A few random bits – related and unrelated to Patch 4.3

HL Forum Wonkiness

I discovered that the forum went glitchy today at some point. I have no idea how it happened, but somehow the forum permalink got reset and suddenly it couldn’t locate any of its posts. I’m not sure how long this went on, but I fixed it within minutes of discovering the issue. If you had problems accessing the forum earlier, try it now.


I am going to have some fun with this new Transmogrification thing, although I’ve only Transmogged one piece of gear so far – my ranged wep. I have a few select items that I’ve kept stashed in my bank for years…things I never use, I just can’t seem to part with them though. One such thing is my Merciless Gladiator’s Crossbow of the Phoenix. I cannot tell you how glad I am that I held onto it. 🙂

Those of you unfamiliar with the significance of this item may want to read this post from the archives. I must warn you, his story is a tear-jerker.

My transmogged crossbow does indeed look amazing, thanks to Ezra’s dazzling creativity, but being able to proudly display it…keeping his memory alive, is really what it’s all about. Gah… now I’m getting all misty just writing this.

Ezra was a member of the horde – a Tauren hunter (known as, Ephoenix) – but I’m hoping he’ll be accepting of this humble Night Elf’s respect and admiration. 😉 Peace be with you always, young Ezra.

Merciless Gladiator's Crossbow of the Phoenix
Merciless Gladiator's Crossbow of the Phoenix - designed by Ezra Chatterton

As for the other items I wanted to use for Transmogrification… Blizz wouldn’t give me the go ahead on those. I tried to Transmogrify using my old school Rank 10 PvP set, but the guy said “no can do”. Apparently, that stuff cannot be used for Transmogrification, however… it’s my understanding that there will be a Darkmoon Faire vendor whom we’ll be able to buy replica pieces from. The catch being, he’ll only sell replicas of the pieces you actually earned back in the day. I’m hoping that’s the case, because it will make those sets very uncommon. Grinding to Rank 10 in the old honor system was probably the most taxing endeavor of my near-6-year WoW huntering tenure.

Lieutenant Commander's Pursuit
Lieutenant Commander's Pursuit

The gear itself is pretty lackluster compared to what we get now – and some might even say ‘silly looking’ – but I could care less. I earned that s**t, and I’ll be quite proud wearing it until I can obtain something else more worthy. Not to mention…the gear during that period of the game signifies a time when I probably enjoyed WoW the most. I still love the game, but I was ‘all in’ back then. In fact, I’m sure I liked the game way too much back in those days, as evidenced by my full set of PvP gear. 😉

My User Interface

I’ve been working tirelessly at putting together a Patch 4.3 update of my UI compilation. As of today, nothing’s broken but there are still a couple of little quirks I need to sort out. I’m a stickler for things looking as intend, and there are two addons that are not playing nicely right now. I hope to get them sorted out tomorrow, with enough follow-up time to get the download package prepared, run a couple of test installs, then have the UI update on WoWInterface sometime Friday. 😀

Minor Macro Failage

I noticed that my targetenemyplayer macro stopped working in PvE after this latest patch. I guess you could say it’s ‘working as intended’ now. It still works spot on in BGs, but those of you using that same one I posted a few months back in my PvP targeting article should switch to this for anything outside of BGs, world PvP and arena:

/cast Hunter's Mark

This of course is the handy-dandy, target nearest enemy, send pet on them, start attacking and toss up a Hunter’s Mark macro. This works alright for PvP as well, but /targetenemyplayer is a much better command to use as it ignores player pets.

Apart from this minor little macro hiccup, I haven’t noticed anything else goofy with my macros. I’ll have another day of play and testing, then I’ll put the Patch 4.3 approval on my macros collection.

Well those are just a few little announcements and musings I wanted to share… Now it’s time to get back to work on the UI!

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    • Hmmm… do you have an old school PvP rank of Knight Captain or higher? You’ll need the achievement for at least rank 8, or else you can’t buy them. Blizz said they may change this in future, but for now they’re only available to vanilla PvP’ers who made it to at least Knight Captain.

  1. There already is a vendor that sells the old school PvP set for Transmogrification. It’s in Area 52, where the old goblin PvP vendors used to be (they still are goblins, just different ones I think). Anyway, if you have the feat of strength for Knight-Captain/Legionnaire or higher, then you can buy the old stuff. I think you can buy stuff higher than the level you obtained, as I was able to buy a full field marshal’s set even though I only have a feat for ‘Marshal’.


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