Posts Tagged ‘Firelands’

Firelands: Liquidating Points

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

If you’re stuck with a lot of points before firelands patch hits on 28 Jun, here’s one good way to deplete them:

Buying heavenly shards with either 600 Justice Points (600 JP) or 600 Honor Points (600 HP) to ensure that your Justice + Valor is less than the cap and that your Honor + Conquest is less than the cap. But of course if it is very close then the dust is better as you would want to start off the next patch with points at the cap or as close to the cap as possible.

This is actually slightly more cost efficient than paying an extra 100 JP for a relic to disenchant into a shard. Most of the other options are not cost effective except for the Greater Celestial Essence which would vary from server to server. On my server the heavenly shard sells at a slightly better rate than the Celestial Essence.

Here the rate is about slightly more than 11 gold per 100 points. A hypnotic dust would only sell for 2-5 gold on my server.

With the next patch heavenly shards should bump slightly up in terms of price as people are more likely to disenchant relics for the purples into maelstrom combination, pushing down the price of maelstrom crystals although if there are many progression guilds on your server the demand for enchants will push maelstrom crystals up sharply too along with heavenly shards.

It is unlikely that the supply of heavenly shards will increase that dramatically as people would still need blue items as they enter heroics and people who have no need of heroics are still likely to steer away from LFG groups.

Firelands Incoming and Midsummer Fire Festival

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

The next patch with the new raid instance and the new daily hub is dropping soon on June 28! You can watch the trailer below

This probably means that the tuesday of June 28 will probably be an 8-10 hour maintenance day.

But I guess the thought on most people’s mind is that it is about time.

There are also quite some preparatory guides out there on the internet:

For Raiding Gear:

MMO Champion has the dibs on this one with their list of items available from the different sources.

You can go here for the entire compilation

http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/2351-Patch-4.2-Firelands-Raid-Loot-List-Blue-Posts

For Gold Making

Warcraftecon has some articles on how markets will go here

http://www.warcraftecon.net/2011/05/patch-4-2-firelands-preparation-incoming-crafted-blacksmithing-weapons-crafted-ilvl378-gear-updated-pvp-gear-pvp-recipes-added-to-jewelcrafting-and-inscription/

The lightforged elementium hammer looks like a pretty good upgrade, but is pretty steep with the requirement of 8 truegold pieces and 5 chaos orb. It looks like people have to do quite a bit of random dungeons to get that since chaos orbs look to still be bop.

And while waiting for that you can join in the midsummer celebrations. A level 85 Ahune awaits you in the slave pens after you press ‘i’ and select queue for Ahune. He drops a well itemized ilvl 353 cloak for almost the entire range of possibilities and gives about 26 Justice Points or so.

No valor but the first time you do it each day gives you a chance at a pet called chip that throws snowballs at you or the Frostscythe that makes a decent addition for any of your casters without a proper epic weapon which will tide them for the next few weeks before Fireland drops. The ‘chip off the old block’ is on a rarer drop!