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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Commerce

Once upon a time I had two characters in World of Warcraft. Tikataka was slowly gaining levels and would send all of her extra loot to Freya, a bank toon parked in Ironforge. As Tikataka gained in levels the loot got better and generated bigger sales on the Auction House. Additionally, Tikataka was [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Confused about Shield Spikes

Confuzeled.

[Iron Shield Spike]

Requires Blacksmithing (150)

Use: Attaches an Iron Spike to your shield that deals damage every time you block with it.

Charges: 1 (Expendable)

3 sec cast

Sells for 2 Silver 50 Copper to vendors

Item Level 30

Source: Recipe

So.. “Item Level 30″ does that mean I have to be 30 before I can use it.. [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Starting the long slow road to 30

So now I’m following Youri’s Level 20-30 Alliance Leveling Guide. The guide is geared to go from level 20-30. Because of the Paladin quest and other recent instances Tatia started the night at level 23. Not a huge problem. I just figure a couple of the early quests will be green to [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Feeling the Tankadin Love

WowInsider posted Paladin Tanking 101.

I just wish some of these guides addressed the path on the way to 70. Yes, it’s nice to know what I can do at 70.. but that’s 40+ [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Getting all defensive

Resource:
Defense and Mitigation, how it all works

Ugh! Math hard.

Damage Avoidance – The ability of my toon to avoid getting hit.
Damage Reduction – The ability of my toon to take less damage once she is hit.

I tried REALLY hard to work out the formula’s and figure out Tatia’s Miss, Dodge, Hit, Crit etc percentage chances. [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Azeroth paladin lowbie world tour

Last night, Tatia dinged 23 1/2.

Wow. I can’t imagine completing the Paladin quests without a supportive guild. For West Kingdom guild night, guildies logged on with their “lowbies” (~level 20) to help me complete the level 20 paladin weapon quest. We literally crossed the globe three times.

Bloodwatch -> Westfall -> Stormwind -> Westfall [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Ending their world…

Despite dashing ahead and achieving level 21, Tatia still had quite a few level 18-20 quests from Bloodmyst Isles. It was tempting to just drop these quests and just start on quests in another area.. but this violated my sense of completeness. After researching the quest log I found that there was one chain of quests with some real meat.. and then a couple of collection quests.

Continue reading Ending their world…

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

YAEO: why Paladins are so smoking-hot sexy

Blood Elf level 70 Palidin 30/31/0 Regis on Sunstrider (EU). Holy/Protection. How can you not just love it?

He identified useful equipment:
[Petrified Lichen Guard] lvl 62, poisons when it blocks (requires Honored with Sporeggar)
[Figurine of the Colossus] lvl 70, heals you for +120 [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Slow, Flat-footed and Incompetent

I started playing Warcraft in January. It’s March now.
I have Alt-o-holism. Which means I have a semi-active family of 6 toons, 2 bank alts and Tatia, my new main.
It’s only been three months.. and not one of my toons had ever been in the battlegrounds.

Last night I took Illyah (19 BE Paladin) into Warsong [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

“KEK!”

Blessings of the Light be upon you and your household!

On this, the first day of Spring do I, Tatia late of Exodar, send to you fond greetings from the golden fields of Westfall. It is with great excitement that I share my latest doings.

As you know, not long ago I awakened from cryogenic sleep in [...]