Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ding 83!

Just finished up Deepholme and dinged 83. I've done all of Mount Hyjal and some of Vashj'ir so far. MH was a really cool zone, had some great quests. The Bears Up There was one of my favorites, totally hilarious.Vashj'ir isn't as bad as I thought it would be, for a water zone. Still not as good as Hyjal even if the Seahorse mount is sweet. Deepholme was a good time too, very nice sense of flow. The quests are more spread out as well, which prevents camping/fighting for spawns.

Flying down to Uldum now to start work on 84. Also picked up Archaeology so I'm gonna mess around with that a little.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Cataclysm Soon!

In less than an hour, we'll all start the grind to 85! I've got my collector's edition in hand, my Lil Deathwing chilling beside me as I camp the Flying Trainer. Had to bind interact with target to a hotkey so I can actually use the trainer who is covered in a...horde of players.

Once it goes live I'm going to grind my ass off, and maybe get Realm First 85 DK. Bought some energy drinks and took a few days off from work. Wish me luck!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Goblin Turbo Trike Guide

I finally got my Gobbo Trike last night after a few days of grinding, and it looks really cool. Here are some pics:

Learn how to get your own after the jump.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

4.0.3a Thoughts, Hotfixes

Weee, patch day! A totally fun clusterfuck of "Are the servers up? Woot! Now can I stay logged in long enough to do X?" There are plenty of awesome changes that went live last night; the new Org, revamped leveling zones, quests inside dungeons, etc. Of course, there were some broken things too (the mailbox crash was particularly frustrating when I was trying to list auctions), but that's par for the course on a patch day. Anyway, here's a list of what Blizz fixed for us overnight.

  • Alterac Valley, Isle of Conquest, and Strand of the Ancients should no longer attempt to place players in a level 80-84 bracket.
  • Players should no longer be disconnected from a realm when attempting to take an item out of the mail which has been marked for deletion.
  • The title "Champion of [guildname]" can no longer be improperly awarded to players.
  • The amount of gold received when converting Battleground Marks of Honor above the honor cap has been reduced to the intended amount.
  • Classes
    • Druids
      • The damage done by the following abilities has been reduced by approximately 17%: Mangle (Bear), Maul, Lacerate, Pulverize, Swipe (Bear), Thrash.
    • Hunters
      • A second pet can no longer be summoned when the active pet is dead.
    • Mages
      • Arcane Concentration will not go on internal cooldown when it fails to proc.
      • The damage from Deep Freeze on stun-immune targets is now properly benefitting from Frostburn, including when increased by Mastery Rating on gear.
      • Frostfire Orb now correctly triggers Ignite on critical hits.
      • Pyroblast! made available by Hot Streak will no longer consume Clearcasting.
      • When Scorch is cast by a mage who has Improved Scorch Rank 2, it will no longer consume Clearcasting.
      • Shatter now only increases the chance for Molten Armor's damage to be a critical strike when the target is actually frozen, as intended.
    • Paladins
      • Glyph of Light of Dawn no longer incorrectly reduces the healing of Light of Dawn.
    • Priests
      • Prayer of Healing is now properly healing all of the target's party members, unless they are further than 30 yards away.
      • Twisted Faith no longer gives a 4% damage increase to Mind Flay when Shadow Word: Pain is active on a target.
    • Rogues
      • Envenom now properly scales with Potent Poisons.
    • Warlocks
      • Soul Fire will no longer consume both Empowered Imp and Soulburn when they are active.  It will consume Empowered Imp and leave Soulburn still active.
    • Warriors
      • Shield Slam's damage has been reduced by about 28% at level 15, with less, but still noticeable reductions at higher levels.
  • Quests
    • The Wayward Fire Elemental is now properly tracked on the mini-map for the quest "Ice and Fire".
    • Fishing daily quests in Stormwind and Orgrimmar have returned.
    • Players will now reach their flight destination properly for the quest "Fuselight, Ho!"
    • It is no longer possible to use all the charges on the Purified Moonwell Water at a single brazier for the quest "Dousing the Flames of Protection".
    • The tauren quest "Heeding the Call" has been removed from the game and is no longer improperly still being offered to players.