Archive for the Hunter Training Category

Save 12,500 gold for motorcycle

Posted in Gold Making, GT Lore, Hunter Training, Raids on February 10, 2010 by Guntitan

Guntitan is a hardcore Engineer. He can make the Iceblade Arrows and Jeeves. He just needs to make the motorcycle for himself. He also wants to finish his explorer achievement while riding the motorcycle with one of his buddies or guild mates. What’s the point of having a Engineering mount if you aren’t going to ride it? Saving about 5,000 G seems easier than saving 12,500 G and I needed to figure out a way to save that much freakin’ gold.

Mekgineer’s Chopper / Mechanohog

Gathering the non vendor mats should be easy. If you are a miner you can farm the Titanium Ore and Cobalt Ore with no problem. As a engineer use your Zapthrottle Mote Extractor to farm the gas clouds and kill the dudes in Wintergrasp. Get people from trade chat to help you make your 12 Titansteel Bars. Buy your 2 Arctic Furs from the AH.

You can purchase the vendor parts from Roxi Ramrocket. It will cost you 12,500 G.

Here are my new tips on saving gold:

  1. Find a rare and sell it. For example the Hyacinth Macaw or any of the Raptor pets. This works with the BoE epics you can find from the ICC Heroic 5 mans or from any of the 10/25 man raids. I found the Hyacinth Macaw and sold it on the AH for 6000 G. I should of tried for more but I wasn’t thinking. The AH also takes a cut so I recommend selling the rares in trade chat. From that transaction I lost about 600 G to the AH.
  2. Sell your best mats. Selling 1 Titansteel Bar a day amounts to about 130 G a day.
  3. Know how to save money on jewels or enchants for upgrades. Know where to get epic gems using badges instead of buying them off the AH for 200 G a piece. Get someone to disenchant stuff you find. Then use those mats to enchant your gear. Instead of buying Enchant Chest – Powerful Stats from the AH for 500 G ask someone to do it for you, using your mats. Don’t forget to tip them. You will save a lot of money and still be able to get the best enchants for your T9 set. Sell any extra mats on the AH.
  4. Run the Heroic daily. You get 2 Emblems of Frost and some decent amount of gold.
  5. Run the weekly raid. You get 5 Emblems of Frost, 5 Emblems of Triumph, and some decent amount of gold.
  6. Sell your best crafted items. Use the Emblems of Frost to get the Primordial Saronite you need for recipes you need to craft the next level of gear for your profession. If your guild is progressed enough you can just use the Primordial Saronite that drops from ICC instead. Craft that gear to make some money. For me it was the Plans: Iceblade Arrow. I sold 10 stacks of Iceblade Arrows a day and made about 110 G a day.
  7. Buy one vendor part at a time. This way you don’t spend your gold on something else. You could also create a bank alt and send the gold to them.
  8. What is your weekly income? Think about how much money you are making in a week instead of a day. I can make at least 500 G a day from selling stuff on the AH and running dailies. If I think of it as a weekly income that is 3,500 G in a week.
  9. Look at my old gold saving post I made for epic flying for more tips.
  10. Save more gold for other stuff. You can use these tips to save gold for the Battered Hilt or crafted level 251 gear upgrades or your Darkmoon Card: Greatness.

When you are done enjoy the engine roar of your new bike.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

What an honor…

Posted in Blogging, GT Lore, Hunter Training on September 24, 2009 by Guntitan

I read WoW Insider everyday.  On the bus, at work(both jobs), at home, while at the movies, when my wife is talking to me, etc…  It keeps me up to date on Patch changes and how they affect me.  They even spoiled Cataclysm for me.  Scattered Shots many blog posts keep me in check and make me a better hunter.  BRK taught me all about pets and gave me reason to play a Beast Mastery hunter.

It is an honor, WoW Insider, to make any list on your site.  Thank you!

http://www.wow.com/hunter-guides/

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Sholazar Basin – First Run

Posted in Hunter Armor, Hunter Quests, Hunter Training on May 24, 2009 by Guntitan

Aye,

Do all the Nessingwary quests related to the achievement Snows of Northend here for easy experiences points and fun kill quests.

There were only 2 pieces of armor that I picked up here on my Beast Master Hunter and they were:

Pauldrons of Resolution

Faceguard of Flawless Aim 

I didn’t do any quests related to the Frenzyheart Tribe or the Oracles.  I recommend doing a Wowhead filter to see what else you can get.

Didn’t catch the spirit beast but I did pick up Pitch as a throwaway pet.  Having Pitch as a throwaway pet is good.  You get to quest with a ferocity pet and prep yourself for end game content.

For professions I ended catching mineral nodes as I travel around, turning on Beast tracking and Mineral tracking as I go along.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Hunter Glyphs 101 – Basics

Posted in Hunter Glyphs, Hunter Training on April 21, 2009 by Guntitan

Updated for Patch 3.1

Aye!

Glyph Slots

You get glyph slots based off of your level. Blizzard explains this on their website. No mystery here.  I added in the picture so you wouldn’t have to go their website.  Currently at level 73 I have 2 major glyph slots and 3 minor glyph slots.

glyph-sheet

Where do you get them?

You can buy glyphs from the Auction House or have your guild’s Scribe make one.  

How do I inscribe them on my sheet?

You no longer need to be near a Lexicon of Power to inscribe a glyph on your glyph sheet.  It works like any type of usable item.  Just open your glyph sheet, right click your glyph and inscribe.

How do I choose which glyph to get?

Choose glyphs based off of your play style.  If you play different than me you’ll want different glyphs.  For example, if you use Serpent Sting often.  You might want the Glyph of Serpent Sting.

Why do you want glyphs?

They give you bonuses you otherwise wouldn’t have.  E’nuff said.

Don’t play like me.
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Which pet vs Casters?

Posted in Hunter Training on February 18, 2009 by Guntitan

AOE tanking for casters doesn’t work. Why are we AOE tanking casters in the first place? They don’t follow your pet around like melee attackers. They attack from afar and they are squishy. If you know you’ll be going on a quest that requires you to kill casters like the reputation grinds for Scryer or Aldor, then bring your cat, raptop, devilsuar, or any ferocity pet.

Take on the casters one at a time. Your cat will cause them to bleed to death. Your cat will level. You will be happy killing them faster than you did with your gorilla. Now you can feed your fish you got from fishing to your kitty too.

Hunter Glyphs 201 – Minor Glyphs

Posted in Hunter Glyphs, Hunter Training on January 13, 2009 by Guntitan

Glyph of Feign Death
Requires Level 30
Use: Reduces the cooldown of your Feign Death spell by 5 sec.

It’s a glyph that lets you wipe aggro faster.  Would be good in a situation where your Gorilla took on more than he can handle.  Dies!  Then the mob comes after you with teeth and claw.  You revive pet after the mob dissipates.  You try again and the same things happens.  But this time the pet doesn’t die and the mob just rushed in.  Duh!  Cower bug.

Glyph of Mend Pet
Requires Level 15
Use: Your Mend Pet spell increases your pet’s happiness slightly.

I hate taking up an item slot just for pet food.  Especially since I can’t remember where I can get Mushrooms and Fruits for my gorilla.  Spirit Bond and this glyph replace the need to carry around food.

Glyph of Possessed Strength
Requires Level 15
Use: Increases the damage your pet inflicts while using Eyes of the Beast by 50%.

Geezus!  What good does this glyph do us?  Well… I pondered and pondered about this glyph since I first saw it.  Then I read something somewhere on a forum or something.  They use Eyes of the Beast to raid towns.  LoL!  Now why didn’t I think of that.  IDK.  So raid ‘um and with this glyph you’ll be extra powerful.  A time killer while waiting for something to sell on the AH?  I guess so.  Beats fishing that’s for sure.

Glyph of Revive Pet
Requires Level 15
Use: Reduces the pushback suffered from damaging attacks while casting Revive Pet by 100%.

While casting Revive Pet your cast time will not get set back by a given amount if you are attacked.  I looked up pushback and found it on WoWWiki.  Good for any situation where your pet dies a lot.  People it’s called Mend Pet.

Glyph of Scare Beast
Requires Level 15
Use: Reduces the pushback suffered from damaging attacks while casting Scare Beast by 75%.

Scram beast scram!  IDK.  What good is this for?  Damn druid get off my leg.

Glyph of the Pack
Requires Level 40
Use: Increases the range of your Aspect of the Pack ability by 15 yards.

Run!  Big Dragon after us!  Run Gorilla run!  Oh sh!t.  My Gorilla was too far away.  /pet dies

Stuck fishing.

Posted in Cooking, Fishing, Hunter Training on December 26, 2008 by Guntitan

Aye!

I made it to my “new home base,”  Shattrath City, and tried to fish outside of it.  During the quest Rather Be Fishin’ for Seth’s Graphite Fishing Pole, I ran out of eels to kill.   While waiting for them to respawn I tried fishing.  “Requires skill level of 400” or something like that.  WTF?  I’m only at 195.  I remembered a response to a post I put up on Wowhead’s forums that gave me a good fishing site.  Here it is:

http://www.elsanglin.com/

Yes.  I spent hours and hours in Feralas catching fish to level my fishing skill and cooking.  I’m not even done.  I think I should head back to Outlands.  I’m so tired of fishing.  The ironic news is that when I went to visit Nat Pagle to increase my max fishing skill  there was a level 80 leveling his fishing skill.  At least I’m not him.

I would hate to be someone who would be tempted to run some battlegrounds or instances to acquire some epic gear drops.  I’m just in Outlands trying to reach level 80 before some other expansion hits.  I am the king! <== couldn’t think of anything else to say.

I joined Scryer.  Is that bad for me?  Or it doesn’t matter ’cause there is better stuff in Outlands?

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan