Working in Harmony – Contributing to the raid effort

Mists of Pandaria is almost upon us.  Perhaps you’ve already noticed more names reappearing in your friends list?  Or smiled at masses gathered around the training dummies in the capital cities.  It’s that wonderful time, right before an expansion.  Guilds are once again recruiting and everyone is reading up on the coming expansion.  When the gates to Pandaria open on the 25th, we’ll be leveling up with guild mates, looking to get new loot and ultimately get ready for a new tier of raiding.  Our guild crafters have the additional responsibility to level their crafting professions and get crafting new enchants, glyphs,  feasts and flasks for upcoming raids.

This expansion, non-crafters finally have an easy way to help contribute to guild supplies, in a time when materials will be scarce and expensive on the auction house.  Spirit of Harmony tokens, are gained from combining 10 Motes of Harmony, which are in turn gained from killing any mob in Pandaria.  You average 1 mote every 10 mobs and so 1 Spirit of Harmony from 100 mobs.  Spirit of Harmony tokens can be exchanged for trade goods likes Golden Lotuses (used for flasks), Ironpaw tokens (used in exchange for vendor only materials for feasts) and many other items.  By the time you have hit 90 and have access to the vendor in the Shrines in Vale of Eternal Blossoms, you will have a least 8 – 12 tokens.  Using these could help your guild get the materials needed to maximize stats for raiding, leading to quicker progression.

Advertisements

Pimp My UI – 10 Quality of Life Addons

Antagonist on Blue Drake

Antagonist on Blue Drake

Pimp My UI is a column about WoW addons.  Personalize and upgrade your user interface with the addons reviewed here.

Today we’re going to to take a look at a bunch of little addons that just make your life a little easier when playing the game.  A little of everything from a random mount addon to various time savers are included.  Most of them have no configuration and work straight out of the box.  The micro-reviews after the break.

Continue reading

Pimp My UI – Armory

Armory Addon - Click for full size image

Pimp My UI is a column about WoW addons.  Personalize and upgrade your user interface with the addons reviewed here.

Armory, the addon that every true altoholic needs.  Once you get past the first 2 alts and a main character, thing are going to get fuzzy.  Where did I keep that chilled meat I was saving for cooking dailies?  Which alt is still missing that Chef’s Hat? (None now btw, Atropos just got hers a few days ago making me 10 for 10.)  Who still needs that achievement?  All these questions and more are easily answered using the Armory addon.  its like a super-synced organizer for your alts.  Lets take a closer look after the break.

Continue reading

The Blues – Cataclysm Professions Preview

The Blues is a column with personal commentary on the “blue” posts from the World of Warcraft official forums.

Ah finally a preview on a subject I love, professions.  Today, Blizzard dropped a nice overview of profession changes and additions they have planned for Cataclysm.  Also confirmed in the post is the new rank for all professions, Illustrious Grand Master. The full blue post with commentary on each profession after the break.

Continue reading

Pimp My UI – Two Addons for Professions

Pimp My UI is a column about WoW addons.  Personalize and upgrade your user interface with the addons reviewed here.

Continuing our blitz of addon reviews, here are two addons I find both make life easier and give a great boost to altoholics with multiple professions.  The addons Ara-Broker Tradeskills and Profession Tabs.  They both help to organize and access multiple professions quickly, as well as keep track of professions across different characters.  The reviews after the break.

Continue reading