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Insider Trader: End-game crafting materials 101 {WoW}

Mar 8th 2010 3:11PM I think you are taking for granted JC's wildy popular Craft-Then-DE method. Nearly every JC does it, endgame or not.

Despite the articles suggestion, saronite ore is going to be the primary source of the lesser used green-quality gems that JC's use to Disenchant off of. And I'm talking a lot. I typically blow through 200-250 stacks of it every other week, just to have the Disenchant materials.

And blue-quality gems that come from the saronite continue to sell well.

End-game moneymaking is still in the lower saronite and eternal earths for JC's. Not titanium.

Ulduar nerfed, more nerfs on the way {WoW}

Apr 29th 2009 9:40AM The change to XT-002 Deconstructor's Tantrum is not a nerf. That is a major major major buff.. Think about it. 120% of damage over 10 seconds. Now you have 120% of damage over, what, 7-8 seconds? Holey moley I am glad I am not a healer.

Val'anyr is a Paladin weapon {WoW}

Apr 28th 2009 4:28PM Wowinsider really needs to look at its content if all it does is keeps cannabalizing their fellow blogger's content. For god sakes, add a blog roll, and stop it. Blogs are a personal thing, and I am sure Ferarro put a lot of time and effort into building her post, only to have you steal it from her.

Get some original content for once.

First day for Champions in the Argent Tournament {WoW}

Apr 20th 2009 11:52AM HA!

Best. Reference. Ever.

Random pop culture reference FTW! I can just hear Stewie in his patronizing voice saying the intro.

The Queue: Procs and more on Patch 3.1 {WoW}

Mar 11th 2009 11:47AM Has anyone noticed the distinct lack of new emblems for 10 man ulduar?

I know that they will be giving us 10 man-ers Emblems of Valour, but it seems like we are getting the gimp end of the stick. 25man gets to gear up with badges that are a full tier upgrades (from Naxx 25, etc....). We get emblems that will give us a Half tier upgrade - from Naxx 10 - Naxx 25.

It puts us at a distinct disadvantage. So to get our full T8 Gear, we have to wait on random drops from bosses. 25man get random drops AND emblem loot to get thier T8. Its a little frustrating to me.

It feels like Separate - but unequal - progression.

The Queue: Six {WoW}

Mar 3rd 2009 1:09PM I play on a (relatively) low drama server.

As, I am sure, on every server, trade is just full of garbage. I know there is little recourse over most of what is said, but there are a couple of things that are just absolutely unbearable - to the point most everyone turns off trade.

The first is (and you may filter this, if you need to) - spamming trade with "Anal {insert random talent/spell here}"

The second, and this is really the reason I am commenting, is "The Mini Mob" They SPAM relentlessly, the trade channel. They are a guild of gnomes that are not allowed to lvl beyond 5, cannot wear anything other than grey items, and SPAM and harrass players incessantly (my guild has been a target of thier harassment). Whenever they are on, trade channel becomes absolutely unsuable due to flame wars between them and the general populace.

My question is this - What can we do about these people? We have contacted GM's before, and they just respond "ignore them." It has gone beyond that though. Trade channel has been compeltely unusable because of them over the last week.

WoW Rookie: Level 80 - now what? {WoW}

Feb 12th 2009 10:10AM I just want to bring up to players that say "dont jump right into heroics."

When I dinged 80 on my ret pally main (no, I am not one of the flavor of the month ret's, I have played ret on this toon since he was created - way back in BC where you had to know what you were doing to get into any group with the dreaded "ret" stigma), I knew that I had no interest in PvP (ok thats not entirely true, I do PvP with a select few people who are not in it to win, but rather *gasp* have fun at the game). So, I started to look into gear upgrades that might just land me a few PUG naxx 10's and heroics. What did I find?

There are simply a shortfall of DPS plate out in the game. Aside from a shoulder upgrade in HoL reg (and it was a tank piece at that), I would need to A - Raise 4 reputations up to exalted for decent blue gear, or B - run heroics.

I think this is the biggest disconnect most people have about ret pallies. Everyone tells ret's to GTFO and go do some 80 instances. But you know what? There is nothing in those 80 instances for them except for mindless grinding for months on months to raise rep.

So please, if you have a decent group, welcome that ret into your heroic. If they have decent quest blues and greens, give them a chance not to suck, and earn a few badges and drops to get thier gear.

Forum post of the day: Tick Tock {WoW}

Feb 2nd 2009 9:29AM I play on a laptop connect card out in a rural area, and I dont have the best of signal (Can you hear me now?!?!?!?). As a result I have usually high latency - between 800ms to 1.5k. To say that it is difficult with the new wrath pathing is just insane.

So, the solution is to run past, and through the mob, and then turn around and let the mob come back at me. Its a little like PvP in PvE, LOL. On the pass through, I get a few hits off, and then ready to engage on the way back.

Countdown to Wrath Giveaway: Day 7 - Wrath Collector's Edition box {WoW}

Nov 6th 2008 11:19AM Yay Comments! I want a CE LK!