cavelion dinged L85

ok he was dinged a few days ago but i didnt blog then. too lazy

as usual, my later alts usually get the benefits of the mains so cave was already ready to heal heroic dungeons on hitting level cap.

er. of course, a lot of his starter L85 gear were PVP BoE stuff that was tailored by Davina. it also helped that he got a free BoE epic cloak picked up by one of the mains on Firetree, and that he is alchemist so he made his own ilvl 359 trinket.

so once i upgraded his gear, did the final bits of training and talents, off he queued as healer and ran H Tides. it was a power group so he had a super easy time healing (in fact, he did a bit of dps in his free time, the tank was that OP)

but i think im just gonna keep him doing transmutes and nothing else :) no time to get him geared up, except for maybe the usual welfare epics or the occasional H run.

i wont even use him for herbing (same as blackstealth, who is also a herbalist. he now just opens locked boxes) since he wont get any farming xp. i use dethnyte (82) and darksunder (83) for the job.

DONE WITH GLYPHING FOR FIRETREE ALTS

since i had picked up so much herbs in my efforts to get volatile life for alchemy transmutes, and i wasnt into making darkmoon decks, i got blackstealth to convert them into glyphs and made the full set of glyphs for all my firetree toons. except those which require to learn from books which i dont have.

SPIRITCAT WENT TO ZA FOR THE FIRST TIME

spiritcat has finally got enuf gear to run ZAZG. the run was super long, due to lag issues with the tank, and some strange healing from the pally healer too. he has tons of mana but the tank still dies. so what gives? nevertheless, the group pretty much stuck together through the wipes.

the hardest fight was due to lag, at the 3rd or 4th boss. cos if tank lag when boss is on a green circle, the boss can actually heal back to full health! and did many times, until the enrage (beserk) timer was activated. fortunately, around that time, the tank lag was resolved, and we managed to down him before the 5 minutes were up. the fight took over 6 minutes!

NOT GONNA GEAR EVERSTONE FOR RAIDING

originally, i thought the guild might still do some basic raiding, but now i dont think so. so it would be pointless to run tons of H for everstone or to mine and transmute for epic gear.

i will still be mining and transmuting, cos you never know when the mats will come in useful (at the AH!)

the importance of running ZAZG

otherwise known as semi-welfare epics.

once upon a time, you could only get welfare epics during certain festivals, like the lunar or halloween ones.

now, with ZA and ZG in LFG, you can get epics just from boss drops (and for ZA timed event, even more epics). it’s semi-welfare, since you gotta be at least ilvl 346 to queue for it. but hey, who isnt at least ilvl 346 by now? you can even buy epics off the AH.

instead of a long hard grind for rep to buy faction epics, you can now run ZAZG to get epics.

magel could queue ZAZG, after she swapped her green wand for a PVP wand from the conquest vendor (yup, i swapped her VPs for CPs and bought the 700 CP PVP epic wand)

the first run was ZA, and it netted her 3 epics. from just the PVP epic wand, she now has 3 more. just 1 ZA run. ok, that was luck, but hey, eventually, these semi-welfare epics will drop for you too.

not to mention, you get double the VPs per ZAZG run as compared with usual H runs.

so go for it! lol. most of you already do anyway, im slow to gear levelling.