Sunday, April 20, 2014

Townlong Steppes Gold Farming


As the map shows above, it's a little camp with a bunch of level 90 Sra'thik mob's.

- Requires decent gear, depending on class, to farm efficiently.

- Use potion of luck to maximize profit.


Basically you just pull and kill ALL the mobs around this small camp and aoe them down.

After the majority of them die, you should see instant respawns.

This is likely the best possible spot to farm mobs in Panda land and/or gain Black Prince rep.




Good luck!
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Saturday, April 19, 2014

3000g+ /h (+13k if lucky) + 6560 Cityrep - Grinding old instances

I'v been using this method to both get cloth to my tailoring and gold when im bored.

The route we're looking @ is in Northrend and the instance we're going to grind in is called The Pit of Saron.
The Pit of Saron is the second wing of the Frozen Halls, located within Icecrown Citadel. The The Forge of Souls must be completed before a player can access the Pit of Saron, which can be completed in about 3 min with a full clear run. The good thing about this instance is that you can mount up and use this method to pull all the mobs.

The run-route we're heading for is:


A run takes about 2,3 minutes and the loot from that run is:

9g trash
28g vendor
4 greens =28g
35 Frostweave Cloth =75g
328 rep

In one hour, you get about:

866 g trash+vendor
87 greens = 600g
700 Frostweave Cloth = 1750 g
6560 rep
1x Battered Hilt 10000g
=
13216 (without Battered Hilt 3216g/h)

Its 10 instances / H and with 2 sets of accounds this would be no problems. Im used to grind as much as my bags can carry and then go disenchant and post everything on ah and when im back again it lets me reset without any CD.

To make the sellingpart faster just simply download the addon Scrap(Junk) from curse. This addon allows you vendor all the gray items that you have looted by just talking to a vendor (Im using a tundra mount). The addons itself can also be modified so it sells other items such as all the food/pots/bop epics that drops from these mobs. To do this, just open the sellwindow and drag the item you want to be sold on the icon left to the "Repair an item".

Have fun grinding
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Lost City Of Tol'vir farming ( 1500+ GPH )

Well you read the title, its about farming gold and mats in a Cata instance called Lost City of Tol'vir located in Uldum.

After reading some guides I decided to try out something else and tbh it could work out pretty good for some. I managed to do it as moonkin ( ilvl576 ) and without any problem as tank ( ilvl573 ), so i guess most classes that have some nice AOE can do it. The spot is good since you are solo farming ( bad thing is there is a 10 instance limit per hour ) and you get a lot of gold, green items and cloth ( Embersilk Cloth ). In 30min of farming with 2 DC's i managed to get some 11 stacks of Embersilk cloth,about 25greens and some 120g looted, double that for 1 hour.  Thats total ( on my server ) about 800g ( vendoring green and putting cloth on AH to sell ). You can probably get more if you DE green items and sell mats, also keep in mind that I haven't gathered gray/trash items since im to cheap to buy mount vendor, but If you have one thats some 10-15g per run more

Also this spot is good since you can use Potion of Treasure Finding and you will get some cute little chests called Tiny Treasure Chest and each one will contain gold + a chance for some item or mats. During those 30min I got 17 chests, so thats 34-40/hour.

DON'T KILL ANY BOSS AND DO IT ON NORMAL

Now some images

Image 1



This is just the start of it, to show empty bag space and so on, nothing else

Image 2



Place where you gather them and AOE them, see how many are there + some might have evaded, or returned to their spot...

Image 3



Just my full bags now


Image 4



The path i used to kite them

Sorry if this is repost, I looked/searched but couldnt find anything

Image 5 ( After Embersilk was sold )



I went to make lunch and grab coffee with friends and when I got back my Embersilk was sold
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

SoO - Get outside Scarred Vale



A bit of Siege of Orgrimmar exploration with the Scarred Vale (after Protectors), nothing groundbreaking but couldn't find a video of this particular zone.

Nothing very interesting, only a very large but empty map, and fog. Damn fog ...



Done as an engineer Mage for Slow Fall + Glider for escape, Invisibility to temporary remove fog and Blink for city doors.
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How Enchanters can make an extra 1.5-3k gold/week

This is not game breaking and for a hardcore gold farmer this is probably not even worth looking at. But for your normal player who could use the extra 1.5-3k gold perk week I highly suggest sticking around.

Requirements:
  • Be 600 Enchanting
  • Have Elder Charms of Good Fortune (If you have non I'll explain some easy ways to get some in 5.4 at the bottom)

What do you do? Well this part is simple. Just queue up for the first four raid finders (shown here:


The Guide is to just do them and DE the epics you get....simple as that. Use your Elder Charms of Good Fortune to double roll on every boss. I know it seems simple but let me explain why it is so effective.

These Raids have been around since the beginning of MoP essentially. Tons of people still run them who are way over geared for them. So these raids take about 10-15 minutes to finish, about 1 hour in total for all four. (Not including queue times) Blizzard basically made it so when you do these raids you get more loot because there so far behind in iLVL. You get loot pretty much every boss if not 2x the loot every boss with re-rolls. I do all four every week and on average I get about 15-20 epics per week. This is 15-20 Sha Crystals over the course of about an hour and a half. Sell Sha Crystals = Profit.

Another thing you can do with the Sha Crystals if the Crystals themselves are worth nothing on your server is make Bracer Enchants from the August Celestial rep. They usually go for about 200-400g more than the mats needed cost. This method might require some AH camping though but if you have the time it might be worth it for you. I personally am more of a casual player so I just shove the raw Crystals on to the AH and call it a day.

How do I get Elder Charms of Good Fortune in 5.4 since they changed the charm maker?

This part is very easy as well. Getting Elder Charms changed when they added Warforged Seals because now Lesser Charms do not turn into Elders. So now you have to get the Elder Charms raw. The best way to do this is getting Key to the Palace of Lei Shen (Key to the Palace of Lei Shen). This key puts you in a solo scenario FULL of chests to loot for a limited time. In those chests are gold and the Charms. You can usually get about 2 weeks worth of re-rolls in one scenario if you get good at it.

What you want to do is go to the Isle of Thunder. Once there you can do one of 2 things:

1) Farm Trove's of the Thunder King. (Trove of the Thunder King)
2) Farm trash around the island or rares. Rares are probably your best shot being that they have 8-11% chance to drop them.
Here is a guide on the rares (WoW Rare Spawns: Isle of Thunder Rare Spawns)


And thats it!

This is definitely a relaxing and pretty much free couple thousand gold per week. Queue up, play the game while queued like normal. Than just run through them as fast as possible. Average runs like I said take 10-15 minutes for the whole wing.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Transmogrification: A mix of Warlock tiers to match green fire.

Awesome looking mog :)
But honestly, the weapon looks a little bit out of place imo! t10 was such a great set, still one of my favorites.



With Verdant Spheres


With wiiiiings!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easy camel hoarder for you and your friends

What is camel hoarder? A FoS, gives you a title the camel hoarder and a camel mount

Where In uldum, you find these small statues

So whats the easy way? Playing on a realm where its not a part of the cross realm servers, my realm currently isnt and havn't been for around 2 weeks, this means that any level charecter from another realm can invite you and you get phased to the low levels realm. A level 1 could phase 4 level 90s just by invinting you if you're playing on this realm (playing on Aggramar EU for the record)

Alternative methods (if you wont bother boosting a 90 on a broken realm or transfer a char)
There's a few ways of hopping realm, theres the IP blocking as Piju mentioned, you can do it with Oque, or you can xfer or boost a char to 90 on my realm or any realm like it, which is bugged and therefore not on the cross realm servers. Both of these methods require alot more time, as you are mostly likely hopping to the same high populated realms with oque, and the IP one is such a hassle (which is the reason why I came up with this)

How to farm it effectively: Get the addon npcscan and npcscan overlay, the addon will notify you when theres a camel figurine nearby, and the npcscan overlay simply adds all the spawn locations to the map, so its easier to make a route where you fly past all the spawns.

Theres 2 statues on a different creature ID, but because they share spawn timer you want to find both, once you have found either of them go to World of warcraft folder -> Cache -> WDB -> enGB and delete all the files there, this resets your creature cache and allows the addon to search for it again.(it will instantly be found if you're standing near the old one, just hop out of your current realm as there wont come one for another 6+ hours.)
The statues are very small and they can be quite frustrating to find once your npcscan goes off, they wont always be in the area marked by npcscan


Important To track the statues you need to add them yourself to npcscan, to do this you open up npcscan ingame and type in like ive shown here: http://i.imgur.com/pzzHuXF.jpg. Do this with both ID's. After having typed it all in hit the + so its added.

Realm hopping: This applies to realm hopping everything really, PVP servers and normal servers are never crossrealm'ed together, rppvp servers are never either. Meaning if you jump between these 3 types, you wont happen to stumble upon a server group you've already been on. I did it on the german, italian and french realms which gave me roughly 10 different server ids, and I found it on the very last italian realm before I would have started on the eu realms. If someone has a list of what realms are merged into groups this would be very nice for this ^^

What to do once you find the rigt one which teleports you You now have 20 mintues to go crazy and help/sell the mount to as many as you want. In order to do this the person you want to give it to has to be somewhere nearby your char even though you're phased. You just kill the camel hoarder and the mount can be traded. Once again being on a non-crossrealm realm is good since a dk on any realm would be able to inv you and as many people you want to another realm, and you can keep killing it over and over. Also you can be invited by lower levels to jump to their realm and kill it there.

TL;DR
  1. Play broken realm with no crossrealm
  2. Make dks on different realm groups to inv over (level 1 works too, but dk can instant log out)
  3. Once camel figurine is found clear cache no matter which(if you get ported wait till after ofc)
  4. Give / sell as many mounts as possible

Happy farming, heres some of my lazy leeching friends on their camels: 



You will only be able to realm hop with your 90s using low levels if the server you're on has a broken crossrealm zone
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Snaxxramas, Citadel of Gingerdread (by Nickolas Mather Kirschner)

Of course, Snaxxramas is overseen from afar by the mighty Lunch King, sitting atop the Icecream Citadel upon his Frozen Scone.




Bosses:
  • "Anubrecandy"
  • "Nommulus"
  • "Snackwerk"
  • "The Four Gingerbread Men"
  • "Heigan the Delicious"
  • "Noth the Cavitybringer"
  • "Grand Baker Faerlina"


Here's the artist's main website!
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Transmogrification: Desert Nomad - A Mage Transmog

As soon as I saw that headpiece drop from a scenario, I knew I had to find a way to make a set using it. The end result is basically the Firewool set + Sunwell Priest robes + season 9 Arena weapon.

Really attentive people will notice that the hands don't match, and the shoulders and head are from slightly different sets too (purple feathers on the shoulders, blue feathers on the turban). The actual shoulders I should use (they haven't dropped yet) are Firewool Shoulderpads and Firewool Handwraps or Exiled Dabbler's Gloves will work for hands.







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This is World of Warcraft, in pre-alpha

Before thottbot and some help on quests programs came out, it was madness. Alliance Warlock epic had you going to the barrens at lvl 15, I was on a pvp server, I think it took almost 2 full days of real time to get there, find the correct area and finish the quest while constantly being attacked by dozens of other players.


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Planning your activities for Warlords of Draenor



NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT FOR EVERYONE! SOME PEOPLE LIKE JUST EXPERIENCING THE NEW EXPANSION, WHICH IS ALSO WHAT I'M GOING TO DO WHEN I REACH LEVEL 90. THIS IS JUST PREPARATION!

I'm thinking of returning to WoW in the start of Warlords of Draenor, I've started making my expansiual planning overview. I've been doing these since the prior release of The Burning Crusade and throughout the many expansions. Personally I find these very fun to make and it makes a great overview of what you want to accomplish. This can be anything from achieving Realm First achievements, Realm First mounts, access to raiding as soon as possible or so many other ambitions and goals, that you may have for yourself or perhaps your friends in the upcoming expansion.

Now I want to show you an example of my "alpha overview" sheet, made in Google Drive with a few friends. 



This alpha overview sheet, contains my friends along with my own goal for the new expansion. We plan of rerolling our roles and level new characters. Nothing about rushing or anything, but start fresh on a new server and just having fun through the process. Now this doesn't mean that just because you want to race your way through the content, either being pvp or pve, that this guide isn't for you. It's all about planning what YOU want to achieve and how you're going to achieve it! Now I've chosen to grade the level of seriousness, by ranking it Tier 1-4, which I will explain a bit further on in the guide.

Now you can see from my sheet that I've included almost every information that could be needed for leveling your character. It has the not so essential information like realm, character name, faction (chosen by color), class (chosen by class color from recount), race and my name. I like to call this the basic tier of planning, Tier 1. This can be done in a minute. Tier 2 is planning the future for your character, it can also be a check list, to see if you have filled the requirements for whatever you want to achieve. As an example in my sheet, this can be spec for leveling, the leveling priority (if you have multiple characters than you want to level), what professions the character might need, if you have the required heirlooms for the character, the spec you will be when you reach max level and your way of leveling. Now this can be exchanged with any scenario, take for an example if you want to get to heroic dungeons the fastest:

You want to reach heroic content/raiding content as fast as possible. You'll need to do some planning. What spec will you be playing? Is your gear optimal? Do you have the necessary amount of gold to purchase BoE blues/epics, due to the high cost of everything in start of new expansion releases? Do you know what level suggestions there are for the new zones and dungeons? Will you be leveling in dungeons, trying to learn the tactics of the bosses for heroic grinding or by questing? By choosing yourPreparation, you enter the seriousness level of Tier 3

As shown in the sheet example, I've chosen to prioritize my actions in preparation, by ranking it 1-6 (It can be more or less, you decide). I want to start my character, the tauren warrior, with 100k gold start, because I know that I will need to level my professions along with leveling along with the high cost of everything in the new content. So I will need to gather 100k gold on a new server. I also need all heirlooms, and right now I am missing the heirloom shield and the ring. My fourth priority in my preparation will be having the right addons. I know from experience, that addons I've used to rely on, such as Zygor's leveling addon will be outdated at the release of the new expansion. I therefore need to select what addons I will need, such as Recount, newest version of DBM, Bagnon and other essential addons. Now most addon developers are incredibly fast, when it comes to updating their addons, especially at new expansion releases, so it should only be atleast a few hours until the addons are usable. My last priority will be garrisons. I don't know much about them but I've heard that it would be stupid not to invest time and perhaps gold in them. So I'll need to read up on how it all works. 

Another example of planning, if you are into earning quite some amounts of gold in the start of the expansion. If you have played in the time between the end of an old expansion and the start of a new, you will have noticed the insane prices of anything as small as 3 pieces of some cloth, for the staggering amount of x amounts of gold. Now you can actually sell almost anything you gather in your bags, on the auction house, and earn quite an amount of gold for yourself. Or you can plan it a bit  Which leads me to Tier 4.

Tier 4, or as I like to call it: The "Research/Testing" tier. In Tier 4 you are (in perspective to my other friends and prior in-game friends) above the average level of seriousness, when it comes to planning your future endeavours in the new and fantastic content. In describing Tier 4, I would like to use the forementioned example of earning gold but on a bigger and more planned level. In Tier 4 you want to actually be prepared. You know what your goal is and you sort of know, how to reach it. What you need to do is research for information. Now there will be a different ways of gathering this information, and it all starts by finding your resources. Now the first thing I will recommend, is FORUMS. I will link to quite a few forums down below for examples, all specified to what you might want to achieve. You now got to the resources and now you need to learn how to get to your goal. As an example of reaching your goal, I will be taking an example in acquiring great amounts of gold.

For earning a lot of gold in the start of Warlords of Draenor, any other future expansions or even patches, you'll need to know of supply and demand. If you read up on what changes there will be in the new expansion, you'll know what will happend to professions, class nerfs/buffs, achievements, mounts and other things. Take for an example; if you know that there will be this new mount that can only be made by engineers. You've seen so many posts about it on either Joystiq or Mmo-champion's forums and you know so many people want it. Luckily you're an engineer! Now here you got the demand, meaning the gold that people have, which is the gold you want! Now what you got to do is, have the supplies. ”But how do I get the supplies HunterHero? The expansion hasn’t even come out yet!”. Well that’s true my friend, but if you research on how to get the supplies then you’re set! Now start finding out where to get the supplies which includes, where the materials can be gathered/farmed and possibly a backup spot, due to other people might be planning the same spot as well! So now you got the required information for making this item, that people will be buying like cold lemonade on a hot summer day! But what if you’re a gatherer? Well then all you got to do is to find resources of where the herbs and deposits may be! Now it is not always obvious to where the most in-game resources may be. Sometimes it may be in a tiny cave, like in the release of Mists of Pandaria in Kun-Lai where you could farm so many ores and herbs that your bags exploded. So I will advice looking out for beta forum posts along with videos on youtube. These resources can give you some insight of where the in-game resources may be at the start of release.

Now Tier 4 planning is mostly used in order to get Realm First achievements or vanity items. People will be looking on forums, youtube and multiple websites in order to find information on how to: reach 90 fastest, learn the tactics of dungeon bosses by testing beta or looking at videos or maybe finding the spot of the perhaps new TLPD. By researching you will know a few key factors such as, profession stat buffs will be removed, so people will be changing professions (raid related). Races have gotten some new/changed traits and a lot of people will be changing races (relating to optimization of your dps in raids/heroic dungeons).

End Thoughts
Now as I’ve mentioned earlier in this thread, my sheet overview is only in it’s alpha state. This means that the look of it along with the information it will contain, is only at it’s first stage. When more information will be released, the sheet will be upgraded. My priorities might also change along the way, with the new releases of etc. new race skins (I might change my tauren warrior to another race if it’s more cool or better stats) or if some new dungeon content or profession content, will be interesting me more.

If you have any questions about all of this, or just some of it, feel free to ask. I would love to hear feedback from people trying making a plan of your own, or even if you feel like I could have done something better. If you have any additions to some of my material or to the resource list, then please feel free to comment and if you want, then I’ll add it to the thread or people can find it from your own comment if you desire the experience points.

TL;DR
Tier 1: Write your basic information
Tier 2: Make a check list of what you got, and what you want to do!
Tier 3: Prioritze!
Tier 4: Research and/or test!
Final Step: Have fun doing what you've planned!

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BM Monk Vengeance Cap Exploit - Garrosh Heroic



In the intermission phases of the Garrosh Hellscream encounter, soaking the Annihilates grants a ****ton of vengeance. Doing so is fairly straight forward (using personal & optionally external cooldowns).

That said, this exploits involves a few diffrent mechanics which messes up the damage taken calculations of the game which in it's turn grants alot more vengeance than you're supposed to get.

Required for this is about 573 item level, including AT LEAST one stamina trinket. You'll die without externals if you don't have this gear (without using any externals)

1. Grab the talent Diffuse Magic & Glyph Zen Med.
2.... Find a guild that kills / progresses Garrosh heroic.
3. As you enter the annihilation spam part of the intermission, just as the first annihilate hits the floor(before the big AoE smash animation) pop Diffuse Magic. The timing is extremely important as you want to activate it more or less 0,1 seconds before the annihilate hits you. This makes the game believe that you take a ton of damage (which would usually kill you) however, as you activate Diffuse Magic (90% magic reduction) just before/at the same time as the hit happens, you won't die and get alot of vengeance beacuse of the game calculations bugging out.

This itself won't cap you, however as mentioned it'll give you alot more vengeance than usual (upwards of 8-900k) you'll have to continue soaking every annihilate or it'll drop before you get out.

This isn't a huge exploit in itself, but combined with the Xuen talent you'll help your raid out quite abit with the DPS requirement.
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+30% critical strike chance and 30% pet damage



Instructions:

  1. Go to Zeb'halak in NW Grizzly Hills, Northrend.
  2. Find mob "Drakkari Plague Spreader".
  3. Get their debuff on your class pet.
  4. Take somewhere and kill stuff.

Note that hunters can keep the debuff on their stampede pets foreve
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