Friday, May 30, 2008

gear progression

So where to now?

Head: Mask of the Deceiver for 50 Badges (Netherspite and High King Maulgar also drop suitable alternatives) and an appropriate set of gems (probably the Swift Skyfire Diamond as it only requires 2 yellow and 1 red gem to get the bonus). However, if I can get myself into SSC I'll be praying to Lady Vashj for the Deathmantle Helm!
Neck: The Shattered Sun Pendant of Might once I get Exalted with the Shattered Sun Offensive (I'm halfway through Revered). The Choker of Vile Intent is a good alternative too at only 25 Badges, as the +hit is useful.
Legs: the Skulker's Greaves from Netherspite or the Netherblade Breeches from Gruul (obtained 1/6/08).
Ring: the Ring of a Thousand Marks from Prince, and/or the Garona's Signet Ring from Curator.
Trinket: The Dragonspine Trophy from Gruul would be lovely. Otherwise there's a few, including Romulo's Poison Vial from the Karazhan Opera Event and the Violet Badge once I've dropped Prince again.
Back: Drape of the Dark Reavers from Shade of Aran is probably the best bet.
Thrown: Xavian Stiletto from Illhoof is really the only option.

All the rest I'm pretty happy with currently, but if something drops I'll take it!

So: Badges, Kara, Gruuls, Gold. The usual.

we ain't in Goldshire no more, little Catheryna

600ish gold for the pattern. 1350 gold for the mats (plus leather, which I had in stock), and would have been another 150 gold if it weren't for a generous donation of Primal Air from Electricmonk. All that for one set of shoulder armour - the Swiftstrike Shoulders.
According to Shadowpanther, these sit between the Deathmantle (T5) and Slayer's (T6) in terms of effectiveness for PvE Rogues. That makes them my first ever piece of T5+ gear and I finally, finally, have a piece of gear better than Monk again. That hasn't happened since we were in our forties and he blew past me.
These put me firmly into Gruuls/Mags. Thank Elune for the dailies - without those, I never would have had the patience to grind the gold. W0000000000000000t!

Monday, May 26, 2008

New gloves, and Mags

Picked up the Grips of Deftness from some trash mobs in Kara with the Best PUG Eva TM. Slap an Assault enchant on there, and they're a very nice upgrade from the Fel Leather.
Ran Magtheridon's Lair with the guild last night. Three decent attempts, each better than the last, but we got to 10pm and called it. Shame to punch out with an hour remaining on my Flask of Relentless Assault, but I (mostly) learned the fight and didn't cause a wipe. Counts as a win at this stage of my experience and gear :)

Friday, May 23, 2008

long time no post

Well it's been quite a while since I updated the blog. So here goes:

Biggest news is that I've taken Cat across to Pinnacle. Despite best efforts, TKT are still a ways off being able to mount a credible challenge into Kara and I want to see Illidan before WotLK. So.
I've started a shadow priest - Merrybelle - who is now lv14. They grow up so fast! She's kinda fun to play, I never thought I'd get into a healer but I did and I do.
Gear - where do I start. Dual mongoose now on both daggers (still the same daggers), the Primal Intent set is finished, I picked up patterns for Boots of Utter Darkness and Swiftstrike Shoulders though I'm still grinding the mats for the shoulders. Boots are nice.
Got my Cenarion Expedition rep to revered, so now have the Glyph of Ferocity. Other enchants: Exceptional Stats, Assault and Dexterity.
Next is farming badges for the Bloodlust Brooch to get rid of my last green, and money for mats for the shoulders. Looking forward to seeing where things go with Pinnacle, they seem like a good bunch.