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Playing With a Full Deck

Posted in WoW Observations with tags , , , , , , , on February 7, 2009 by Mark Pannell

See what I did right there? With the… cuz people usually say you’re not playing with a full deck. Never mind.

Anyhow, I finally put together a full Prisms Deck this morning. While the Nobles cards tend to sell quite well on my server, the Chaos, Undeath, and Prisms cards are plagued by a couple problems. First, they just don’t seem to sell well. But when they are selling well, undercutters come out in force, selling 100G cards for 15-20G.

I decided a little while ago to hang onto any of the Chaos, Undeath, and Prisms cards that dropped while crafting Darkmoon Cards of the North. Along the way, I’ve picked up a lot of Chaos and Undeath duplicates. But last night, I got to one card short of the Prisms Deck, two cards short of the Undeath Deck, and three cards short of the Chaos Deck.

As I resumed leveling Devv to 80, I started looking at Darkmoon Card: Illusion as a viable endgame trinket. With only the Two of Prisms left to go, I decided to take a quick look at the AH to see if it would be worth just buying the missing card last night. There were two listed, one with a buyout of 89G and the other for 99G. Typically listed for 100G, they were both reasonably priced.

But then I noticed that the 99G card had a starting bid of 50G 50S and had only 12 hours remaining. That was a mere 50% of its valuation. The opportunity cost of farming the mats for hours and hoping to create that card justified the purchase. Well, it at least justified a bid. I placed my bid of 50G 50S, crossed my fingers, and hoped for the best.

When I woke up this morning, there was a Two of Prisms sitting in my mailbox. With just over five levels remaining until Devv dings 80, she’ll have an Epic trinket waiting for her. Hey, it’s better than a tabard for her first 80 Epic, right?

Predatore’s First Epic

Posted in WoW Observations with tags , , , on January 30, 2009 by Mark Pannell

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Do ya see it? No? Sadly, Predatore’s first purple is a Tabard of the Explorer. That’s OK. I’m sure his first title will be “The Explorer” as well. Gotta love the gift of Epic Flight. Boo-yah!

Into The Wild Blue Yonder

Posted in WoW Observations with tags , , , , , , , on January 29, 2009 by Mark Pannell

Predatore finally scraped together enough nickels to get his training for Epic Flight. Fortunately, his Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade scaled with him, so I didn’t have to drop more gold on another mount.

The road to 5000G was a pretty short one. Last week, my DK was down to about 150G. But his bank was brimming full of Northrend Inks. I finally decided to pull the trigger and convert all of those inks to Darkmoon Cards of the North. Along the way, Predatore’s Inscription hit 450. Three different Nobles Cards (Ace, Seven, and Eight) and the Five of Chaos took me from 150G to over 5000G all on their own. A handful of Frost Lotus took me close to 5500G. With that kind of gold on hand, I knew it was time to do the deed.

A quick hearth to Dalaran and a short ride brought me to decision-making time. I chatted it over with guildies for about two minutes before exchanging my 5000G for the gift of speedy flight. Before work this morning, I cruised around Northrend and completed exploring every zone except Howling Fjord. I’ll wrap that up tonight for my Tabard of the Explorer and 25 Achievement Points.

So, what’s next? Devv is fully rested again, so I’ll pull her out and ding 74 sometime in the next couple days. When her rested XP begins to dwindle down again, I’ll pull Predatore back out to do dailies and farm Northrend herbs. I’d like to raise 6000G on him before Devv dings 77. I can’t imagine how much easier it would be to quest from 77 to 80 with both Epic Flying and Cold Weather Flying. If more Nobles Cards keep dropping, I’ll have that coin in no time flat.

Speaking of Devv, she’s about 75 pieces of Frostweave away from hitting 410 on Tailoring. When that happens, the ol’ girl will be knocking out 20-slot bags and a Flying Carpet. Boo-yah! This game is getting fun again!