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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

For the Horde: Want to be Alliance?


Big news for Forsaken Warlocks. This is one form of antidotes that gives forsaken the choice to be human and experience sweet, sour, joy and pain again.

Hope that the rule is not too rigid and we are able to keep most of the Achievements, Mounts, Pets, Reputations etc.

Source: Faction-Change Service - Q&A & WOW Forum

Monday, June 29, 2009

Pony Up!

Currently, vendor is at our fingertips if we have Traveler's Tundra Mammoth. It is convenient to repair, sell junks and buy reagents whenever you need them. If you are engineer, you are lucky to have MOLL-E that you can mail stuffs anywhere every 8 hours.

In 3.2, Bank, Vendor or Mailbox will be at our doorstep if we spend 150 champion seals on Argent Pony Bridle. After Pony Up, we can ask Argent Gruntling to run some errands for us. Don't be slave driver, so ask for service every 4 hours.

Here is how it works:

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Find Upgrades Using WowHead Profiler

Find upgrades with weight scale system is really cool. I.e. you can find upgrade based on your talent spec without worrying too much about the theory crafting number.

Example of finding Off-Hand Upgrades for Cologane.


More details of the Profiler can be found in Wow Head's blog.

Venomhide Ravasaur

Quite surprise to see the guide of getting Venomhide Ravasaur is out.
It will take 20 days to get the mount together with the achievement.

= (20d) =>

WOWRaid guide can be found here.

Price Of The Art


How much will you pay for this nice New Age Painting from Marcia Chase? Somebody has paid 1000g for this piece of art, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

However, Marcia Chase can give you the painting for free (Bag of Fishing Treasures) if you help her. She likes her own painting so much and will buy from you at 25g.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Choose Your Side!



That's funny. A bit like the fight in the end of WOW Cinematic.

Alchemist: Flask of the North

I was hoping Flask of the North is better than Flask of the Frost Wyrm. If that's the case, Alchemist Warlock will be relief from bringing Flask of the Frost Wyrm for raiding in 3.2. Unfortunately, that's not.

However, the good thing is you can use Flask of the North whenever you like as it is NOT consumable. So, still nice buff in Arena, 5-man Heroics, short raid such as Vault of Archavon etc, even just for doing dailies.




Thursday, June 25, 2009

Which Warlock (2) Set Bonus You Like? T8 or T9?

Gul'dan Set (Tier 9 PTR)
(2) Set: Increases your pet's critical strike chance with its abilities by 10%


Source: MMO-Champion

Conqueror's Deathbringer Garb Set (Tier 8 Live)
(2) Set: Increases the damage done by your Unstable Affliction by 20% and your Immolate by 10%.

Personally, I prefer Tier 8 (2) Set Bonus, as it gives definite damage increase rather than "pet" critical strike chance. However, Destruction Warlock with Empowered Imp and Demonology Warlock with Demonic Pact will benefit most from the set bonus.

Which one you prefer?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Spirit of Summer

Thank you Blizzard for resetting all the bonfires quests today(Details of issue). I.e. you can redo all the bonfires quest for extra . Yes, another 350 for Spirit of Summer.



Lastly, hope Lord Ahune drops Scorchling pet and end the festival nicely.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Midsummer Shots

Some screen shots to share.

My Customized Mid Summer Set



Dancing with all three effects.


Rest at Mechano-hog

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Flame Keeper



The toughest part for me was to get the Flame of Stormwind, mainly because there was one hunter scouting the area when I were there. He caught me a couple of times and the whole group ganked me when I attempted to sneak in from the canal. Fortunately, I was closer to the bonfires for each attempts and got it eventually. May be it is safer to just ride and rush to the bonfires. I was luckier in Ironforge as they are kind enough to let me get the Flame of Ironforge before killing me. Appreciate that.

Torch Juggler was easier than expected, I have brought 15 torches, click and press really fast until get the achievement.. Track the achievement to see the progress.

More details can be found here.

Midsummer - Playing with Fires



There is issue that the midsummer quests are not reset yet, but Blizzard is aware of that. I.e. If we have completed those quests last year, we can't do it yet this year until they fix it.

Fortunately, I still manage to collect 390 by running around. 10 more for midsummer set, and 350 for Spirit of Summer.

More details can be found here.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ulduar Quality Gears For Rich Warlock

Below are list of bind when equipped gears with item level 219 and above.
The cost per piece is around a few thousand golds.



Click here to details.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Naxxramas: The Undying



Finally, we have made it for The Undying,
Stress is inevitable during the attempt, so
try to relax, stay calm and play safe help a lot.

Below are some tips from the eyes of warlock.

Military QuarterConstruct Wing
  • Patchwerk - Nothing special here.
  • Grobbulus - Run away from the raid when Mutating Injection.
  • Gluth - Stay away from zombies, and aoe them after Decimate.
  • Thaddius - Watch for ledge boss, a couple of us missed the jump due to nervous. If it happens, go back to the platform, wait for the right polarity before making another jump. After that, change side according to Polarity Shift.
Plague Wing
Spider Wing
Frostwyrm Lair
Lastly, good luck and congratulate to the team.


Raid: Premonition

Ulduar: Orbital Bombardment



Orbital Bombardment should be achievable for the group that is familiar with the fights. We left one tower up - Tower of Frost, and just fight it as usual. WOW Pro Flame Leviathan Guide provides excellent map for the location of those towers.



In addition to DPS, we had Siege Engine kiting Flame Leviathan, Chopper dropping Tar, and Demolisher igniting it. This round, I were launched onto the Flame Leviathan, Take Out Those Turrets and FL went into Systems Shutdown, then the rest are trying hard burning the midnight oil and pew pew it down.

Raid: Premonition

Friday, June 19, 2009

Oculus: Emerald Void



We were aiming to kill two birds with one stone today. I.e. 5 Amber Drakes so that we can get Ruby Void and Emerald Void at the same time. These are what Squonge still need to get his Red Proto-Drake. After couple of unsuccessful attempts, we have settled with 1 Ruby and 4 Amber Drakes but we managed to one shot the Eregos with this setup. It is still nice achievement.

Group: Squonge (A), Lunika (A), Sindoria (A), Novaclaw (A), Cologane (R)

Note: This achievement should be easier to obtain in 3.2 as vehicles (drakes) used in these instances (The Oculus & The Eye of Eternity) now scale with item level.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

25 Emblems of Conquest

Finally, I have accumulated enough emblems of conquest to buy Evoker's Charm (19). However, getting from 19 to 25 emblems of conquest is taking longer than I expected. Probably due to we only manage to run Ulduar 25 intermittently.

Btw, the good news is PUG are getting familiar with Emalon nowadays, so minimum of 2 emblems of conquest per week become more achievable. Refer to here for list of conquest raiding gears for Warlock.

My next target is Breastplate of the Wayward Conqueror (58) which will take quite a while to get, may be should just wait until 3.2.

Note: in 3.2, emblems of conquest will be dropped in dungeons or raids that previously dropped Emblems of Heroism or Valor, such as Naxxramas or Heroic Halls of Stone.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Call of the Crusade


With the release of the Secrets of Ulduar, the Argent Tournament opened its doors to heroes from all over Azeroth and saw champions arise from the ranks to take on the challenges before them to prove their worth. More details can be found here.

Patch 3.2 PTR Patch Notes can be found here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Mischief Maker

I was fishing in Dalaran sewer.
All of sudden, I was sheeped, and then I started looking
around to search for the culprit, but without
any result unfortunately.

I brought the doubts with me and left Dalaran.
After a while, Minigob Manabonk sent me a mail
and admitted his acts, but he gave me The Mischief Maker
so that I could "manabonk" my friends on his behalf.
I think the best may be use it back on him when I
see him again.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Replenishment Warlock

Destruction Warlock can spend 5 points in 0/13/58 spec to bring Replenishment (via Improved Soul Leech) to the raid.

Replenishment gives 10 party or raid members 0.25% of their maximum mana every second for 15 seconds. It is recommended to have minimum one replenishment class for Ulduar 10 and two for Ulduar 25. The buff is especially helpful to healers.

Other choices are

Shadow Priest - Vampiric Touch
Retribution Paladin - Judgements of the Wise
Survival Hunter - Hunting Party
Frost Mage - Enduring Winter

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Gearing up PVP warlock as Raider

Assume we already have iLvl 213+ PVE gears from Naxxramas Heroic, and the goal is to replace them with equivalent PVP gears from various sources. Below are possible options:

Purchase Non-Set Deadly Gladiator (Ring, Cloak, Waist, Wrist, Neck, Feet) gears using honor.

Fight in Wintergrasp and purchase Titan-forged (Waist, Chest, Trinket) gears with Wintergrasp Mark of Honor.

Defeat Emalon the Storm Watcher weekly in normal /heroic mode and hope Deadly Gladiator (Mainly Hands, Chest, Legs etc.) or Furious Gladiator (Hands, Legs, Ring, Cloak, Waist, Wrist, Neck, Feet) gears drop and you win the roll.

Purchase Deadly Gladiator (Mainly Head, Shoulder etc.) gears using Emblem of Conquest.

Purchase some of the best Gladiator gears if we ever play arena and hit 1300+ personal and team rating.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Twitter for WOW

Found this funny wowTwitter introduced in wowTwitter is a Twitter just for your characters.

I am trying this out but the site is still in BETA. The first character that I follow and been followed is Jsu. He is also writing blog (Avr's Blog) for his adventure in Ulduar as popular Death Knight.



Follow me @wowTwitter here.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Dreadsteed at level 40



In next content patch, warlock can get Felsteed at level 20,
Dreadsteed at level 40, and can fly at level 60.
Furthermore, ground mount can be summoned in 1.5s

Blue post can be found here.

To get the achievement Dreadsteed of Xoroth, we still need
to complete the epic quest chain.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ulduar: Cologane vs Kologarn



The fight starts with pew pew the Right Arm.
Run away from group when Kologarn Focused Eyebeam on you.
(Tips from Warlock Den: Use Demonic Circle to teleport helps)

Callout when he Stone Grip you, and pray you won't be Squeezed Lifeless.
When right arm dies, AOE down the 4 Rubble adds.
Pew pew the Left Arm to 50% health and Kologarn to under 30% health.
Defeat the Right Arm and Left Arm at the same time to Disarmed him.



Tankspot video can be found here.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Battle-Bot Pet



A Battle-Bot pet with a few clicks?
It's real and check it out at
Mountain Dew Battle Bots now live.

Go to Mountain Dew Web Site
Click on the robot at right bottom corner.
Login to your Battle*Net account to redeem.

Return again the following day to redeem the fuel for the pet.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Watch Him Die, Watch Us Die



We have Malleficent aggroing all three watchers and their allies,
then bringing the whole gang to the entrance of the Nerub. This has avoided Watcher Narjil's Blinding Webs that wiped us many times.

Keirbear has taunted Krik'thir and we burn him down as quickly as we can. Eventually, the watchers Watch Him Die, but they Watch Us Die too.

Group: Malleficent (T), Keirbear (T), Sindoria (D), Cologane (D), Tenshii (H)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Frost Wyrm Of The Day



Chillmaw has risen as one of the most popular Frost Wyrm in Northrend recently. It has caused Threat From Above to the argent tournament and nearby areas. Hence, Crok Scourgebane has requested many champions to destroy it before it has chance to use its Claw of the Frost Wyrm against us.

Below is the excerpt of Frost Wyrm from Battle.net

In ages past, the ancient Dragons who were near death flew to the land of Northrend to die. To this day there are entire Dragon graveyards that are littered with massive petrified bones and skulls. When Ner'zhul the Lich King took control of Northrend, he used his powerful magics to raise the ancient Dragon skeletons from the dead. Now the skeletal Dragons radiate cold power and think of nothing other than serving their dark master. Frost Wyrms have a cold-based breath weapon that can do shattering damage to enemies both on the ground and in the air.

Hit Cap

Level 85 Raid - 17% - 1742 hit rating
Level 85 Heroics - 6% - 615 hit rating
Level 85 PVP - 4% - 410 hit rating

Reference: http://chicanery.fibergeek.com/warlock/warlock-hit-rating/

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Mysterious in Dalaran Fountain

Wondering what have happened in Dalaran Fountain.
More than ten corpses are found in the water.

A Steamy Romance Novel: Northern Exposure

Fished up this book today and it appears interesting.

The tiny gnome peered over the railing
into the secluded Dalaran courtyard.

"The view from the balcony is
amazing, you have to come see!"

Armor legplates creaked as Marcus
walked over, taking in a deep breath
as he absently scratched his scruffy
chin.

"The Hero's Welcome is no slouch.
And there's something in the room that
might interest you."

Tavi bounded into the room, pausing
only a moment before jumping on the
massive bed. She turned to gaze at
Marcus with her huge saucer-like
eyes, narrowing them playfully and
replacing her glowing smile with a
diabolical grin.

"Interested in some company?" She
purred as her hands weaved through a
complex summoning ritual, stopping
only when she felt the warmth of a
new presence behind her.

All color drained from Marcus' face
as he struggled to protest. "I... I don't
think that's appropriate."

Confused, Tavi turned to see what
was wrong. A hideous fel hound stood
ready, drooling onto the floor as it
stared intently at the half-armored
paladin.

"No! No, that's not what I meant." She
stammered as she dispelled the hungry
demon. "I'm sorry, that's not really my
specialization."

Marcus took both her hands in one of
his and he reassured her. "It's fine.
What is your specialization?"

Her head snapped up, eyes burning with
renewed life as shadow energy
channeled through her hands into
Marcus, dropping him to his knees in
agony.

"Affliction, actually."

Friday, June 5, 2009

Midsummer Festivals

Midsummer is coming soon in 2 weeks. It is time to talk to commoners in capital cities and start the journey of honour the flames (The Fires of Azeroth) and desecrate the bonfires (Desecration of the Alliance).

I will go to Stonebreaker Hold in Terokkar Forest first, then go to the rest of bonfires in Outlands and end at Thrallmar in Hellfire Peninsula. Next, going to Eastern Kingdom via the Dark Portal. It is pity that I can’t bring the orphan with me this time.

After visiting all the bonfires in Eastern Kingdom, then it is time to go back to Dalaran to have a rest. Next, take the portal to Tanaris to continue the journey until I reach Darkshore.

Darkshore starts the most exciting and dangerous part of the journey where I have to sneak into Alliance capital cities to steal the flames: Exodar, Darnassus, Stormwind and Ironforge . If I have managed to survive and steal the flames from the above cities, then I will be rewarded Crown of the Fire Festival. To celebrate this, let's put up the rest of Midsummer set (400 ) and burn the hot pole dance in Orgrimmar.

Lastly, save up 10+ torches (Quest reward of Torch Catching or 10 or mailed from alts) and juggling them in Dalaran. Additionally, let’s find the liked-mind heroes to defeat Ahune in Slave Pens and hope he gives each of us the Scorchling. If still have 350 to spare, get the Spirit of Summer.

Reference: Midsummer Fire Festival 2009

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