May 08

Look, it’s a post! Yes, I know it’s not a pally post, but the 3.2-related stuff is still brewing.
4 July 09: Unfortunately this post has lost all its comments due to technical reasons.
Patch 3.2 brings with it WotLK’s long-awaited epic gems. The item names have been known ever since they were datamined during the [...]

May 08

Some more widescreen desktop wallpapers to share the WotLK love – half a dozen WotLK wallpapers from Grizzly Hills, Zul’Drak and the Storm Peaks. Coming up next, a few wallpapers from beautiful instances.

      
Click the link to view the fullsize wallpaper, or right-click and save. All are 1680×1050. Click the wallpaper tag to see other wallpapers [...]

May 08

Finally, the WotLK version of the much-loved Jewelcrafting Quick Reference Sheet. The format’s changed slightly and it’s not as pretty, because Blizzard introduced a ton of new gem cuts in WotLK, and there just wasn’t room for them in the old layout.
This table includes all jewelcrafting gem cuts excluding BoP gems that are JC-only. It [...]

May 08

Note: This post contains spoilers for Wrath of the Lich King.
Some widescreen desktop wallpapers, so you can enjoy the beautiful Northrend vistas even if you’re not in the beta test:

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

Some widescreen desktop wallpapers, so you can enjoy the beautiful Sunwelly goodness even when you’re not playing:

    

Click the link to view the fullsize wallpaper, or right-click and save. All four are 1680×1050.

May 08

An update for this post:
The Jewelcrafting Quick Reference Table has been updated to include the various new jewelcrafting patterns being implemented in patch 2.4.
This table includes all jewelcrafting gem cuts excluding BoP gems that are JC-only. It is current as of 5 March 08, Patch 2.4 PTR build.

If you prefer it in PDF form, you [...]

May 08

I’m the main jewelcrafter for my guild, thanks to an obsessive dedication to completionism – I have every non-epic pattern. (Sadly I can’t get the epic ones as they require one to be attuned to and/or raiding in Mt Hyjal, which is a rant for another day.)
People are always asking me “what’s a good gem [...]