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2-12-2009 @ 8:25PM
As a collective effort we should all open GM tickets stating "The Ice Stone has melted!" and see how they like it! It's one of the most frustrating things I've ever had to deal with in WoW. (P.S. Gold sellers & beggars always make the top of my list!)I do have a question though :PMy main is a Prot Warrior & I haven't got my ass into gear to get geared for Naxx or anything (ZOMG I KNOW!)... After alot of hunting around I noticed there really aren't any epic chest pieces you can attain drop-wise pre-raid. I'm definitely not interested in crafting the Icebane chest but was wondering if there are other alternatives?
2-12-2009 @ 8:40PM
Really? An emote that requires you to do nothing and affects nothing at all is the most annoying thing in WoW? You must be new here. Welcome.
2-12-2009 @ 8:43PM
Not quiet new hear Raptor ;) When you're holding several conversations and this keeps popping into your chat log; yep that's frustratingto me. Each to there own... mind me for having an opinion hehe
2-12-2009 @ 9:06PM
My main is a tankadin, i have cleared naxx, sarth and voa as my guilds MT. Im still using my wyrmrest accord revered chest - Breastplate of the Solemn Council. I got massive skeletal ribcage from sapphiron the other day, but im unsure if im going to equip it as i lose dodge and block rating and a full 10def (thats a lot of regemming and chanting)
2-12-2009 @ 8:49PM
I don't find any epic ones either, but if you are just starting out you shouldn't need epics. There are several nice blue (superior) quality tanking chests though. I like the "Breastplate of the Solemn Council" that you can pick up once revered by the Wyrmrest Accord or "Sun-Emblazoned Chestplate" off the Ironshaper in Halls of Stone (Heroic).
2-12-2009 @ 9:07PM
Thanks J :)I was tempted to go the PvP chest again like I did during BC-times... Can normally spare the odd slot here and there without it needing defense on it. Currently using the chest from The UP quest which does the job, just trying to work out plums and couldn't find any til you step into Naxx :)
2-13-2009 @ 1:09AM
Check this out, it's awesome.-wowhead.com -> hover on Items -> Armor -> Plate -> Chest-From the box on the right, click Epic-Where it says "level" (NOT required level) type 187 into the first box--all gear from level 80 dungeons and better are item level 187. Epics are always 200+, but 187 will cover you if you decide to look for blues too.-Click "Create a weight scale" -> Select Warrior -> Select spec and desired gemming quality.-You might want to add additional filters, such as "Spellpower = 0" to filter out Pally plate.This is what I got from following the directions I just typed out, assuming you're Fury.http://www.wowhead.com/?items=4.4&filter=qu=4;sl=5;minle=187;ub=1;cr=123;crs=3;crv=0;gm=2;wt=117:77:114:20:119:96:21:103:41;wtv=100:34:33:22:18:18:12:3:1I find a ton of great gear this way. Wowhead's filters will get you really far. :)
2-13-2009 @ 3:09AM
Thanks for the tip Aya :) Definitely agree it's awesome, and alot easier to use for searching than Thottbott! I'd forgotten all about using WoWhead for item searching, even though it's the driving force behind one of my favourite addons; Lightheaded :P
2-13-2009 @ 10:07AM
Can't you grind the T7 chest for 80 Badges of Heroism? Run heroics for other pieces you want and save your badges for that.
2-13-2009 @ 10:37PM
Sure can & will Bob :)There was a post left much later than these that stated the same thing. Be grinding out the shoulders as well if that is possible.I have several H's that I am looking for gear from (as my Armory well and truly shows!) so should end up with alot of badges over the course.Not to mention running HoA 10/25 when I can will give me extras. If only we had some dailies that had a chance to give you badges like the 3-4 that we had during Quel'Danas :*(
2-14-2009 @ 3:33AM
Shoulders are one of the few slots that you cannot really plan to get an epic equipped pre-raids. Boots are the other slot of note.Both of those are technically available (Tempered Titansteel treads crafted via BS, and Wapach's [sp] Shoulders of Solidarity is a BoE world drop) but there are better boots available in heroic Old Kingdom (Terrace Defense Boots) and you probably won't have several thousand gold to spare for the shoulders. If you do have the gold though, they are probably worth it for the massive chunk of Defense and Expertise they grant.Look for ilvl 200 blues for those slots. They'll be first priority for upgrading when you step into 10-mans. If you have really bad luck and are still wearing them in 25-mans, the Emblems of Valor yield two best in slot items for progression tanking: t7.5 shoulder token and Kyzoc's Ground Stompers. However, it'll take 100 Emblems of Valor to acquire both, which is well over a month if you're only partially clearing Naxx 25.
2-15-2009 @ 7:44PM
Thanks for your very informative reply Josh :)Blizz must like gimping tanks (and am sure plenty of other classes) on shoulders. I remember in BC it was getting the D3 shoulders or bust until raids for tanks; I ended up using Pauldrons of Gruesome Fate for my entirity of BC once I got the badges together :)Kyzoc's definitely are nice boots & knowing that EoVs can buy the 7.5 shoulders is great to know!I've gone from a fairly hardcore (time-wise) player to a quiet casual one, cutting my WoW hours from 25+ hours all the way down to just a few hours a week now (that kinda happens when you /gquit). Which basically means if I want to gear myself I have to chose my time wisely at the moment :)An alternative for EoVs could be doing H-HoA everytime it's open and I'm not raid locked, which could help cut down time as well as getting into OS25 & Naxx25. *runs back to researching*
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