Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Siege of Orgimmar Part 4 Soon

Sorry about the late update, been pretty busy. I'll have it up after Blizzcon, anyone else going?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Use Your Bonus Roll Even If You Forget Your Warforged Seal

Ever been in a boss fight with loot you want and then realize you didn't grab the bonus roll token? If you hurry and go grab your bonus tokens after the fight, you will still have the opportunity to roll. Once you have the tokens, either zone back into the instance or go to a different continent. Your bonus roll meter will pop up. This works for both raid dungeon bosses and world bosses.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Burden of Eternity and how to get one

Have you visited Timeless Isle? If you have, you probably have too many purple items already. If you have no use for the 496 items, they can be upgraded with a Burden of Eternity. The burdens are a rare drop from chests and creatures on the island, using them on any timeless token besides the trinket will yield a randomly rolled 535 iLvl item for that slot. They are also sold for 50k timeless coins from Mistweaver Ai. There are two guaranteed Burdens that you can pick up, one is pretty easy to get. It comes from the Blazing Chest, a rare chest you can only loot once per character.

The chest is located in the Ordon Sanctuary. There's a few ways to get to it.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Timeless Isle Rares NPCScan IDs

You'll need _NPCScan. You can use the Paste addon to get all this in at once or paste them one line at a time or paste a few in a macro.

/npcscan add 73158 Gander
/npcscan add 73160 Steelhorn
/npcscan add 73161 Furyshell
/npcscan add 72909 Gu'chi
/npcscan add 72245 Zesqua
/npcscan add 71919 Zhu-Gon
/npcscan add 72193 Karkanos
/npcscan add 72045 Chelon
/npcscan add 71864 Spelurk
/npcscan add 73854 Cranegnasher
/npcscan add 72048 Rattleskew
/npcscan add 72769 Jadefire
/npcscan add 73277 Leafmender
/npcscan add 72775 Bufo
/npcscan add 73282 Garnia
/npcscan add 72808 Tsavo'ka
/npcscan add 73166 Spineclaw
/npcscan add 73163 Python
/npcscan add 73157 Rock Moss
/npcscan add 73170 Osu
/npcscan add 73169 Jakur
/npcscan add 73171 Champion
/npcscan add 73175 Cinderfall
/npcscan add 73173 Urdur
/npcscan add 73172 Flintlord
/npcscan add 73167 Huolon
/npcscan add 72970 Golgannar
/npcscan add 73279 Evermaw
/npcscan add 73281 Vazuvius
/npcscan add 73174 Archiereus
/npcscan add 72032 Zvezdan

Monday, September 9, 2013

Hearthstone Achievements for Gold

Patch 5.4 arrives tomorrow, but today I wanted to talk about Hearthstone.
If you're in the beta, you'll know that buying packs of cards and doing arena costs money or gold. 
Each pack of five cards is 100 gold, and each arena entry is 150 gold.
You get five gold every time you win 5 matches in ranked or unranked play. If you intend to never spend any real money, it's going to take awhile to get that gold.
There are dailies you can do which reward you with gold. The dailies are usually quests that involve winning x amount of duels with y class, they give you 40-60 gold when completed.

There are a few achievements that award you with a lot of gold. They are:

Got the Basics - 100 Gold for getting each hero to level 10.
Crush Them All - 100 Gold for beating each Expert Hero deck in practice mode.
Chicken Dinner - 300 Gold for winning 100 times, can be practice, arena or play mode wins.

That's all I've got so far, I believe there's an achievement for 1000 wins, not sure if that awards gold, anyone know?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mantid Artifact Sonic Locator

As of 5.4 this is no longer working.

The Mantid Artifact Sonic Locator was introduced in 5.1, provided that you are exalted with the Lorewalkers, one Restored Artifact will get you a locator, good for one day. Having this in your inventory turns all digsites in Pandaria into Mantid dig sites. This is useful for getting Mantid Sky Reaver and Sonic Pulse Generator, excellent weapons for leveling your alts. Beyond this, there is another use that may or may not be intended. By having this item in your backpack, you can reset the dig sites in Tol'vir by zoning in and out. This is huge for completing your Tol'vir artifacts. Sometimes it might take a few zone in and outs to get it to work, but it'll save you a lot of time over having to fly all over Kalimdor hoping a Tol'vir dig site will pop next. Go solve those artifacts and get your Crawling Claw and Scepter of Azj'Aqir! This is also where you can learn Recipe:Vial of the Sands, but you need to be an alchemist.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pet Battling for Lesser Charms of Good Fortune

Hate doing dailies but don't want to miss out on your 3 weekly Mogu Runes of Fate? Patch 5.2 brought a new way to obtain lesser charms in the form of pet battles. As long as you're max level, winning a pet battle of the appropriate level will give you a chance to earn some lesser charms. I've seen anywhere from 2-6 charms for a win. I'm also not sure what is the "appropriate level", forums have suggested within 5 levels of the pets you battle with. I've received charms from all the continents, but Pandaria seems to yield charms most often. I've found Amber Moth and Landro's Lil' XT to be good for taking out teams quickly. What are you favorite pets for quick battles?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Mogu Runes of Fate



Now that 5.2 is live, it's time to start hoarding the new LFR charms. The Mogu Rune of Fate works exactly like the Elder Charms of Good Fortune, but are used for an extra chance at look with Throne of Thunder, Oondasta and Nalak. Just like before, each week you can trade 90 Lesser Charms of Good Fortune for 3 Mogu Runes at the same quest giver. Elder Liao or Elder Lin will give you the quest to upgrade your runes.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Tip for Looting Tapped New Rares

If you've come across a rare while doing dailies in Isle of Thunder, chances are there are others there too. With the new changes, you can be eligible for loot if you help out with the kill. You might've tried to loot the corpse afterwards only to receive nothing. If this happens, make sure you go far enough away that the corpse disappears, and then run back so the corpse reloads on your screen. Now try looting it and you should have something.

Friday, March 8, 2013

NPCscan New Rare List

Below is a list of the new rares found in 5.2. You can copy and paste this in your
chat if you have NPCscan and it'll start scanning for these new rares. 
 
/npcscan add 50358 Haywire Sunreaver Construct
/npcscan add 69664 Mumta
/npcscan add 69996 Ku'lai the Skyclaw
/npcscan add 70141 Tamed Pterrorwing
/npcscan add 69997 Progenitus
/npcscan add 69998 Goda
/npcscan add 69999 God-Hulk Ramuk
/npcscan add 70000 Al'tabim the All-Seeing
/npcscan add 70001 Backbreaker Uru
/npcscan add 70002 Lu-Ban
/npcscan add 70003 Molthor
/npcscan add 69769 Zandalari Warbringer
/npcscan add 70530 Ra'sha
/npcscan add 69768 Zandalari Warscout
/npcscan add 69471 Spirit of Warlord Teng
/npcscan add 69633 Kor'dok
/npcscan add 69341 Echo of Kros
/npcscan add 69339 Electromancer Ju'le
/npcscan add 69749 Qi'nor
/npcscan add 69767 Ancient Mogu Guardian
/npcscan add 70080 Windweaver Akil'amon
/npcscan add 69396 Cera
/npcscan add 70096 War-God Dokah
/npcscan add 69161 Oondasta
/npcscan add 69099 Nalak, The Storm Lord

Thursday, March 7, 2013

5.2 Valor Vendors

You can find new valor vendors on the Isle of Thunder. It's important to note that you can pick up a 522 necklace right away, which is a big upgrade for your ilvl.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Throne of Thunder LFR

... will be open next week.

According to the blog post on battle.net.
The schedule is as follows:
 
March 5 – Normal Throne of Thunder

March 12 – Heroic Throne of Thunder and LFR Wing 1 “Last Stand of the Zandalari”

March 19 – LFR Wing 2 “Forgotten Depths”

April 2 – LFR Wing 3 “Halls of Flesh-Shaping”

April 16 – LFR Wing 4 “Pinnacle of Storms”


Last Stand of the Zandalari will have three bosses: Jin'Rohk the Breaker, Horidon and Council of Elders.

Forgotten Depths will have you fight Tortos, Megaera and Ji-Kun.


Halls of Flesh-Shaping will feature Durumu the Forgotten, Primordius and Dark Animus.

Pinnacle of Storms has Iron Qon, Twin Consorts and Lei Shen.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Update!

Sorry I haven't posted in a week. New posts soon, the new raid lfr is available try on ptr now, I'll have guides up once those are released.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Jade Crane Chick

This pet is only available to Pandarens, you can learn it by going to your battle pet trainer in any major cities. You have to have picked a faction to get this spell, so your Pandaren must be at least level 11, or you have race changed. Another way to get the Jade Crane Chick is by buying it off someone. Each Pandaren can only get this pet once.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Blacklist Your Least Favorite Battlegrounds

I just found out about this, apparently it's been in since 5.0. You can exclude up to two BGs from popping up in your Random Battleground queue from the honor menu. To do this, open up your PVP menu, and hover your mouse to the right of the battlegrounds you want to exclude, you'll know it's blacklisted when there's a thumbs down sign next to it. For me, I chose to exclude AV and IOC, the two bgs that horde almost never wins at. Your choice of blacklist won't work if the battleground is featured as the Call to Arms.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Mage Bomb Macro

Playing a mage, I switch between the different bombs pretty often, when playing frost I like to macro the pet freeze in along with it. Instead of making three macros for each spell I do this:

#Showtooltip
/cast mage bomb
/cast freeze

Mage bomb will change depending on which talent you take.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Time to Hoard Those Lesser Charm of Good Fortune

According to this post, a new tier of charms called Mogu Rune of Fate will be used in the 5.2 raid. You trade for them with Lesser Charms of Good Fortune, just as you with Elder Charms. It hasn't been revealed how many Lesser Charms are needed to exchange for 3 Mogu Runes. Hopefully it'll be 90 or less. So if you're done with this tier of content, start saving up those Lesser Charms. Lesser Charm of Good Fortune is capped at 1,000,000.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Challenge Mode Gear Scaling

I've finally started to play around with Challenge Modes, here's some notes regarding gear:
  • Gear will scale down to 463 but not up, so if you have any piece below 463 item level, it stays at that level. But if you have epic or upgraded gear, it will be reduced.
  • Sha Touched Gems are deactivated, Tier piece bonuses are deactivated.
  • Pvp stats do not get scaled down, not that they do anything for you.
  • Your hit and expertise are not scaled down, bosses will be level 93, but most of the trash in the instance is only level 91, so you might want to consider reforging to not miss on level 91 mobs and put the rest into dps stats.
  • While pieces with sockets have their stats scaled down an extra ~9%, the gems you place are NOT scaled down. Higher level pieces with multiple sockets will give you an advantage when scaled down compared to pieces without sockets.
  • Along the same lines, enchants and profession bonuses do not get scaled down.
  • Off topic, but mass res is disabled.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Kael'thas Solo Guide


The main reason why people are killing Kael'thas in The Eye every week is for a chance at the Ashes of Al'ar. If you don't care about the color and don't like the low drop rate, Reins of the Dark Phoenix is a similar mount. Read on for Kael'Thas guide.


Monday, January 14, 2013

Item Upgrades Not Available in 5.2

It's looking like item upgrades won't be available in 5.2 according to this post. So if you have anything you'd like to upgrade, get it upgraded now! Any conquest points that you have at the end of the season becomes honor anyways.
The upgrade npc will return in 5.3.
I wouldn't upgrade any honor gear though, it'll be better to buy new pieces. A fully upgraded piece of honor gear right now will be ilvl 466, according to this post, the 483 ilvl gear you can currently get with conquest will be changed to 476 in 5.2 when it will cost honor.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Eye of the Black Prince

I talked about part one of the legendary weapon questline here. 5.1 continues this storyline which rewards you with Eye of the Black Prince once completed.

If you've completed collecting your 10 sigils of powers and wisdoms and made your legendary gem, if not, refer to this.

Your next quest which you pick up from Wrathion is A Test of Valor. It'll take at least 6 weeks to complete if you cap your valor each week.
While you're doing this, you can start working on The Prince's Pursuit. You'll gain rep from Honored to Revered by killing players and npcs in the daily quest hub that's on the coast of Krasarang Wild. You don't need to be on the quest to get your rep, so get started on it while working on your valor.
After completing A Test of Valor you'll have two more quests.
Glory to the Horde requires you to win one of each of the new battlegrounds, Temple of Kotumogu and Silvershard Mines. I have a guide for the latter bg here.
The other quest is A Change of Command. You'll likely need a group for this since High Marshal Twinbraid and Warlord Bloodhilt both have 130 Million health.
Once you complete all this, you get The Soul of the Horde and the extra socket for your sha-touched weapon.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Onyxia Solo Guide

Onyxia was updated to be a level 80 boss in Wrath. You should kill her at least once for a 22 slot bag, as well as a soul cripplingly low chance at Reins of the Onyxian Drake. She also drops some updated tier 2 gear if you like transmogging things.



Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

T3 Gear on the BMAH has No Class Restrictions



Do you have too much gold to spend and want to look like another class? Well I have good news if you like tier 3. You can find pieces listed on the black market auction house occasionally with a starting bid of 10k. These pieces no longer have restrictions, there are no alternate pieces with the same design available for this tier of gear.

Cloth
Mage Priest Warlock
Leather
Rogue Druid
Mail
Hunter Shaman
Plate
Warrior Paladin

Thursday, January 3, 2013

5.2 Ptr Available

The new patch is coming in 2-3 months and the PTR went up yesterday. You can find the patch notes here. The LFR version of Throne of Thunder will be 4 parts with 3 bosses in each wing, the minimum ilvl needed to get in is 486. Until then, don't forget to keep capping your valor for A Test of Valor.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Black Market Auction House Restock Time

I've been curious about the timing of the BMAH, this is what I have found out so far:
From 22:00 to 0:00 server time, items are restocked on the black market auction house. Items run from 12-48 hours, with most being 24 hours. It is possible for items listed as short in duration to go longer than 30 minutes, that is because these items are being bidded on, and each time there is a bid the timer is increased slightly to allow the other party to place a new bid.