3.3, Thoughts from a tired mind


3.3 oh how I have coveted thee.

So much promise, so many new toys to play with.

Assuming of course I can actually get online.

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 Some folks say life “critted” them. Some are right. In my case it was more a case of life stunlocking me so I couldn’t do any of the things I really wanted to when I wanted to do them.

I had fully intended to write up a good long post about how I am experimenting with the new tools that have been given us, but I really did not get to do a whole hell of a lot last night. There are, however, plenty of changes coming for the way I do things within the game. I’ll talk about a few of them.

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First things first. Ever since the moment Blizzard mentioned cross faction mailing of heirloom items I have been stoked. I have another Hunter Horde side that I would like to get to 80 some time soon, that will help a lot.

One problem with the patch notes on the subject of mailing though, they never said anything specific about it. Was it just the armor and weapon pieces? How about the Tome of Cold Weather Flight? BOA vanity pets like the Blizzard bear? Hell, even head and shoulder enchants are BOA now, could I send one of those?

Well, on a few of those I can actually give a concrete answer. The others I will test out later today. Last night I sent over a set of chest armor, a set of shoulders, and a Tome of Cold Weather Flight. Those I can tell you for a fact work. Tonight I will try to send shoulder and head enchants along with a vanity pet and see how it goes.

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Next on my list of things to do is work on my UI.

I logged in and took a look around (once I could finally get on) and realized it had been well over two years since I have tried playing with something even resembling the default UI. I decided as kind of a project to see just how I would adapt to it, so I turned off everything that was not nessacery.

So far I am pretty impressed with the improvements. The only thing I really miss is having the questhelper arrow under my feet. I find myself looking at the map more and more now. On the plus side I really like the way the new quest/map interface works.

For the time being I am only running Auctioneer on my banker characters. The others are all going back to the default UI with Omen, Deadly Boss Mods, Altoholic, and Identity.

The only toss up at the moment will be whether I can find a way to set up the default raid frames in such a way that I can actually heal. I guess we will just wait and see on that one.

It should be interesting, who wants to be in my first VOA pug with the new setup on my Priest?

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4 Responses

  1. I’d love to know if you can send other items cross-faction, though I’d be surprised if you could. There’s too much opportunity for economic problems there, which is a pity. I’d love to bankroll some Horde alts.

    • Well, I know you can’t send cash or any item that you could drop in the AH. Some of the pets are account bound and might work with it however.

      Since the head and shoulder enchants just went account bound yesterday I actually did not think to try them.

  2. You can in fact send BoA pets, I sent a blizzard bear from my horde druid to my alliance hunter earlier today :D
    No idea about the enchants, but most of them require lvl 70 (I think) to use, so a lowbie alt wouldn’t be able to do anything with them anyways.

  3. @ Kelesaria

    I sent one over as well last night, the Onixya Welpling to be axact. It went just fine.

    As for the enchants, I think they do require level 70 to use. I was looking more from the point of not having to regrind a faction twice.

    I mentioned it a bit in tomorrows post.

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