May 08

I wrote this as a reply to a thread on the PTR forums where the original poster was complaining that you could buy T6 loot with BoJ. I felt it’d fit here as a general statement of my opinion, too.
The only real problem with having high-level loot accessible via badges of justice was that it [...]

May 08

I’ve made myself something of an expert on Jewelcrafting, ever since I wrote a levelling guide for jewelcrafting during the TBC beta (which is now somewhat error-prone thanks to Blizzard changing recipes and skill levels around; I’ll redo it someday).
There are a number of gem options that are suitable for healadin pallies, but you should [...]

May 08

Primal Nethers and Nether Vortexes are currently Bind on Equip on the PTR, instead of BoP (confirmation here), and this has sparked quite a lot of discussion; I just watched a debate scroll past in guildchat while in an instance.
To be honest, I like the change; it’s something I’ve been hoping for for a while. [...]

May 08

With thanks to Big Bear Butt for pointing this out: WoWhead has a nice list of items that have been changed in patch 2.4. There’s been so much attention on all the new content in 2.4 that this hasn’t got much mention yet.
Well, check this out, happy healadins:
[Libram of Mending]
Old version: Your Holy Light spell [...]

May 08

So, tonight I noticed one more good reason to go and collect at least some of these coins.
Festival Dumplings.
You can get 8 dumplings for one Coin of Ancestry from Valadar Starsong in Nighthaven (53,35 in Moonglade). They stack to 20, so 5 coins will get you 2 stacks.
Now, look at the effect. 4% of your [...]

May 08

As you’ve probably seen eleswhere, much is being made of Drysc’s little comment that Patch 2.4 would include “BT-quality badge loot”.
I’m… torn.
On the one hand, yay. It’s always nice to have more avenues to gear up – and this makes it easier for endgame-clearing guilds to gear up rerolls and new recruits. Not that I’m [...]

May 08

Everyone has their little foibles, right?
Well, apparently I’m addicted to tabards. Some time before TBC was released, I realised I had almost every tabard in the game (available to my faction, obviously). What a worthy goal it would be to fill out that collection, I thought.
I’ve always been a bit of a reputation junkie; this [...]

May 08

Now this is something that really bugs me. Heroic instances are a regular part of life for many (most?) level 70s; they’re the next step after gearing up at 70, and provide a good transition between standard instances and raids. There are heroic versions of every TBC dungeon, from Hellfire Ramparts through to Shattered Halls [...]

May 08

It’s good to see that the design team for paladin gear is still smoking the good stuff, years after the original banana shoulders were released.
Last weekend in Zul’Aman, I picked up a set of Spaulders of the Advocate.
These things are crazy.

It’s lucky I have good posture, or those things would just slide right off my [...]

May 08

With 2.3 scheduled to roll in a couple of days, one of the changes I’m eagerly anticipating is the revision of healer gear. Almost all healing gear is being modified to add spell damage as well, approximately equal to one-third of the item’s +heal value. As an example, Breastplate of the Lightbinder (a plate healing [...]