woensdag 30 september 2009

Tankadin-levelling : Planning

So, I started another tankadin, just like Gowron, I planned this beforehand to go Protection. 2.5 years ago it was because I'd like the idea of not getting much damage, now it was to see what was different. And I could actually write a how-to-level-as-tankadin.

First descison was which race. Well Blood Elf fell away, because I already did that, so the Alliance was left. The last patch gave something interesting. Faction Discount for flying horse, based on Ogrimmar or Stormwind rep. So human would be logical.

But there's more. I looked around to gear, and I found a real gem. If you get some honor, and 30 WSG-marks, you can buy a nice trinket at level 20. 4 stamina-3HP5. Mind you this is a Trinket. Normally, the first trinket you´ll get is around lvl 45, around Maraudon-Sunken Temple. So this trinket would last me for more then 20 levels.

Also, when you hit 40, and spend some honor and 20 WSG/marks, you can get some nice Purple bracers... and you actually get some xp in BG´s these days. Combining this with the stormwind rep, and the Human Racial everybody for themselves, well...

I created a female paladin, Kyari. On Argent Dawn. She got the resilience BoA-shoulders, and the BoA-Chestpiece (although I have the feeling they don´t stack).

So, race set, and some things to do while levelling, doing WSG at around lvl17 and lvl37. You could also do AB for some nice boots with speed-increase. But my experience is that Alliance can win a WSG, but will mostly loose an AB.....

So, hit create, and there she was, standing before the Cathedral... with very few spells...

....to be continued.

dinsdag 29 september 2009

Hand of Reckoning

I am levelling a protecion paladin.. again :p, but that's now what this post is about. I (re-)found a real gem while levelling.

Hand of Reckoning.

What does it do?

Well, for starters, it is a Taunt. If a mob is hitting you healer, or your dps, hit button, and smack, you are on top of the aggro-list. that's the easy part.

But, as I found out, it also does damage on a Mob not targetting you. Which makes it an excellent pulling-tool before yo get Avenger's Shield (or besides, because AS has a CD of 30 seconds). You can even time it with Exorcism to have aggro on 2 mobs.

But what really is fun, is a game mechanic called running away. A lot of mobs (dungeons/outside) have the tendecy to run away when they are near death... and that can be very annoying, sometimes bringing a lot more friends. Now, when those mobs run away, the stop targetting you...and if the mob doesn't target you HoR does damage....and most of the times enough to kill the runner... pure win.

dinsdag 15 september 2009


Ooh, 3 weeks of no posts :p

Well, I started studying and that has taken a lot of my time, but what happened in WoW.

Gowron and Jorky (my brothers Tauren Hunter) rejoined XII, not that we are able to raid, but apparantly we got a re-invite because of past things, and we went RP-ing in /gchat :p. "Hey, where is the coffeeshop in this joint [Dalaran", "I don't know, let's find a Troll Shaman, he should know". Trust me, it's hard to find a Troll shammie :p.

Mardah has not been doing much, she healed a heroic-run with some guildies, and she got that nice rejuvenation-idol in the ned, and is sporting 2 T8.5 pieces. I also bought her Epic Flight form, so me and a friend can now farm Anzu for the mount. Mardah is around 42/50 mounts... so close.

Ezrila has become my AH-toon, and sometimes I just enter an instance to whack things.

Mariandel is my new most-played character. lvl53 enhancement Shaman (Space-goat), with skinning and enchanting. I did 2 BRD's (complete) last weekend, and she has some gear for higher levels. But, last night, while she was lvl52.5 she went inot Alterac Valley. The first one I won't count, I came in with only 63 reinforcements left, but the other 4 where much better. 3 of those where shitload allie vs. 10 hordes, so very easily won. The other one was much closer, ending in the Horde winning with around 120 reinforcements, and it lasted for an hour I think.

Battles on places where you wouldn't expecting it, really fighting for verey inch, just like AV should be. Even us, the loosing side, where very happy with the play. It was fun... and worthwhile...

4 complete AV's means 1.1 level... that's fast. Ok, as low level, you sometimes can do shit (I hate Death Grip), but totems are always worthwhile for the rest. I even respecced to a more PvP-build... that's a first, I never did that, on any char (even not on the frostmage Lurge). And I liked it. There are a lot more low levels running around in AV50-59, so you can try to take out the ones on your level, while the 58/59-ers are trying to protect you against the enemy 58/59-ers.

I got a shitload achievements, but it did take 3 AV's before a priest was killed :p. And we had a genuine AFK-er, a shaman called Bipsy. He was mass-reported in 3 AV's, and we where already having fun with him. "Oh, wait, Bipsy can tank", Yes, we are going to win, Bipsy is here", etcetera... and in AV #4, it happened... Bipsy started moving.... you should have seen /bgchat :p.

Well, tbh, going afk in av, will now also give you a huge amount of xp, free levelling... I just wonder, what does Blizzard do when they see the report on this guy... He probably had around 100 afk-reports?? Why was he even allowed in AV for a third time??

But, alas, there's a real possibility I stay a little longer in Av's. Don't go other BG's btw, there are to few other players to protect you from higher levels... and you will see the spirit-healer almost continuosly....