Thursday, November 5, 2009

On Vacation

I'll be on vacation for the next week so I won't be able to post.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Outland Dungeon Hero - Hellfire Ramparts cont.

I cut off the last post at the point I was going to the final two encounters (three bosses two encounters) so to continue from there...

Army of Dead - Cool down reduced

A quick update thanks to MMO-Champion. Apparently in the next patch the cool down on Army of the Dead will be reduced from 20 minutes down to 10 minutes, however the damage from your summoned ghouls will be reduced by 50%. Not sure how this will affect the soloing DK. AotD is a nice damage mitigation ability, plus it gives you some time to get some quick heals in, but I also used the damage output from the ghouls to help me DPS bosses that I needed to down quickly. Most recently this was used to help me down Nazan (the dragon mount in Hellfire Ramparts). I need the added DPS because Nazan is immune to diseases, thus preventing my Death Strike from healing me. It will be interesting to see how this change affects that.

At this time I'm guessing it will only benefit my soloing attempts but I'll have to wait and find out after the patch.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Outland Dungeon Hero - Hellfire Ramparts

So I changed my tactics around a little. At first I was going to run all the BC normal mode dungeons, getting my Outland Dungeon Master achievement and then re-run them on heroic mode to get the Outland Dungeon Hero. Well turns out I don't have a ton of time to run these solo instances, to many guild runs for gear (including my own tanking gear), achievements to earn etc. And honestly soloing these instances is a time commitment that I don't always have when I sit down to play. In order to speed up the process a little I decided that I would be running the instances on Heroic mode, thus completing both achievements simultaneously and saving me some time.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Goblin Side Bar - Zul'Gurub

Goblin Side Bar is an idea I had to bring some gold making tips into the blog. While I am not a true Goblin I am at least part Goblin. I love to make gold and I have a nice pile of it already. I Most of this I gained by playing the Auction house game and while I am not as savvy as some of those out there I do pretty good. Could I do better? Of course but I'm pretty happy where I'm at for now and I'm still earning with very little work involved. While I'm not going to let go of all my secrets on how I do this I will give you some tips that work for me. For more tips/tricks/and ideas read some of the blogs I link to in the sidebar.

Just a quick update on Zul'Gurub from the Goblin perspective. There is a decent amount of money to be made here, including but not limited too vendor trash, various "coins" and "bijou's". I made around 16g from vendor trash my last run and that only included clearing trash mobs that I had to clear to get to the boss, since I was in a time constraint.

Quick Update and Thanks to WoWeconomics

Just wanted to apologize for the lack of posts work is particularly hectic at the moment but I am going to attempt to get on solo run in each weekend, of something anyway.

I also wanted to give a thank you shout out to WoWeconomics who included this blog in their Loot Council post. This is a great site I've been reading for quite a while now so it's an honor to be mentioned in it. I highly recommend it (along with the other blogs in the side bar) for those of you who are looking to make some gold in the game.

I'll be putting together a few posts for this week but I leave for vacation on Thursday so I won't be playing (or posting) for a bit, since the scheduling option doesn't appear to work for me.