Thursday, 9 March 2017

What Happens to Artifact Weapons and Knowledge at Level 35 and Patch 7.2

So, I've just hit level 35 on  Ashbringer and was confused as I was still adding artefact power to it.

"What's going on?" I ask myself.

Well, it turns out that after you've got your fourth golden dragon you can power this 35th trait up another 20 times to level 54. Some call this paragon levels or something. Probably related to Diablo I guess.

So DPS can increase their 5% increase to 15%, Healers will do something similar with healing power and tanks boost their armour (?) further.

Extra DPS or Other Specs
So, should you got for these extra points or start levelling your other specs? Well the common consensus is that unless you're a high end raider you should level your other specs. It's been asserted that once you get to around level 44 you could have levelled another spec all the way to 35. I don't know how true that is and I can't be bothered to verify it :P

But if you are never going to use your other specs (can you as a fire mage guarantee that frost isn't going to be the go to spec for 7.2?) then you may as well work to level 54!!

Patch 7.2
So, what's going to happen with patch 7.2? Well to start with there will be more Artefact Knowledge to gain. It is rising from 25 level t 50 levels with 200,000% artefact power increase at level 50. That sounds huge, but I think we're going to need it!!!

Then there will be more traits added for your weapon. But it sounds like all 35+ weapons will be standardised. ie it won't matter if your level 37 or level 54. The impression I get is that after you complete a short quest line at A-level 35
  • All your old traits will be removed. (Maybe not, but it's going to get a bit busy otherwise!!!)
  • Your 0-20 post 35 traits will be removed.
  • Your AP spent on those 35+ traits will be refunded.
  • Your Weapon will be made stronger to compensate for the trait removal. (This is where I think the standardisation will come in. I think there will be a one size fits all power increase so that all level 35 weapons will be the same, the only difference is next ...)
  • You can now use your refunded AP to buy ...
  • New traits on your weapon.
  • Also, the old AP tokens you're picking up now CANNOT be used to buy these new traits so don't go squirreling them away in the bank, they'll be pointless (and worthless as the new traits will carry on with their pseudo-exponential cost scaling).
  • But, you'll be able to sell them for gold, which will be introduced in a mini patch before 7.2
So, get your weapons to 35 and then keep pumping in the AP, don't go wasting time keeping them.

NB: I'm spelling it artEfact as I am English. Artifact (as per Blizztards) is a legitimate spelling in EN-UK and EN-US. I just like being different :P 

Monday, 6 March 2017

Where is Jarod Shadowsong for The Warden's Signet?

After spending ages looking for Jarod in and around Bradensbrook to hand in The Warden's Signet, because the Blizzard quest hand in ? says he is there, I resorted to looking him up on WowHead.

The first comment on Wowhead said: He is now in Heroe's Rest - cords 38.91 51.00 in Val'shara

Crucially, this comment explained a lot (it looks like Blizz have failed with proper QA again): If you've completed That's Val'sharah Folks! or atleast the Bradensbrook/Black Rook Hold portion, and then pickup The Warden's Signet, he won't be in the village anymore.
He can be found at Heroes' Rest, in the Ravencrest Mausoleum, or across the path from the Black Rook Hold summoning stone.

The best directions were definitely: I was so confused on where to find him. From Bradensbrook if you are facing the mayor head to the left down the path where the sheep are on the right, head down the path till you get to Marl's Stead turn right go across the brook and up the hill to Heros Rest. Stay to the left a graveyard will be on the left. Head across the courtyard go to the stairs on the left and he is there. No need to run through Black Rook Hold like I did. Hope this is helpful.

But the best bit is: The completion of this quest is hilarious if you do it after finishing the BRH portion as Jarod exclaims "She must be at Black Rook Hold!" and Maiev is standing right next to him.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

One Stop Shop for Alts Stat Priority

Every time I log into an alt and do some quests I get an upgrade or two

Class Spec 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Notes
Paladin Retribution Strength Haste Crit Versality Mastery Strenght only to ilevel?
Holy 5th
Holy 5th
Artifact Link
Warlock Destruction Haste Critical Versatility Mastery 5th
Demo 5th
Affi 5th
Priest Shadow Haste until 12k Mastyery Crit Int 5th Haste then vers
Holy 5th
Disco 5th
Mage- Burnsprocket Fire Crit Inteligence Mastery = = Haste 5th Versitility
Frost 5th
Arcane 5th
Link to Artifact Map

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Tom Tom Macro for Setting The Signal (Pentangulate-o-tron 2000)

There are more than 5 of the required sensor spots but some are a nightmare to get to. Here is a tom tom macro to see all the locations on your map ...

/way Tanaan Jungle 53.01 27.69
/way Tanaan Jungle 51.67 22.53
/way Tanaan Jungle 56.67 20.64
/way Tanaan Jungle 60.41 19.62
/way Tanaan Jungle 52.04 19.90
/way Tanaan Jungle 59.70 26.75
/way Tanaan Jungle 63.43 21.45
/way Tanaan Jungle 57.52 27.0
/way Tanaan Jungle 50.6 20.6 (Missing)

People claim the last one exists. I couldn't find it!!!

Friday, 24 June 2016

Tom Tom Macro for Steamwheedle Elites

/way Nagrand:Draenor 51.47 16.04 Aogexon /way Nagrand:Draenor 64.00 25.00 Bergruu (wanders) /way Nagrand:Draenor 64.30 30.30 Dekorhan /way Nagrand:Draenor ??.58 ??.05 Direhoof /way Nagrand:Draenor 48.15 22.23 Gagrog the Brutal /way Nagrand:Draenor 34.05 51.43 Mu'gra /way Nagrand:Draenor 60.00 36.00 Thek'talon (wanders)m /way Nagrand:Draenor 41.58 45.05 Xelganak /way Nagrand:Draenor 37.08 38.91 Vileclaw

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Legion: Alpha becomes Beta

Well, that answers my previous question, I was in Alpha. I opened up my battlenet client this morning and Alpha has turned into Beta. A quick google search reveals that that happened 6 days ago! Two months in and my Demon Hunter is still level level 99 and a bit. I wonder if character copy will work now, I'll try when I get home. I suppose it will be busier now. I was going to say that any major bugs will be fixed now that it's Beta, but I didn't even find any minor bugs. Not even textures missing like there was with the WoD Alpha. Hopefully we'll be able to try out some raids soon :)

Monday, 21 March 2016

Legion Alpha Access

I went to log in tonight to do my dailies and spotted "Alpha: Legion" in my region list. Many GBs of download later and I had a Demon Hunter called McBoatFace!

Monday, 29 June 2015

2015 Midsummer Bonfires TomTom Macros

There's been a few minor changes over the years so my previous guides may or not be good. Search for midsummer and you'll get all the posts.

This year I've decided to compile some tomtom macros. Here are the results ... (work in progress) ..

/way Howling Fjord 57.76 16.11 Fort Wildervar
/way Howling Fjord 48.45 13.38 Camp Winterhoof
/way Grizzly Hills 33.91 60.45 Amberpine Lodge
/way Grizzly Hills 19.07 61.46 Conquest Hold
/way Zul'Drak 43.25 71.37 The Argent Stand
/way Zul'Drak 40.38 61.28 The Argent Stand
/way The Storm Peaks 41.44 86.70 K3
/way The Storm Peaks 40.33 85.60 K3
/way Crystalsong Forest 80.31 52.91 Sunreaver's Command
/way Crystalsong Forest 78.16 74.90 Windrunner's Overlook
/way Dragonblight 75.29 43.80 Wintergarde Keep
/way Dragonblight 38.51 48.18 Agmar's Hammer
/way Borean Tundra 55.10 19.92 Fizzcrank Airstrip
/way Borean Tundra 51.07 11.77 Bor'gorok Outpost
/way Sholazar Basin 48.11 66.32 River's Heart - Alliance
/way Sholazar Basin 47.26 61.38 River's Heart - Horde

Head to Dalaran, portal to SW, portal to Hellfire

/way Hellfire Peninsula 62.18 58.34 Honor Hold
/way Hellfire Peninsula 57.18 41.81 Thrallmar
/way Netherstorm 32.26 68.29 Area 52
/way Netherstorm 31.22 62.67 Area 52
/way Blade's Edge Mountains 49.97 59.03 Thunderlord Stronghold
/way Blade's Edge Mountains 41.58 65.91 Sylvanaar
/way Zangarmarsh 35.6 51.78 Zabra'Jin
/way Zangarmarsh 68.79 51.97 Telredor
/way Nagrand:Outland 51.05 33.93 Garadar
/way Nagrand:Outland 49.64 69.43 Telaar
/way Terokkar Forest 51.92 43.24 Stonebreaker Hold
/way Terokkar Forest 54.06 55.48 Allerian Stronghold
/way Shadowmoon Valley:Outland 33.53 30.28 Shadowmoon Village
/way Shadowmoon Valley:Outland 39.65 54.63 Wildhammer Stronghold

Eastern Kingdom
/way Dun Morogh 53.82 45.26 Kharanos
/way Elwynn Forest 43 65 Goldshire
/way Westfall 45 62 Moonbrook
/way Northern Stranglethorn 40 51 Grom'gol Base Camp
/way Northern Stranglethorn 51 63 Fort Livingston
/way The Cape of Stranglethorn 50 70 East of Booty Bay
/way The Cape of Stranglethorn 50 70 East of Booty Bay
/way Duskwood 73.67 54.77 Darkshire
/run TomTom:AddMFWaypoint(19,0,0.4821,0.0726,{title="Zidormi - Switch to the Past"})
/run TomTom:AddMFWaypoint(19,0,0.46,0.14,{title="Dreadmaul Hold"})
/run TomTom:AddMFWaypoint(19,0,0.5523,0.1496,{title="Nethergarde Keep"})
/way Swamp of Sorrows 70.24 15.74 Alliance Bogpaddle
/way Swamp of Sorrows 76.75 14.22 Horde Bogpaddle
/way Redridge Mountains 24.84 53.40 Lakeshire
/way Burning Steppes 68.37 60.69 Morgan's Vigil
/way Burning Steppes 51.51 29.22 Flame Crest
/way Badlands 19.04 56.17 Dragon's Mouth
/way Badlands 24.02 37.26 New Kargath
/way Loch Modan 32.52 40.97 Thelsamar
/run TomTom:AddMFWaypoint(700,0,0.5321,0.463,{title="Bloodgulch"})
/run TomTom:AddMFWaypoint(700,0,0.4724,0.2903,{title="Thundermar"})
/way Arathi Highlands 44.31 46.00 Refuge Pointe
/way Arathi Highlands 69.07 42.78 Hammerfall
/way The Hinterlands 76.76 74.56 Revantusk Village
/way The Hinterlands 14.34 50.11 Aerie Peak
/way Western Plaguelands 43.45 82.35 Chillwind Camp
/way Ghostlands 47.01 26.05 Tranquillien
/way Eversong Woods 46.36 50.38 North Sanctum
/way Silvermoon 69.16 42.69 Silvermoon
/way Western Plaguelands 29.10 56.50 The Bulwark
/way Tirisfal Glades 62.30 66.87 Undercity
/way Tirisfal Glades 57.00 51.71 Brill
/way Silverpine Forest 49.60 38.55 The Sepulcher
/way Hillsbrad Foothills:Eastern Kingdoms 54.50 49.88 Tarren Mill
/way Wetlands 13.49 47.12 Menethil Harbor

Saturday, 27 June 2015

6.2 Mail Box Improvement

I've finally got round to emptying my mains mail box of 250+ emails. Why now?

Because most of those mails were from the postmaster for salvage that couldn't be delivered to my bags.

Why had I left it so long? Because you couldn't open all. This was because once you had removed the items from the mail you then had to go and physically delete the empty mail. Now it auto-deletes once it is empty. Finally!

Thursday, 18 June 2015