Apr 4th 2012 12:03PM Thanks for the responses. Just as a followup, does a spec with those talents get any speed benefit from Assassin's Step?
Apr 4th 2012 10:58AM Since I'm in the process of leveling a rogue specifically for PvP, I'm just curious: Is there any reason to take Nightstalker once you have Quickening? There's the cooldown reduction on Stealth, but it seems like most PvP engagements are long enough (plus the 5 second rule) that that doesn't really benefit you. I feel like within the context of thus build, those points would be better spent getting a guaranteed extra combo point from your openers.
Apr 2nd 2012 5:22PM Godfrey summons ghouls, but Mannoroth can summon a freaking Burning Legion army. Assuming Godfrey doesn't have Tyrande backing him up (and wouldn't THAT be interesting?), I'd say that pretty much neutralizes his ghouls, and probably demands much of his attention too. Standing still to summon or cast Pistol Barrage? Have some fel fire.
Mannoroth by a mile.
Apr 2nd 2012 4:52PM My main has always been a tauren DK tank. I've had two of them, because I've started from scratch on another account, but I basically made the second a clone of the first, so it really feels like a continuation of the same toon, minus the achievements I got during Wrath.
Now, for me the concept of a main is a separate thing from the character I'm playing the most right now. Right now the overwhelming majority of my time has been spent on the baby rogue I've been leveling through battlegrounds, and in the past I've set tanking aside for bouts of shadow priesting or BM hunting, but the DK is always what I come back to for raiding and guild activities, the first to run new content, and almost always the best geared.
Apr 2nd 2012 11:32AM I wanted to have everything I needed out of the HoT heroics before stepping into LFR, so I spent about a month farming Benedictus for the tanking trinket, watching it get ninja'd by inconsiderate DPS despite my mentioning at the beginning of the run that I needed it.
Then, on my very first DS run after getting it, I promptly replaced it with the one from Spine.
Mar 29th 2012 4:43PM In my experience, F2P twinking is supported by Blizzard. I made one just to see how well I could do on a free account, and never had any trouble getting into BGs.
Fair warning though: it is balls hard, and extremely tedious. Getting 10g together to turn off your XP by vendoring things is a chore, and then you start the process of acquiring the thousands of honor needed to get your heirlooms. That, and the insane frustration of trying to get an Arena Grand Master without 85s to back you up in the ring.
Even once you have your gear, you'll still be at a disadvantage because you don't have access to Rumsey Rum, and the item enhancements you'll be able to make with enchanting and leatherworking at the trial account skill cap aren't quite as good as what everybody else has, and to get them I still had to juggle several professions before settling on mining (for stamina) and engineering (for goggles).
It can be done, but it's an awful lot of work and in the end the results aren't quite as good as "legit" twinking.
Mar 29th 2012 2:40PM Calling it: BM will be the top DPS spec on launch.
If not, at the very least it will be the coolest.
Mar 29th 2012 12:45AM As somebody with a lv 19 twink rogue, I'm really not looking forward to the talent tree changes because goodbye, Shadowstep. While I'm sure combat and assassination rogues are thrilled, we lowbie WSG enthusiasts are in for a really painful time getting kited relentlessly by the already OP hunters and mages.
Mar 26th 2012 6:23PM Remember, the most important thing is to keep testing!
Mar 18th 2012 11:01AM I think a beta date is pretty inevitable, so the surprise for me would be "The MoP beta will begin... TODAY!!!"