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Draenor Hunter Leveling Tips 90-100

Exp Potions from Garrison

I’ve leveled two hunters to 100 since Warlords has been out (1 horde, 1 alliance) and I just want to go over a few things that will help you level to 100 as fast as possible.   The points to cover in this post will be Garrison Items, Outposts Selection, Talents, and Glyphs.

First off, I tried all of the other talent builds and hands down, Beast Mastery is still the best build for leveling.  At some points you may want to put your pet into tank mode with tenacity but most of the time you can leave it in a DPS Spec.  There are some elite and rares that tank mode will help but as a Beast Mastery Hunter you’ll be able to take on all of the rares and elites pretty much by yourself with your pet. » Read more…

How to Assign a Bodyguard from Your Barracks

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So you’ve selected a Barracks for your Large Building plot and you’re looking to give yourself a bodyguard to help finish off the grind from level 98 to 100 or to help you farm areas of Draenor.

At level 98 after skipping Spires of Arak I noticed a huge slow down in my killing speed when I moved into Nagrand because my gear wasn’t up to par.  After establishing my Garrison in Nagrand I was rewarded with a Comprehensive Outpost Construction Guide.  This allows me to save gold and go to a Blue Prints Vendor in Stormshield (Alliance) or Warspear (Horde) where you can use this construction guide to upgrade your Barracks among many other buildings.

You can also purchase this upgrade for 1500 Gold from the blue prints vendor right in your Garrison. » Read more…

Warlords of Draenor Mining Guide 1-700

As you are well aware minimum requirements to mine nodes was removed in patch 5.3 making level up your gathering professions easier.

Therefore, you can go 1-700 following old routes if you’d like.

One of the biggest changes in Warlords of Draenor is there are no more profession trainers.  To improve your skill level simply learn the profession you want, after killing a few mobs a scroll should drop that boosts your maximum skill level to 700, all that’s left for you to do is to get it there.

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WoW Blacksmithing Guide 1-600 – Using Just Ghost Iron Bars


You can now power level your Blacksmithing to 600 only using Ghost Iron Bars!

Yes, it will be expensive if you buy all of these ingredients off the auction house, but if you’re just looking to get to 600 quick you can probably farm the Ghost Iron Bars pretty quickly.

You don’t have to just use Ghost Iron Bars to level, you can use Ghost Iron Bars when it makes sense to do so and you can swap steps with the Classic Blacksmithing Guide.  No matter which guide you’re using you’ll be able to hop back into either at any step along the way. » Read more…

WoW Herbalism Guide 1-600 for Level 90s

Thanks to patch 5.3 it is no longer necessary to level your Herablism by going through old world zones.  In patch 5.3 they removed the minimum skull required to gather herbs.  You can now gather any Herb in game at skill level 1, however, if you are below the appropriate level you will now get stems instead of the actual herb.  Ten of these stems will combine into the Herb itself. » Read more…

WoW Mining Guide 1-600 For Level 90s

Patch 5.3 removed the minimum skill level required to mine every node in the game.  Players can now level anything they want at skill level 1 and gain skill ups.

Being a level 90 it doesn’t make any sense to go back through old world zones and collect a bunch of ore, even if you want to sell it.  If you’re looking to get to 600 as fast as possible without any effort then you will want to stay in Mists of Pandaria to do your mining. » Read more…

Everquest Beginners Guide – Returning Players

This guide is written for players returning to game after a long absence or new players to the game that have some MMO experience. MMO experience might be necessary because I tell you to skip the tutorial. I wrote this after returning back to Everquest after 10 years of break. The game was so unfamiliar and somewhat changed that I had no idea what was going on and got mad a few times. » Read more…

Blizzard Confirms New Anti-Botting Software Set to Run in Future

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Blizzard announced a smart software that could render World of Warcraft bots useless. Instead of investigating player reports or monitoring logs to catch botters; Blizzard has decided to take a new approach to botting in World of Warcraft.

Over the years botting has become a serious problem for Blizzard resulting in massive support tickets and lots of subscriber cancellations. As of today the majority of their employees are now GMs or work in the support department.

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A World of Warcraft Without Bots

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Fred is an ordinary level 81 Hunter in World of Warcraft that’s about to begin his very first profession of Blacksmithing. Fred plays on a low population server. Because there are less people on the server it is harder and more expensive to get items, especially ore and some components for blacksmithing.

In patch 5.2 Blizzard added a 1-500 leveling bypass to the game where you can level 1-500 by using Ghost Iron Bars. It takes exactly 4,412 Ghost Iron Bars to complete this step, which is an average of 12,000 gold with the price per bar of 2.7 gold each. From 500-600 you could go through another 1000 ghost iron bars making the grand total to level Blacksmithing to 600 about 15,000 gold. » Read more…

Level 1 Twink Items for Power Leveling in Everquest

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One of the funnest things to do in Everquest is to twink an alt or power level a character. While most of the time gear isn’t really necessary, some of this twink gear below can last as far as level 60 before you need to upgrade.

Best of all, these items don’t bind to your character so you can just trade them or sell them when you are done.

In addition to these items you can find on the auction house, you also have the option of farming anything from Luclin and prior. So if you’d like to head to Umbral Plains or Temple of Veeshan or Ssra to loot raid or epic no drop boss items, be my guest, there are no level requirements.

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