Useful UI Mods for Raiding in World of Warcraft

The popular MMO World of Warcraft allows its players to make changes to the user interface through modifications or “mods” that are created by the fan community. Some of these mods have become so ingrained into the game that they are considered mandatory in certain aspects of the game or have even been added to the official interface by the developer, Blizzard Entertainment. What follows is a list of mods that are considered extremely useful to various aspects of the game. Most if not all of them can be easily acquired and downloaded using the free downloading application at the Curse Gaming website.
Deadly Boss Mods

There are many mods that are used regularly used by raiders in World of Warcraft. The first and foremost of these would have to be Deadly Boss Mods. This mod has been so integral in the average raid that Blizzard on occasion has modified fights to take into account that Deadly Boss Mods is being used. This mod gives visual and auditory cues when specific actions take place during a boss fight such as stage changes, special attacks, etc. Most guilds will require that you have this mod installed and updated before you go on a raid.

Recount

Another mod that is extremely useful for raiding is Recount. This is a bar mod that allows a raider to compare their performance to the rest of the raid in areas such as damage done, damage taken, healing done, etc. Raids are usually competitive environments where the player is either trying to outperform others or themselves. This mod gives hard data so a player can work towards being as productive and efficient as possible.

Atlas Loot

One of the driving forces behind raiding is the possibility of obtaining better gear. Atlas Loot will allow you to prepare for a raid by knowing exactly what gear can drop off of any given boss. This will make sure that you do not lose out on an upgrade due to indecision or poor use of DKP.

Omen Threat Meter

One of the quickest ways to die in a raid is to become more threatening to a boss then the tank. Omen Threat Meter will help keep this from happening by giving you visual and auditory warnings when your threat level is getting dangerously high. The mod will also give a bar representation of current threat so you can determine how close you are to pulling off the tank.

EPGP

There are many systems for distributing gear in raids. Some of the most popular of these include DKP systems, loot councils, and free rolling. All of these have their advantages and disadvantages including fairness, time needed to maintain the system, and overall benefit to the guild. Of all the systems, one of the most efficient is called EPGP or Effort Points, Gear Points. This system uses a mod to create a ratio of raid performance or effort over gear received. The EPGP mod maintains the system automatically so there is very little time spent behind the scenes doing upkeep. Finally, the system evenly distributes gear to players based on their attendance of frequency of previous upgrades so that the guild as a whole can keep moving forward.

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How to Get 99 Prayer in Runescape

Achieving 99 prayer in Runescape is not as impossible as some may believe. For people who play in free playing worlds, it will be a bit more difficult, but if you stick with it, you will accomplish the ultimate goal of 99 prayer. Otherwise, if you are a member, the path will be a quicker, yet still a tough one to follow.
Milestones for:

Free Players

Once you reach 45 prayer, you have reached the maximum amount of new prayers you will be able to learn

However, 99 prayer will grant you the ability to use prayer for a much longer time

The longer amount of time will let you be able to train on monsters or run through dangerous areas a lot longer with the protections of magic, range, and melee

Members

Members will have a lot more options at 99 in the way of prayer usage than the free players will. Members will also be able to have access to new items from Treasure Trails such as the Priest Rob Top and Bottom and Mitres.Also, one of the best rewards for achieving the hard-to-reach goal of 99 prayer is the respected Prayer Achievement Cape

Leveling

Free Players

The best leveling method for free players remains to be burying the best possible bone at the beginning. The best bone for leveling in free player servers are the Big Bones dropped by big monsters or spawned at specifc Wilderness spawning points. You can either buy the Big Bones which will end up costing an arm and a leg plus anything you have left, or you can kill monsters. (Hill Giants are a good source if you are a high enough level, and the same goes for Moss Giants.) Also, the option still exists if you want to pick up the spawned Big Bones in the wilderness; however, this method is slow and you will end up dead by either skeletons or PKers looking for an easy kill. If you are starting out at level 1, you do not necessarily need to waste money or time getting big bones just yet. You may still go to the chicken coops near Lumbridge to get free experience and up to level 30, it will be fairly fast and a ton cheaper. Banking and burying any type of bones inside of the bank is one of the fastest methods to gain experience quickly. It is faster than any other method for free players. Lastly, if you get bored with burying bones, you can try doing the Restless Ghost quest, which will give you 1,125 experience and more quest points for better trading.

Members

Members definitely have a wider selection in ways of leveling and it is much more efficient. Being a member will also grant you better benefits in the long run. Dragon bones are the best bones for just plain banking and burying for experience. To maximize your experience use a gilded alter which boosts your experience. Note: You have to pay someone to use their gilded alter.

Since you can bury any bones at any level, it is recommended you just use the most expensive bone that you can bury and if you are a member use the most expensive bone at a gilded alter. The advantages of getting 99 prayer are not many. The most useful one is obviously longer prayer time, but other than that, the cape is your best advantage. Good luck in getting 99 prayer!

World of WarCraft: Guide to Gold

An undead warrior, resplendent in his full Cata, reined his horse in beside a mailbox. He withdrew a dozen stacks of 100g, and a couple of others for 350g. His arm grew weary as he withdrew dozens of smaller piles. He entered the queue for a battleground, and then set out on his flying mount, to one of his favorite gold-farming spots.

The Silmyr Lake to the northeast of Shattrath is a great vacation spot, especially if you’re hunting Shimmerscale eels in the lake there, for motes of water. When you have gathered 10, combine them into Primal Water, and put those in the auction house for 75g. The eels will spawn while you play, and you can hunt them while in queue. They are concentrated most in the center of the lake.

To get there, it’s not necessary to hire a mage. In Northwest Orgrimmar, in the Valley of Spirit, there is a portal you can take to Blasted Lands. It is under one of the huts that are on top of wooden, spiraling staircases.

When you zone in, go directly to the portal in front of you. When you have zoned through that, go down the stairs to the right to catch the flight master.

Shattrath is on that flight path. After getting a few Primal Waters, go get some Essence of Air from the Elemental Plateau in Garadar. This is just to the northeast of the Throne of the Elements. The Motes of Air that you get from “storming” mobs combine to make Primal Air, which sells for 100g-130g.

These are used in Primal Might, which you can buy and resell, if you have the funds. Also used in this Primal Might combination are Primal Earth and Primal Fire. If you are buying and reselling Primal Might, or similar player-made items, corner the market on the needed components, as well. Primal Might is used in creating one of the rods for enchanting, among other things, and sells well.

Put a few of those on the market, then head to Tol Barad to get some Azshra’s Veil. The herbalism profession takes no cash to max out. In fact, you can sell the herbs you get by leveling, and the herbs take very little investment for auction. The side effect of herbalism is Lifeblood, a minor heal and haste buff, which you can add to your burst macro. These sell well, depending on how you price them.

Try listing them for 80-100g a stack and they will move immediately. Be sure to list some singly, at a slightly higher individual price. These herbs are used in the flasks, such as Flask of Titan Strength, that players use during raids. Water walking abilities really help when you are collecting these, since the herbs are underwater.

The collection route is simple – follow the river around the peninsula, until you reach the bay. Make your way around the bay, avoiding the shark named Tank, then travel across land, back to where you started. The herbs will have spawned again.

If you have plenty of Primal Air and Water on the market, and stacks of Veil, or if you cannot collect the Veil due to ally player killers, you can farm the Hellfire peninsula “Ramparts” instance for some cash. The rune cloths and other cloths sell well, and you occasionally get BOE (Bind on Equip) blues. Just be sure they are soul-bound before you sell them. Take plenty of large bags to carry the loot in. Some of the Bind on Equip items have a really nice look, and sell for 3k to 4k gold.

If you have excess honor or justice points, buy and sell the Greater Celestial Essences from the trade vendor in Orgrimmar. This is, by far, the largest bottleneck in player enchantments. If you happen to be an enchanter, buy the 950 point offhand purple items instead, and disenchant them for a maelstrom crystal.

When you put your farmed items up for sale, only list a few at a time, at just under market value, and let the resellers buy some. The resellers won’t realize you have a large quantity until after they have bought a fair amount. The more something costs, the less of it you put on the market. Example: you have five items, each worth 3k to 4k. You put one up to move it fast, for 2500g. A reseller buys it, and lists it for 4k. You put the next one out for 3k. He buys that too, thinking it’s his lucky day. Then you put another out, and he doesn’t buy it. Someone else does. You put the next one up for 3500. At this point, the resellers realize you have many, and they won’t buy any more, as they know they won’t be able to move any. This is an age-old trick that works – let the resellers work for you for a change.

A person most interested in Primal Might components is an alchemist. Other professions have their own favorite combinations that sell well. There is a value in farming components used in these combinations. When someone sells components ridiculously low, buy them. Then put them up for sale, over time, at the regular price.

Using the above methods, you will rarely run out of gold. Ah, in fact, the mailbox is sagging again from the weight of the latest deposit. This author hopes these tips help you acquire all the gold that you need for those epic gems and enchantments!

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Runescape: Is it Worth it or Not?

I have recently been part of the runescape community, playing for approximately 4 hours a day trying to get my “RS” character to be the best in the world. I’m not too sure if it was all worth it! Here are some reasons why.
Firstly although when playing the online game it was most probably the most fun I’ve had since i was about 10 years old, but its all just repetitive. mining for hours upon hours waiting for my levels to grow to an enormous amount. My mining is now 99 and i can mine anything in the game. Now what? I’ve got my dream of becoming the best miner in runescape but now what do i do? That’s what i asked myself until i saw the skill “Herblore”.So i used all of my in game money to get that up to level 99 and i sure did. And this went on until i got to level 99 is 7 skills: Mining; fletching; Herblore; Strength; Attack; Hit points; And last but not least Thieving.

Overall I have spent just over $100 in runescape membership fees and over 4 years of my life playing this ever so repetitive game. So I decided to have a look on the internet to see what i could do to get back at this company. That’s when i came across the IBOT. That was the most exciting thing about Runescape. The ability to get your levels up while you are at work, in the shower, having dinner, anything! Now I’m level 99 in almost all of my skills, and it took me half them time to get the rest of them up to 99 than it took me to get 7 by hand! I can now beat anybody in any world on this game and its all thanks to IBOT.

But was it all worth it? Spending all of my money on an online game that was so unbelievably repetitive and easy? I think it was! Still i play on the online game and i have now started to make some money by writing scripts for this IBOT and by selling my mills that i make(over 20 million a day) and they sell for $4 that’s over a WHOPPING $80 a day from Runescape! I have the time of my life playing this game, killing Bandos and getting hilt drops, to getting my slayer up and getting whip drops. And I have made over $3000 from selling my millions to an online company. There was a time I started to doubt Runescape, that was before I came across IBOT.

In conclusion Runescape is defiantly worth my time and also if I was you, get IBOT now!