70s thread of slothmans fear of rhinos (613)
Patch 4.3 brought the introduction of cross-realm Dungeons, BGs, and RBGs.
Use this list to find some other players to queue with :)
Some quick info about the 70-74 bracket:
+ Queues +
We get constant BGs almost all day and night. Queues usually start in the afternoon at 1 pm EST, and continue into the next morning until 5-7 am EST. Queue times are anywhere from 1-15 minutes depending on time of day
It doesn't matter if you have a capped account, or stopped your experience, we're all queued together.
+ Gear +
Brutal gear vendors can be located in Stormwind in the Champion's Hall, Orgrimmar in Hall of Legends, Gadgetzan in Tanaris, Area 52 in Netherstorm, and in the Dalaran Sewers. A full set of gear (set, offset, weapons, etc.) is ~2.3k honor. It's highly recommended to obtain the honor needed before hitting 70. You can now purchase the level 70 2 minute Medallion of the Alliance or Medallion of the Horde from from the Legacy Armor Quartermasters in your respective cities!
Gear from the Sunwell Plateau, Black Temple, and some other level 70 raids are also strong for this bracket.
This is the first bracket with access to resilience gear, in conjunction with Wrath gems and enchants, allows you to adjust your damage taken:damage dealt ratio to suit your own personal need. We also have 31 point talents
+ Professions +
You can level professions to 450. While any professions will suffice, a combination of Engineering, Jewelcrafting, and Blacksmithing are considered the best. Engineering currently has some very powerful items/tinkers available to 70s. For those of you who may have questions regarding how tinkers work at 450, they are explained in the link below:
+ Gems and Enchants +
Arcanist Ivrenne (if you're Alliance) and Magistrix Lambriesse (if you're Horde) will sell uncut epic gems from Wrath of the Lich King; all gems cost 220 Justice Points.
375 Honor points can be exchanged for 250 Justice points by Edlan Halsing in the Champion's Hall if you're Alliance and Rogoc in the Hall of Legends if you're Horde.
Enchants are available for nearly every armor slot at level 70. Of note, Revered with the Shattered Sun Offensive will get you a head enchant. You can buy the shoulder enchant for Honor off of the Accessories Quartermaster in Stormwind/Orgrimmar.
+ 70 vs. 74 +
This topic is brought up a lot, and by going to level 74 you gain 2 additional talent points, a few base stats, an increase in ability scaling, a higher chance to be missed, and access to the level 71 archaeology axe (Nifflevar Bearded Axe). All of those benefits may seem appealing, but keep in mind you'll be losing 25% of your secondary stats (resilience, haste, crit, etc.). Most players will encourage you to stay at 70 because most of the benefits are offset by the penalties for leveling, however feel free to play as you like.
+ Arenas +
You can do Arena, however there are no title rewards. 71-74s can't currently join Arena teams, but you can make a team at 70 before leveling and still queue on that team.
Although we don't have a ladder, Arenas are ranked at www.twinkranking.com.
+ Rated BGs +
There are numerous guilds participating weekly in Rated BG's (see below for listing). Occasionally pick-up games do occur on weeknights, however Saturday and Sunday currently boast the most activity. It is strongly advised that if you intend to run a RBG group at a particular date/time, you inform other guilds either through the forums or server tells (a good guild leader will exchange Real-ID info with other guild leaders to facilitate real time RBG arrangements).
+ Guilds +
There are several active guilds on both Horde and Alliance side on a large number of servers. Some of the bigger ones are:
<BattleMasters> - Altar of Storms --> http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4362520674
<Jaytos DODGECLUB> -Mok'nathal - http://i.imgur.com/aMcKW.png
<Nerd Cleave> - Frostmane - Recruiting 2.2k+ or prove competence
<Twink Ranking> - Frostmane --> http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4488639458
<Apocalyptic> - Perenolde --> http://apoc-perenolde.guildlaunch.com/
<Pardon My Swagg> - Sargeras
<Never Got My Glaives> - Arthas --> http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3881708495
<SÃ©xy TimÃ© All ThÃ© TimÃ©> - Sargeras
<xxmd Nation> - Sargeras
all of you.
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