Friday, September 21, 2012

Represent: The Czar of Sporeggar

Here's the link to the item comparison tool: click.

I hinted at this a couple of weeks ago when I mentioned my entry for the WoW Insider transmog contest, so here it is (it even made it into the runner-ups). Truth be told, I have been wearing this set for a very, very long time (read: since patch 4.3) and it came into existence rather unintentionally when I was leveling this silly spacegoat and decided to finish up the quests in Zangarmarsh. I started finding Glowcaps everywhere - a first for me, before the content became outdated, they were pretty hard to come by in such large quantities (for a then-casual player like me).

I had already gathered some pieces from the TBC Lightforge dungeon set which I'd safely stored in my bank, once transmogrification came out it didn't take me long to realize they would make a pretty good match to this tabard. Revisiting this set (adding the weapon and shield and writing about how I like to match a tabard to my sets) and seeing the Mogolympics opening ceremonies gave me an idea for a new category: Represent. Although so far, there aren't many entries, something I'm hoping to change soon.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Patch 5.0.4 and weapon enchants

Sad day for me, when I discovered Blizzard has apparently 'fixed' some weapons to display weapon enchants. I've only had very little time to test it out, but I've found out that not all weapons seem to be affected by this 'fix'. Flame Wrath is one of those for the time being (see below). I tried doing a quick search on the forums, but real life is kind of busy right now so I haven't really been able to find any blue posts on the matter within the time I've spent looking.

Kiril and the Staff of the Redeemer (as well as its lookalikes) sadly do display those enchants now. I don't have a screen shot of the Redeemer but I know this for a fact, since I just logged on to see my shadow priest guild mate with that staff and Power Torrent visible.

I just hate stealth changes!

I will start going over everything to see which items have been affected, although the update won't be up until next week. Edit: it seems it will still be a while before this is fully updated, as I'm - again - having some issues with my computer, forcing me to resort to my laptop, which produces terrible-quality screenshots.