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WoW Fashionista: Rogue raiding tier Review

I’m using a female pandaren model since that’s what my character Book is now. 🙂


Tier 1: Nightslayer Armor

Source: Molten Core

I hate the “soup bowl” shoulders. Overall it was a decent stab at the first tier design. The chest is quite menacing as befitting a rogue. This was back in the day of 8 piece tiers. And the 8 pc tier bonus: Vanish heals your for 500! This entire set was probably a PvP rogue’s wet dream.


Tier 2: Bloodfang Armor

Source: Blackwing Lair, Onyxia (helm) & Molten Core (pants from Ragnaros)

This is probably THE most iconic rogue tier set in the game. The blood elf rogue in Craft of War: Blind wears it. And if you haven’t seen that video you should.


Tier 2.5 : Deathdealer’s Embrace

Souce: Temple of Ahn’Qiraj

Most all of the bug carapace tiers looked horrid, but you gotta give them props for attempting to follow a theme.


Tier 3 : Bonescythe Armor

Source: Naxxramas 40 man (no longer available) & Black Market Auction House

I’ve loved this armor since I first saw a photo of it. However I started the game after it was removed and I don’t want to depend the gold to compete for it on the Black Market Auction House on my server. It’s a very simple design, but the grey and teal just really appeals to me.


Tier 4: Netherblade Armor

Source: Karazhan,

This looks like it came from Ahn’Qiraj. It looks like bug carapace. I don’t like the looks of it.


Tier 5: Deathblade Armor

Source: Serpentshrine Caverns

This is probably my favorite from the Burning Crusade era tiers.


Tier 6: Slayer’s Armor

Source: Battle for Mount Hyjal, Black Temple, Sunwell

This is my second favorite of the BC era tiers.


Tier 7: Heroes’ Bonescythe Battlegear/Valorous Bonescythe Battlegear

Source: Naxx 10/25

This was my first Tier for Book & it holds a very special place in my heart. The blue shiny gear.


Tier 8: Valorous Terrorbalde Battlegear/Conqueror’s Terrorblade Battlegear

Source: Ulduar 10/25

This was the start of some really weird helms for rogues. I kept this one hidden the whole time I had in. Granted I didn’t really do Ulduar as current content.


Tier 9: VanCleef’s Battlegear (Alliance)/ Garona’s Battlegear (Horde)

Source: Justice Points/Trial of the Crusader

This was an experiment where Horde & Alliance got different tier armor art. We didn’t get different colors for heroic/normal modes. I liked that all the basic could be earned with the current badges at the time. This was back before a Justice Points/Valor Points had weekly cap and you earned them by killing current content. Raids who got further had more badges. It was overall an experiment with the tiers. This however was my favorite


Tier 10: Shadowblade’s Battlegear/Sanctified Shadowblade’s Battlegear/ Heroic

Source: Icecrown Citadel

The Leaper. I hated this set when it was current and I had to wear it because it was my best in slot gear.


Tier 11: Wind Dancer’s Regalia / Heroic

Source: Bastion of Twilight/Blackrock Descent

This was the start of 10 man & 25 man raiding sharing the exact same loot so therefore the tier was the same color. I appreciated this because I was raiding with a bunch of alts in a 10 man. I could not commit to the guild’s normal raid schedule at that point. My favorite is the normal mode of the 2 colors.


Tier 12: Vestments of the Dark Phoenix/ Heroic

Source: Firelands


Tier 13: Blackfang Battleweave LFR/Normal/Heroic

Source: Dragon Soul

This was the start of the Raid Finder tier.


Tier 14: Battlegear of the Thousandfold Blades LFR/ Normal/Heroic

Source: Heart of Fear & Terrace of Endless Spring


Tier 15: Nine-Tail Battlegear LFR/Normal/Heroic

Source: Throne of Thunder

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Daily Journal: I don’t wait patiently


If you look at the screenshot, you’ll see the book’s I currently have submitted for approval. There’s an update in review for the World of Warcraft guide, but it is currently available in the 1.0 version. The Hearthstone book is Unavailable pending review because it is a first submission. The SWTOR: Trooper book is an old one I wrote after the Jedi Knight, Smuggler & Jedi Consular books. It was rejected because of some formatting issues. I resubmitted it recently as I think the iBooks Author updates have fixed the issue that was causing the rejection. Anyway I keep checking and keep checking. So far not approved. I had to look back at my texts to a friend submitted the Hearthstone book on 11/18/2013, so today is Day 5 without approval. I want to say I submitted the edits the same day.

Today I’ve been working on the Pet Battles book. Hope to have it down to just needing formatting here soon. I’m currently working on the Pet Tamer NPCs .

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Alt Appreciation #WarriorWeek

As Alt Appreciation wraps up, I give you the class that everyone who knows me thinks I will love.


Let me introduce you to my second every character. Yes, my second. Level 56 Tatianaseray. But I have 7 at level 90 you say, how can my second ever character be level 56? Well I didn’t like how often she died. She was my first bank alt before Bankbook. Also notice she has part of my SCA name, Tatiana Seraya Mikhailovna. She is my only non-book alt that I might play.


There is one other… On my horde server, I have the level 18 Smashbook. I kinda thought of her as redneck white trash like most goblins.


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Alt Appreciation #WarlockWeek

Continuing with the Alt Appreciation run… This week it’s Warlocks. So to celebrate the purple, I only have one alt to show you.


Her original name was Booktoo. She was my third level 80. My third level 85. My fifth level 90. At level 85 I was a little tired of her having the name Booktoo and changed her name to Bookocurses.


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Alt Appreciation #ShamanWeek

Ok so apparently I mistimed the Alt Appreciation Rogue Week article and the dates is now active for Shaman Week. Just like with the rogues I”m keeping these all in the above level 10 to really consider an alt. Others are characters I toyed with.

Shammybook is my seventh and newest level 90. She just this week (with a bunch of luck) she got geared enough for Siege of Orgimmar LFR. I really should throw in some cheaper gems and enchants for her.

Another shaman is a level 29 goblin on my horde server Thorium Brotherhood. Bookototems. I like the totems the goblin shaman have with the mechanical drill bits. I just don’t seem to get much time on my horde character what with keeping up with 7 level 90s (5 of whom are geared enough for Siege of Orgimmar LFR).

BookototemsThis one is a level 25 on Burning Blade also named Bookototems. Yes, a PvP server. A friend of mine was going to go to that server and go Horde and I was convinced I’d level a shaman and play that over there with him. This was in the days before Cross Realm zones so lower level zones were empty… I don’t even think she has ever had a pvp related death. But anyway she qualifies as an alt. These days if I was going to level a toon to play on a Pvp server I’d level a normal server and faction transfer.

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On Book’s Pet Battle Teams

A friend is leveling her pet battle teams & has her first 3 level 25 battle pets. This is a list of the pets I use on my Pet battle teams. All these are ones I use daily for one of the Pandaren Pet Trainers, Pandaren Spirit Tamers, or the Beasts of Fable dailies. All are level 25 & blue quality.

  • Celestial Dragon
  • Kun-Lai Runt
  • Plains Monitor
  • Electrified Razortooth
  • Wanderer’s Festival Hatchling
  • Adder
  • Darkmoon Zepplin
  • Forest Moth
  • Scourged Whelping
  • Alpine Fox Kit
  • Bat
  • Amber Moth
  • Rapana Whelk
  • Cogblade Raptor
  • Anodized Robo Cub
  • Unborn Val’kyr
  • Restless Shadling
  • Effervescent Glowfly
  • Shimmering Wyrmling
  • Jungle Darter
Your mileage may vary on these pets, but these have worked for me.

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Daily Journal: Watched a movie

Byword (iPad)
Byword (iPad) (Photo credit: Frank Hamm)

So.. 4 times last week and twice so far this week. Tempest Keep hasn’t dropped a single pet. Starting to doubt I’ll see one. Wowhead is having issues so I can’t check other’s drop rates. I need to start hunting for an Unborn Val’kyr I’ve got a spare Undead stone to upgrade it once I catch one so it can even be poor and I’d take it. I just have to find the blasted thing.

Been trying to get Byword to publish to my blog. I’ve purchased the Premium edition, set up Evernote & WordPress, but it still fails at publishing. I’ve emailed support. I’ve tried re setting up the blog/evernote accounts to no avail. Oh well, we’ll see.

Went to see Star Trek Into Darkness. Loved it. Didn’t love the migraine & nausea after though. Had to drug myself to get rid of it. Which has made me very sleepy today.