My user interface

29 December 2008

Time for the ‘my UI/my addons’ post. 🙂

Check out the image below first

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My gear at 80

24 December 2008

OK this is a snapshot of my gear as I reached 80.  Its all very well to post about the gear to get from instances or tailoring, but what did I actually get and how close to being heroic ready am I at 80?

My gear:


Making money

22 December 2008

I’ve resumed my interest in the Auction House (AH) recently after reading Wow Economist.  Ok, let me start at the start.  I recently hit level 80 and I still didn’t even have a basic flyer.  Yes I admit it, i’m so far out of fashion it’s almost laughable.  So I need to make some cash.  I want to actually get my epic flyer soon so I actually need some serious cash.  Over about a week I raised about 2k gold and here are some tips on how I did it.

Firstly I parked one of my alts at the AH.  I had a  good look around at prices, especially of Wrath gear.  This was just to familiarise myself with prices and I use this alt for all trading.  This is much easier than dragging Turkelife away from Northrend regularly.

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First impressions of my build at 80

20 December 2008

Ding 80!  OK now that is out of the way this is going to be a quick post re:my current build.  In short, it is performing pretty much as expected.

Penance is pretty useless as a damage spell, but awesome as a heal.  A bit of a shame about the damage and I hope they buff it in the future.  Healing-wise it is a very nice heal and the 8s (talented) cool down isn’t really an issue.  I’m pretty much spamming it on cool down and loving it.  Especially on the tank.  One trap for young players is that Penance is one of the few (only?) healing spells which require a priest to be facing their  target.  This has slowed me down a second here or there as I remember to turn to heal non-tanks.

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AFK and Merry Christmas!

16 December 2008

Yes I know i’m a bit early.  🙂 By the time you read this i’ll be on holidays.  This means travelling, family and various other devious distractions that keep me away from my PC.

So the short story is that I won’t be gaming or blogging much until the New Year.  I will be playing during a few lulls in the silly season madness and I will try and blog a post or two, but no guarantees.

I feel a bit guilty about this as my readership has multiplied significantly during the last month and a silent blog is a dying blog, but such is life.  Hopefully you’ll mostly return in the new year for more joy (mine at least).

So Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!

Gobble gobble.


Turkelife’s build at 80

14 December 2008

Ver 3.0.8

I’m changing builds.  Why?  In a word, Penance.  I want to try it out.  I was planning on waiting until 80 to swap to this build, but with Christmas coming I just can’t wait that long.  I need presents now! 🙂

Penance is the 51 point Disc talent, the crowning achievement of the Disc tree.  So it had better be pretty good and its time to find out.  I suspect it’s going to be great for healing and moderately useless for (solo) damage.  We shall see…

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PTR 3.0.8

12 December 2008

Just a quickie.  Just in case you live in a bubble and didn’t know patch 3.0.8 is live on the public test realms.  Full notes are here.  My quick comments below.

Priest stuff

  • Abolish Disease and Cure Disease can now be cast while in Shadowform.
    Nice, soon i’ll be able to heal in shadow form 😉
  • Holy: Circle of Healing now has a 6 second cool down.
    Holy priests will now have to re-engage their brain. I know it wasn’t quite that bad, but you have to admit you were becoming lazy.
  • Levitate is now castable on others.
    I’m sure I can resist the urge to cast this very cheap spell on party members at random 🙂

Shadow

  • Shadowform: You can now shift into Shadowform while mounted or sitting.
    Well, this is an interesting change.  I wander if warriors will be able to change stance while mounted…  Being continually in SF was part of the reason I stopped being a spriest.  This helps a little.  Now if only they had their niche (or any niche) back.

Alchemy

  • All flasks no longer require an alchemy lab to create.
    A nice annoyance removed.

General

  • Racial restrictions on mounts have now been lifted. Night elves on mechanostriders? Tauren on raptors? You’re not seeing things.
    Why?  Seems another piece of WoW flavour has been killed off in the interest of homogenising WoW.  A shame.
  • Tapping: All player spells which cause a creature to become aggressive to you will now also immediately cause the creature to be tapped.
    Nice.
  • We have added over 60 new graveyards to Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms.
    Darn! There goes the rant post about my new warrior and the lack of graveyards.  This was giving me the you know whats.  This is a good thing.
  • The run speed in spirit form has been increased by 50%. Night Elves in Wisp form will now move at 75% speed.
    Handy.  Very handy.  Especially for the above noob warrior who was dying with frightening frequency.

Shaman

There have been a few significant looking changes to shaman in the patch, but they are mostly in the Elemental tree with which I have pretty much zero experience.  So I can’t offer any insightful one word comments on them 😉

Warrior

  • Titan’s Grip: The hit chance penalty has been removed.
    I’m sure the warrior blogs will have more to say regarding this one.  I’m not really concerned either way.  A nice buff to Fury though.
  • Taunt: Range increased to 30 yards.
    This was a little annoying so a nice little buff.

There were a heap of class changes to classes I don’t know much about also. 

Gobble gobble.