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So you roll a Deathknight? Your main of another class has 2 gathering professions. Skinning and mining. You want to tank so you make your DK a leather worker and a blacksmith.
Wait this is not how it began…
You open your box, spend some time with the install disk, then spend minutes installing a giant game. You never heard of Wowhead or Wowinsider. You don’t even know what class to pick. You just know your friends told you to play horde on a specific server. You roll a toon, play it a bit, give up because warlock pets are so damn ugly.
The next day you log back in and notice the dwarf with the bear on the Vanilla trailer. You like that. Log back on and play on your warlock. Level up some tailoring and enchanting give up.
You decide to not to play with your Horde friends and roll a dwarf.
You run thru the snow your first 10-15 levels then meet some random dude in Wetlands. He tells you to level because WotLK is coming out. You are like “WotLK?”
Reroll on a different server because this guy just scared you by talking about some undead invasion and all that reminds you of are the zombies from the first Resdient Evil game.
Reroll your dwarf on one of those new player servers. You pick red hair this time and a long comfortable beard.
You level at your own pace. Don’t even hit level 70 until after WotLK comes out. You buy the collector’s edition because your Horde friend tells you to and your new guild is bad ass because everyone is online at the same time and everyone is leveling.
You decided to level Engineering because you are a Hunter and you can make your own bullets and range weapon. You also like the look of googles. Pre-transmog. You pick mining to help you level Engineering. You start a blog on WordPress to help you keep track of all the resources and blogs you discover.
You did not get 2 gathering professions on your first toon.
Min/Max is now entirely pointless.
37 new looks according to Petopia. I already tamed me one. I am going to be needing more stable slots.
This raptor is the one I’ve always wanted since WotLK.
‘Til next time…
The new talent system link was a dead link. I fixed it in this copy.
World of Warcraft Patch 5.0.4
The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/
‘Til next time…
I write posts for myself. Just kidding? I did start the blog on WordPress so I could keep track of all the hunter resources I would find on the web. Now that baby is here(He is about 2 months old) and I have a full time job, my game time has whittled down to only Saturdays and Sundays. This is a more of a exaggeration. I still play occasionally on the weekday. My raid days are over. My gaming high is limited to one or two 5 mans, which I usually do on my rogue, maybe some dailies on my main, and tiding up some achievements until MoP comes out.
The blog is more like a forth priority after the wife, the baby, and my game time. There wasn’t really much to report. No gear lists to make, no interesting tames, and for whatever reason the beta client did not like me. It’s okay. I didn’t have time to play on the beta and I didn’t feel like doing things twice. So here we are:
I do recommend getting any glyphs that you are missing in your spell book. For your hunter, Vendor your melee weapon if it is soulbound. For any melee class who could hold a relic, or whatever else those lesser classes, like rouges would use, vendor that shit too. I will miss seeing a staff or stick on my back but range weapons just look cooler. What else was on my list? Oh, really start to decide which hunter pets you might want to let go, I take it back, release all but your spirit beasts. BM is supposedly the best spec out there. I would also make one spirit beast a cunning pet for PVP, another tenacity for tanking and solo-fun, and the third one for PVE.
BTW, my brother just told me that the patch is going to take about 6 hours to download. Go figure.
Baby is doing fine. He is about 12 lbs now. I couldn’t have asked for a more loving and caring wife. For a girl who did not want to have kids, she is doing a great job.
I’ll report more later(about the game changes). If you look at my trend of blog posts, I usually report things when they go live.
‘Til next time… (which is hopefully tomorrow, or sometime sooner than 2 months)
I decided to take out my Core Hound for fun and this is what happened:
He came out big and red. So I checked his buffs…
I can’t even use Bestial Wrath. A more powerful spell is active.
Culling and Frenzy dropped off during combat.
‘Til next time…
Why waste me time explaining the new talents? Let Swifty do it.
‘Til next time…
New stuff will be floating around the web, if you haven’t heard the NDA from the press conference has been lifted and the MoP Beta is out.
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Glyph of Marked for Death and Glyph of Mirrored Blades look the most useful. I hate having to apply Hunter’s Mark to the target after I kill a mob. I am also glad we will be able to make our Deterrence do something useful. Now make glyph that allows us to attack while using Deterrence and we will be set for the expansion.
Glyph of Animal Bond
While your pet is active, all healing done to you and your pet is increased by 10%.
Glyph of Aspect of the Pack
Increases the range of your Aspect of the Pack by 15 yards
Glyph of Disengage
Increases the distance you travel when you Disengage.
Glyph of Freezing Trap
When your Freezing Trap breaks, the victim’s movement speed is reduced by 70% for 4 sec.
Glyph of Lesser Proportion
Slightly reduces the size of your pet.
Glyph of Marked for Death
Your Arcane Shot, Chimera Shot, Kill Command, and Explosive Shot abilities automatically apply Hunter’s Mark.
Glyph of Mirrored Blades
When attacked by a spell while in Deterrence, you have a 100% chance to reflect it back at the attacker.
Remember Hunters are the only ones who are going to be able to use range weapons to do damage.
Permanently attaches a mirrored scope to a ranged weapon, sometimes increases critical strike rating by 400 for 10 sec when dealing damage with ranged attacks.
Lord Blastington’s Scope of Doom
Permanently attaches Lord Blastington’s special scope to a ranged weapon, sometimes increases Agility by 200 for 10 sec when dealing damage with ranged attacks.
That’s it for now, maybe we will find out more stuff later.
‘Til next time…
Transmog or Transmogrification is something new to the World of Warcraft and a part of Patch 4.3. When it was first announced, my first thought was, “Well… that’s useless.”
The new feature was first announced back in August and a little after you would see in trade chat “/2 LFG BWL for transmog run” or “/2 LFG BT transmog run.” Everyone and their sons were doing old raid content from vanilla to BC and beyond. It was amazing! Trade was alive again. People and their toons had a reason to do old raids.
Trade is still alive with people putting together old raids. After Patch 4.3 went live, everyone and their mothers were honing some oldie but goodie gears. People were unique in the game, people were putting together matching sets, and they just look amazing. I never thought a feature that was so useless to me would actually make the game richer.
No one inspired me more than my guild leader. We decided to do a Firelands pug after the patch went live and she went in wearing a truly unique matching set. It looked so good. I was impressed. Someone that I knew actually used this feature and it works.
So here she is in all her priest sexiness and glory:
The Gear – Absolution Regalia
The Weapon – Frostscythe of Lord Ahune
The Mount – Deathcharger’s Reins
Then I decided to make my own transmog set. I came up with:
The Gear – Nordrassil Harness
The Weapon – Pillar of Ferocity
Well there you go. You can now enjoy killing old raid bosses for fun and obtain really old entirely useless gear except to use as a transmog item, create an entirely new outfit, and look amazing. Especially now with Patch 4.3.2 you can enjoy doing these raids with some IRL friends that you have on real ID that you never play with because you are on different servers. Good job Blizzard. This is why World of Warcraft is the top MMO in the industry. They keep just sucking you back in to the game.
‘Til next time…
The difficulty path you seek is entirely up to you. You can obtain gear from Raid Finder, regular Dragon Soul, or Heroic Dragon Soul. Weapons in Raid Finder are only available from Madness of Deathwing. Each part of Raid Finder Dragon Soul gives you 250 Valor Points, giving you a easy way to obtain half of the valor you can get per week.
Here is the list:
Morchok is the lottery boss in Looking for Raid. He has a chance to drop every Raid Finder token. Too bad he doesn’t drop the same tokens in regular or heroic DS.
Gauntlets of the Corrupted Protector turn in for Wyrmstalker’s Gloves.
Leggings of the Corrupted Protector turn in for Wyrmstalker’s Legguards.
Shoulders of the Corrupted Protector turn in for Wyrmstalker’s Spaulders.
Chest of the Corrupted Protector turn in for Wyrmstalker’s Tunic.
Crown of the Corrupted Protector turn in for Wyrmstalker’s Headguard.
Horrifying Horn Arbalest ( Normal | Heroic )
Yor’sahj the Unsleeping
Hagara the Stormbinder
Spine of Deathwing
Madness of Deathwing
Shared Boss Loot
Ruinblaster Shotgun – For a dwarf hunter, this is a powerful range weapon, because of the racial. It only drops from trash mobs in Normal Dragon Soul.
I hope the list helps. Good luck in the newest raid and good luck when it comes to drops. Raid finder is evil.
‘Til next time…
Note: I realized after I originally posted the post that I forgot to add in the links to the tier sets themselves.
I will come around to do so in the near future. At least I hope to do so, probably could have done it by now if I didn’t type up this disclaimer. Done! I do have a nice little write up about the tier set bonuses right here.