Let it begin…

Hunter buffs and engineer buffs.  What more could I ask for?

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.2.0

The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/test-realm-patchnotes.html

The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

Call of the Crusade

  • Since the opening of the Argent Tournament in northeastern Icecrown, adventurers have journeyed from across Azeroth and beyond to prove their worth in the heart of the Lich King’s domain. Under thundering skies the tournament’s participants hone the arts of war and face off in bone-shattering jousting matches to earn the right to be called champions. Yet these heroes have yet to face the greatest challenge of all: the Crusaders’ Coliseum. Formidable Horde and Alliance champions, ferocious beasts, and Scourge lieutenants are just some of the opponents awaiting adventurers in this gladiatorial arena. Few will survive the coliseum’s perils, but the Argent Crusade is confident that the worthy heroes who do emerge victorious will be ready to join the offensive against Icecrown Citadel and end the Lich King’s reign of terror.

Isle of Conquest

  • Off the coast of Northrend, Horde and Alliance forces are locked in an epic struggle for a tiny island rich in resources. Known as the Isle of Conquest, this rocky battleground’s proximity to Icecrown makes it a highly prized base in the war against the Lich King. Both factions have deployed devastating weapons to drive each other from this strategic location. Day and night the ground trembles under lumbering siege vehicles while monstrous airships pummel enemy positions with fiery cannons. The bloody conflict spreads to every corner of the island as new heroes arrive to aid their factions. It remains to be seen whose banner will wave triumphantly over the Isle of Conquest and at what cost victory will be achieved.


A Job loss another job gained.

Sorry everyone. I’ve been MIA for awhile. I lost my job in June then got another last week. Same place just different position. Anyway the blogs are coming. I’ve been working on getting epic flying. I’m still working on getting epic flying. Keep in mind I dinged to 80 at the end of May and now it’s July. I expect to get epic flying by August. I’ve been working on grinding reputation for various factions and spending more time exploring Northend. Just keep saving gold my fellow newbie 80s. Keep questing and have fun.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

With new patch comes responsibility.

Wowhead you need to update your website.


From the Patch Notes (source):


  • Hunter’s Mark: The ranged attack power bonus from this ability has been increased from 300 to 500.
  • Master Marksman: This talent now also decreases the cost of Aimed Shot and Chimera Shot by 5/10/15/20/25%.

I tested out Cobra Strikes and it doesn’t proc enough.  Kind of a waste of talent points I would say.  I’m tired of running out of mana, too.  Now Hunter’s Mark kicks a lot of butt.  So try this BM spec (51/13/7).

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Level 80 Hunter (51/13/7)

Beast Mastery (51 points)

Improved Aspect of the Hawk – Rank 5/5
While Aspect of the Hawk or Dragonhawk is active, all normal ranged attacks have a 10% chance of increasing ranged attack speed by 15% for 12 sec.

Endurance Training – Rank 1/5
Increases the Health of your pet by 2% and your total health by 1%.

Focused Fire – Rank 2/2
All damage caused by you is increased by 2% while your pet is active and the critical strike chance of your pet’s special abilities is increased by 20% while Kill Command is active.

Improved Revive Pet – Rank 2/2
Revive Pet’s casting time is reduced by 6 sec, mana cost is reduced by 40%, and increases the health your pet returns with by an additional 30%.

Aspect Mastery – Rank 1/1
Aspect of the Viper – Reduces the damage penalty by 10%.

Aspect of the Monkey – Reduces the damage done to you while active by 5%.

Aspect of the Hawk – Increases the attack power bonus by 30%.

Aspect of the Dragonhawk – Combines the bonuses from Aspect of the Monkey and Hawk.

Unleashed Fury – Rank 5/5
Increases the damage done by your pets by 15%.

Improved Mend Pet – Rank 1/2
Reduces the mana cost of your Mend Pet spell by 10% and gives the Mend Pet spell a 25% chance of cleansing 1 Curse, Disease, Magic or Poison effect from the pet each tick.

Ferocity – Rank 5/5
Increases the critical strike chance of your pet by 10%.

Spirit Bond – Rank 2/2
While your pet is active, you and your pet will regenerate 2% of total health every 10 sec., and increases healing done to you and your pet by 10%.

Intimidation – Rank 1/1
Command your pet to intimidate the target on the next successful melee attack, causing a high amount of threat and stunning the target for 3 sec.

Bestial Discipline – Rank 2/2
Increases the Focus regeneration of your pets by 100%.

Animal Handler – Rank 2/2
Increases your pet’s expertise by 10, and increases the duration of your Master’s Call effect by 6 sec.

Frenzy – Rank 3/5
Gives your pet a 60% chance to gain a 30% attack speed increase for 8 sec after dealing a critical strike.

Ferocious Inspiration – Rank 3/3
When your pet scores a critical hit, all party and raid members have all damage increased by 3% for 10 sec. In addition, increases the damage dealt by Arcane Shot by 9%.

Bestial Wrath – Rank 1/1
Send your pet into a rage causing 50% additional damage for 18 sec. While enraged, the beast does not feel pity or remorse or fear and it cannot be stopped unless killed.

Serpent’s Swiftness – Rank 5/5
Increases ranged combat attack speed by 20% and your pet’s melee attack speed by 20%.

Longevity – Rank 3/3
Reduces the cooldown of your Bestial Wrath, Intimidation and Pet Special Abilities by 30%.

The Beast Within – Rank 1/1
When your pet is under the effects of Bestial Wrath, you also go into a rage causing 10% additional damage and reducing mana costs of all spells by 20% for 18 sec. While enraged, you do not feel pity or remorse or fear and you cannot be stopped unless killed.

Kindred Spirits – Rank 5/5
Increases your pet’s damage by 20% and you and your pet’s movement speed by 10% while your pet is active. This does not stack with other movement speed increasing effects.

Beast Mastery – Rank 1/1
You master the art of Beast training, teaching you the ability to tame Exotic pets and increasing your total amount of Pet Skill Points by 4.

Marksmanship (13 points)

Lethal Shots – Rank 5/5
Increases your critical strike chance with ranged weapons by 5%.

Careful Aim – Rank 3/3
Increases your ranged attack power by an amount equal to 100% of your total Intellect.

Improved Hunter’s Mark – Rank 3/3
Increases the bonus attack power granted by your Hunter’s Mark ability by 30%, and reduces the mana cost of your Hunter’s Mark ability by 100%.

Go for the Throat – Rank 1/2
Your ranged critical hits cause your pet to generate 25 Focus.

Rapid Killing – Rank 1/2
Reduces the cooldown of your Rapid Fire ability by 1 min. In addition, after killing an opponent that yields experience or honor, your next Aimed Shot, Arcane Shot or Chimera Shot causes 10% additional damage. Lasts 20 sec.

Survival (7 points)

Improved Tracking – Rank 5/5
While tracking Beasts, Demons, Dragonkin, Elementals, Giants, Humanoids and Undead, all ranged damage done to those types is increased by 5%.

Survival Instincts – Rank 2/2
Reduces all damage taken by 4% and increases the critical strike chance of your Arcane Shot, Steady Shot, and Explosive Shot by 4%.


Glyph of Hunter’s Mark (Major Glyph)
Increases the attack power bonus of your Hunter’s Mark by 20%.

Glyph of Bestial Wrath (Major Glyph)
Decreases the cooldown of Bestial Wrath by 20 sec.

Glyph of Kill Shot (Major Glyph)
Reduces the cooldown of Kill Shot by 6 sec.

Glyph of Mend Pet (Minor Glyph)
Your Mend Pet spell increases your pet’s happiness slightly.

Glyph of Revive Pet (Minor Glyph)
Reduces the pushback suffered from damaging attacks while casting Revive Pet by 100%.

Glyph of Scare Beast (Minor Glyph)
Reduces the pushback suffered from damaging attacks while casting Scare Beast by 75%.

Sholazar Basin – First Run


Do all the Nessingwary quests related to the achievement Snows of Northend here for easy experiences points and fun kill quests.

There were only 2 pieces of armor that I picked up here on my Beast Master Hunter and they were:

Pauldrons of Resolution

Faceguard of Flawless Aim 

I didn’t do any quests related to the Frenzyheart Tribe or the Oracles.  I recommend doing a Wowhead filter to see what else you can get.

Didn’t catch the spirit beast but I did pick up Pitch as a throwaway pet.  Having Pitch as a throwaway pet is good.  You get to quest with a ferocity pet and prep yourself for end game content.

For professions I ended catching mineral nodes as I travel around, turning on Beast tracking and Mineral tracking as I go along.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Meme Thing – Also Weird

I was reading Diaries of a Marksman Hunter and decided to do it.  I can’t believe the universe.

1 – Go to “wikipedia.” Hit “random… Read More”
or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 – Go to “Random quotations”
or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
3 – Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4 – Use photoshop or similar to put it all together.

I used Photoshop Elements.  Here is the result.

So funny.

So funny.

This exercise was fun and reminds me of my old poetry exercises we used to do in college.  I tag Mania, Klinderas (already did it, sorry), Davlin (did it too, damn it), Eresin, and anyone else who wants to do it.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Swiftarrow Battlefear Set and Fang of Truth x2


Here is a quick comparison of what I have now at level 77  to the Swiftarrow set which I should have at level 78:

Umm… The link is too long so click here.  A fellow guild mate told me I should invest in it.  He said he spent about 400 gold to get it.  Resilience (a reduction in chance to be critically hit) looks cool, so does 4,500 more Health points and 2,290 more Mana points, and more crit and DPS makes my skin crawl.  I can’t wait until I get my reputation up with the Wyrmrest Accord and this awesome set.

! Guntitan


I must of spent at least 1000 Gold getting all 8 pieces and getting the mats to enchant the 2 swords.  So far the set has proven itself a reliable PVP set.  Tested it while defending Ironforge.  It also increased my mana and health by a lot.

It was cheaper getting the mats for the enchants and having a enchanter enchant the weapons for me.

I recommend getting Enchant Weapon – Exceptional Agility for both swords.  The Dream Shards cost about 20 G each and the Eternal Airs cost about 6 G each.  I tipped the enchanter 20 G.  Let’s do the math on the enchants.

Auction House price on my server for one enchant = 450 G

Eternal Air X 4 = 6 G x 4 = 24 G

Dream Shard X 4 = 20 G x 4 = 80 G

Total = 2*(Eternal Air X 4 + Dream Shard X 4) = 2*(24 G + 80 G) = 2*(104 G) = 208 G

Total w/ tip = 208 G + 20 G = 228 G

Total w/ tip < Auction House price on my server x2

228 G < 450 G x 2

228 G < 900 G

The statement is true.  Therefore we can conclude that finding an enchanter on Trade chat (/2) is cheaper then buying this enchant off the AH.

EDIT:  Fixed wrong math.  Still cheaper then buying the enchant off AH.



Hey everyone I hit 75 the other night and figured that now is the time for a list.

I recommend setting your Hearthstone’s new home at Amberpine Lodge.

I replaced my gear with the following while questing in Grizzly Hills.  I stacked Stamina and sacrificed some attack power and crit for about 1000 health points.  My gorilla and I were dying too fast.

Gorilla also doesn’t hold aggro anymore.  At level 74 I got myself a Grizzly Bear and I’m still testing it out so that’s another post.

For Alliance there is a nice set of 4 dailies that you can do near the Blue Sky Lodging Grounds.  This will help you get about 80,000 experience points a day.  There is a fifth daily near Amberpine Lodge that can easily be done. Netting you around 100,000 experience points in one day.  Good luck!

Polished Staghorn Helm 

Patched Trapper Pauldrons

Therapeutic Cloak

Flame-Tested Chest Piece

Whip-Stitched Wristguards 

Gossamer-Stained Grips 

Ghostridden Waistguard 

Greaves of Sanctified Dissolution – Group Quest.  You really need a group.

Short-Circuiting Boots

Worgslayer’s Ring 

Talon of Hatred 

I just listed the equipment for you.  You’ll get them in an order on how you go through Grizzly Hills.  I’m leaving out the links to the quests and starting NPCs this time.  I had way too much fun questing in this area and learning more about the World of Warcraft lore.

Watch for and be careful around the giants.  This area also has a lot of casters so spec your pet accordingly.  At this level being able to sacrifice some gold to respec is necessary.

Til next time…

! Guntitan

You are free my brothers!



Opps! How did that one get in here?