View of Catskills looking over Hudson River from near Rhinecliff, NY, USA, in the Hudson River Historic District, a National Historic Landmark (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Woke up. Banfield was calling to check on Hudson. Cat’s doing fine. Being a lazy bum.
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Hunterbook – learned the Magnificent Hide Pack.
Shammybook – learned the Glyph of Skull Bash.
Shubook – did her daily & leveled to 64.
Naturebook – did Pinnacle of Storms. Then got dinner & did the other 3 (2 sets with Miltrath). On Dururmu I got a Phoenix Hatchling in the bag. After that I managed to get the scenarios & the barrens unlocked. I got her VP capped in all this. Plus used my Mojo on her to buy the pet. No significant upgrades.
Shepardbook – did the Barrens quest line. Got her the quest i502 boots. Also she got the Latent Kor’kron Pants. Got shoulders & helm with Book yesterday.
Hunterbook got the 1 hour leveling treatment. Also played past the reset so she learned Linked Gauntlets. She’s now 86 & in the Valley of 4 Winds.
Shammybook – learned Glyph of Aspect of the Cheetah.
Book -got Agi food for a change.
Shubook. Got her monk daily done. 13 more quests to level her.
Druid challenge mode gear. I think there’s a graphical error in the file for the green one. Can we say shiney gold abs? Anyway not liking this quite as much as I did Tier 13 for druids.
I like this set. I guess that is great since my main alt is a druid. Granted I hardly ever get to look at her gear since it’s hidden under the giant chicken suit. But the phosphorescent mushrooms Blizzard was aiming for came across really well in my opinion. The bioluminecent fungi avood looking like you fell asleep to visit the Emerald Dream on the forest floor & just recently awoke. You just haven’t brushed off all the mushrooms yet.
The top set is what I refer to as the hot pink set. I like how the hood & shoulders are like tree roots with the shelf mushrooms growing on them. The belt looks like a WWE plate of blood boil on the hot pink set. The kindergartner seamstress looks like there is improvement & with the complexity to the design the dark stiches don’t even appear until your searching for it. In the hot pink version it looks like the base material isn’t leather, but rather tree bark. I guess it’s hard to pull small unnoticible seams when you’re using tree bark as a material.
The middle set is what I’m calling the gold set. It has lots of purple tree bark as well. It still like this even though it finishes as my least favorite of the 3, but I’d still wear it & like pretty well it on my druid. But I’d feel like I was back in high school on a pep rally day because the purple & gold was my high school colors.
The lowest set is what I’ve been refering to as the blue set. This is my favoite of the three, but of course my favorite color is purple. The green tree bark works better that the purple to my eye.
I’ve been thinking about switching my boomkin to worgen so I can have human form for standing around in Stormwind. I kinda like how this looks on a human.
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Ok. Looking more at gearing up my Balance Druid with a Resto offspec. Firelands raid drops
- Lord Rhyolith
- Majordomo Staghelm
Molten Front dailies
Bastion of Twilight
- Elementium Monstrosity
apply his Druid skills in real combat
via ZenKiki – NPC – World of Warcraft.
I laughed so hard I nearly pee’ed my pants. This is an NPC that follows you around to help you on your quests in the Western Plaugelands. I’d never gotten this far before into WPL since the revamp. He’s a druid with the Cenarion Circle & he’s there to “help” you. But he’s still learning. Most the time he will just cast wrath on your target, but occasionally you’ll see the total Fail!Druid. You see him as Fail!Seal when he gets turned upside down in Aquatic form. You see Fail!Boomkin when he shifts into Moonkin form & then proceeds to moonfire himself almost to death. Then there is Fail!Bear where he shifts into bear form & stands with his back to the mob attacking nothing. To round it out is Fail!Kitty. Zen’Kiki turns himself into Cat Form & pounces around everywhere except for at the mob. Absolutely priceless.
I’ve gotten my Balance druid to level 85 & geared enough for Heroics. I feel like I should gear my level 85 warlock, but I’m just not enjoying her Destruction spec like I was. It was like 2 DoT’s, 2 nukes with cooldowns, & then just Kaboom away with Incinerate. Now I feel like I should just try Affliction. Because I looked it up, I think would have more things to keep track of as Destruction than as Affliction.
Cataclysm: No plans to extend current heirlooms to 85
Bornakk, for example, stopped by a thread asking about how heirloom items will work post-80 in Cataclysm. He said that there are no plans to extend the experience bonus they give past level 80, though there may eventually be new heirlooms available to help bridge that gap. That’s not surprising, really — if they were extended, heirlooms would essentially be mandatory for the people racing to get to 85 first, and that’s a situation Blizzard would like to avoid.
Interestingly, he also noted that it’s “unlikely” that heirlooms won’t work on Worgen or Goblin characters, which is admittedly a relief, seeing how I just bought a set of them for my Worgen Warrior. Battle Howl, anyone?
Glad to hear that the plans are for heirlooms to work on Worgen. I have a pair of Exceptional Stormshroud Shoulders on my Night Elf Druid (NatureBook) who will be leveling as feral at the moment that will get traded around with my planned Feral Druid Worgen. But if they had worked past Level 80, they would have also been shared with Book until she hit 85. I know they are PvP shoulders, but what else was I going to do with all those Stone Keeper Shards? I’m not a Jewelcrafter. I might get the Black War Mammoth when I get 300 this next time, but I already have the Grand Black War Mammoth.
I’m kinda excited about rolling a Worgen Druid. First off druids with some limitations can be anything. Tank (bear form), caster (worgen & moonkin form), healer (tree form), or melee dps (cat form). My main Hordie is a Tauren Druid, Onebook and I’m loving the cat form. I’ve already rolled a placeholder character to reserve my name, WereBook. A few major questions are still open, like am I rolling a male Worgen or a female? Honestly I’ve stuck with female for my Alliance toons, but my Hordies are male. I’ve only seen the male worgens in the demos, and one concept art drawing of the females & I’ve dug up one shot of dubious heritage.
With a +1% damage as a racial I’m sure the Worgen Rogue will be a popular choice on the end game dps-er race for highest dps.
This expansion & current Blizzard thinking seems to be more geared toward “We want you to roll & level alts.”