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Loren

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2010-07-30

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My adventures in azeroth including how-to's and commentary on world of Warcraft.

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Other Tags: Wow, World of Warcraft, Raiding, Leveling, Pvp

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  • Weapon Skill gone in Cataclysm: Good Riddance
    on Aug 15, 2010
    I just wanted to take a minute and applaud Blizzard for the decision to remove weapon skill in Cataclysm. It seems to serve no purpose other than being a nuisance. A prime example would be my case in leveling up my warrior. As I went along from...
  • Gathering Professions and Instance Leveling
    on Aug 15, 2010
    So finally I've arrived in Hellfire peninsula. I wanted to go at level 58 but my herbing and mining were still down around 225 and the skill level for Outland is 300. Starting around level 40 I ran dungeons quite a lot and my toon leveled faster than...
  • Leveling my Warrior
    on Aug 13, 2010
    It's been quite a while since I checked in and a lot has happened. I've spent a month with my daughter which was great. She's 12 now and I do not have custody. Recently she moved to Indiana which is twelve hours away so I haven't seen her much since...
  • Finding the best spec and glyphs.
    on Jul 26, 2010
    I use a couple of different methods to determine the best spec for my class. All of them pretty much involve copying off of other people. More often than not "cookie cutter" spec's evolve which have been determined to be the best spec by people who s...
  • Becoming a traitor
    on Jul 25, 2010
    So I have turned my coat and joined the Alliance. Well not really because I still have my Horde toons and I plan to play them going forward. It is a little strange though because over the years that I played my Horde toons I pretty much hated the All...
  • 100 gold an hour
    on Jul 22, 2010
    An 80 could easily make this much doing dailies I suppose but how about at level 21? Perhaps herbing and mining do as well but in this case I made it from fishing. Most people hate to fish which is why it's a good way to make gold. Using the fishing...
  • Bank alt's and Death Runs
    on Jul 21, 2010
    So far I have 31 hours played and am almost level 21. I somehow spent 3 or 4 hours running around at level 16 and not leveling. My herbing and mining are about 110 which may be part of the problem but it also is bringing in lots of gold which makes m...
  • low level money trick
    on Jul 20, 2010
    Starting a new toon on a server can be pretty tough. The quest rewards and money off of low mobs is not really sufficient to pay for training professions, weapon skills, and secondary professions like cooking and first aid. You can just grind on mobs...
  • Tuesday Maintenance
    on Jul 20, 2010
    Does anyone ever wonder exactly why they take all of the realms down for twelve to fourteen hours once a week? Being a person with some understanding of computer systems and servers I still find myself scratching my head on this. The only activities...
  • new character project
    on Jul 19, 2010
    OK so my new character project is underway. I decided to roll a warrior because the only one I have is level 14 and I want a war for whatever reason. So far I have played him two times, the first day I got to level 7 in 2hrs and 30 minutes and the se...
  • Starting New Characters from Scratch.
    on Jul 14, 2010
    I have been wanting to level up some alliance characters for a long time but haven't taken the time to actually go and do it. I've leveled so many Horde that I already know most of the story lines and I've seen all of the Horde zones so there is noth...
  • Real id why it's terrible and now that they've "backed down" should I quit the game or not?
    on Jul 11, 2010
    There has been so much discussion about real id that I was going to not post about it. At first I was like "well I don't post in the forums anyway" so it was a non-issue but I believe that it goes deeper than that. The more I think about it the more...
  • Epic Win : Leveling up in Real Life?
    on Jul 9, 2010
    I came across this today and got a good laugh. Epic Win It is an iphone app that allows you to turn your to do list into quests. Apparently you choose an avatar for yourself and then after completing items on the list your character gains experience...
  • Rogue Ice Crown Citadel Run
    on Jul 6, 2010
    Where I last left off my rogue had managed to slide into an ICC 25 run for her first ever raid. I swung by the auction house and picked up a few flasks of Endless Rage and I also had my trusty Fire-Toased Bun's from the summer festival giving me + 20...
  • Are you Pro?
    on Jul 4, 2010
    I have added a stand alone page to my blog that contains some suggestions for getting the most from your character. Apparently adding a page doesn't update the rss feeds so I'll post the link if any are interested.   character-maximization-fo...
  • Rogue wrap up - 5k gearscore, off to ICC!
    on Jun 25, 2010 in raiding gear raid pvp gear
    After 32 hours played at level 80 I was able to obtain a gear score of 5008. This was done with as few random heroic runs as possible, I'm guessing I ran maybe 10 at the maximum. I still enjoy heroics but after having serial farmed them for hours on...
  • Gear Score and Dungeon Finder
    on Jun 23, 2010 in raiding gear raid
    The looking for dungeon tool has to be the greatest thing since sliced bread. Not only does it make getting groups a breeze but it also does some modicum of gear checking for you and then magically whisks you right to the instance. If anyone played d...
  • Rent - a - Center in World of Warcraft?
    on Jun 23, 2010 in raiding gear raid
    No famous sports figures advertise for them but there is in fact rent to own in Wow or at least try before you buy. Almost all honor and badge gear can be returned to any vendor for a refund within two hours. The most obvious benefit is if you frea...
  • World of Warcraft Addiction?
    on Jun 22, 2010 in raiding gear raid
    OK..yeah...I probably play WOW entirely too much. It's a pretty serious subject as the game is very addicting and you can let real life slide by if you aren't careful. You may want to consider enabling parental controls if it becomes a problem. Once...
  • 80 Starter Gear Shopping List patch 3.3.5
    on Jun 22, 2010 in raiding gear raid pvp gear
    Below is a list of the items that are worth getting for PVE in more or less order of importance. This list doesn't include anything that comes from drops. Drops are based on luck and I just wanted to catalogue things that can be farmed in advance of...
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