“In Cold Blood” Set
Class: Death Knight
H: Not shown | S: Coldrock Pauldrons | Cl: Not shown
Ch: Chestplate of Titanic Fury | Wa: Veteran’s Plate Belt | L: Deadly Gladiator’s Dreadplate Legguards
G: Warlord’s Iron-Gauntlets |Wr: Not shown | B: Halgrind Greaves
Weapon: OMFG WHAT WEAPON AM I USING TODAY HALP
Thoughts: In addition to goblin ears making DK helmets much less intimidating, I often have yet another problem with mogging where Mech is concerned. She’s got weapon attachment disorder. It makes it really hard to figure out what instrument of death I am mogging, and in turn where the hell I am going for that one darn piece of gear. Being the practical sort, Mech never really forms a bond to any particular brain basher or stomach slicer. She picks up whatever is an improvement for her current spec, and she actually switches between her two specs on a fairly regular basis (unlike, say, Ailabeth, who is SHADOW FOREVERRRR). For Unholy, one two-handed anything works, for Frost, it’s two one-handed anythings. So what is she wielding today? Is it an axe? Is it a mace? Is it a sword? What if Mech has one sword and one axe one day, but winds up with two swords the next? What if she changes her mind and gets two axes after that? But what if she goes Unholy and switches back to two-handers!? WHAT AM I MOGGING!? So I just skipped looking for weapons for this set and grabbed something from the AH, because my brain hurts.
Confession: Because I was friendly with the tank, I forced a party to run Temple of the Jade Serpent six or seven times in a row for a pair of boots I wound up not using because the gray was just a shade too dark. DERP.
Mech had a unique issue for about a week while I was finishing this up. She was constantly afflicted with that “poof” cloud you get when you are using Zen Flight or during that one second when someone casts Levitate on you. The GM response to my ticket recommended doing a full UI reset, which involved moving my addons elsewhere so they wouldn’t be deleted, clearing out the wonderfully named WTF folder and doing one other thing which I have already forgotten. Given the level of pain-in-the-assness of the possible solution compared to the level of pain-in-the-assness of the problem, I decided to let Mech be like that dirty, dusty kid from Peanuts.
I tried other things, to be sure. I changed her armurz, but the poofy cloud remained. I asked someone to re-Levitate me hoping that would reset the effect somehow, but the poofy cloud remained. I quested and took damage (because damage totally stops you from Levitating, right?), but the poofy cloud remained. I went on an Ulduar 10-man raid and facerolled everywhere, but the poofy cloud remained. Later, when I was questing in Kun-Lai and staring at the Sha of Anger, I had an idea. There was one thing I had not done since the poofy cloud problem started – Mech hadn’t died. Oh, she’d come close, sure, but with Death Strike and Death Siphon (and a little bit of luck with my Rune of the Fallen Crusader, no doubt), she stayed standing.
Mech charged in, got one attack off and died almost instantly. I’m not sure if it was actually the Sha – the angry monkeys might’ve gotten her first, since there were quite a few Hozen about and she ran like hell through them all. Upon retrieving her broken and badly mauled corpse, she discovered that at last, the poofy cloud was gone! So as it turns out, death IS the ultimate solution. Well, for poofy cloud problems, anyway.
As a side note, I’m pretty sure the Sha of Anger would be less angry if he started hanging out in better places. He chills with Hozen or by the Yak Wash nine times out of ten. Much as I think the yaks are adorable, I’d probably get pissed off too after awhile.