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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Diary post - Next! What's queued for WoD?

With WoD being far off (I don't type WoDecember without a reason on Twitter) i'm thinking about the options I have upon the expansions release. 

PvE path
The flexible raid system will be a part of all raid diffuculties below Mythic. This opens up multiple options and depending on how my new job pans out I might have time to do some raiding at least once a week. There's actually so many things that are happening during the end of this year, so raiding shouldn't be something I plan for, unless they tune the Heroic bosses super easy and preparation can be kept to a minimum. 

Sadly, the first and second tier are usually the most exciting, so i'd rather be raiding in the beginning than in the end. And on that same note, I know for sure that raiding early in an expansion requires a lot higher time commitment. 

PvP and my view @ WoD speculations
I want to PvP, as always. This might be the expansion where PvP gets even more airplay. Especially since time will be working against me the first months of WoD. I hope the changes Blizzard have in mind will be for the better, but i'll let time tell rather than speculate; Another thing other bloggers/podcasters can keep on doing while I observe, fast forward and grow extremely tired of the same old same old. Luckily there's the 3% in every field that don't follow the mindless mainstream way of doing things. A big /hug to YOU from this Cow!

Gearing up in WoD
Mike, "Preach", "A bro fist to you all",
had a good discussion about how gearing up in WoD can become a nightmare due to Blizzard treating the majority of players (the non dedicated) like morons. I won't discuss if I think the WoD system is good or not. What i'm interested in is how it all pans out. The most important bits that I have in mind that will require some planning are; stats are randomized, BiS becomes a lot harder to obtain (even through crafting?), gear changes depending on the characters specc and that has it's pros and cons. The risk of loot drama being increased (especially if you have mix of family members, friends, good and bad players) because the players want their loot now. 

How will PvP gear fare for raiding purposes? Which items can I buy to save time and how? Which level of gameplay should I commit to? Should I do it within my guild, Skies of Doom, or should I raid with a team using OQueue (the addon is better than ever!) or Open Raid? 

I hope that my guild's plan to do Mythic content stays intact and that they can work towards it. In that case I should join a Heroic team which is prepared, but not looking for Mythic raiding within the first months. Interesting. Tons of thoughts and questions to answer. That's why preparation is the most fun part cause when the plan begins to move, with or without major changes, it's "all part of the plan" (- Heathe Ledger's "The Joker"). 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Diary post - A resub and a garbage dump

Why? Cause I really need to make sure that I get rid of 10's of 1000's of items that I won't need anymore. Profits are semi high now, not because that i'm selling alot, but simply because I hardly spend anything at the moment. Once I want something i'll buy it. So i'll log an alt to check the BMAH to see if there's anything there for less than 180k. Leaves me with 3k for AH if I find something worth keeping. 

I won't be stocking up anything for WoD, especially not according to my own measures of the word stockpiling. Whenever I have stockpiled things in the past maybe 5-10% of what I saved have led to some serious income. 5-15% maybe led to a decent amount, but that cost more in wasted slots and missed opportunities. And the rest was just pointless. This time around i'll save certain stuff that I might use to level JC, if it's appealing, but with all changes to professions and with the Garrisons on the horizon it feels better to wait and see, listen, read and adapt. Gold making will be even less important in WoD. I'll fiddle but I won't go hardcore into it unless I really want something badly. Time will be much better spent elsewhere. 

So what's the current game plan, Grayz? In no particular order these are a couple of things i'm doing or wanting to do:
Selling off 99% gems of all kinds. Cutting and vendoring is a good way to get rid of uncommon gems that won't be sold even if I tried for the next 10 years. Not due to them being useless, but because I have several 100's of them which is way too much. By far. 

Using certain daily cooldowns to a certain extent. Some will be done every day while others will be done til I can craft 553 gear. I can spend SoH now but will prolly wait til they go BoA and spend them as I see fit whenever that 6.0 patch goes live. 

Ores and bars, hearbs and leather from Mists? Selling or converting them into other items. Not saving hardly anything of it. Will probably have Magnificent hides left from the cooldown and make Leatherworking bags if I suddenly feel a need to do it and the same goes for ores and bars, but i'm not keeping more than a 1000 maximum @ the metals. I have glyphs on my second account and Grayz will be crafting some of the 5.4 ones just so that they're avalaible in case I feel like posting with my 2nd account in the future. Honestly, it's a waste of time. Will see what I decide to do.