May 08

Sorry for the radio silence; for health reasons, I’ve been spending very little time online, and it’s really limited my blogging time. Still here! Not dead! And in the meantime, a quick update for this post:
The Jewelcrafting Quick Reference Table has been updated to include the four new jewelcrafting patterns introduced in patch 2.4.2, which [...]

May 08

Now Proudmoore has opened up Phase 4 of the new Shattered Sun daily quests, I’ve had a chance to check out the quests I didn’t get to do on the PTR. As a result, my guide to the Shattered Sun daily quests is now completed. Hope you find it useful!

May 08

Thanks to Magister’s Terrace and the new Shattered Sun faction rewards, I’ve picked up the following in the last week:

[Vial of the Sunwell]
[Figurine - Seaspray Albatross]
[Redeemer's Alchemist Stone] (well, actually, I’ll be crafting this tonight when I hit Exalted)

Very shiny, very epic. Given that they’re leaps and bounds better than my existing trinkets (which hadn’t [...]

May 08

As some of you may have worked out already, I’m something of a tabardaholic.
Cue the latest addition to my collection!

The Keepers of Time Tabard has existed in the game files for a while; in an undocumented patch addition, it was implemented in patch 2.4. It’s available from Alurmi, the KoT Quartermaster, at Exalted reputation [...]

May 08

So:

The dailies seem unchanged from the PTR. :)
All my mods work fine, including Omen. :)
Jewelcrafting: Brilliant Glass now has a 1-day cooldown. :(

Also, if you’re here via Google, you might want to check out:

A Guide to Daily Quests V: Shattered Sun
New Dailies in 2.4 (includes Sunwell dailies, fishing dailies, and world PvP dailies). More on [...]

May 08

News just in; MMO-Champion reports that the price of all the factional recipes in 2.4 has increased significantly.
In most cases, it’s not a huge issue; it’s a matter of one or two patterns for most people going from, say, 2g to 15g. Huge jump, yeah, but not a big problem.
Jewelcrafters, on the other hand, get [...]

May 08

There’s a lot of new stuff coming in 2.4, some of which is so good I’m going to want to acquire it on patch day, or as soon as it becomes available (in the case of stuff requiring Shattered Sun faction, or access to the new badge vendor). So, here’s my shopping list:

Jewelcrafting: [Figurine - [...]

May 08

See my complete guide to the Sunwell dailies here.
Okay, so time to give a rundown on a few more of the PTR’s new daily quests:
Crocolisks in the City
This one’s a fishing daily.
“Hello lass. I’m glad you’ve stopped by to talk to this old man– there’s trouble back home.
A traveling merchant recently sold a batch of [...]

May 08

a.k.a “2.4: Sunwell Dailies – The Guide”
Rather than do a hodge-podge of posts about quests here and there, I thought I’d try and put together a bit of an index to the quests as a whole; this should be largely complete now.
The Sunwell Dailies – How They Work
Basically, the world event in 2.4 involves the [...]

May 08

I just noticed on the PTR that the new Holy Shock:
a) costs 650 mana (up from 435, a ~33% increase), so that’s a big cost increase and makes Holy Shock much more of an “emergency stopgap” heal than a viable part of a healing rotation. This is also going to make life more mana-intensive for [...]