May 08

As I just mentioned, I picked up the [Vial of the Sunwell] last night in Heroic Magister’s Terrace, and I’ve been trying to assess its value.
A brief attack of theorycrafting (hello, Excel spreadsheets) later, and here’s what we’ve got:
Assumptions

Healer is a paladin
Healer uses approximately 75% Flash of Lights and 25% Holy Lights
Healer is chain-casting
Trinket is [...]

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

I’ve never been one of those hybrids who changes spec at the drop of a hat to meet the needs of a group; I change specs once every few months at most, agonising over the placement of every talent point. Regardless of my championing of the “hybrids should be able to perform all their roles”, [...]

May 08

Healing trinkets can often be difficult to analyse, because they offer stats and effects that you don’t typically find on other items. MK of A Dwarf Priest said it best: “you should carry multiple trinkets and select based on your needs for the given encounter.”. That’s an excellent post analysing healing trinkets, incidentally, and I [...]

May 08

I apologise for the lack of tasty content over the last few days; I’ve been extremely tired, and doing the bare minimum.
This is something I’d been talking about with a friend lately anyway, so when I saw Anna of Too Many Annas blogging about what she packs for a raid, I thought I’d join in!
Here’s [...]

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

MMO-Champion has just reported that one of the Shattered Sun NPCs on the Isle of Quel’Danas (Shaani, the Jewelcrafting Supplies vendor in the Sun’s Reach Harbor) will now sell all the raw epic gems for 15 badges.
Image from MMO-Champion.
Very interesting.
These gems are currently only available in Mount Hyjal (mined from gem nodes after the first [...]

May 08

There are a number of very good rep rewards available for paladins, particularly Protection and Holy paladins. I thought I’d do a bit of a rundown for those who are levelling a pally and haven’t identified their faction goals yet. If you’re a holy paladin in pre-raid gear, you might want to aim for:
Honor Hold/Thrallmar [...]

May 08

After tweaking my gear sets, I now have 902 spelldamage and 25.74% spell crit in my DPS set. Not bad for a healbot.
I am not displeased. :)