So, my guild leader wrote a book, and another one of my guildies illustrated the cover! He’s asked me to take a look at it and write about it to raise awareness. It’s hard to write something coherent and cohesive in the first place let alone something over a couple pages, so he deserves at least that! Here goes.
Class: Shaman, Hunter (requires Alliance)
H: Not shown | S: Pauldrons of the Thousand Needles | Cl: Mantle of Exodar
Ch: Tunic of the Dragon Slayer | Wa: Belt of Occult Horrors | L: Heavy Chain Leggings
G: Gut Opener Gloves | Wr: Not shown | B: Rough Bronze Boots
1h Mace: Fist of Argus
Shield: Chromie’s Mirror
Thoughts: I can’t handle being ugly while leveling. I can’t handle being ugly while boosting to 90, or while scrabbling for decent gear, or while … well, in general.
Alas, mogging while using heirlooms is difficult for classes that change armor types at 40. You can’t mog the heirlooms to a different armor type, of course, which means that you’re stuck until 40 in the first place and until you manage to acquire crap in the second. I’m not gonna wait forever, though, so this is a “soon as possible” type outfit which only requires around level 50/55 to complete.
The important bits are only available to Alliance. Not that any self-respecting orc or Forsaken would wear the Mantle of Exodar anyway. They do the disco there, you know.
Long did I ponder upon the weighty matter of which character would be the best use of the level 90 boost. A rogue, perhaps? No, I’ll never play it. What about Pixelby, the warrior, who just happens to be conveniently stuck at level 64? “NO,” said Cav, who insisted I had to learn warriorioring the hard way or I was no warrior at all. A blood elf paladin maybe? That way, I could have a paladerp of my preferred faction, and since it would be 90 to start with, that would be 90 whole levels where I wouldn’t have to listen to the emotes! No, that wouldn’t work, I’d still emote by accident sometimes. Like all those times I type “haha” in party chat and my character laughs out loud in the instance for no apparent reason.
In the end, I’ve decided to use the “free” level 90 thing on my little Alliance shaman. Firstly, OMFG LAVA, and secondly, I could use a maxed shaman Alliance-side. Lastly, another option for OLRG events wouldn’t hurt. (I am an altoholic. Bringing Nir week after week was beginning to make me feel the character version of cabin fever.)
BUT FIRST, I have to get Yynsia to level 60, because I love love love the idea of not having to suffer through the brutal professions slog from 1 to 600. It’s not like I haven’t leveled profs from scratch before, after all. I’ve done my duty! (In truth, I’m still slowly attempting to do so on some of my level 90 alts.) If Blizzard wants to talk about a number crunch, why don’t we talk about those 600 freaking profession skill points?*
Bombelina’s Resto/Elemental, for which she carries around two sets of gear. (I know the required stats are similar, but they’re not the same!) I initially didn’t pick a second spec for Yynsia due to bag space, but since she’s gotten Exalted with the basic factions (and therefore has purchased the 16 slot bags they offer) and has picked up a netherweave bag or two, that’s no longer an issue. She started off with Resto for quick queue times. But then I finally hit the levels when all you get via LFD is
hell Blackrock, so I finally picked up Enhancement, just to do something different.
There was just one problem with this plan – all my mail agility heirlooms seemed to have gone missing. I checked every. Single. Alt. I checked everybody’s Void Storage (if they’d unlocked it, that is). I checked all the alts under level 10 (see: Moolastrasza, Aspect of the Cowflight**). Hell, I even checked the random DKs sitting in Acherus (see: Mooalisa, Masterpiece**), just to make sure that I hadn’t sent the looms out there for safekeeping, or something. You know. Hoping for a miracle.
I hadn’t, of course. They were all gone gone, kinda like how sometimes, things get broke broke.
Fortunately, all was not lost. While item restoration never occurred to me because I am a big derpface, Bombelina and Ignitine have both been max capped on Justice for some weeks now. Since Bombelina’s gear hasn’t changed recently, I haven’t been dropping my precious gold on reforging and enchants, and thus was able to purchase the guild heirlooms instead! My problem then became the dire need for a pair of gloves and some dang transmog.
You see, when I picked a second server, I did so based on factors that did not at any point include the server economy. In so doing, I landed on a server where every damn piece of low level armor, ugly or not, sells for like, 100+ gold OR LOTS MORE unless you’re lucky. Yynsia was able to wear mail at 40, of course, but she wore her damn leather gloves until the 50s, whereupon I saw a pair of mail gloves on the AH for 75ish gold. SOLD. I don’t care if they’re the wrong stats – MAIL MEANS MOG. She’s still wearing those …
I’ve interrupted leveling to go get some quest items together. Once that is taken care of, it’ll be time to finish the run to 60 and then … the magic jump to 90.
I’m told LFR has been exceptionally special this week. Gee, I wonder why?
* I don’t know why Blizzard insists that I can’t understand big numbers. I UNDERSTAND MILLION+ CHAOS BOLT CRITS QUITE WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
** I was going to make a Tauren guild called the Mooguardians on Moon Guard, but then I got lazy.
Prinnie: Next up in the transmog rainbow is the color orange! After last month, I should probably pick another representa –
Ignitine: (interrupting) You’d better let me represent, dammit!
Prinnie: I dunno, you kinda effed up the last one. I mean, tentacle monster? If I let you do this, you’ll just make another tentacle monster.
Ignitine: You’ll see. If you don’t let me, I’ll burn everything in Void Storage!! I swear I will!
Prinnie: Yeah, like threatening me is going to get you into the contest. Let’s be honest here – your chances are slim.
Ignitine: Honest? Okay fine, I promise never to put tin foil in the microwave again.
Prinnie: THAT WAS YOU!?
Ignitine: It was For Science.
Prinnie: I just … I just don’t even! ALL THE SMOKE AND DRAMA.
Ignitine: She’s distracted! THE CONTEST ENTRY IS MINE.
Ignitine: You thought I was gonna do tentacles again, didn’t you!? That’s right! You thought you knew me, but you were wrong.
The “Balespider’s Manipulation” Set
H: Balespider’s Hood (normal) | S: Balespider’s Mantle (normal) | Cl: Gilded Thorium Cloak
Ch: Silk Robe of Eminent Domain | Wa: Belt of False Dignity | L: Not shown
G: Incanter’s Gloves | Wr: Not shown | B: Boots of Ethereal Manipulation
Dagger: Knife of Incision
Offhand: Juggernaut’s Power Core (LFR)
Thoughts: Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiireeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Yeah, that’s about how deep my thoughts are at this exact moment.