Hey everyone,

I was in the market for a laptop for a few months now and after much deliberating:

My requirements were Bluetooth, illuminated keyboard, 4 GB ram, etc.

I got my new toy!  

Pics

MacBook Boxes

Out of the shipping box still inside the box.

MacBook out of box with WoW running

New MacBook running World of Warcraft

Graphics

With a 256 MB video card this machine is made to play World of Warcraft.  Playing on my desktop I never knew that the game could look so beautiful and have a rich environment that paid attention to detail.  Running the game for the first time on this Mac was just amazing.

Control

I had my first run through of the game on this MacBook and can say that I had a very difficult time killing horde with no mouse, right click or Num Lock.  The Horde had it easy killing me.  I need to read the Key Bindings or get a mouse!

Specs

MacBook 13.3″ | 2.4 GHz

  • Processor 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM – 2x2GB
  • Hard Drive 250GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
  • Optical Drive SD 8x (DVD+R DL/DVD+RW/CD-RW)

Screenshots

Killing Murlocs

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‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

I was tagged twice by 2 different hunters?!!

Having a cool looking banner done by 1 out of 3 possible friends, that majored in art, did help.  The guilty hunter’s are… drum drool please… splatter, splatter, splatter x2 are… Eresin and Davlin.

The tag is about a name meme thing where I tell you what my name means.

I froze my alts in freezing traps so you are stuck with why I chooes the name Guntitan?  I already explained some of it in a previous post so let’s elaborate.

How I got Gun? 

Dwarves have gun specialization and hunters shoot guns.

Engineers make really good guns and bullets.

I live to pew pew and qew qew.  Whatever that means?

One of my favorite characters from the Angel (TV series) was Gunn.  He kicked a lot of butt.

How I got the Titan part?

 The Titans created the Dwarves and the universe, etc. 

The story on how these two words got combined…

How GT’s mother told it.  WTF?

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Aye!

If I created a gun for World of Warcraft it would be legendary not epic.  Guntitan would create it after he completed all the dungeons and quests that deal with the Titans and the creation of the dwarves, and got engineering to 450.  Maybe even exalted with the Explorer’s League.  He would need to study some serious ancient text hidden deep in Ulduar just to learn the schematic for it.  All the mats for it would be located in Ulduar, too.

It would be available sometime after patch 3.1 when Stoneform becomes a permanent option for us dwarves.

This post is for Davlin a truly Epic Dwarven Blogger!

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Wow Item Creator!

! Guntitan

Aye!

I might have the font color changed.  My friend and I are working on it tomorrow.  Next project.  Gorilla shirts anyone?

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

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How to create lists with Wowhead?

This is how I do it:

I search the Wowhead Database by zone. Example:
Database / Zones / Northend

I click on the zone I’m interested in. example: Borean Tundra

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Scroll down past the map and choose the tab, Quest rewards.

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[ click here for live example ]

Click on the tiny but useful Create a filter link.

Now here is the tricky part even with screen shots.

Next to Useable by click on the drop box and click on Hunter.

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Click on the button Apply filter to narrow down the list.

Use the drop down menu under Slot to narrow it down by weapon or armor piece. Useful for just searching for the next perfect trinket, ring, or necklace.

Use the subcategory link to only display Mail armor. If you use the subcategory option and choose Armor then Mail, you will no longer see trinkets, necklaces, and rings. Then I use the Slot area to look for a specific piece like Chest.

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Before I hit the shores of Northend I would use Add another filter to filter armor pieces that had Agility greater than 10. Now I find myself looking at weapons and armor that have Agility, Stamina, Attack Power, Hit Rating, and Critical Strike Rating. The stats you choose depend on what you want to do as a Hunter.

Wowhead also has a useful feature that lets you compare items. They have a rating system that you could use there.

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THE QUESTIONS

1. What is your name, and where did it come from??   I figured I wanted a name with Gun in it because Dwarves have Gun Specialization and engineers can make guns.  In World of Warcraft lore dwarves were made by the Titans.  Hence the name, Guntitan.

2. How old are you, and what is your birthday?  Guntitan doesn’t really know his age.  Too much drinky drinky.

3. Are you in love, and with whom?  Guntitan loves his wife, even if she doesn’t want him to leave the house to quest and grind.

4. What is your favorite mount, and why?  I suck.  At the moment I have no favorite mount ’cause I have nothing special.  I wouldn’t mind getting one of those drakes.

5. Do you prefer a certian type of Azerothonian meal, and where do you get it from?  Anything that gives me a stat buff for 20 or 30 minutes.

6. You know those giant mushrooms in Zangarmarsh? What is your theory on how they came to be, and why they are so huge?  It had something to do with those Sporebats.

7. If you saw the Lich King walking towards you, what would you do? Feign Death.  I am a coward like Eresin.

8. (Dav added this one) Be honest, how many times have you used the Grizzly Hills outhouse without any real reason?  I never made it that far.

I will tag… Big Red RhinoAspect of the Hare, and Mania.  Yeah I’ll aim big.

! 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

New banner.

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Aye!

Nice yeah? This is what happens when you have 3 friends that majored in Art. At least one of them can have the time to draw for you. Keep in mind that this banner is still in Beta. Any comments on how to improve would be appreciated.

! Guntitan

Save gold for your level 60 flying mount.

UPDATED FOR 3.2.2

Here are good tips on how to make gold for your level 60 flying mount.  I added a few more tips in bold that I learned while questing in Outland and Northend.  Blizzard decreased the cost for the non-epic flying mount we now need 250 gold for training and 100 gold for the mount.  350 gold total.  You can find your trainer and mount dealer in Shadowmoon Valley.  The trainers are Ilsa Blusterbrew for Alliance and Olrokk for Horde.  As of patch 3.2 Honor Hold or Thrallmar faction discounts now apply (Honor Hold for Alliance; Thrallmar for Horde).  The riding trainers and mount dealers can be found near the flight masters.

  1. Free up your bag space. What do you mean?  If you are like me and keep other weapons with you so you can level weapon skills when you feel like it.   Dump those weapons in the bank.  Dump useless items in the bank.  Dump your fishing pole and bait in the bank.  Dump old Jungle Remedy. Keep your food and drink slots to one type of consumable.  Don’t keep more than one type of food or drink that don’t stack with each other.  You are just wasting space.  You need the space to gather items to sell.
  2. Guild bank. I know I stayed away from one of old gathering places of money for a long time.  When Guntitan first started gathering money for his first mount back at level 30 (before patch 3.2 the requirement was level 30).  He would raid his guild bank of all valuable items that he knew he could sell on the AH.  Back then they were Green Hills of Stranglethorn pages.  Keep in mind he was not part of SoD at that time.  If you are desparate raid the guild bank.  I know it sounds bad but put it this way.  Your guild mate put those items in there so that someone else can use it.  Ideally leave the good armor and weapons in there.  People can use those to level.  But if they are items used for quests or leveling professions, by all means take them.
  3. Don’t stop saving money. Don’t stop when you get your level 40 swift riding mount.  Keep going until level 60.
  4. I encourage you to buy new skills on your way to level 60.  They will help you hit harder and kill faster.  In turn gather drops faster.
  5. Buying and selling stuff you get from Outland will help.  If you are a miner Fel Iron ores can be gathered in the starting zone of Outland.  On my server a stack of these bars is a good money maker.  Blacksmiths, engineers, and jewelcrafters need the  fel iron bars to level their skill level.  Jewelcrafters can use the ore to prospect it into jewels.  A stack 20 Fel Iron bars can sell for about 40 gold.
  6. Get to Outland at level 58 or if you want wait to level 59 or 60.
  7. Quest.  The money you get from doing quests in Outland are now at about 3 to 4 gold.  Some quest rewarded items that are soulbound, but useless to you, sell for 4 to 5 gold at the vendor.  Some kill quests will get you some greens or blues off corpses.  You can make a +40 gold from a good run of gathering and completing quests.
  8. Kill stuff.  Mine stuff.  Skin stuff.  Just get the stuff.
  9. Sell grays. A full stack (x20) of gray or white items can sell for 1 to 2 gold at the vendor.
  10. Sell everything that’s not soulbound on the AH.
  11. Sell everything that doesn’t sell on the AH to the vendor. I learned not everything sells on the AH at the level 60 bracket.  Certain classes need certain stats and they aren’t wasting their money on level 60 stuff anymore.  You might have to sell some greens or blues to the vendor but they can still get you 4 to 5 gold.  I needed about 25 more gold.  A guild mate offered to give me the gold.  I told her to wait.  I checked my mail.  Stuff didn’t sell on the AH.  I sold about 4 greens to the vendor and got about 20 gold.  I told her I only need 4 more gold.  I figured mail would take an hour so I quested instead.  I got the gold from the quests and made my way back to the trainer in Outland.
  12. Rinse and repeat.

Questing and farming at once saved me time.  Making gold and leveling probably saved me more time than just trying to buy low and sell high on the AH.  I’d rather be questing and following some kind of story than sitting in front of an auctioneer all day.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan