Played: 820 | Download | Duration: 00:34:49EPISODE #13 - FARMING OLD WORLD MATS FOR EPIC ITEMS?
We also cover a water cooler chat about development of a crafting system where we infuse more older, lower level mats into some of the crafted epic items. Personally, we would like to see more of a detail oriented system where we need to collect 8-10 different types of materials, including some gems, old ores like gold and truesiler, to add an element of detail into more items. We used to see a large variety of materials needed in the level 60 patterns prior to the expansions.
Why not bring all the mats together and make it necessary to farm old world mats? I was our belief that this would bring teh inflation rate of some of those items down and make them more accessible to all players. Currently, there are times were there are no low level mats on the auction house. Any mats that do show up are so inflated that no one playing a main toon at-level is able to purchase the items.
I know I personally found mithril stacks going for more that obsidium ore for almost two weeks. What level 50 main toon has 100 gold to spend on a stack of mithril just to try and craft something to level up their blacksmithing?
We posted this question up on the WoW forums, so go check out everyone's comments...and add your own while you are at it. We'll read them next week. You can find the link to the thread More Old World Mats in New Patterns?
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Played: 231 | Download | Duration: 00:23:04EPISODE #12 - Blizzcon Review, Part 1
It seems a bit dated by now, considering I've been working the last three days and never got the opportunity to get this posted earlier in the week. This was actually a portion of our Ustream feed, which we put out there Saturday afternoon. We would have recorded the video and just reposted it, but we somehow managed to not set it to record when we started. Well....at least we saved the audio!
For those that missed some of our posts Friday and Saturday on the various other sites we were keeping current, we've posted a few pictures of our setup for Blizzcon. We managed to have a great turnout Saturday. We had about half a dozen people here later in the afternoon watching the event with us downstairs, plus another half dozen or so upstairs as well since we had so many here at the house at one time.
Jeremy and I gave a tour of the place, along with a rundown of all our food on the spread we had. Everything turned out really great...wish a few others were able to make it over the weekend, but unfortunately, they had other plans they could not change. Just want to thank all those who did come...friends, neighbors, and area gamers alike. Hope you all had a good time.
We'll have a weekend wrapup of this week's events in the game, plus day 2 of Blizzcon Saturday most likely...possibly Sunday afternoon. If that is the case, we'll definitely be doing a Ustream broadcast again, so keep an eye out on our posts here and on Twitter. I'll try to gather up as many people as I can Sunday afternoon and we can do a show after we recover from the Halloween parties everyone will be having Saturday night!
Day 1 of Blizzcon ends....only a few hours til it fires back up!
Wow, did we get a boatload of info on Blizzard and all the games, expansions, and everything else they are planning to pump out in the next 12 months or so! I managed to catch a majority of the days events, but I had to skip a few things since I still had a major display of Arthas to finish and the wife took the day off to run around the house and find things for me to do. I am debating, as I write this quick blog, to stay up late tonight and watch the stuff I missed.
Well, since I have an early day tomorrow with our own party here, I'll probably only watch about an hour's worth of archived footage before calling it a night. I'll have most of the morning to catch up, and we'll be doing a few Ustream live casts tomorrow anyway, so I'm sure I'll be up to speed by then.
I did want to say that the new expansion for WoW leaves me on the fence a little. As the day wore on, more of the things that were announced started to grow on me. I missed half of the class/talents piece, so I need to go back and watch that again, but for the most part, it seems like they are really going to streamline the game alot. The Pandaria thing still has me wondering though.
Oh well, just we'll have to wait and see, I guess. All you people who wanted to commit to a one year contract playing WoW, at least you get Diablo III for free....and a new mount.....and a beta key for Mists of Pandaria. I know I'm going to end up buying the collector's set of Diablo, even though I haven't even played any of the game before, so the free thing doesn't matter to me that much. The beta was the selling point for me. We'll talk about it more tomorrow on our podcast, though.
Before I sign off, I just wanted to post a pic of the Arthas display I finished tonight after the costume contest. This thing took me a while to get just right...and I'll probably tweak it a bit before everyone arrives tomorrow afternoon for all the fun, but I'm pretty proud of the end result and wanted to show it off a bit. I have to fire up the glowing eyes tomorrow for some better pics (wife's car was in the way to get good ones tonight, anyway!)
If you get the chance, post a comment about it over at the Facebook page for the Darkmoon Podcast. You never know, I might just got through all the comments and chose a random person to give a non-combat pet from the Blizzard store away to....I gotta have at least 10 comments on the pic I posted tonight. I'll pick a winner Monday morning if I get alot of comments. I still have 4 pets to give away, so I'm looking for some good contests and promotions to give them away for!
Played: 195 | Download | Duration: 00:38:56THE DARKMOON PODCAST - EPISODE #11
Played: 248 | Download | Duration: 00:42:49DARKMOON PODCAST EPISODE #10
Well, this past week was pretty busy. As a matter of fact, I ended up logging in a little over 60 hours for work, so I missed out on posting a podcast. This week is a big week for Blizzard with Blizzcon starting on Friday, plus we have Hallow's End starting in WoW on Tuesday. We have our own little party planned for the weekend here in Pittsburgh, hosting a little Blizzcon party, complete with a bigscreen with the main WoW feeds playing all day and the basement decked out in Blizzard merchandise that I have here at the house, plus a few other goodies, including a few mannequins decked out in the old costumes I created in the past few years for some events and Halloween.
Tomorrow, I'll be posting episode #10, which is another Mods, Money & More show, featuring a new mod I found that helps track some of the limited supply recipes throughout Azeroth. It blends into the 'money' portion of the show this episode, then for our "more," I managed to chat with my son during a recent car ride back home from Pittsburgh about the different types of WoW players. We talked about our observations about all the different players in the game and all the different things you can do in the game. There isn't enough time in the day to do all of it, but there are some who try to hit a bit of it all: Role players, lore hounds, completionists, solo pve players, raiders, pvp fanatics, auction house bandits, and more.
Tuesday, I'll post the Hallow's End podcast, covering all of the events associated with the world event ingame, including the gear that is dropping from the Headless Horsemen, if we happen to get some near gear like we did with Coren Direbrew last month with Brewfest.
Friday, I'm planning on watching most of Blizzcon here at the house and I will most likely be broadcasting a live stream during the show. I'll be posting more about that this week, so be sure to check out the shows and our posts on the website!
Chat with you Monday!
Played: 198 | Download | Duration: 00:24:17
Much cleaner in appearance to Recount, it may end up being your addon of choice for damage and heal documentation if you decide to try it out.
Now, onto a little AH speculation. With Brewfest drawing to a close Tuesday, there will be no more Tremendous Tankards o' Terror finding their ways into the bags of players venturing into Blackrocks Depths until next September. These little treasures were some nice finds in those Keg Shaped Treasure Chests, but they quickly were flooding the market and the bottom fell out of the price. I know on Gnomer, these were going for 15k gold the first day but soon dropped to about 1500 being the average price on the AH. Many were seen at about 20% of market, hovering around 300 gold.
I personally have been picking up any that manage to fall below 350 gold. Here's my thinking: Since these are some really nice i365 weapons that won't be around for quite sometime, other than those sitting in your bags, people still leveling up over the next couple of months will still want an easy way to gear up those weapons as quickly as possible. These maces will be one of the best weapons in slot, with the exception of the rare drops we'll find in the final raid. I know that those particular items will be selling for 10k gold or more, so the tankards are a great choice for those who don't want to unload a boatload of cash on a weapon like that.
The tankards, come December, once 4.3 hits and everyone gears up for raiding, will slowly come back up in demand and you will gradually see an increase in price on them again. I anticipate them going for 1500 to 2000 gold easily in just a few weeks here, so I'm picking up as many as I can and planning on turning a 1500 gold profit on each one that I sell.
Finally, for a little "World" News, 4.3 has hit the PTR's and more info is coming out on what we can expect to see once it goes live. Transmuting of Epic gems will be possible, so stock up on those rare gems, some herbs, and some volatiles to get ready. Jewelcrafters, you may want to start saving up some tokens....you might have a few patterns to buy soon.
Blizzcon 2011 is right around the corner. Only three weeks and the two day event will commence this year. We've learned that The Foo Fighters will be closing out this years event.
With Blizzcon coming, and the Virtual Tickets available, we have been planning an event here in the Pittsburgh area for those close by to come and enjoy some of the show, along with some food and the chance to meet and chat in person about the game. If anyone is from the Pittsburgh area and would be interested in joining up with us on Saturday, October 22nd, we'll be hosting a party in Greensburg, PA all day. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know who you are, where you are from and we'll be sure to get you some info on the event.
We plan on having the virtual feeds on the big screen television, great food, podcast recording, games, trivia, and some great WoW collectibles on display, including a few costumes build by our crew in the past, Frostmourne, and more...
For all the alliance guilds in the SCA, don't forget about our Halloween Spooktacular, which will be held later on in October. Join us ingame down in Darkshire, Duskwood on October 21st, where we will be having costume contests, trivia, and many more events. Be sure to log into vent, where Everolas from Stormwind Guards will be piping in some creepy holiday music.
If you can't log in, at least jump on the computer and check out the guild sites, where Everolas will be posting a spooky holiday themed movie to watch!
Played: 269 | Download | Duration: 00:24:00DARKMOON PODCAST EPISODE #8 - The Mayor and his Social Commentary*
Played: 253 | Download | Duration: 00:26:06DARKMOON PODCAST EPISODE #7 - BREWFEST