Jun 5th 2009 3:06PM I agree wholeheartedly: your stats are your self-buffed stats. Unbuffed = not buffed by others, the base that you will always have.
Apr 17th 2009 1:58PM Wow, this is one of those things everyone wants to chime in on, and even though it's to page nine, and hardly anyone will read this, I feel compelled to add my ten cents.
My draenei hunter, my first main, would love a black worg mount to match her old pet, who mostly stays stabled nowadays since its unique skill was ruined. For flying, an epic ebon gryphon. Nice that they added a model for it in the form of the Black Knight's, so it's only a matter of time, but I really dislike the armoured look.
My current main, my shaman, wants an unarmoured version of her epic frostsabre, and in the meantime is riding a white riding talbuk. She has the flying mount she wants, the hippogryph, but an unarmoured epic snowy gryphon would make me write a random mount macro.
My druid wants a swift travel form, probably a stag, but is currently trying off-and-on for the raven lord and deathcharger. She will probably never buy a flying mount as flight form is so great: instant cast, and you can loot.
Lastly, for my rogue, a raptor... If I can get another healer into the ZG runs I do with a mate of mine, I'll start taking my rogue and crossing my fingers. For flying, she'll be buying that Oracles egg every week.
Well, that wasn't quite the last: my night elf hunter _finally_ got her mechanostrider! And promptly learned why people hate them so much :p She'd love to learn a schematic to create a quieter version, and looks forward to her roflcopter.
On another note, there should be a "black market" mount vendor in Booty Bay, where every basic (sold by vendors) mount is offered in limited supply at insane prices... I'm talking like several thousand gold for a regular level 30 mount. Also, I'd love to see some sort of item that you could use to turn a non-epic mount into an epic. It would cost more (maybe a lot more) than just buying an epic, but it'd offer the choice to use the more attractive regular mounts.
Apr 12th 2009 1:51PM Yeah, I don't care for the armoured look, and I wish I could have a more plain epic mount. I finally got it in my riding talbuk, but those're the only unarmoured epics I know of.
It's even worse with the flying mounts, the regular ones look so much better (Alliance side, where we don't have those ugly wyverns).
Apr 12th 2009 1:31PM VanCleef was definitely in the right to start out with, but by the time he's run off the innocent citizens of Westfall, he's plenty past that point.
Apr 12th 2009 1:21PM I really love Archeus, it was the first time I ever asked a mate to give me a boost, so I could at least use it for a few levels before I replaced it.
As hard as Mor'Ladim is, it should be slightly higher level and a blue.
Mar 9th 2009 10:44AM Druid: "I wish I didn't have to shapeshift into those ugly forms to do things."
Draenei shaman: "I wish everyone could just get along, and that the Orcs would at least understand that their genocide against my people was wrong." (http://www.wowhead.com/?quest=11503 - apparently the Mag'har still think the Draenei were their enemies, while Draenei pleas for peace are met with hostility.)
Feb 13th 2009 12:24PM I levelled my main, a shaman, as resto and had no problem, but recently had to do my first respec on my (then) 71 druid from balance to resto.
After the instance was over, I thought about staying resto so it'd be easier to get groups for instances, but I realised it would be too hard to level without the armour increase (15% mitigation with MotW) and pushback resistances from balance talents. Not impossible, but not very fun.
Probably the fourties would be the time to introduce dual specs, I was able to heal through SM as balance with no problem, but the fourties are when you start getting the first really unique build-specific talents.
I should also add that the arguments about introducing too much confusion for new players are pretty ridiculous. No-one will be forced to have two specs, only those who want them have to buy them.
Feb 4th 2009 2:52PM My first epic was the Gloves of Holy Might (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=867) which dropped in StV for my hunter in her late 30's. Even though I knew I'd get to wear mail in a couple of levels, and was practically broke, I equipped them, and wore them until Outland (probably passing over a couple of upgrades). Luckily, when a parrot dropped of some pirates further south, I looked it up on Wowhead. That Hyacinth Macaw sold for about 200 gold, I think, which seemed like a fortune when 2 gold was about the most I'd ever had at a time.
My first on my current main, a resto shammy, was the Whirlwind Bracers from Kara (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28503), which was also the first piece of gear I ever thought was worth getting enchanted.