Friday, November 16, 2007

Chock Full o' Nuttin

I'm usually chock full of ideas to write about. Today, not a whole lot. That leaves you with what may turn out to be a drier than usual post.

Firstly, I installed the RatingBuster addon. Fantastic stuff. Had to play with it for a little while, but I'm liking how it illustrates to me the impact that +agi will have on what seems to be armor, crit percentage, attack power, and dodge? Is that true (or maybe I'm confused). Then wouldn't everybody just love +agi? Maybe they do, but I've really only read (a bit) about what hunters like. Same is true for other stats too, RatingBuster is a nice visual tool to help you learn how different item bonuses impact your overall character. Thanks to Someone for pointing that guy out to me.

The only other thing on my mind (besides wanting to get home and keep grinding and questing my way to 67), is a nagging feeling that I consistently dump items that might actually be useful to me in someway.

The first time I really started to get this feeling was in Zangarmarsh, when I was coming across lots of unidentified plant parts and glowcap mushrooms. Not knowing any better, I would gather these items, and noticing that the Auctioneer estimate of its value was pretty nice, I would just sell them on AH, usually garnering a nice profit.

Shortly after that, I came across the repeatable quest for Cenarion Expedition rep for turning in those plant parts. Ohhhh, so that's what they're for. Made some adjustment, and started turning those puppies in for rep, until I think it maxed out at friendly or honored or some such. Then it looks like those items are now useless to me.

Then I noticed that on a blog, the author was mentioning some venom sacs whose exact name escapes me, but I get them in Terokkar Forest pretty regularly when trying to farm for spider silks that look to be pretty valuable, I'm assuming they're part of a recipe or something. But that's the silks, back to the venom sacs. When spiders drop them, I forget if they're grey or white quality, but either way, they don't seem to have any exceptional value according to Auctioneer, so I dump them at a vendor. And recently on a blog, I saw someone mention them, seeming to indicate that they're useful for rep with some faction or other.

So I guess I need to thottbot everything? That's going to make running around a bit harder to keep my bags empty, since those are easy to dump now. Then again, with the new multi-attachments to emails, I suppose that keeping the bags empty wont be that hard, but still a little bit of a nervous feeling that I might be throwing away useful stuff at any given point in time.

6 comments:

Someone said...

"the impact that +agi will have on what seems to be armor, crit percentage, attack power, and dodge? Is that true"

- Yep, it's true.

"Thanks to Someone for pointing that guy out to me."

- You're welcome, although I got the pointer from the Big Red Kitty... :)

"So I guess I need to thottbot everything?"

- No, you can also WoWhead everything! :)

Anonymous said...

Keep every quest reward that increases your +Hit chance. When you get to level70 and start fighting level73 bosses, you'll want to pay close attention to getting this high enough.

Anonymous said...

wowhead.com is a much more useful site than thotbott. The comments are moderated. There are even addons that take the discussions about quests and make them available in-game.

Aerislan said...

+hit has a cap on it so you can actually have too much and just be wasting the rest...but it's a fairly high cap (BRK has a post about hit rating IIRC) and you don't need to thottbot (or wowhead =P) everything, but generally if it's white it has a purpose the venom sacs you referred to are Dreadfang Venom Sacs and are used for Aldor rep which has the BEST shoulder (IMO of course) for a hunter, Inscription of Vengeance and Greater Inscription of Vengeance at exalted...but I'll be sure to include that in the blog I promised to write...Cenarion Expedition also has a very nice helm enchant, Glyph of Ferocity

Anonymous said...

wowhead.com is a much more useful site than thotbott. The comments are moderated. There are even addons that take the discussions about quests and make them available in-game.

yep like Lightheaded I use

roone said...

I find the same thing as you about white quality goods. With things that might be useful later, I generally do a quick check on thottbot to see what it might be useful for and on the basis of that decide whether to sell it or bank it for the future.

It is worthwhile considering your future alts as well when deciding whether to sell something - there are some old world faction items that I decided to bank because my main doesn't really need to grind faction with them for anything, but my alt blacksmith might like to in order to get some patterns.