Sunday, July 4, 2010

Making money before Cataclysm hits.

Okay, I mentioned making a ost about how to get yourself gold before Cataclysm, because we all know all the new training, mounts and extra stuff you want are gonna cost GOLD! The only transferrable commodity from Wrath to Cata.

Now the first things for making gold you can look at is Emblems of Frost and Emblems of Triumph which are earnt through the lvl 80 dungeon finders. These can be exchanged for the tradable items like Crusaders Orbs, various Gems, as well as Primordial Saronite which can only be obtained with the rarer Frost Emblems.

Gems can also be obtained by either participating in Battlegrounds for Honor, or alternatively, running level 80 Dungeons while you have control of the Wintergrasp PVP zone, which will earn you Stone Keeper Shards, which can also be traded for honor at the Wintergrasp Vendor.
The Gems can then be simply bought at the PVP vendors in you factions Major capital city, either Orgrimmar or Stormwind.

If you'd rather earn money through using your professions, most gathered materials at high levels fetch a good price, especially through mining ore such as Eternium or Saronite.

I'll continue with Professions in another post, but for the moment, anyone trying to make money before Cata should give it a go!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

HI! I'm BACK! I've taken a break from WoW for the past few months because well... nothing much is happening if you aren't just raiding ICC, and the orphanage quests were bugged this year so there was no way to get the minipets for that event this year! :(

So I recently logged back in to attend the Flame Festival Event and try to achieve the [40 exalted reputations] achievement that I've slowly been working on for about six months. And finally completed it yesterday! Hooray!

In other news, Cataclysm has dropped a few features, which you probably know about if you read which makes me think Blizz may have over-promised at last years Blizzcon, telling us about all these big plans and how the next WoW was going to come out before the next Blizzcon. It looks quite doubtful now...

So I guess for the next few months it will be just about tieing up loose ends in-game and working on stockpiling a decent amount of gold for the expansion. I'll elaborate more on this later. But for now, have a good week!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Alchemy after patch 3.3.3

Well, the first thing you'll notice as a Grand Master Alchemist after patch 3.3.3 is that now that Frozen Orbs can be exchanged for Eternals and most importantly Frost Lotus, is that the Elixir market may take a hit as peoples stockpile of frozen orbs are making Frost Lotus extrememely cheap.

However due to this change, demand for regular high lvl Herbs will go up, and you'll find yourself going from 11g per stack of 20 lichbloom, to being able to get 25g per stack, or maybe more.

We should see a price correction as the market settles down and we'll probably get back to around pre patch prices as the flood of frozen orbs drys up.

The fact that the Mining ability Smelt Titansteel is off cooldown is a big boon for alchemists however, especially if you are able to get large amounts of Saronite Bars cheaply, a mining alt or mining as a secondary may work even better. However check prices on the AH as Saronite Bars have almost doubled in price after this change, as miners realise the demand goes up.

All in all, try to focus on Goldclover, Adder's Tongue, and Icethorn until the crazy Frost Lotus prices get back to normal, and pick some bargains up while the fire is hot!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

About the Faction change.

So a short time ago I decided I was bored with Horde side and decided to transfer over to the Alliance side to see what I had been missing. So I went and used the Faction transfer service.

The surprising thing I found about the faction transfer service is after you pay for it and wait a short while, you character is available for transfer at any time just by clicking the button on the character selection screen. So in theory you can pay for a faction transfer and just wait til you want to switch your character over.

Interestingly, after I chose my race my Mage showed up still wearing the Horde equipment as you can see, but they all change to faction specific items once you log on. Also all faction specific quests will be reset, HOWEVER almost all items from the other faction that were linked to that quest will be swapped over.

So oddly enough now I have the 3000 quest achievement, but I have only finished 1600 quests now. And I have the Wintersaber mount in exchange from my ravasaur mount, but I am only neutral with the Wintersaber trainers, weeird.

I've been working on a few other things since I switched over, so I'll be going on about that soon.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentines day wheee!

Okay, Valentines day has come and gone. Things are moving a bit slow for me in WoW, partly because I haven't been raiding much, and partly because Mass Effect 2 came out. And I just HAD to import my save game to try out my character.

Mass Effect 2 has a great storyline, and is a great game within itself. But after you finish the game, you don't feel like the side missions are all there, and the dumbing down of the equipment screens makes the game have a bit less replayablity than the first game did.

However Bioware have said from the start they have a lot of DLC planned, which is good because the game is a very strong 'base' to be expanded upon. Especially with side missions and extra characters. A Hover tank is also planned to be coming as well.

In WoW most of my time has been taken up with trying to get the Exalted achievement, so I've been grinding and buying off the Auction House in order to increase my reputation with various factions. Its actually nice to log in to WoW and take it easy. Instead of always raiding.

In other news the local arcade is adding another floor, so hopefully they will have installed a Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike machine, and I can get some games with people just like in the old days hehe.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Super Street Fighter 4

I have to admit I haven't been keeping that close of an eye on news about Super Street Fighter 4, but now that Capcom have brought back Cody, they may have piqued my interest quite a bit!

If you don't know, Cody was originally part of the 3-man roster for a very old side scrolling Arcade Beat-em-Up game called Final Fight back around 1989 i think. Back in 1998 he was featured as a returning character in the classic fighting game Street Fighter Alpha 3, and one of the main characters I used back then.

I just hope they tighten up the controls and make things a bit more intuitive for the next iteration of the Street Fighter franchise!

Going from Super-Rich to broke :(

The other day I finally realised several goals for my character. Obtaining a Tundra Traveller's Mammoth costing 16000 gold. And finally getting the final book to recieve my Kirin Tor Familiar Elemental Pet! Now I feel I can relax and not spend every spare moment grinding for gold! Unfortunately now I'm low on funds, but the dailies should help me with that over time.

In other news, Patch 3.3 will be hitting within the next two weeks I suppose. Which is probably why a lot of raiders have slowed down their raiding quite a bit, to the chagrin of many a Guild Leader. Everyone is just eager to stock up on those emblems of Triumph and get their gear easily methinks.

I've also revised my idea of when Cataclysm is going to drop, based on the news that happened last week in which a Las Vegas convention centre mistakenly pinned Blizzcon at their place in July, which I think probably means Cataclysm will be released sometime in April or May, which will allow Blizz to use the new Icecrown Citadel content coming in Patch 3.3 to be gated to its full extent.