Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Couldn't think of a better title for this post.

Since my warrior is 80 and I don't have time to find groups for running even normal Trial of the Champion, I simply log her now to do the Argent Tournament dailies. Once I have 50 Champion's Seals, I'll be able to get two Claymores of the Prophet. Upgrading to a weapon with haste isn't really very good, but it will give me a slight DPS boost in preparation for chain instancing (normal Icecrown and Trial) once 3.3 hits. The gear won't exactly roll in, due to my limited play-time, but I should be able to gear up for heroics in a few weeks.

And so I decided to level another toon. My rogue and shaman are the only other two that have epic flyers, so I flipped a coin to see which one to give Cold Weather Flying to, and start playing.

I was leaning towards shaman anyway -- since his mount is way cooler and I had just levelled a melee toon -- so when the coin flip backed me up, I grabbed the tome and started carving (or at least lightning bolting) my way through Borean Tundra.

Now he's level 71, and I will try and play him as often as I can. I guess I got sick of playing my priest, but I'll get her through those last two levels eventually. I just feel like damaging stuff.

Also, it will be fun to level Engineering.

Gaiwyn of Proudmoore

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Three Down

Zlaenya is level 80. Now I want to wait for patch 3.3 so that I can effectively use my time to do Trial of the Champion repeatedly on normal to get basic epics before starting on heroics.

I crafted two rings and an amulet for Ilyaena for when she hits 80. There is also a healing robe sitting in my bank, and I will craft the gloves when I get around to making the cloth.

Titanium ore is way overpriced. I guess it stands to reason though, considering I have yet to mine my first node and I spent all of three levels in Icecrown. I have seen two nodes, actually. The first time, my skill was too low. The second time, I lost track of the node before being able to get to it. Considering auction prices, though, if I want anything crafted, it does appear to still be worth flying around, looking for nodes.

Guess it's back to the priest for now, though.


Gaiwyn of Proudmoore

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Trial of the Warrior

Ensidia wins the game

Zlaenya is now level 79 and motoring through Icecrown. I also tweaked her talents to set her up for my desired level 80 build. I ran Utgarde Pinnacle a couple of times, aiming for Ancient Royal Legguards but I only walked away with Vestige of Haldor. Running instances for specific gear is something I want to avoid, due to the randomness of drops. This is why I will probably end up gearing her up in mostly Savage Saronite Battlegear before repeatedly running Trial of the Champion on normal (iLevel 200 epics, such as Breastplate of the Imperial Joust).

When patch 3.3 hits, running instances will be a whole lot easier. The new dungeon tool will make it very easy to find groups. Once I have a few iLevel 200 pieces of gear, I will run random heroics as often as I possibly can for Emblems of Triumph, to trade in for iLevel 245 gear (and 2x Emblems of Frost per day, to be traded in for Tier 10!).

This is my current aim for pre-Heroic gear.


Gaiwyn of Proudmoore