Monday, December 31, 2012

Rares of Kun-Lai Summit

Totally didn't forget about these guides...
The rares here have some interesting items, the one that is camped most often is Hozen Peace Pipe. Forager's Gloves might interest you if you have dual gathering professions.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Silvershard Mines Guide

Lately I've been doing some battle grounds, I thought I'd explain Silvershard Mines today, gauging from the amount of losses I've had, I think a lot of people still don't understand how it plays out(or maybe I'm bad). If you have a better tactics to win, please let me know.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

How Effective is the Double Rep Buff?

I recently leveled my warrior to 90, this is the first one I've leveled since the double rep buff went into place. Without doing any dailies, I was able to reach revered with the Klaaxi from finishing their zone quests. I'm about 5000/12000 into Shado-Pan rep, and I still have Tai Ho's Investigation chain to complete. If you were holding off on leveling alts because of dailies, reaching revered on one character will definitely help with the daily grind.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Seeds of Fear Rep Quest Change

Before 5.1 I had 18 Dread Ambers Shards in my bag, waiting to collect 4 more to turn it in for Klaxxi Rep. After the patch the requirement has changed from 25 to 5 Dread Ambers Shards for the quest Seeds of Fear. So it is now possible to grind these out for rep, 250 per turn in before the double rep at revered. If you really want that Reins of the Amber Scorpion, or that epic ring from Shadow of the Empire, you can grind some rep.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Wrapping Paper

 Yesterday I crafted 8 jeweled panthers as xmas presents for friends. One way to add some flavor to  gifts is to box it using wrapping paper. You can find the festive ones in any major city, they can't be used on soulbound, unique or stackable items. So you're kind of limited to what you can gift; pets, mounts and boe weapons and armor are always nice though. Get creative, can you think of anything else to put in the box?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Raiding with Leashes Guide Part 1 Blackwing Lair

Part 2 Naxxaramas Part 3 Molten Core

Patch 5.1 introduced new battle pets into the game, a series of pets now drop from doing old raid instances(Blackwing Lair, Naxxaramas, Molten Core and Ahn'Qiraj). Collecting all of the pets from these raids rewards you with the Raiding with Leashes achievement and your very own Mr. Bigglesworth. Each pet has a fair chance to drop and they can all be soloed.
Today I'll go over Blackwing Lair and cover the bosses that might still be difficult at 90.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ancient Teleport: Dalaran

Mages, are you looking for a new way to kill your friends? Do you need a short cut to the yeti to do your Feast of Winter Veil daily?

If you answered yes to either of those, I'm going to show you where to learn a new teleport and portal spell.

Edit: The spell can only be learned at 90, thanks fringetastic for letting me know.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Enigma Seeds are the Best Seeds

I recently started planting Enigma Seeds on my farm instead of Songbell Seeds. The results are pretty fantastic. After patch 5.1, the rate at which golden lotus spawns from these seeds have been increased dramatically. On average I see 4-5 Golden Lotus in a plot of 16, today I got pretty lucky with 10. The patch also decreased the exchange rate of Spirit of Harmony(produced by Songbell Seeds) to Golden Lotus from 3 to 2. So unless you're using Spirits of Harmony to craft something, it is way more profitable to use Enigma Seeds, you can transmute gems with Golden Lotus, make flasks or just sell them on the auction house.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Use Elder Charms on LFR Bosses You're Saved To

You completed your Crystalized Terror this week but sha-touched weapons just won't drop for you? If you have extra Elder Charms, you can use your bonus rolls even if you've already completed the LFR for the week. Of course that means sitting through a 10+ minute queue for only a chance at loot, but the option's there if you want to do it, you masochist.

Monopoly: World of Warcraft Collector's Edition is 13.99 on Amazon today.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Silkworm Cocoon

The tailoring 24 hour cooldown for making imperial silk received a change in patch 5.1. Instead of creating one piece of imperial silk, you now receive a silkworm cocoon. Opening this always gets you an imperial silk, and also a chance at an imperial silkworm or an Imperial Moth. These pets can be traded so look for them on the auction house if you don't have a tailor.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sun-Lute of the Phoenix King

Lately I've been checking the Black Market Auction House waiting for this item to pop up. Starting bid is 70k, it is one of the few items that can only be obtained via the BMAH. The other one I can think of is Flintlocke's Blasthammer. At item level 483 (not upgradeable) and useable by lvl 85s, it is the most powerful weapon you can get for your leveling plate character. My 87 warrior's running around with a fully upgraded Spear of Xuen right now, but this would be even nicer. I hope to see more of these BMAH only items in the future.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Go get your Black Drake Mount

If you haven't done so already, go do Obsidian Sanctum on 10 man and leave all three of the drakes up. With Patch 5.1 you can enter old raid instances without having to form a raid. Saratharion should be soloable by most classes at 90. He always drops a 22 slot bag, and with 3 drakes up he'll drop Reins of the Black Drake. If you're really feeling adventurous, grab 1-3 more ppl and try the 25 man version. He drops Reins of the Twilight Drake.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cooldowns Over 5 Minutes Reset After Each Raid Boss

Here's something I just found out, if you kill a boss in a raid, your 5 minute or longer cooldowns will be reset. I believe it also works if you wipe, but will have to test it to see. According to the patch notes, the cooldown also resets between attempts in Challenge Mode.

Monday, December 10, 2012

How to Revive Pets You Want to Capture

You finally found that rare minfernal you've been camping for 4 weeks, and then your pet goes and one shots it. Don't flip your desk yet, there's a way to salvage this.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Queue for Wintergrasp and Tol Barad

Another new feature of 5.1, you can now queue for these old world PvP battle grounds via the PvP menu.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sigil of Power, Sigil of Wisdom

If you've done any sort of LFR, you've probably received more bags of gold than you'd like. If you're really lucky, you get loot, and on occasion you might receive a Sigil of Power from Mogu'shan Vaults or a Sigil of Wisdom from Heart of Fear or Terrace of Endless Spring.You have a small chance of winning one of these every time you down a boss in LFR, it also has a chance to drop in a normal raid, when this occurs everyone will be able to loot it.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Double your alt Druid/Monk/Ret/War/Dk's leveling dps with archaeology update

I wrote about Spear of Xuen in October, you can now upgrade it. After it's upgraded it becomes ilvl 471, it can still be used by level 85 characters and retains it's BOA property.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Black Market Auction House Location

 This is a bit late, but for those of you that are wondering, the Black Market Auction House is located at 64, 76 or The Veiled Stair.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Rares of Krasarang Wild Update

Patch 5.1 Added six new rares to Krasarang Wild, depending on your faction, you'll only be able to kill three of them. They each have a small chance to drop a Blood-Soaked Invitation which gets you into Brawler's Guild, as well as an Honorable Commendation that increases your honor by 250 (benefits from Battle Standard of Coordination).

Killing all three rares also gets you the achievement I'm In Your Base, Killing Your Dudes. They respawn every 30-60 minutes. Oh, and they also flag you so be careful. They don't flag you, thanks fringetastic for pointing that out.