4.0.1 this still buffs your pet but does not show up as a buff when you focus on your pet.

Blackened Dragonfin another recipe that costs 3 DCAs. Besides Fish Feast this is another reason why hunters should be leveling fishing. This is a cheap alternative to Fish Feast and some argue it’s better.

The best place to fish Dragonfin Angelfish are from the schools in Dragonblight above Moa’ki Harbor in Lake Indu’le. If you haven’t found a Weather Beaten Journal, I recommend you find one at your earliest convenience. Find Fish allows you to see schools of fish on your mini map.

As of patch 4.0.1 Blackened Dragonfin is better than Fish Feast.  Agility now gives x2 Attack Power.

Fish Feast costs 5 DCAs. Unlike the previous cooking recipes this one requires a cooking level of 425.  It feeds your whole raid. It also costs more mats to make.

You’ll find yourself in Borean Tundra fishing for Musselback Sculpin, Grizzly Hills for Glacial Salmon, and Sholazar Basin for Nettlefish. There are other locations but the ones mentioned above are my favorite. I choose Sholazar Basin because you can farm the Nettlefish while you fish up the Phantom Ghostfish for one of the fishing dailies. Borean Tundra is another area you go to for a daily. You could always fish the waters in Lake Wintergrasp for each fish but their drop rates vary.

Flask of Endless Rage counts both as a Battle and Guardian Elixir. Can be made by your local friendly alchemists or guild mate. I just buy them off the AH for about 22 G a piece.  You can’t go wrong with 180 more attack power.

As of patch 4.0.1 Runic Mana Potion and Runic Mana Injector is no longer useful to Hunters. I hope blizzard introduces a Focus version of the potions in Cataclysm like Thistle Tea.

Each buff alone doesn’t look like a nice DPS increase but when you stack them up things add up. Prior to patch 4.0.1 and using my current gear it was a DPS increase. That’s like getting a upgrade to a gear slot without having the expense of gemming and enchanting it.

‘Till next time…

! Guntitan

Level 70 freeze.

Aye!

I’m working on leveling my primary and secondary professions.  Most professions need to be at level 350 for Northend. I like having the ability to fish, mine, etc. while in Northend.

Finished:

  1. Mining (412)
  2. First Aid (392)

Almost Done:

  1. Cooking (327)
  2. Engineering (349) – 4 Eternium ores away.  Nagrand here I come.

Need to level:

  1. Fishing (304)

! Guntitan

Aye!

GT Lore.

While in Zangarmarsh I noticed that my cooking was at level 295 and that I needed to be at level 300 to become a Master cook.  I knew I needed Darkclaw Lobsters and some lures to finish the job.  I traveled from Outlands back to Azshara for more fishing.  From the flight path I ran past the Naga to the shore.

Just for fun I spotted some floating wreckage and tried to fish it.  After a few attempts I got my first Mithril Bound Trunk.  I opened it.  Inside a Weather-Beaten Journal.  Before I could link it in guild chat or take a screen shot, I read it and learned how to find fish.  I was so excited.  I called out on guild chat, “I found the wheather beaten journal.  I can now find fish.”  I spelled it wrong on guild chat.  All the lower level characters were like, “what’s that?”  My guild leader congratulated me.

Who ever knew that fishing finally would pay itself off.  I continued to fish that node until it disappeared.  Then I fished in the Bay of Storms for the remaing Darkclaw Lobsters.

I’m not done…

I decided since I’m in Azshara that I could finish a part of the only Hunter quest chain.  I needed to complete the quest Wavethrashing.  On the way to the Wavethrashers I found a Cliff Walker.  Ganked him for fun but then he dropped my first purple colored item Lei of Lilies.  On my auctioneer it says this thing sells for 150 G.  Scoring 2 rare drops I decided to head back to the AH post this one.  Hopefully it sells.

Fishing really pays well…

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Note:  If you check the drop list for the Cliff Walker(on Wowhead or Thottbot)  it says nothing about it dropping the Lei of Lillies.  I must be lucky.

Aye!

I made it to my “new home base,”  Shattrath City, and tried to fish outside of it.  During the quest Rather Be Fishin’ for Seth’s Graphite Fishing Pole, I ran out of eels to kill.   While waiting for them to respawn I tried fishing.  “Requires skill level of 400” or something like that.  WTF?  I’m only at 195.  I remembered a response to a post I put up on Wowhead’s forums that gave me a good fishing site.  Here it is:

http://www.elsanglin.com/

Yes.  I spent hours and hours in Feralas catching fish to level my fishing skill and cooking.  I’m not even done.  I think I should head back to Outlands.  I’m so tired of fishing.  The ironic news is that when I went to visit Nat Pagle to increase my max fishing skill  there was a level 80 leveling his fishing skill.  At least I’m not him.

I would hate to be someone who would be tempted to run some battlegrounds or instances to acquire some epic gear drops.  I’m just in Outlands trying to reach level 80 before some other expansion hits.  I am the king! <== couldn’t think of anything else to say.

I joined Scryer.  Is that bad for me?  Or it doesn’t matter ’cause there is better stuff in Outlands?

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan