Saturday, 17 May 2008

Badge Loot Comparison

This post will look at the new healing badge gear that's available for me to buy. As I've been away since before patch 2.4 hit I never really thought about what badges to get. So when I logged yesterday the vendor was already unlocked and I had 165 badges burning a hole in my Traveler's Backpack. So here's the list of what gear I currently have compared to the badge loot.

Boots of the Incorrupt vs Slippers of Dutiful Mending
+4 Stamina
+1 Intellect
+11 Spirit
+1 red socket
+2 Spirit socket bonus
+29 Healing
-8 mana per 5 seconds (mp5)
Cost: 65 Badges

Trousers of the Incarnate
vs Adorned Supernal Legwraps
-12 stam
+3 Intellet
+6 Spirit
+1 Blue socket
+1 Red scoket
+4 Stamina socket bonus
+26 Healing
Cost: 100 Badges

Robes of Heavenly Purpose vs Gown of Spiritual Wonder
+15 Stamina
+12 Intellect
-5 Spirit
+1 Red Socket
+2 Spirit Socket Bonus
-1 Yellow Socket
-2 Blue Sockets
-9 Healing Socket Bonus
+17 Healing
Cost: 100 Badges

Vindicator's Band of Salvation vs Anveena's Touch
-7 Stamina
-1 Intellect
-22 Resilience
+15 Healing
+5 mp5
Cost: 60 Badges

Ethereum Life-Staff vs Gavel of Naaru Blessings (and Talisman of the Sun King)
+ 17 Stamina
+ 10 Intellect
- 62 Spirit
+ 108 Healing
+ 6 mp5
Cost: 150 Badges

I decided to go with buying the boots first, which are possiably the biggest upgrade that I can afford (the legs are better but I have limited funds for an enchant and gems). I also brought the ring because it gives me a nice boost to my mp5 which I lost on the boots and a bit more healing. I'll be working my way through getting all of these except maybe the Gavel of Naaru Blessings because of the huge spirit nurf that I would take. I have 20 badges left so it'll be a while before I can afford the next item!

My return to WOW last night went well I've got lots of screenshots that I'll share with you in a later post. Here's one to wet the appitite!

My return to WOW first takes me to an old enemy

Sunday, 11 May 2008

My First Guild Application

I've been running guilds for so long in WOW now that I can't remember the last time I applied to join a guild simply because I haven't needed too. I did join a guild after my level 60 guild Final Formation fell apart a few months after TBC was released, but I didn't have to apply to join them they just took me on my word. This got me thinking I've read literally hundreds of applications over the years but never had to have to fill one out myself. So I took careful time writing it making sure everything was answered and made sense. I know Skathyn GM of Khaos Dragons in real life but to keep his other officers happy I applied because they don't know me, even if he does. Their recruitment is closed so I'm really hoping that I get in I've bigged myself up as much as possible! You can see the application here.

I've decided to move my return to playing WOW again forward a bit, I'm hoping to start up again on Friday the 16th which is less than a week away now and I'm excited! I've applied early so hopefully (assuming I get accepted) I'll be raid with them on Sunday also it gives them a chance to ask me any questions, they haven't done yet but I've had a couple of there members give me the thumbs up so that's a good thing! If I don't get in it's not the end of the world I'll just have to look elsewhere or will more likely just lay low until Wrath of the Lich King (WOTLK) comes out. The guild isn't as far progressed as my previous guild but given another month or so I think they'll be caught up. They are currently 2/4 TK and trying to add a third night of 25 man raiding to there schedule so hopefully I'll get some good raids out of them!

I've started looking at the new badge loot that's available properly now comparing it to my current gear, trying to decide which gear is worth getting and it looks like a lot of the gear is well worth it. I currently have about 150 badges so I'll probably end up getting 1 or 2 items at a push. In my next post I'll talk about the comparison and work out which items would be the biggest upgrade so I can decide which to buy first.

Blackrock Mountain - March 10th 2008 (3 days before my last login on WOW)

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Coming Soon

This is just a placeholder for my upcoming World of Warcraft (WOW) blog expected to start June 1st. Expect to see layout and style changes as and when I get time. Stay Tuned.
Hyjal July 2006

About Me:

I'm a longterm WOW player my account has been active since the release date in Europe. Since then I've had many characters my main for two years now being a Holy Priest on the Bladefist European server. My time in WOW has been spent leading guilds, participating in and leading end game raids. Currently taking a break from the game to focus on my final term of University. I'm looking forward to playing again and sharing my experiences as a priest, guild leader and raider.