Patch 3.3 Rogue Starting 80 Gear

So, you got an alt Rogue that needs some gear and you’re neither in the mood for detailed research nor striving for absolute perfection? Then this post may be for me you. (Yes, usually I’m not going for “good enough”, but my main is a 80 Rogue, so spare me some slack on my alt 80 Rogue.)
Not going to bother with rep rewards and blues, although they might be slightly better, sometimes they’re not as easy accessible due to rep grinds. This might be reworked.

Chest	Marwyn	HoR H Choking Hauberk
	Captain	HoR N Blackened Geist Ribs
Feet	Captain	HoR H Blighted Leather Footpads
	Sjonnir	HoS H Boots of the Whirling Mist
Hands	Marwyn	HoR N Carpal Tunnelers
	Paletr	ToC N Gloves of the Argent Fanatic
	Ymiron	UP H
Head	Devour	FoS H Frayed Scoundrel's Cap
	TBK	ToC H
Legs	Tyrann	PoS H Fleshwerk Leggings
	Eadric	ToC N Leggings of Brazen Trespass
	Gal'da	Gun H
Should	Falric 	HoR H Spaulders of Black Betrayal
	Bronja	FoS N Bewildering Shoulderpads
	TBK	ToC N Gored Hide Legguards
Wrist	Ick	PoS H Chewed Leather Wristguards
		ToC H
	Wyrmre	Exalted
	Loken	HoL H
		Ocu N
Waist	Forgem	PoS N Flayer's Black Belt
Back	Devour	FoS N Accursed Crawling Cape
Neck	Forgem	PoS H Barbed Ymirheim Choker
Finger	Tyrann	PoS H Band of Stained Souls
	Forgem	PoS N Ring of Carnelian and Bone
	TBK	ToC N
Trinket Devour	FoS H Needle-Encrusted Scorpion
	Confess	ToC N Banner of Victory
MH	Bronja	FoS H Axe Nighttime
	Captain	HoR N Dagger Chilled Heart of the Glacier
	Captain	HoR H Mace Black Icicle
	Eadric	ToC H Mace Aledar's Battlestar
	Falric	HoR N Sword Ghoulslicer
	Devour	FoS H Dagger Blood Weeper
	TBK	ToC H Dagger
	Devour	FoS N Dagger Heartshiver
OH	Falric  HoR N Axe Tank Falric's Wrist-Chopper
	Bronja	FoS N Mace Tank Lucky Old Sun
	Captain HoR H Sword Liar's Tongue
	Ick	PoS N Dagger Krick's Beetle Stabber
Ranged	Captain HoR H Bow Crypt Fiend Slayer
	Bronja	FoS H Thr Papa's Brand New Knife

Yes, there’s two tank weapons in there. Don’t you dare roll need over a tank, even off-spec.
But before sharding, take em and toss your party 20g. Same goes for ranged weapons.

New Addons and randoms

Running my daily randoms whenever time permits, DPS/Tank/Healer at 80 and Mage at 79 for Triumph and XP.
So far still happy with all the randoms, apart from a weird tank every now and then or DPS where I do more DPS on my Rogue than the 2 others, it’s fine.
When I installed RankWatch, first out of curiosity how much hits I would get, I thought people might be pissed, until now one person didn’t respond and I’ve already got like 10 “Thank You”, because they seemed to have misplaced stuff on their bars, dinged 80 recently and forgot to train or were lost in dualspec 🙂 Nice addon.
On my tank I’ve jumped the bandwagon and tried Tidy Plates and Threat Plates, quite nice for trigger happy DPS in heroics.
Over and out.

A tale of Bagspace

I’m one of the people who can’t ever have enough bagspace. Seriously.
I just stumbled upon this nice post by KarthisAndrew of Teeth and Claws, back when he played WoW. I’ve not so much got raiding stuff in my bags nowadays, but it’s still full. Basically on every character I have, and it’s not that I abuse all my alts as bank characters. 70 Hunter – Leather, 70 Priest – Enchanting mats, 70 Warlock – all Northrend food, 7x Mage – Engineering mats, 80 Shaman & Druid – Herbs, 80 Warrior – Ore and Bars, 6x Paladin – Gems and JC mats… No wonder they’re all mostly full. Then the older characters (Rogue, Warrior and Druid especially) have a bank full of old Tier gear I don’t want to delete or sell and a ton of other stuff. Soo glad mounts and pets are spells nowadays.
But let’s get to the gory details:
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Patch 3.3 goodness

Tried out the Random Heroics tonight, very impressed. Lucky with groups, ok. But I’m so glad you can keep your cross-server group and just go on and on and on.
Didn’t really count my Emblems, but I think it’s been 7 Frost and about 40 Triumph for my Shammy:

  • Razorscale, Weekly Raid
  • ToC 10
  • “Daily” Heroic
  • Countless random heroics

Oh and we even managed to do Watch Him Die, Hadronox Denied and Zombiefest! in one group, quite awesome.

Patch 3.3 woes

This “disenchant” feature could have been ace.
Instead it’s bringing stupdity up to the next level.
I’m not talking about the first boss, where only our disenchanter greeded and got the Abyss Crystal. As he’s from another server, I’m not sure we could have rolled and traded it then.
I’m also not talking about the second boss, where I still didn’t get it and passed. The other 4 all chose “Disenchant” and one randomly got the Crystal – fine.
No, I’m talking about the next boss, where 4 people chose “Disenchant” and our tank druid wanted to “Need” the cloth belt, as it was a clear upgrade for his healing set. But no, he could not click “Need”. We don’t know if it’s because he wears leather, because he joined as Tank in the LFG tool, why we couldn’t change “Need before Greed” to “Group Loot” or why the hell this can happen that some upgrade is automatically sharded…

…what?

Resubscribed to second accounts for a month, so I had a little task for my 61 Blood Elf Paladin to do – the epic Charger quest line (no, cheating at the trainer is not allowed).
So I was at the part with the material costs, and there was no Pristine Black Diamond on the Horde AH, so this happened:

  • Account A, toon aa, buys a Pristine Black Diamond on the Alliance AH in SW.
  • Account A, toon aa trades to Account B, toon ab.
  • Account B, toon ab flies to Booty and puts it on the Neutral AH.
  • Account A, toon hc uses Engineering to get to Gadgetzan.
  • Account A, toon hc buys the Diamond, sends it to Account A, toon hd.
  • Account A, toon hd puts it into Guild Bank hX.
  • Account C, toon he takes it out of Guild Bank hX, sends a mail to Account C, toon hf.
  • Account C, toon hf can turn in the quest. Voila, trade complete.

Lost me somewhere in between? I nearly did…

Cooking, the cheap way

A little experiment on my Level 70 DK on a remote server, cooking during Pilgrim’s Bounty:
Cooking level when starting: 0
Cooking level when finished: 353
Money spent at trainer: 95c + 4s 75c + 95s + 2g 27s 50c + 9g 50s = ~13g
Money spent for materials: ~2g
Recipes known: 9
Experience earned: 5*6250 from dailies and I think 5*9500: ~80k
Time spent: 1h-1.5h

Mhm, Nightfall

Yesterday was a strange day.
Came home from work, totally smashed, went to bed. The guild did ToGC10 and banged their heads against the faction champions (hey, what else? I bet Twin Valkyr will be easier).
At some point they had a Priest disconnect and not coming back, so they decided to go for S3D 10man. Luckily for me I had just woken up and got to power up my computer and WoW (thanks to the girlfriend in said raid) and so off we went to TOS.
After a few 20% wipes with unlucky Flame Waves and then summoning an Alchemist alt and handing out some Speed Potions, we nailed it.
On the one hand we’re happy, on the other hand it really feels cheated now, with much better gear (well, not for all of us, some are still knee-deep in Naxx gear). I think we really should have tried it more often half a year ago.
Anyway, one hour well spent, some 30g repairs each, 9x new “of the Nightfall” and one mount.
This was the lineup:

  • 1 DK tank who had already done it
  • 1 Holy Pally – healing
  • 2 Arcane Mages
  • 1 Blood DK
  • 1 Retri Pally kiting the first drake
  • 1 Elemental Shammy
  • 1 Destro Warlock
  • 1 Enhancement Shammy
  • 1 Assassination Rogue – yours truly

Macrolicious

I’m not a keen macro user. It’s not that I find em useless, or pretty hard to make. Well, some parts *are* a bit weird. Not MediaWiki-(that’s the software that runs Wikipedia and the awesome WowWiki as well)-weird (the template language they use is so obscure that I find Assembler or C to be easy, readable and less error-prone, but I digress), but still weird. No, I just don’t need em so much. Either I’ve flat out refused to use them (like the spammy tank macro that wildly mashes buttons) or haven’t seen the need to macro any of my fixed rotations.
But I still have a few macros, read after the break.
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The big Addon roundup

I certainly mentioned I’m an achievement freak, but that’s only an obsession of the last year. I’ve been an addon freak for much longer.
I’ve been putting up a “Recommended AddOns” post on my guild forums nearly every year, so let’s stick to that tradition.
I’ve chosen to file them into one of these categories this time:
  • Absolutely essential
  • Very useful
  • FuBar and LDB
  • Nice to have
  • Installed, but subject to change
  • New Addons

Read more after the break.