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Half way there…

Project: Skill-revamp-musical chairs is moving ahead slowly.

I re-did Tikah as a Skinner/Herbalist and sent her all around Teldrassil gathering herb for Obli and skilling up her skinning. That went fairly well but I was annoyed at killing stuff and not getting any experience (and my new pet needs to get experience points to get some [...]

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Easier the second time

My new druid, Obliette, is my second Night Elf. I was worried that I’d be bored working all the same quests again. Instead I’m finding that I have an annoyingly short memory. I’ve forgotten a lot of the details of the quests.. but luckily I keep having the vague feeling I’ve done this [...]

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If only there were a mod…

… to color plants as green/blue dots on the mini-map. So annoying to keep mistaking them for quest turn ins.
… to sort auction house to find the best weapon/armor usable by me at the best price.
… to show an action bar in a location I specify that is only visable if I’m in combat.
… to [...]

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The problem with a flower-picking hunter

Tikah, my hunter, is currently my Herbalist/Alchemist. It made sense to me at the time that I started it.. but in play I’ve found this combination has issues.

A herbalist gathers flowers. The flowers live in bag slots. Bag slots that could be used for other inventory. This limits the player’s inventory. If you get a herbalist bag then it takes up a whole bag slot.

A hunter shoots arrows. Arrows live in bag slots. You get a 10% bonus if the arrows live in a quiver. The quiver takes up a bag slot further limiting the amount of inventory available to the hunter for non-arrow inventory.

A hunter can track critters (humans, undead, beasts, etc). While a hunter is tracking critters she can’t track flowers (or ore deposits). The one-thing-at-a-time thing is really annoying and limits the hunter’s effectiveness either as a hunter or as an herbalist.

Therefore I’ve decided that my hunter needs to -not- be a herbalist/alchemist. That said, my other characters are getting a ton of usefulness from the potions so I’m not willing to -not- have a herbalist/alchemist character.

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Addon: MetaHUD

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Very cool add on. Puts your information in the middle of the screen where you [...]

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Addon: PriceEach

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I’m just grooving on the addons.

Saw this:
PriceEach 2.0
So lets say your searching the AH for items and find 8 stacks in varying quantities per stack from 1 to 20. How would [...]

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Alarm Clock

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I’m getting tired of that “Oh, crap! It’s 1:30 AM!” moments. Decided I needed an alarm clock. Found one that’s integrated into the Titan bar.

TitanAlarmClockWrangler

Settings:

When it goes off it [...]

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Addon: EquipCompare + CharactersViewer

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EquipCompare is pretty darn cool on its own.. but combined with CharactersViewer it’s da-bomb. This is an easy way to figure out if the thing you just got from a drop [...]

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Blood Elf {W}HORDE!

On Ventrillo, fiancee mentioned to guildies that we (he and I) were starting some new Blood Elves. We’re planning to play them only one night a week.. and only with the group. One guildie asked if he could join.. then another and another. We ended up with Illyah (my toon) the Paladine, [...]

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Rarh!

I acquired Burning Crusade from Costco. I guess it is true that you can find anything there if you look hard enough. I’m glad that it’s been a while since BC’s initial release. The newbie areas are fairly uncongested and I’m not having any huge problems fulfilling the quest requirements.

Over the last two days I played my new Dreanei Priest, Monneh, up to level 13. I’m enjoying the class. I’m also enjoying the quests. I’ve found that the Dreanei quests are a lot more entertaining than the Human or Night Elf quests. I loved fishing with a net.. and The Totem questline was tons of fun. I especially liked the buff that turned you into an invisible speed running panther. Rarrh! (I wonder if that’s available anywhere outside the questline.)

Way better than “Kill Princess” or madly running notes back and forth between farms.

I even got jumped by a stealthed Blood Elf NPC. It was very unexpected. I think Blizzard has gotten more sophisticated about its starting quests since the original game came out.

** as an aside: While killing Blood Elves I noticed that they all seem to be death drama queens.. or at least the males are. I wonder if that’s true when it’s a PC rather than an NPC.
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