The LFR Loot System and Why It Can Still Be Improved

The new Looking for Raid (LFR) loot system is slowly becoming a widely talked about topic. It’s different and greatly disputed for what can only be described as ghastly. The original LFR loot system was not without its faults, but the new system (which also applies to World Bosses) leaves the player with a lack of accomplishment or feeling of reward. By lack of a feeling of reward I simply mean this does a small gold return seem like it’s worth your time?

Warcraft LFR Looking for Raid QueueOne thing to quickly point out is that the new Mogu’shan Vaults (MSV) LFR is much more difficult than the LFR version of Dragon Soul. This may be a response to how short it has been live, but the coordination required is much higher for Mogu’shan Vaults than Dragon Soul. So far in my trek through MSV the bosses have felt much more difficult and fulfilling. Read more about The LFR Loot System and Why It Can Still Be Improved

Resto Druid Vs Patch 4.3: T12 bonus or T13 bonus

Today I’m going to go over my view on when to upgrade from your Tier 12 (T12), to Tier 13 {T13). With bonuses involved for having a majority of the set, it can be a tough call on when to give it up to go with something new and shinier.

If you managed to get through enough of Firelands, chances are you have your Tier 12 4 piece (4pc) bonus. That is

    “Your Swiftmend also heals an injured target within 15 yards for the same amount”

With my current set this means instead of healing ~16.6k with one Swiftmend, I’m doing a total of ~33.2l between two people while in the 4pc set. Free heals are great, and this is a great bonus.
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Player VS Food: Bugles (Original)

This week I was lucky enough to get my hands on a bag of Bugles (Original). These bagged snacks are similar to Potato Chips, which we’ve all ready put through the test. A large difference here though is that these are corn chips, not potato-based. We went with Original flavored because 1) I’m boring and 2) It’s easier to get a general idea how the product stands up.

I loved these when I was younger, since you can play with them by putting them on your fingers and pretending you had long nails. Lame? Maybe. They’ve just recently become available again up here so of course I needed to grab some. I’ve only been able to find them at Wal-Mart so far, but I’m sure that one of your local grocery stores has it in stock too.

We put these to the test on Monday night during a Firelands raid, then again through The Siege on Wyrmrest Temple using the new Looking For Raid (LFR) tool that just rolled out with patch 4.3.
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Resto Druid VS Patch 4.3: Raid, Valor Point and Crafted Loot

Happy Patch day! That means we have a ton of new loot to sort through, decide what is good and what is crap, then actually go out and get it. To make things a little easier, I’ve composed a list of all items that may be appealing to Resto druids. These aren’t sorted BiS, as it will really depend on what else you’re wearing.

In this post we’ll cover items purchased with Valor Points, Crafted Items, and any items that come from the Dragon Soul raid. For items from Well of Eternity, Hour of Twilight or End Time Dungeons, look at Resto Druid VS Patch 4.3: 5-Man Dungeon Loot
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