Friday, 30 April 2010

Stock Liquidation

I have finally got rid of all the Books of Glyph Mastery that I mistakenly stockpiled for patch ... err ... 3.2 was it?

I sold them all at profit, I had several hundred of the bloody things that pre-patch were going for 30gold ish.

Post-patch they actually dropped, presumably because a lot more people were going into dungeons with the new tool and therefore there was more supply.

They have slowly picked up again and sell for between 20-25gold, whereas I usually only bought them under 20gold, this means I made a profit in the end.

Cold Balls
I have also finally finished selling off all the frozen orbs I stockpiled for patch 3.3 (or 3.3.3? something like that). They weren't the potential unmitigated disaster that the "New Glyphs from Glyph Mastery books ... Oh no they're not!" escapade nearly turned into but they were a lot slower to dispose of than I thought.

This was probably down to me only posting 5 at a time so as not to flood the market and lose too much deposit when undercut. As it turned out they would generally sell before I was undercut so that was OK. It just took some time to sell them all. I bought these again for 15g or under and only sold at more than 20g, more usually 27 - 30g.

Tit Powder
So I have got rid of all that crap, now I've just got to get rid of all the Titanium Powder that has dropped from 28g to 20g. Grrr! And the raw green gems that were selling for 3g-10g each and are now selling sub 1g.

I suspect some retard is clearing stock in preparation for Clitacasm(TM).

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Latest Gear Wish List

So, a post which is more of a reminder to me about where my next upgrades are coming from rather than a post of any interest to you kind folks out there!

Current: Heaume of the Restless Watch (i245 - gs439)
- Lightsworn Headpiece(T10) i251(+6) gs457(+16) 95 Frost Emblem
- Faceplate of the Forgotten i264(+19) Icecrown Citadel 25
- (Also upgraded tier 9 Heroic - lol)

Current: Amulet of Binding Elements (i232 - gs226)
-Wrathful Gladiator's Pendant of Dominance (swapping 45 Haste for 60 res and upgrading crit and SP) 52,000 Honour from Lieutenant Tristia in SW or dropped from Toravon in VoA25 normal - apparently! i264(+32) gs??(+?)

Current: Pauldrons of the Cavalier (i245 - gs329)
Upgrade: Lightsworn Spaulders(T10) i251(+6) gs342(+13) 60 Frost Emblem

Current: Cloak of Kea Feathers (i213 - gs195)
- Drape of the Violet Tower i264(+51) gs278(+83) 50 Frost Emblem
- Jaina's Radiance - Heroic TotGC
- Frostbinders Shredded Cape (ICC 25 Heroic)

Current: Chestplate of Unspoken Truths (i264 - gs494)
-Sanctified Lightsworn Breastplate (T10.5 + Heroic)
-Rot-Resistant Breastplate (Heroic ICC25)

Current: Abetment Bracers (i213 - gs195)
- Lots of 25 man dungon drops
- Wrathful Gladiator's Bracers of Salvation (i264) Toravon-25 or 43,400 Honour from Tristia in SW
- Relentless Gladiator's Bracers of Salvation (i245) Honour
- Sunforged Bracers i245(+32) gs247(+52)(8 Titansteel(800g) 12 Eternal Life (120g) 4 Crusader Orbs(600g))
-Horologist's Wristguards (i226) Ulduar
- Titan-Forged Bracers of Salvation (i226) 15 WG marks

Current: Marial's Sorrow (i219 - gs365)
Upgrade:Quel'Delar, Lens of the Mind (i251 - gs457)

Current: Voice of Reason (i226 - gs385)
- Lots of 25 man stuff
- Wrathful Gladiator's Barrier i270 (Arena 1800 rating)
- Relentless Gladiator's Barrier i251 (removed?)
- Vigilant Ward i245 (ToC10 Heroic)

Current: Libram of the Resolute (i226 - gs121)
Upgrade: Libram of Blinding Light - i264(+42) gs156(+35) 30 Frost Emblem

Current: Rusty Frozen Fingerguards (i232 - gs301)
Upgrade: Gauntlets of Overexposure i264(+32) gs370(+69) 60 Frost Emblem

Current: Trueheart Girdle (i219 - gs274)
Upgrade: Lich King's Lanyard i264(+43) gs370(+96) 60 Frost Emblem

Current: Legguards of the Frosty Depths (i232 - gs402)
- Lots of 25 heroic stuff
- Lightsworn Greaves i251(+19i) gs457(+55gs) 95 Frost Emblems

Current: Recovered Reliquary Boots (i232 - gs301)
- Protectors of Life i264(+32) (8 Titansteel(800g) 12 Eternal Life(100g) 5 Primordial Saronite(5000g)) = 6000g

Heartmender Ring (i245 - gs247)
Oath of Empress Zoe (i232 - gs226)

- Ephemeral Snowflake (i232 - gs226)
- Talsiman of Resurgence (i245 - gs247)
60 Frost Emblem i264(+32) gs278(+52) Purified Lunar Dust

Upgrade Shopping List
Quel'Delar, Lens of the Mind (Butterd Holt) - Acquired
Drape of the Violet Tower (51i 83gs 50FE) - Acquired
Lich King's Lanyard (43i 96gs 60FE) - Acquired
Gauntlets of Overexposure (32i 69gs 60FE) - Acquired
Lightsworn Greaves (19i 55gs 95 FE) - Acquired
Purified Lunar Dust (32i 52gs 60FE) - Acquired
Libram of Blinding Light (42i 35gs 30FE) - Acquired

Lightsworn Spaulders (6i) 13gs 60FE)
Lightsworn Headpiece (6i 16gs 95FE)

Upgrade Production
Sunforged Bracers (32i 52GS) 1500g - Pattern purchased, made, enchanted(+30sp) and gemmed with 12sp 10 int
Protectors of Life i264(+32) 6000g

Wrathful Gladiator's Pendant of Dominance 52,000 Honour

Vigilant Ward i245 (ToC10 Heroic)
Rot-Resistant Breastplate (Heroic ICC25)

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Another Excellent Quote From ...

... Cali over at Pew Pew Lazers!

Still on the subject of Clitacasm(TM):

"...we might all do well to chug on a nice hot cup of shut the fuck up until we actually know what we're talking about."

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Slap Slap Slap!

Great quote from Cali over at Pew Pew Lazers! today on the subject of Blizz lying about nerfs...

"Hey, can anyone hear a slapping noise?  I can hear a slapping noise.  Hey Ghostcrawler, what are you doing behind us with your pants around your ankles?"

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Paladins in Clitacasm

There's a new thread on the forums, the final class preview apparently. Paladins.

So how are we going to change. Here are the pertinent points in my mind:

New Spells
level 81 - Blinding Shield = think of Eadric the Pure in ToC - meh!
level 83 - Healing Hands - Paladin = Healing Stream Totem - meh!
level 85 - Guardian of Ancient Kings = A pet - Woot! maybe.

-Crusader Strike for all trees - WooT!
-Holy Shock healing spell for all trees (taken damage off?) - meh!
-BoM & BoW = BoM - No frigging about with 2 blessings!
-Cleanse rework - to remove enemy buffs as well as friendly debuffs?
-Divine shield - maybe shortening it. The worrying thing I read in this though is ...

"...the healing environment of Cataclysm is going to be different such that a paladin may not be able to fully heal themselves during the duration of Divine Shield to begin with, so this may not be a problem."

Does thins mean they are nerfing holy pallies?

-Sacred Shield duration = 30 minutes = YAY!

-The next paragraph is WTF???

"We want to add to the Holy tree a nice big heal to correspond with Greater Heal. Flash of Light remains the expensive, fast heal and Holy Light is the go-to heal that has average efficiency and throughput. Beacon of Light will be changed to work with Flash of Light. We like the ability, but want paladins to use it intelligently and not be constantly healing for twice as much."

EH? FoL expensive fast heal? Are they confusing us with priests or am I that out of touch? I could have sworn that Beacon of Light currently works fine with FoL. WTF are they talking about? This whole paragraph just doesn't make sense to me.

- Spirit for mana regen. Great. We have to go all FSR? Did I read that mp5 is going? If so then I suppose we gotta get our mana from somewhere!

-Holy Shield no longer has charges. whatever. meh!

All sux balls afaik!

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Titanium Shuffles

OK, they can be proftable if you get the titanium at the right price, I reckon that's got to be under 200g / stack now. And I really can't be bothered keeping track!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Shuffle 6

Attempt 6 (2767g)
10 Stacks at 276.7g / stack

1 Dreadstone (regal 211g48s)
2 Eye of Zul (est 150. regal 247g)
2 Kings Amber (smooth 199g50s + 194g56s)
3 Ametrine (161g50s 161g50s 135g85s)
4 Cardinal Ruby (167g + 170g + 174g + 166g)
4 Majestic Zircon (170g + 170g + 173g + 162g)
Epic Total = 2813g39s

27 Titanium Powder = 737g90s

Rare Gems
1 Forest Emerald (e5g)
1 Scarlet Ruby (61g75s)
2 Sky Sapphire(21g85s x 2)
2 Autumn's Glow (2 x 18g)

Uncommon Gems (nowaveraging at 3g each)
7 Shadow
8 Chalcedony
8 Dark Jade
10 Sun Crystal
10 Bloodstone
15 Huge Citrine

Total = 2813g + 737g + 146g45s + 174g = 3870g = 1113g Profit YAY!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Trome or Gnoll?

It would have to be a Trome, as Gnolls already exist.

What am I talking about? Well it seems that Trolls and Gnomes are getting all confused and wanting to swap about a bit.

Happy First of April you Bastards!! :P

Arggg - No Internet

I got home yesterday and turned on the steam powered wallpaper stripper then headed down stairs to fire up my Glyph sellers and get the JC daily done.

Password ... Authenticator ... Click Connect ...

"You Have Been Disconnected From The Server"

Grrr, try again ... and again ... and again!

What's going on? A quick look up at the Router and the Broadband light is on but the Internet light is Dull. Uh-Oh. Sometimes this is due to some static on my internal wiring and relocating the router to the master phone socket (or just unscrewing the plate and sticking a screw driver around inside) will fix it.

Not this time. Sometimes my ISP has to reset my password after I spend 30mins-1hour doing stupid things for them like turn off the router, wait 2 minutes, turn it back on. Blah Blah Blah.

So, I ring the ISP and wait half an hour to speak to someone and it goes something like.

ISP: Are you ringing up about your broadband?
Me: Yep (thinking - "I pressed number 1 on the phone for broadband faults you stupid bitch, What did you think I was ringing up for? A Cheese Sandwich?")
ISP: We have 713 Exchanges out at the moment and the engineers are out working on the problem.
Me: Ah. So it's not just me. Do you have an ETA for resumption of service?
ISP: No.

Turns out she wasn't exagerating much about the number of exchanges out. BBC Article and Technical Article. Check out the timescales. Gradwell says 4 days. BBC says Tuesday after Easter.

I say: FUCK!!!