Archive for February, 2012


Mission Accomplished

I got into the gold-making groove a bit late.  It was only at the end of Wrath/start of Cata that I began trying to really ramp up my income.  As such, my goals were modest.  I was excited when I first broke 50,000 gold back at the end of Wrath, almost entirely through inscription.

When Cata dropped back in late 2010 I started pushing my jewelcrafting.  For the past year I’ve been focusing on making blue quality gems and mass-producing glyphs.  Its only in the past few months that I expanded to include some Darkmoon cards and the “saronite shuffle”.  Well, this weekend I finally reached my goal…

I know that for a lot of hardcore gold makers, the ultimate goal is a cool million.  However, with the gold flow tailing off lately that’s never really been an option for me.  Still 500k gold puts me safely in the 1% of WoW players.

Suddenly I have a lot of free time on my hands.  I’m going to take a few weeks off from the glyph posting grind, which is by far the most time-consuming (and most lucrative) part of my gold making.  Also, I think I’ll actually spend some gold now.  My alts still need epic flying, and I never did buy the Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth.

In about a month I’ll start thinking about stockpiling for the next expansion.  For now, its time for a nice vacation.



I finally got around to transmogrifying my gear.

I really wasn’t in a hurry to do this.  I liked the Firelands/Dragon Soul gear and I didn’t feel a tremendous need to change its appearance.  Still, I figured that there was probably some room for improvement.

I originally thought I’d go with the standard rogue-ninja-all-in-black look.  I crafted a ‘mogging set based on the Nightscape pieces.  I added a few other items to fill out the set and and the change.  It was… dull.  Flat black with no flair and way too cliche.

So, back to the drawing board.  I have almost the full Bloodfang and Slayers sets in my bank, so I considered those.  I decided that I didn’t want to wear one of the tier sets, and that I needed something more interesting.  After thinking it over, I realized that I didn’t really like red as a rogue color.

After a lot of thinking and browsing armor pieces online, I decided to use a recolor of the Bloodfang set made up of individual pieces that drop throughout Karazhan.  It only took a few runs to get most of the pieces.  I have almost a complete set.  Here’s how I look right now:

I’m still missing a couple of matching pieces but the ones I have don’t look too terrible.

Here’s the rundown of what I have:

I’m missing the bracers, belt, and boots that drop in Karazhan.  More Kara clears for me!

I like the look.  Its dark, which is rogue-ish, but not black.  The shoulders are eye-catching but not excessive.  I like the way Illidan’s blindfold goes with the rest of the gear.

I have not yet done anything with my daggers.  That’s not too important to me.  Whatever daggers I have will primarily show the enchant effect so you don’t see much of the dagger, anyway.


Classic WoW:
Dinaer - 11 Assassination Rogue
Cepheid - 13 Prot Warrior
Cartho - 11 Elemental Shaman

Retail WoW:
Dinaer - 120 Assassination Rogue (US - Sen'Jin)
Cartho - 120 Elemental Shaman (US - Quel-dorei)
Derence - 120 Prot/Ret Paladin (US - Sen'Jin)
Metius - 120 Shadow Priest (US - Sen'Jin)
Liebnitz - 120 Arcane Mage (US - Sen'Jin)
Darishin - 120 Resto/Balance Druid (US - Sen'Jin)
Fastad - 90 Subtlety Rogue (US - Sen'Jin)
February 2012
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