Patch 2.4 Musings

Magister’s Terrace, the new 5-man instance is fun. We ran it a few times this weekend, on both normal and heroic. On normal, the difficulty and loot are roughly equivalent to a low end heroic. On heroic, the difficulty and loot is roughly equivalent to Karazhan (opinion might change once we run it a few more times). There’s a very nice tanking trinket: Commendation of Kael’Thas.

At exalted with the new faction, two nice tanking shields are available. One being a marginal upgrade to the one that drops off of Nightbane (but way prettier). I am hoping though that at least one of the raid shields will drop before then -_-…

2.4 broke a good chunk of my add-ons, including Omen, Recount, and some of my boss mods. Omen 2 is utter crap, it doesn’t show anything half of the time. When it does, it is grossly inaccurate. The new combat log is neat, but annoying. Why does it have to scroll through every piece of information every time I rezone? Oh: Did you know that you can now display the lucky charms in chat? The format is: {name}. So, to display the square: {square}. Awesome!

We got dumped on by the instance server this weekend: It kept booting our entire raid and resetting all of the trash. Getting lag dumped right before a victory kill is especially lame. I took my gimpy 68 hunter through Attumen in Kara yesterday afternoon. lol, he picked up his very first badge of justice and epic. Time to level him to 70 so that he can equip it (and so that I have a secondary character to farm daily quest gold).

It’s been nearly a month since I was supposedly going to fix the site theme and errors, bah. Busy and “busy” with various items lol. Oh, I know that the footer isn’t a very glorious spot for all of my favorite WoW blogs, must fix that and the links as well (half of which are broken and out of date).

Cheap Raid Consumables

All of the WoW item mouseover links will completely break until I update all of the tags. All of the entry images will too until I do the same. I’m going to probably also condense some of the guides (like all of the gemming and resist gear articles) for the sake of organization. I also took the liberty of pruning off all of the really really short posts and all of the really really pointless posts. Ideally, everything will get re-tagged whenever…

Cheap Raiding Consumables
I’m a cheapskate. These are all of (or most) the instance specific consumables, which are usually pretty easy to obtain. Also, though not listed below, the unstable mana/healing potions are available via the repeatable Skettis daily quest if you can catch the NPC. My bank is perpetually full because it is half filled with odd BoP items :/

Unstable Flask of the Sorcerer: Only usable in the Blade’s Edge Mountains Plateaus and in Gruul’s Lair. If you are too lazy to actually kill the mobs and manually buy the potions from the BEM NPC, like me, the flasks are usually available on the Auction House for really cheap (50s to 3g on my server, depending on the flask). There’s no excuse NOT to be flasked it Gruul, these are seriously easy as hell to get.

Shattrath Flask of Fortification: Same as the normal Flask of Fort. You can purchase these with one Mark of the Illidari, a BoE token that drops randomly off of trash in the higher end 25-man raids (depends on how your guild distributes these). Only usable in said instances.

Red Ogre Brew & Blue Ogre Brew: 3 Apexis Shards each. Only usable in BEM and Gruul’s

Crystal Healing Potion & Crystal Mana Potion: 50 Apexis Shards and 40s each. Kind of expensive but equal to a super mana/healing potion and usable anywhere.

Bottled Nethergone Vapor & Bottled Nethergon Energy. Only usable in TK; They drop off of any mob in any TK instance.