Season 4 Changes

Unfortunately there will be some changes to the Season 4 Epic rewards as you can read here on wow-insider.

The new Season 4 items will have the below personal and team arena rating requirements:

Shoulders: 2200
Weapon: 2050
Head: 1700
Chest: 1600
Legs: 1550
Gloves: none
Off-hand: none

This is bad news for everybody who doesn’t play with a cookie cutter setup, or who just isn’t very good as pvp. Teams below 1550 rating (the majority I would think) won’t get any rewards. This will probably change the Arena landscape, as I assume a lot of people will just not bother anymore with Arena. And this will leave the hardcore pvpers battling it out amongst themselves, and they might be struggling to get a decent rating.

Has Blizzard thought this through ? You would think so. I really wonder what the mindset it of the people that come up with this stuff…

Nice discussion on Tobold’s blog

Keep your esport out of battlegrounds

Dailies Dailies and more Dailies

Mainly did dailies dailies and more dailies this week. Think I went a bit overboard as I didn’t feel like doing them at all the past few days. So today we just did the Auch. Crypts instance. The bosses gave me two more spirit shards. I had 15 in my bag, so I finally figured out where to exchange them. You can use those spirit shards at Gartok in Terrokar Forest. You only need 8 to obtain Swift Windfire Diamond, a Metagem to be used in your headgear socket. I am currently using it in Earthwarden’s coif and it’s a nice gear upgrade.

Morphea and Jerry

And with pain in my heart I had to let Jerry the wolf, my trustworthy companion from around lvl 28 – 60 go. I don’t see myself leveling a pet from 60 – 70, and I needed to open up a slot to learn the highest ranks of Bite and Gore. Got a very nice new dinosaur named Sparkles though. He holds aggro very well, and he was already tamed at lvl 69. I took him with me on all the dailies and he’s just turned 70 during the last instance run. I found him in the top north sphere in Netherstorm. If you have a pet spot open, I’d like to suggest you try one of them out. They look fun (wiggly tail and all) and do nice dmg as well.

And that makes my pet collection complete, got a cat, a ravager and the above mentioned dino now. I sure hope that once WOTLK arrived we get 2 more spots so we can train the new animals in Northrend. Otherwise I am going to have to let go of one of them and that won’t be fun.

The week in pics

One picture says more than 1000 words ;). Here you can see what I have been up to. The instance runs with Morphea were a lot of fun. We completed the Key to Arcatraz questline, finished up some group quests in Netherstorm and overall had a lot of fun.

What you don’t see are Morpheus’ Arena matches, don’t have time to hit that Print Screen button. Actually I have plenty of time while being stunlocked or feared or when dead on the ground, but those shots wouldn’t be very good for my fumble ego :).

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Hunter DPS

There is a very nice article on wow-insider on Hunter DPS.

A lot of people will tell you that a Hunter is an overly easy class: sic your pet, turn on Auto Shot, and you’re done. While having a built-in tank that you can even heal a bit gives you a pretty strong advantage when going it alone, I’d have to say they oversimplify things a bit.

http://www.wowinsider.com/

I have to agree with this. Especially instance runs were a challenge at 1st with managing your pet, keep threat low and setting traps. I’ve gotten a bit better at it now, but it takes some practise ;).

Morphea 70

After a successful Manatombs run friday night, I only had a few 10k of xp to go, so I decided to head to Netherstorm and do a few quests to get to 70 ! And while killing one of those weird creatures outside area 52, I dinged to 70 ;). Ofcourse I received a lot of GRATZ !!!! from the guild.

Morphea levels to 70

Got some pretty nice gear from the instance runs and some blue quest rewards. I got the pvp S1 leggings and will get the gloves as well when I have 20 AV marks. My current spec is 18/43/0, which works very nicely along with Spikee, the revenger. When i get a crit, the Go-for-the-throat talent gives him rage, which he then uses for his Gore ability which can do quite a bit of dmg. Only thing I am not too thrilled about is the improves concussion shot, but it’s ok, it can help out every now and then. Morphea will mainly be doing PVE, we’ve been having a lot of fun doing instance runs lately, so I hope to upgrade my gear a bit by doing the 5 man instances and maybe when we have all geared up a bit, Heroics.

Morphea in manatombs

So after almost three years, Morphea my hunter ‘alt’ reached max level ;). I mainly started playing her late last year. It went by pretty fast even the outland parts 60-70. The instance runs helped a lot. Got most of Netherstorm, all of Blade Edge Mountains and Shadowmoon left to do for gold.