Monday, April 12, 2010


My first character, in the wonderful World of Warcraft, has hit level 80. I tried to prolong hitting 80 with a friend I met along my journey so we could hit the battlegrounds together and earn honor points for our gear. As it turns out, it puts you in a special twink group if you try to turn off your experience. It wouldn't let us in the same battleground when just one of us was still gaining experience.

My main goal is to get in the Arena and start competing. In order to do so I need to get closer to a level playing field with other level 80's gear. I'm starting to look closer at the mechanics and specs I can get into. I'm thinking of specializing in poisons and envenom as a sub-spec of assassination. Envenom might be better for PvP since it ignores armor one of the biggest problems I have in PvP as a rogue is high armored targets.

I finally got my dual spec and have been trying out my new combat spec for PvE. It's a little odd since I'm not used to it but soon I'll be pulling some nice DPS.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Rogue Changes in Cataclysm

YES YES YES! I've been loving my rogue, now up to level 76 he makes his final climb to 80. Now Blizzard announces their changes to the rogue class in the upcoming expansion. Adding new elements of combat making rogues even more versatile. Is that even possible?

Redirect (Level 81): Finally those pesky lost combo points can be transferred to a new target. Any rogue knows it's a pain in the butt when you are in fast paced battle grounds. You are often changing targets and the much needed combo points for finishing moves as it stands are lost in the shuffle if you don't keep with the same target.

Combat Readiness (Level 83): A little defensive move rogues will get. When activated, if they are struck by melee or ranged attacks, the rogue will receive a stacking 10% reduction in damage buff.

Smoke Bomb
(Level 85): Last but not least, if rogues weren't hard enough to hit, the smoke bomb. This makes single-target attacks impossible if you are outside of the smoke. You can AoE the smoke cloud or go inside the cloud to attack the rogue. Great addition of strategy into this class.

I'm almost disappointed they announced the changes so early. It's still so far until the release date of Cataclysm.