Epic Diapers #63: Everything Heirloom is Awesome!

11 Mar My level 90 warrior decked out in glorious golden heirlooms. Yes, he's fashion conscious.
My level 90 warrior decked out in glorious golden heirlooms. Yes, he's fashion conscious.

My level 90 warrior decked out in glorious golden heirlooms. Yes, he’s fashion conscious.

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Heirlooms have always been awesome, but now, they’re even more awesome. After Blizzard made heirlooms accessible via a tab throughout all your characters, and that you can boost them to carry you to level 100, it offers a great avenue to level your alts all the way to raiding with an efficient route.

Personally, I have used my heirlooms to get every class to at least level 90. Now, I’ve upgraded my cloth heirlooms to take my mage, priest, druid and shaman to level 100. Yes, you can use cloth heirlooms on druids and shaman that go pew pew, since you take little damage. If you combine the 45% leveling experience boost with the 20% garrison potion that’s available at level 91, the grind to 100 is more than 50% faster than my first two toons that I took to level 100.

So, plan out your toons by heirloom type, and if you have the gold, upgrade those pieces to get all of your alts to 100. Because, who doesn’t want to run missions and dailies through 11 different classes every day?

Sihx

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Epic Diapers #62: “That Potion Makes You Buff”

5 Feb
My level 91 lock in his tailoring emporium, putting in orders and crafting ilevel 640 equipment.

My level 91 lock in his tailoring emporium, putting in orders and crafting ilevel 640 equipment.

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If you’re an altoholic like me, or you plan on leveling several toons to 100, I’ve got a few tips for you that can make your overall leveling process faster, and  a way to manufacture more materials and gear for all of your toons.

If you have several toons at level 90 gathering dust, may I suggest leveling each one of them until they establish their garrison. Typically, this takes only an hour or so to do, but once that garrison is built, resources start accumulating at about 500 every 3 ½ days. Now, you can simply log in every 3 days to collect your resources, and when you’re ready to take that toon to 100, you’ll be swimming in resources which will enable you to send more followers on missions, construct buildings faster, and even buy that 20% experience buff potion from your garrison innkeeper to save hours of leveling.

If you have an extra hour or two to spend with each alt that has established their garrison, may I recommend that you select a crafting profession and complete that initial questline in frostfire ridge to get the level 1 blueprint. Now, you can build your tailoring emporium, forge, or whatever you need mats for. My level 91 warlock has already created enough hexweave cloth for a level 640 chest, and I plan on creating the legs and helm to wear to make his eventual leveling process even faster. My lock also has 4 followers, all at level 100. Often the player experience quests come up, and I’ve gained almost a full level on my lock by just completing those missions with the experience potion buff active.

Epic Diapers #61: “Filthy Casual Followers”

22 Jan
All 25 of my followers are level 645 or higher now. What to do with all the 615 gear?

All 25 of my followers are level 645 or higher now. What to do with all the 615 gear?

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I am a filthy casual player, yet I have 23 followers over ilevel 645, and the other two are at 630, and all 25 are epic. Yet, I continually hear from players that are frustrated about their low chances at higher level missions such as the Highmaul raid for ilevel 655 gear because of few followers at level 645 and the rest are barely off the mat from 600.

Look, I log in only once or twice a day to do missions management, but aside from the addons of Garrison Mission Manager and Master Plan as a great aid, I am obtaining virtually all of my follower enhancements from big crates of salvage and the War Mill. If follower levels are important to you, you need to put in a salvage yard and war mill and upgrade them to level 3. For every level 100 mission you complete, you get a big crate of salvage, and the war mill processes garrison resources for metal scraps and follower enhancement items. In patch 6.1, you will also be able to access a daily quest to trade in your iron horde scraps, or the alliance equivalent, for follower equipment. I do raid Highmaul with my raid team, yet I have some great gear from missions that I can easily complete due to my army of high level epic followers.

Epic Diapers #60: “Cold Sweet Gold”

14 Jan
You'll be swimming in gold after farming old raids...

You’ll be swimming in gold after farming old raids… (image from playerattack.com)

 

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Hey you sexy cats out there, have you mined enough ore to built a fleet of sweet impalas, have you picked enough of those organic herbs from your GMO-free garden? Are you looking for something different to do. Well, you could always make…

MONEY MONEY MONEY MOOOOO–NEY!

That’s right peeps. I’m talking cold sweet gold baby. You could make it by flipping junk on the auction house or finishing all those quests that other NPCs are telling you to do, or maybe even by shaking that thing on top of the mailbox, but I’m talking quick gold with some satisfaction, if you know what I’m throwin’ down.

I’m talking about wiping up those old raids, baby. That’s right, I flew my dew-glistening body over to the Bastion of Twilight and farmed that first room over and over and over again until I couldn’t take it anymore, but 10 times in an hour ain’t nothing to shake a stick at..

And you know how much I made? 2,000 gold in 15 minutes. That’s 8k per hour, and you could even make more, considering your luck. Besides the cash and trash, you can take all of that embersilk and make some sweet high-thread count silk sheets for other endeavors, or make bags that sell like hotcakes at around 400 gold a pop. That, with  some of the transmog epic gear and you’re well on your way to making enough of that coin to buy whatever you want.

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My apologies for making this horrible segment

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Reality is that I did make a lot of gold farming BoT, and it provided a quick boost in cash to my reserves. Of course, after I farmed this, an ilevel 665 trinket dropped from a salvage crate that I sold for 40,000 gold, so that kind of outstripped gold/hour of any farming I’ve done!

Sihx

Epic Diapers #59: “Garrison Street Blues”

19 Dec

Sihx gathers his minions to discuss outhouse duties

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Epic Diapers #58 – Addons From Satan Himself

11 Dec MY LEVEL OF OCD HAS QUADRUPLED!
MY LEVEL OF OCD HAS QUADRUPLED!

MY LEVEL OF OCD HAS QUADRUPLED!

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Hey everybody, it’s Sihx, back with another load of Epic Diapers. Alright, so we all have a problem. We can’t quit it. It consumes almost every hour of every day. But, the first step to a clear concious is admitting the addiction. We obsess over garrison missions. We need to find out if that mission with a 76% chance to get a level 630 weapon was successful, or how many crates of salvage are back, or if that blue level 100 follower turned purple yet.

Well, there are tools out there to feed your addiction, feed that burning desire to send more followers out, yet still have enough resources to upgrade your salvage yard to level 3. They are addons. The first is “Garrison Mission Manager,” and these programming devils have made assigning missions so much easier. Each mission also has three choices of teams that you can send on their happy way to balance out your follower talents and make sure you have as many successful missions go out as you can.

The next soulless addon is called “Master Plan.” With this tool of you can sort missions by chance of success, level, or rewards. The garrison missions window is also split into separate available or active tabs so you can see which teams are out in Draenor trying to make the boss (that’s you) happy.

So, even though these addons make your garrison mission managing more efficient and hypothetically save you time, it won’t because you’ll be doing so many more missions that your level of OCD will increase exponentially.

You’re welcome!

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Epic Diapers #57: Draenor is Open for Business!

13 Nov
I took this screenshot last night at the now infamous "Master Surveyor" quest. Blizzard has since fixed this, but it was a Charlie Foxtrot last night that forced me to log off and go to bed.

I took this screenshot last night at the now infamous “Master Surveyor” quest. Blizzard has since fixed this, but it was a Charlie Foxtrot last night that forced me to log off and go to bed.

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We’ve been waiting for it for far too long, but it is finally here. Kim Kardashian has exposed her large bare butt!

Oh wait, wrong podcast.

I mean, Warlords of Draenor is live! I’m personally excited about the new content, and I didn’t spoil it by logging in with the beta access I’ve had for 8 months.

I planned on getting all 11 classes to level 90 before this week, but something got in the way… (THE GIANTS WON THE FREAKIN’ WORLD SERIES…AGAIN!!!)..but, I still have 8 classes at 90!

So, how’s your experience so far in this alternate timeline? I’ve only gained a level and a half, thanks to the bugged master surveyor, but have started my garrison, including a forge, and have been sending followers on missions to go stabby stabby orcs and get me treasure. I’m really digging this new feature, and I can’t wait to tailor it to my needs.

If you’re having problems even understanding what garrisons are, let alone, what would be best for your interests and playstyle, Ask Mr Robot has an excellent guide and even provides recommendations on what small, medium and large buildings you should choose, depending on what you want to enhance in Your World of Warcraft.

I hope you aren’t planning to blaze through the leveling content, unless, of course, you’ve played through the beta, then by all means, race to 100. Also, if you have many level 90 alts hanging around that you eventually plan to level to 100, don’t forget to log each one of them in after launch to start their accumulation of rested XP. If you don’t, they won’t have any when you eventually log them in for the first time.

Sihx

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